Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The perfect end of a day

This morning already the waves looked perfect. Just after work the wind had picked up enough to go out. Most were sailing in Kanaha Beach park but on days like this Kuau is very good. Juan joined me. I rigged a Hot Sails Fire 5.3, this time with a carbon boom, it's amazing how much stiffer a carbon boom is and stronger too if you get washed. Kuau looked beautiful, just enough wind to get out and big sets rolling in. There were only 4 of us out, so we could pick any wave we liked and had it all to ourselves.
Here a little video I made with the Go pro wide angle. An amazing little machine which pops out good footage.
This whole weeks looks good with wind and waves.

Aloha from Maui

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Maui Action

This week I will show you some other action on Maui. The trades are light the next 2 days, after which they will be returning full power.
The first clip is from Tammo and Hessel going for a ride on the Starboard Gemini, a tandem. As you will see, double the fun. We have this board in our rental fleet.
Then I went for a ride on the bike, The road to Hana is regarded as one of the most scenic drives in America and for sure a beautiful ride through tropical Maui with plenty of waterfalls and tropical vegetation . A rewarding bike ride with all the climbs and down hills. A good 3 hrs to go from Twin falls to Hana and back.

Aloha from Maui

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another day in Paradise

I finally made it out on the water by 16:00 when the wind was just about to die because of some disturbance in the air. Luckily I had my stand up 10'5" in the back of the truck. It wasn't huge but I sure did enjoy it.
The wind on Maui is a little lighter for a couple of days and picks back up in a day or 2 with a nice new swell after the weekend. 12 feet and 17 sec is a perfect mast high wave. Today there is an other little movie with the SUP. In next few days I will bring some other exciting sports we do here on the island.

For now Aloha


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Monday, February 16, 2009

Windy days in Maui


This week. We had and still have consistent trade winds with a medium size wave. Every day 4.2 to 4.7. I haven't been out much which hurts because the conditions are great. We have been working and organizing the shop. Ordering new equipment. New Sails, booms, mast and boards. We will feature Starboard with Hot Sails this year. I ordered a evil twin 74 for my self because I know the potential on the wave of this board. The Picture above is from yesterday. Glen from Hot Sails with a nice cut back. Aloha

Monday, February 9, 2009

Picture to the movie

Here is the picture to the movie. It was taken during the same wave.





It was an epic weekend again. Friday stand up sailing in Kuau. Saterday a tow in session with Juan and Sunday a late afernoon stop in Hookipa where with a little gusty winds. I had a great time with medium-you-can try anything-waves.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stand up windsurf session, Kuau

This is why I love Maui. It looked small in Kanaha, so I went to Kuau where...


It looked really big. There were 4 jet skies out towing in. But there was also a little breeze. So I rigged up the 5.3 and took the Starboard stand up board 10'5"



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It was a little tricky to get out between the sets which where 1 and a 1/2 mast high. But the rides where amazing. Twice I shared the wave with the tow-in-surfers.


Giampaolo was right, I should have put the Gopro camera on the front of the boom so you see the wave which you are riding. So next better action. But I had to share this video.


Aloha