Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stand Up in Kuau

The last week we had plenty of wind. Every day more than we could wish for. Although I was out on the water every other day. I don't have anything to show for. Mostly the waves were small. All the pros are in town, so it's a little more crowded in Hookipa. But there are plenty of other less crowded places to windsurf.

I do still have a few nice Stand up paddle pictures from a week ago when I was out in Kuau. Watch the first picture with the whale in the back. This year there were a lot of whales again visiting Maui. It looks like it's going to be another windy week. Aloha from Maui







Monday, March 16, 2009

SUP Windsurfing in Kanaha

Here is the little video, windsurfing the Starboard SUP in the massive swell in Kanaha. The wind 2-10 knots, off shore. It was very hard to get on the fast and hollow waves, in the light winds. So I didn't go out long, no body else was there and the off shore winds wouldn't make it any easier if I would break anything. But it was sure nice to get wet.


Aloha from Maui

Maui Winter

We had some rough weather the last couple of weeks. The last days we had Kona winds and a short period but very big swell. Here are some pics of the last days. One f the days I managed to get out on a Stand up and went out windsurfing in Kanaha. I will try to upload the video later.











Aloha from Maui

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stand up session

Yesterday we had a nice afternoon session in Kuau.

The Sun going down, the waves rolling in , all good. I used the 10'5" and had theGo Pro camera on the paddle. An interesting angle. This was just the first try. Today the winds turned North and a low pressure is passing by in the next couple of days. But there is also a big swell forcasted so lot's to get excited about. Check this little video out.


Aloha from Maui

MTB in Makawao, Maui, Forest

Here is a little shot from the Ride we do every thursday evening in the Makawao forest. We start at light, ride up and do the down hill in the dark with light.





Aloha

New developments 1986 to 2010

Here is a Hot Sails Maui sail from 1986.

Since then a lot has been done in the sail development. The last months, Jeff & Tom have been developing a new sail. It's an exciting new project of which I just saw the first prototype. It looked very promising which will take the development to a whole new direction.

Aloha from Maui

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kanaha winter day

The wind is there, the waves are there but it looks like a winter day...on Maui.

It has been cloudy and the weather is behaving strangely lately. But on the other hand we could sail every day, sail sizes 4.7 to 5.3. So we are happy as a hypo.

Here is the latest video from yesterday. 73 liter board with a 5.0 Hot Sails Fire. This with the Go Pro camera mounted all the way on the back of the boom. Tomorrow I will have some MTBiking footage on here.



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Aloha from Maui,

Bart