Saturday, August 15, 2009

Business as usual and SUP

The wind is back to full strength. In Kanaha, Hookipa and Spreck it was business as usual. Sail sizes 4.2 to 5.0. Everybody happy. Both remainders of the recent hurricanes turned out to be little 2 day squals.

I did a little downwinder today to get ready for the 11-city tour, a 220km race through the canals in the Netherlands. September 1-5. Annemarie Reichman organized this race ( see picture below). I will updating the blog every day during the race.

Below here is Maui Margie Warmuth, always good for a smile , a little help and support to anybody in Kanaha beach park. Thanks Margie

Starboard just came out with their latest models. The quad. 4 Fin boards, what I have seen so far they are pretty smooth. Even shorter turns, more surfstyle feel, and still great performance. I can't wait to try them myself and I will let you know as soon as I did.

Aloha from Maui.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hurricane Felicia

The wind has been very, very good the last months. It was almost going to be to good because hurricane Felicia was coming. Luckily the Hurricane is downgraded to a tropical storm and maybe even a tropical depression which means the wind will be almost like any other day this month. A real hurricane hit on Maui is very unlikely. The records show no data of a hit the last 50 years, but only 15 years ago there was a hit on Kauai.
The image below is today's. You can see the amount of moisture which is going to hit us. But the tropical High to the North, remains strong so it will only be short disturbance before the trade will be blowing like they did all this month. Happy Sailing