Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

More than 100 women participated this year in the 4th Butterfly Effect. Organized by Tatiana Howard. An event only for women. Windsurfing, Kite Surfing but most came with their Stand Up Paddle board. This year a little more challenging than the last years because of the waves. Meeting point was Hookipa where big sets came rolling in. After a welcome greeting, releasing of the butterflies and stretching it was decided to go to Sprecks and start there.

Starboard Butterfly Girls

Start in Sprecks


Meeting in Hookipa

Coming around Camp One

Dagmar passing the Helicopter

Stretching in Hookipa

Releasing the Butterflies

Laura on of the few brave ones on her wave board

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Peahi (JAWS) March 30 2010

I have waited a long time for this day. Finally, march 30 was the day. A super late in the season big swell. I called my tow partner Cyrus the evening before if he was ready to go to JAWS to go windsurfing. Cyrus always is. The swell looked big enough and the wind had been super strong the last couple of days.
Cyrus and I met in the morning in Maliko, together with my long time friend, Diony his Tow partner Juan, and Jeff, HOT sails owner and photographer today. We strapped everything on the Ski and the sled and launched. The way up there was heavy, we arrived in Peahi after 30 minutes, cold stiff and red eyes from all the water we got in our faces.
We were the first. I rigged up and tried to position myself in the line up. By the time Diony got to the scene I was dialed in and had my first waves. I used a Smack 4.8 and a quad 76 which is a little big for these conditions but I know the board well and I felt good on it.
Anita Harris http://www.anitaharris.com/ and Dave Martyn took all these shot from the cliff, a big thank you to them.
One of my first waves , woooaa haaa

The speed on the wave is amazing

Diony Guadagnino

Diony in the pocket