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



5 comments:

欣盈 said...

I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

郭君 said...

從人生中拿走友誼,猶如從生活中移走陽光..................................................

Surfertobi said...

Hallo Bart,
your are crazy!!! ;-)
The Pictures are fantastic!
Best wishes from Germany
Tobias + Ulrike

jenyruss said...

Congratulations Bart --- You have now sailed one of the biggest waves known to man, but when are you going to come tackle the monster swells of Lake Champlain?
Hope to see you & family some day - either here in Vermont or there in Maui. From Russellito y Jennicita at Planet Hero

huwin69 said...

Great!!!! Nice to see a dream come true.... Congrats to you both.
Nice article and good pics.
Made my day happy!!

Best regards to you all.

;)

Hugolito