Wild and Windy

by / Thursday, 02 April 2009 / Published in Russ Faurot

The past few weeks have seen some pretty crazy conditions.  Winds have varied from extremely strong Kona winds, all the way across the board, to blasting trades.  I have been using my 4.2 and 3.5 sails almost exclusively.  Kona winds are opposite to Maui’s normal wind direction, so that is a challenge in itself.  We rarely get to sail waves in that direction so you never want to miss an opportunity.  The Kona day was huge, with waves up to twice mast high, and winds gusting over 40mph on the wave face.  The last few days have seen average wind speeds well over 30mph.  3.5 wind and waves makes for some pretty intense conditions.  It has been crazy jumping and some good waves too.  Not the best quality pics, but they show fun conditons.

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