Winter Sailing

by / Friday, 23 January 2009 / Published in Russ Faurot
The windsurfing in Maui this month has been pretty insane.  Last week there were 20-30 foot waves and strong Kona Winds, (backwards to Maui’s normal tack) and today I got to sail 20 foot waves going the regular direction.  I had a solid day hooking up huge arcing turns on the face of these monster waves.  It was a day that you really had to be on your game.  One screwup, and you were in for a very long swim.  It was very difficult to even get out through the waves, because they were coming in so close together.  Once you did get out, it was a good idea to exit out of the wave early enough, in order to stay on the outside.  I sailed early because I had to work in the afternoon.  I can’t think of a better way to start your day, 20 feet and down the line.
The forecast is for another big swell on Saturday and lots of wind. I can’t wait to get some more good action.
Another Baja shot for your viewing pleasure. Credit goes to SoloSports Adventure Holidays.

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2 Responses to “Winter Sailing”

  1. Chris King says : Reply

    Dude that picture is bad ass! Who took that?

  2. Russ says : Reply

    Clark Merritt at SoloSports in San Carlos Baja took the shot.

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