Jimmie’s Jumpfest

Monday, 23 August 2010 by

We just got an early season swell here on Maui.  It was small, but quite fun.   It just so happened that Jimmie Hepp was hosting a photo contest for best jump at the same time.  It was a 3-day event which I was only able to attend once, but I got the biggest wave day. 

Trip Report II

Thursday, 22 July 2010 by

So, with the conclusion of the contest, we had a good time at the closing party.  There were free drinks and lots of prizes for the competitors.  I scored a sweet new wetsuit from O’neill, which will definitely be put to good use.  Having a good wetsuit makes all the difference in the world when it

Trip Report

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 by

Time for a trip report.  On the second week of June, I left Maui for the Oregon Coast.  I headed straight for Pistol River, site of the newly revived Wave Bash contest, and scored some epic conditions.  In the days prior to the contest, we were rewarded with blasting 3.5 winds and mast high swell.  It was

Moroccan Mag

Monday, 07 June 2010 by

While I am not the feature piece in this shot, I still thought is was worthy to post here.  It’s an article about Boujmaa, and I am sailing in front of the wave that he took off on.  The picture was taken during the Ho’okipa Jump-off. Here are a couple more pictures from the Jump-off. 

Spring/Summer Transition

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 by

Maui seems to be switching gears toward summer conditions.  I am sure we still have a few North Swells to come, but the trend is seemingly less waves and more wind.  It’s good because you get more days on the water, and bad because wavesailing is what  I like to do most.  Fortunately there are plenty

The Jump Contest

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 by

Many of you may have seen or heard about the jump contest that went on in Maui recently.  I had the privilege to take part in this event.  I had some pretty tough competition, going up against some of the top pros in windsurfing.  Conditions could not have been better for the contest.  We had

Maui

Friday, 26 March 2010 by

Wind and waves.  What more can you ask for?  Maui has continued to offer outstanding conditions.  The winter swells haven’t slowed down too much, and the spring/summer winds have started to kick in.  I sailed 4.2 today with head high waves.  It was small compared to what was here the last few days.  Check Giampaolo’s

Great Shots By Dave Baker

Thursday, 11 March 2010 by

Maui has been a good place to be lately if you are a windsurfer.  It has been blowing all day and night for at least a week now.  The forecast is for more of the same and there is another big swell coming for early next week.  It’s nice to see this weather pattern, because

Before the Tsunami

Saturday, 27 February 2010 by

This morning I was woken up on Maui’s North Shore with sirens blaring at 6AM.  I checked the news and it said there was a Tsunami on the way, generated by a massive earthquake in Chile measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale.  Thankfully, the Tidal Waves were rather small, and nothing serious came of it

A Good Day

Monday, 22 February 2010 by

I just had one of those days that makes you feel very thankful to be a windsurfer on Maui.  The forecast was for no wind, and there was an advisory level swell on the way.  My expectations for windsurfing were low.  I had work in the morning from 10-2 and the wind started to build by

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