The Wind Returns

Sunday, 07 June 2009 by

In my previous post I mentioned the wind was taking a break.  Well, it took a long break.  I did a lot of surfing, which was a nice, but I really prefer to windsurf.  In the last 2 months there was probably less than 10 days of sailable wind.  To most people, that probably doesn’t

More Wind, and Finally a Break

Friday, 17 April 2009 by

This has been an extremely windy spring.  It has been blowing non-stop for about a month now.  We are finally getting a short break, which is actually nice, because it is giving me a chance to wax up the old surfboard.  There is a decent swell running right now so tomorrow ought to be a

Mag Shot!

Monday, 06 April 2009 by

I just got the Table of Contents page in Windsurfing Magazine.  I am stoked.  I wish they could have used a little better action shot, but I am not complaining.  It is nice just to be in there. Well I am off to go sailing.  Today is looking like the best day we have had

Wild and Windy

Thursday, 02 April 2009 by

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

Storm Surf

Tuesday, 03 March 2009 by

Well, the last month has seen some interesting conditions here on Maui.  There has been a fair amount of sailing, but the conditions have been a little tricky.  Recently we have had some big waves, but they have been very short period swell.  It was something like 15 feet 10 seconds.  That makes if very

Winter Sailing

Friday, 23 January 2009 by

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

Happy Hollidays!!!

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 by

The windsurfing has been good for the holidays. Christmas day was quite fun with good wind and waves. I sailed at Upper Kanaha with full power on a 4.2m sail. Big windswell was breaking across the outer reef providing opportunities for massive jumps. It had to be one of the best jumping days of the

Winter is here

Friday, 12 December 2008 by

We got our first good winter storm today. It poured down rain all day, which was fine with me because I have been on the water for the last 7 days straight. The last couple days have been really good surfing with waves coming in at a few feet overhead and clean. The 5 days

Maui

Friday, 21 November 2008 by

  Sorry, no posts for a while. I have been having a blast living in Maui for the past 6 weeks. The sailing has been pretty good with the wind blowing probably 3-4 times a week. We have had some really good wave days too, with the winter swells starting to roll in on a

Headin’ to Maui

Tuesday, 07 October 2008 by

It has been another fun summer season here in the Gorge, but the cool air is here and that means it’s time for my annual trek to Maui. It’s always bittersweet leaving, but there is plenty to look forward to. These are a few shots from Maui last year on a rare Kona day at

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