The Wind Returns

by / Sunday, 07 June 2009 / Published in Russ Faurot

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 sound too bad.  Maui, on the other hand, is one of the windiest places in the world.  I know people that came here for 3 week vacations and didn’t sail at all.  I feel sorry for them, because Maui is supposed to provide wind all the time.

It is finally back and kicking at full force.  I have been able to sail every day for the last week and the wind has been exceptionaly strong.  There haven’t been to many waves to speak of, but it is plenty fun to go blast around and jump the wind swells, lit up on my 4.2.  I don’t have any new pictures, so I’ll just throw in an old one.  The shot was taken by Steve Hamman at Kuau, and I don’t think the situation looks very good for me.  If you look at the wave, you can see that the spray is going straight up, which meens that there is virtually no wind, except for a little blowing directly off shore.



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