Sunday, October 28, 2007
Later to day I might also add a video filmed on the water the last day
Friday, October 26, 2007
I know that there where a lot of people complaining about the gusty wind but I guess my timing on the water was lucky because I had a blast most of the time.
Tested some new angels for my videocam mounted bouth on the boom (leward going in) and also attached to the mast just above the boom. Check this place for a video to be launched soon
To morrow is our last day and it looks like another day with wind & waves, guess we will be pretty exhausted when we leave Maui in the evening.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The first hour at Kanaha I sailed with a headcam, but as you can see on the attaced video, it's not easy to get good shots when the camera just keep on bounsing up and down
After lunch we decided to head up to Ho'okipa to check out the action. Ho'okipa was "going off", when we arrived Naish, Polakow and probably many other off the top guns where rigging down, but there where still plenty off action going on. Francisco was out testing some new gear, and I have to admit. His bottomturns are something else, even better than mine...... Just check out some off the pictures I took.
|Ho'okipa on fire|
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
After to long sessions in the waves I hit the beach for the last time of the day around 5.30 totally exhausted. After this it was time for refueling with some food so we went to Paia and got a huge steak at Milagros. Anohter day in paradise almost done and as it looks now we will have wind and waves for the remaining 3 days on Maui, thursday and friday even promisses "high surf" so at the moment it doesn't look like we will be boored the last days either.
No pictures to day but maybee at video to morrow.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
|Chilling at Kanaha|
No waves and no wind to day. We went to Kanaha and chilled on the beach for a couple off hours before we went to pick up Tormod's boom at Hawaiian Island surf & sport. I also managed to spend som money to day when I bought a digitaly waterproof videocamera witch should be fun to test when the waves arrives later in the week.
Monday, October 22, 2007
After a great day in the water and on the beach we prettended to be tourists and took some pictures in Paia. This is where we have found most of our favourite restaurants, like Jaques, Paia fishmarket, Cafe Mambo, Cafe Aimes, Milagros and of course the fantastic foodstore Mana Foods. In this litle town you meet all kinds of people, and the majoroty is surfers and windsurfers, but you also run into hippies who still think think that woodstock was last week.
|Surfing at Kanaha and boggieboar|
Sunday morning and no wind. We borrowed some Quatro longboards from Lalo and went to Kanaha for a great session in the waves. The paddel out at Kanaha is a test of endurance but the award is a wounderfull natur experience. Sitting out there with about 20 other surfers from all over the world, and off course some locals is just someting you don't want to miss. There is also a growing numbers of standup padlers, but so far it is not a problem. Spent almost two hours in the break and was lucky to get some nice rides. And a good advise, save some strength to your paddel in to the beach, it's a long, long paddel.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
When we arrived at Kanaha to day it was very clear that the rule was go big or go home. Go home was not an option since the waves looked pretty cool. I rigged my 5,3m2 and took my big waveboard, Tormod took his bathingtowel and chilled on the beach since his board was to small.
Going out it felt like beeing at Punta Preta, big glasy waves and hardly any wind. Managed to float my way out trough the channel and sometimes over the waves but was hardly ever planning on my way out. Once outside it was just to pick a wave and enjoy a realy smooth ride on the waves. Some of the waves where actually the biggest we have seen so far. After almost two hours it was time to hit the beach . On the beach I met Pascal and Ronald, they also wanted to get some action and went out. But after one ride each the wind died and they almost had to swim to the beach.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
|Kanaha fredag 19. oktober 2007|
Had another great day at Kanaha to day, started off with 5,om2 but had to rigg dow to 4,4m2 pretty quick and had two hours off sailing in waves at about 2-6 feet. The waves where about the same as yesterday, but it was longer between the realy good once.
After lunch I rigged my 5,om2 once again and had another two hours before the waves dropped and sinze my strengt also dropped at the same time it was one happy surfer who hit the beach after another day in paradise.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Once again Kanaha delivered the goods. A nice swell at 2-5 feet was rolling in all day long and the wind was steady 10-15 mph witch made it a great day to realy test my small Goya at 84 liters in down the line surf with my 5,3m2. If I wanted to I could have used my 5,0m2 as well but it's nice to have a litle extra power. After lunch the wind dropped a litle bit so I decided to take my 95 liter Goya and ended the day with another great session in the waves. A huge tank to Tormod for the pictures.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
To day the north shore off Maui got hit by the first winterswell for the seasson, the forcast said 2-5 feet and as we hoped, we got our best day of sailing so far. We sailed at Kanaha, I used my 5,3m2 and big waveboard, before lunch the wind was very light and I was only planing when riding the waves. The biggest waves where about 2 meters and extremly smooth and glasy. After lunch the wind picked up a litle bitt and it was full power almost all the time. Got some realy great rides and was realy stoked when I hit the beach for the last time of the day around 5 o'clock.
We had dinner at Jaques in Paia when Kai and Kyle dropped by and joined us. They had been on Ho'okipa and was upset by the fact that the windsurfers who went out got their gear confiscated by the Rangers and was ordered to meet in court. The reason was that there had been to many surfers out, but according to Kai the surfers had gone out after the windsurfers even though it was blowing plenty.
Monday, October 15, 2007
After our tour at Twin Falls, we went to Sprecks for some bump & jump sailing. The swell have not found the way to Maui's northshore this fall, so we have to enjoy what we have. Sailed a couple of hours with my 5,3m2, but in the end I had to rigg down to my 5,0m2 and had a nother hour with great jumps and some photoshoots from the water. About 4.30 we packed up and went to Jaques in Paia for a New York Steak, after at hard day at the office........
And when we talk about waves, Lalo is talking about some swell coming in to morrow, I guess we will have to wait and see.......
Here is a videocut from Sprecks, filmed by Sigurd and edited by Tormod
The day started kind of slow with tour to Twin Falls just 5 minutes drive away from our house. Twin Falls is one of Maui's many waterfall and there is a nice hike through the "jungel" to get to it, the entire trip took us about an hour.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
After yesterdays party at our house where a lot of Maui's best surfers and windsurfers dropped by we had a slow start this morning. Yesterday we also did some shopping and we started this day up finishing what we didn't accomplished yesterday. After that we took a tripp into the Iao Walley and practiced beeing tourists.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Finally we got something that looked like waves on Uppers, sailed with my 5,3m2 a couple of hours before lunch and took some pictures out on the water, sorry about the quality of the pictures but its not easy taking pictures like this.
|Sprecks oktober 2007|
Took a litle tripp down to Sprecks on our way to Kanaha to day. Sorry to say but Sprecks is soon to be history, the parking has almost disappeard in sand and the beach is no longer what is was a couple of years ago. If nobody in office decides to do something about it, this legendary beach for many scandinavians will be impossible to reach in a couple of years, unless you like to carry your gear form the highway or sail up from Kanaha or Camp One, you will have to rent one of the houses with private beach access.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Pictures are of our house and Lalos dog who is watching the house, (the dog couldn't scare anybody)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Kanaha was windy but like the rest of the north shore it was totally flat. Any way we rigged our gear and went out for a session. I got to test my new custom board that Francisco had made for me. Didn’t get to test the board in wave riding due to the missing waves but it felt great under my feet when riding bump and jump on Uppers at Kanaha, Specially in the gybes it felt like a million dollars (USD/NOK 5,40).
The day ended with a nice barbecue together with the Goya’s and some of their friends.