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Friday, November 5, 2010

Maui 2010 week IV

Jaws Going Off

OHHH MY GOOD, this week we got some serious waves. Forget about the missing wind. All the beaches on the northshore off Maui was closed for bouth surfing and windsurfing, except for one!!!! Peahi, aka JAWS. Tormod and I was up before the sun and enjoyed the sunrise at Jaws where there only was a couple off cars who had beaten us and got there before us. We had heard the waves thundering against the reefs and beaches all a'round the northshore during the night and it was hard to get a good nights sleep. The sight that apeared it self for us when the sun was rising at Jaws was avesome. The waves came thundering inn against the reef and rose to a wall off water. Pretty soon the first team off the tow inn surfers was seen bellow us an at about half past 6 in the morning the first surfer was riding on one off the gigant waves on jaws. When we left Jaws around 12 o'clock it was totaly caos in the canefields, there where cars everywhere and even if the last surfers had left the sceene there where still a line of spectators trying to get down to the cliff's for a look. Most people prefere to drive down the slippery dirtroads trough the canefields to get down to the cliffs where you can get a close look at the waves, it takes about 30-40 minuttes to walk from the highway and down so I guess you can't blame them. But next time get up in the morning so you don't miss the show.

Maui Week IV

During the first days after Jaws the north shores beaches was more or less off limits to windsurfers due to Highsurf advisory combined with light and very gusty wind. The rain is also pooring down som most off the time I have been surfing at Launiupoko beachpark just south off Lahania. To morrow its friday and it looks like we are going to have a great weekend with nice tradewinds, hughe waves and no rain. Could bee a realy nice weekend with a lot of windsurfing action on Kanaha and maybe Kuau and Ho'okipa

Maui 2010 week III

Maui 2010 Week III

The third week on Maui was light on wind and light on waves I did some surfing on the other side of the island. The weeks big issue was offcourse Halloween witch took place on sunday 31st off october. Paia was a great place to be and the halloween custumes where incredible. It's just a shame the the weather was so bad that in was no pleasure to walk in the street taking pictures. But the king of the mascerade has to be the green freak for Oslo. (see pict) he was avesome and the locals was nuts about his costume.
Halloween i Paia

Maui 2010 week II

Maui 2010 Week II

After the first week with strong winds and medium to smal waves we entered the second week with some days with light wind and big waves Ho'okipa was going off and the pros was having a blast. I sail a couple off days at Kuau and Kanaha while Tormod was grounded with a wound on his legg witch he received while sailing at Ho'okipa. When we had some time off we spent it on Ho'okipa taking pictures off the pros doing what they do best, ripping the waves. It was a realy cool thing to watch, and offcourse even the best ends up at the rocks. On one off the best days there Johs Angulo and Jason Polakow was standing out. Two days earlier when the waves where even bigger and the wind lighter we had the pleasure off watching the likes off Levi Siver, Fransisco Goya and Keith Taboule ripping . How they managed to get out trough the waves with hardly any wind is something I never can understand.

Partytime @ Ho'okipa

Big Day @ Ho'okipa