There is nothing better than salt in the air and sand in my hair (what's left of it).

Friday, March 29, 2013

Now I've Gone And Done It

Last night while walking one of my dogs I tripped trying to avoid stepping on the little bastard and wasted my ankle.  So it looks like I'm out of commission for a week or two and I'll be wearing a lace-up brace for the next 6 months.  I hate the doggies!

The Little Bastard

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Smaller Than Yesterday, But Still Fun

Shoulder high waves this am with an occasional head high set.  Still pretty fun but the swell is definitely dying out.   Water and air around 60° with an offshore flow.   Steve was back in the water today for the first time since his back surgery.   He was taking it slow, as he should, and survived the morning without injury.  We all should do some blocking for him until he’s back up to snuff.  Welcome back bro! 

From last September

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not Too Shabby

Today we had shoulder to head high waves, off shore flow and mild temps.  Plenty of waves for everyone and not too terribly crowded.  Got a boatload of waves, even if I did snake Rich, but it was only once.   Honestly, when I looked over at him he looked like he was going left?  I would rather owe him than cheat him :-)


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Good And Crowded

Everyone complains about the crowd but today was definitely maximum capacity.  Kapalua bay never got this crowded even on the bigger days.  My wave count was low, I think I only got a half dozen good waves.  Enough whining, water is warming up and looks like more waves for the first part of the week.  See you out there. Here's a couple of sequences:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lumpy And Bumpy

We had a little south wind on our new swell early this morning, but it pretty much laid down by 7:30. Got a lot of fun ones in the bay early and then got sucked over to the point.  Pretty much head high waves until 7:30 and then some bombs started rolling in.  The waves were pretty sectiony on the point; I’ve got a feeling I should have stayed in the bay. 

Here's a little sequence of John Molina

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time Change

Normally I can’t make it on Thursdays.  I have an early conference call with colleagues in Ireland.  But since they don’t change to daylight savings until the end of the month, it opened a Thursday surf window for today and next Thursday.   Heeehaaaw!  We had some inconsistent head high waves today and a fairly thin crowd.  Since the mornings are starting to warm up I wore a 3/2 and heated vest to compensate for the 59° water.  It’s nice to finally shed that 4/3!

Florida Joe