Sunday, September 18, 2005

9 18 05. Believe it or not, this is a surf spot in Italy (Gaeta). I surfed in Italy for the first time and it was a strong emotion. And a lot of fun! Chest high with some shoulder high bombs. Unbelievable!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

bid waves, north and south

This week there has been a big NW swell and a huge S swell in Hawaii. I am in Italy jelously checking the reports. Here's one from Glenn:

"It has been absolutely killer these past two days...on Tuesday I sailed Hookipa in over mast high conditions...had the best two waves of my life...then yesterday I sailed Kalama park in mast high condition....the wind was a bit funky but the waves were super sweet! After sailing I checkout Freight Trains...I have never seen such a beautiful wave in my life...the big sets were double overhead and all of the crazy Oahu surfers were here dropping into the sickest barrels...I could not believe my eyes...I have a whole new respect for these guys."

Kalama park mast high?!?!
Why? What did I do to deserve this?? Why is this happening to me???
I'm seriusly thinking about suicide... The think that will keep me alive is that I bought already the ticket to Costa Rica.... can't afford to waste money not even as a dead man!

If anybody has nice photos of these waves, please send them to me if smaller that 300K. If larger than that, hold on them until I get back to Maui (and to a high speed connection).

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Hey, the uploading of photos is not too long even with the dialup connection, so I'll keep posting photos from Italy. Enjoy them. These are my nephew Stefano and my niece Alessia.

relaxing in the little shack that my nephew and niece built for me on my brother's boat.

Procida (Naples) houses. Half of "Il postino" was filmed here.

view from Gianfranco's place in Manhattan beach (LA). We surfed these beach break in the early morning when it was still glassy. Fun.

I rented this car at the LA airport for 9 bucks!

Monday, September 05, 2005

away for a month

I'll be off island for a month. I'll be back with some more photos from exotic places... so stay tuned. Aloha.

Saturday 9-3: longboard contest at Mala. Hanging ten. 9 feet board or longer, no leash and single fin. Real fun to watch.

Friday 9-2: Makena shore break skimboarder