Two posts tonight (yesterday I played with my friends Corinne and Tony and I didn't have time). If you haven't read it yet, day 2 is just below this.
At this point, I would go down and read that first, because I like things in chronological order... it makes me feel safe.
But for your extreme luck you're not me, so you do what you want...
Another great day at the beach. Today they started with the longboard surfing contest.
Great performances in shitty windy conditions. We call this "Maui glass", the announcer said...
Bonga Perkins and Paia firefighter Pat Fukuda impressed me the most.
They surfed till 11.30 when it got really too windy and the windsurfing contest was run.
Not many photo, because there were only two semifinals and then I had to judge the final (they needed an extra judge).
This is the only main page worthy one. Robby Naish in the late phase of a push loop in the warmup. A bit dark, prolly wrong settings.
The other main page worthy photo is Kalama with a wig.
He looks like the napolitan singer Pino Daniele (a few years ago... when he had long hair).
Here you find the other photos.
Keith Taboul won the windsurfing category with Sean Ordonez second and Robby Naish third.
I don't know who won the longboard contest because most of the final was run under the rain and I was stuck at the lookout where I went to check out a band playing live reggae music...
I'll post it tomorrow.
Ah, tomorrow: SUP surfing at 7.30 and then maybe tandem surfing, canoe surfing, open Kamahaina windsurf expression session... who knows.
AND, photos of Laird standing up at Jaws on Thursday on Bill's blog. No comment.