This is a photo of Hookipa on Tuesday.
40 people out and 4 photographers in the water.. even a couple of standup paddlers. Inconsistent head high swell. Most waves had at least three sailors on them... most of which with a quite aggressive attitude... like it was a matter of life or death to do that turn right there, ready to to run you over if you happen to be in the wrong spot...
Now, that sucks! There's no soul in that.
When it's that crowded, I don't enjoy it anymore, because you can't focus on the wave. You have to keep an eye on the guy downwind of you, on the sneaker that just jibed on the wave upwind of you, on the guys waterstarting or swimming after their gear in the impact zone, on the photographers...
So, even though the waves weren't as good, I enjoyed Lanes a lot more, also because the kitesurfers seemed more willing to share.
Anyway, this is Levi (who instead does some really long reaches to catch his waves all the way out) writing some poetry.
I didn't catch who this was, but I'm sure the official sailors identifier of this blog will add a comment with his name... thanks in advance Pascal!
This one is Victor Fernandez.
Philippe of windsurfjournal.com enjoys his custom designed Superfreak.
Wednesday a big north swell hit. I sailed Lowers and loved it. Plenty logo high sets, specially from 2 to 4pm. Lots of people too, but more room and less aggressiveness.
Reports from Hookipa were of sets over mast high and tons of people on the rocks (Polakow twice!).
I wasn't there, but fortunately Makani was. Check the videos on his website.
Tatiana Howard's blog has some photos too.
Somebody lost his board. An anonymous reader found it and put this comment on the previous post:
"Maybe you can help to reunite a lost board with its owner. On Wednesday, I recovered a board lost by someone at Ho'okipa - it ended up way downwind. Broken universal. It is a custom board with production graphics. Please ask owner to post description, for identification, and contact info"
Today (Thursday) it was smaller but still enjoyable.
Tomorrow I'm not sure, but I hope it's going to be sailable because I have a board to try... like if I needed one!
Hey, it's a custom Quatro with Starboard graphics... hopefully is not that lost one that the guy is now trying to sell me!
Last minute addition.
Remember that poll for the best looking sail? Here's the winner...
The surprise winner: you guys obviously think you can design graphics better than the brands as Hot Sails allow you to do just that with their Superfreak range. Take note windsurfing industry!