Saturday, December 01, 2007

Kona

As forecasted both the big NW swell and the Kona wind arrived.

Lanes went off and the hill got populated with tens of photographers... the internet will be soon flooded with photos and videos.
I wasn't there, but Sharon was. Here's my selection of her best photos.
She's going to do her own, so please go check her blog too... you may even run into the toilet paper genie!



Sorry, I have no time nor energy to add any caption... I'm totally wasted and need to go to sleep soon.
It was quite a day for me, in fact. Two hours of surfing in the morning and three of sailing (and some swimming to get back in after having broken a fin). Both sessions at Kanaha.
Sailing was so good that after I got back in to replace the fin, I thought to put the helmet cam in action.
Unfortunately, one of the most disappointing outcomes ever. I must have fucked up the sequence of start and stop (it was a while I didn't use it) and at the end there were only three usable (shitty) clips.
I'm a bit bummed for you guys, 'cause I thought I had some good stuff...
Oh well, I can't share it, but at least I experienced it...
And it should be big waves and more kona for a while, so maybe I'll try again.
In the meantime, enjoy (good luck with that!) the lamest video ever.



PS. Fantastic concert by John Cruz last saturday night at the McCoy theater. I may well be done with concerts anywhere else than the McCoy... the acoustic is just too much better!
Damn, there's Ziggy marley playing on Dec 9th at the amphitheater: that means outside, with a hell lot of people (mostly drunk/stoned) and bad acoustic... now, what do I do?

7 comments:

jan said...

Hi GP, cool video- I like it.
Aloha jan

Sharon said...

Oh come on Jan - what about the photo's, they're exceptional!

chris said...

Thank you two for bringing that awesome Cona vibe to us ... the video is far from being lame. Rockin”!
Sharon, your photo's on both blogs are OUTSTANDING !!!Cheers!

As for December 9th… could imagine you’re gonna get drunk and stoned to not worry about the acoustic, don’t you Cammar ?!

cammar said...

Thanks Jan,
I hope you guys could have a feel of how perfect those waves were...
They were actually even better than what you can see in the video.
The Kona wind is very offshore, super gusty and full of holes and that makes it really difficult. But at the same time, it keeps the wave up forever and it's just magic.
I love the Kona.

Sharon, they're average...

Chris, sorry to eventually disappoint you, but my drunk and stoned days are gone. I'm high on life, no need for anything else. Plus I won't be able to surf/sail as much as I do.
So, I think I'll pass on Ziggy.

Lano said...

Jason looked pissed!

cammar said...

He does, doesn't he?
Wonder why...

Oh, maybe it wasn't clear from the photo. He broke something in a wipeout and had to swim in...
Sharon got the whole thing on video, let's see if she manages to edit it...

chris said...

No disappointment at all, I remain impressed, could use your wisdom about that kind of high, I’m afraid, especially in bloody Hellgium.
But your blog strongly enforces my ability to give a … about a whole lot of stupidities in life. I’ll try to get high on that.

Allora…