I'm loving this January so far.
Thank god that horrible la Nina trend of strong, gusty, offshore wind and no clean winter NW swell took a break and we had some really, really good and clean surfing or longboard sailing days. Looks like next week should be windier though...
Yes, I'm a windsurfer that doesn't like strong wind... guess why? The answer is so easy that the first reader that leaves a comment with the correct answer won't win anything...
Anyway, have a look at this last NW swell that hit yesterday. There were around 6 people at Hoo. Here they are pretty much all.
This is Michi Schweigher.
Here's Kauli with NP sail, but still on a Quatro board.
Here's Keith Taboul on a 09 Goya prototype sail.
French canadian Nick's aerial kick out.
Mark Angulo close up.
More photos in this slide.
That was a really quick photo session... I wanted to go sail at Lowers... which I didn't 'cause the wind died, turned onshore (everybody left) and then died again leaving glassy head high waves to three of us. The sunset was unreal and I guess that Hookipa must have been bigger and really good too... But you can't beat three people out... But that's not what I wanted to say!
Where was I... oh yeah, that was a really quick photo session... When I went back to my car I saw Kauli parked a few cars next to mine and went to say hi (I hadn't seen him on the island yet this season).
"Hey Kauli, what's up!"
"Hey, what's up!"
"How you doing?"
"How you doing?"
"Kauli, is that your girlfriend in your truck?"
"No that's my sister"
"Your sister? I'll introduce myself real quick, if you don't mind..."
Oh .. My .. God ...
One of the prettiest girls I've ever seen...
Hopefully next time I see her I'll be able to articulate some words (my jaw pretty much dropped lifeless while I was shaking hands) and ask her if I can take a photo of her.
Just for you, guys... just for you...