I was tempted to just post the photos of Kauli's 22 year old sister, without any comment.
1) I want to tell her muito obrigado to have let me take photos of her.
2) I want to add that her smile has the power of one of those perfumes that Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (if you haven't done it yet, read the Perfume book or watch the movie) was able to create: it just makes you fell good, relaxed, in peace with the world and willing to love just about everyone.
I took three photos of her. Here they are all of them . And if I had taken thirty instead, I'd probably post them all too... Is she lovely or what?
Well, now I have to post some photos of her brother too, otherwise he'll get jelous...
Today's sesh was a hell lot of fun for me. After a day of rainy, squally, cold, gusty conditions (that'll be yesterday, Wednesday), today it was sunny, unusually steady, perfect 4.7 wind. Mostly windswell, with some leftover ground swell sets in the head high range.
I sailed something like three hours and sat to take photos only around 4.30. So I don't have many good ones. Here's a (blurred) goiter.
The light was really good, though. This is Glenn.
The forecast is for strengthening trades and increasing windswell.
Whatevas... as long as there's some kind of waves, I'm happy!
Actually, this is the weather map of Friday morning.
It shows a nice, close fetch NE of the islands. That'll send a full of energy NE swell on Sunday. NE is an unusual swell direction for Maui. There's a couple surf spot that will work great and pretty much all windsurfing reefs will work ok too, since there'll be no shade from other islands and the right waves will peel nicely for down the line wave riding.
I anticipate "on the rocks" condition at Hookipa... so, I'd better sail somewhere else!
The storm on the right, instead, will send a NW swell on Tuesday. But, as the red arrow shows, it is modeled to move north, hence limiting the size and duration of the swell.
The 7 days model shows no more noticeable swell producing storms and a strong high pressure right north of Hawaii that will continue to generate unusually strong and consistent trade winds.