Been windy and gusty here in Maui with a mix of ground and wind swell waves (now down to pure windswell only). Still kind of fun at Hookipa, as the following photos clearly show.
For a change, the photos are of my beautiful self, so nothing radical.
For the first one I want to thank Gisela Helenius, an extraordinary Swedish woman who can take photos (and enjoy doing that) of her husband Ola and take care of two kids at the same time. Pretty much every windsurfers' dream wife...
The second photo's thanks go to photographer Benjamin Thouard. He's in Maui for a while and he's available for photoshoots (email me if interested). This day I sneaked in one without knowing that he had a fish-eye lens and that I had to be really close to him. Still, I like this shot a lot. Too bad I'm clearly applying way too much pressure on the back foot... can't blame the photographer for that!
For the next slideshow I want to thank the gopro digital Hero underwater camera guys that sent me the expansion kit for all kinds of mounts. When I opened the box, I started playing with them like a kid with the Lego...
The first one I tried was on back footstrap, shown in the photo below with the empty case.
Disappointing results out of the video (too much water around, you can't see the waves at all), but I got some cool snapshots out of it.