Let's start with something so good that makes me feel religious... Jeesus Christ!
Uff... you guys still alive?
Allright, it's September 3rd and in the last three days I had three wave sailing sessions in a row... not too shabby.
The best day for me was Monday. Too many surfers at Hookipa (the wind was really light), I went down to Lanes and loved it. The waves were shoulder to sometimes over head high, from the NE.
At one point I got worked by a logo high rouge wave and that felt incredibly good...
Wow, how long ago was the last time I got worked by a big wave while windsurfing?!!
When I popped out I looked for my board around me and I couldn't see it.
"No way!", I shouted, "look where it is! That's like a 50 yards swim!! Yeeeeeah!!!"
That was one of the best swims for my board I have ever done. I had a big smile on my face all the way, because I knew that soon I would be doing more of those. Can't wait.
Anyway, this is Rudy Castorina in the only windsurfing photo I took that day. Actually I took the camera out to shoot the thing above, so it was just a pure coincidence that Rudy caught a wave at the same time...
And now, boards talk.
Check out this old RRD 100ish liters (does anybody know the exact volume?) freeride board. I got it for free (big unfinished fix on the bottom) at a garage sale a few years ago.
Why is it here?
Because one lazy afternoon I clearly didn't have nothing better to do than... to grab my grinder and add more than one inch of rocker to it!
A big wave board for slog and surf in super light wind days. You should see the Vee I gave it in the tail... almost like a Starboard Serenity!
Can't wait to try it, but I will have to glass it first...
Another board I can't wait to try is my latest super cheap buy: a 6.10 old school Timpone. Absolutely love the graphics.
Well, a solid south swell is around the corner. The W, SW and SE buoys show a couple of feet at 14 seconds, but that's not it.
In addition to that, the Surfline's Lanai buoy (a very sensitive buoy) readings show a secondary swell at 1 foot, 22 seconds and guess what... that's the shit!
Expect it to buid all day Thursday, but the peak will IMO be on Friday.
Happy surfing to everyone! Don't be aggro, don't drop in... there will always be another wave.
Lil' thursday morning update: the buoy still shows 1 foot probably nothing worth driving yet. Maybe at sunset after the usual wavesailing session, since the Mokapu buoy still shows 6 feet, 9 seconds windswell out of 55 degrees... God, I love the surfline buoy readings.
And, talking about south swells... remember my Oahu post?
Check this great Ala Moana photo article that just came out on Surfline.
In particular, check photos number:
16: the same guy with the Speedos that I shot too. Uncle Billy must be a celebrity there...
19 & 23: sick shots inside the tube
27: how the buildings change color at sunset
28: how Ala Moana works. Great opportunity to learn something.
PS. Somebody forgot a wide style beginner board at Kanaha. Email me (click on the right where it says "email me to advertise on this blog") to identify.
Hey, if nobody claims it, maybe I can learn this!
Yes, it's yet another light wind freestyle video from Bonaire, but for some reason (more elegant, less dangerous?) I like that much better than high wind freestyle.
Hey, is that Kalani the blonde kid with Hot sail?