Thursday, January 22, 2009

kona report part five

I told you I had stuff to post for a week! And I'm not even done yet with the Kona stuff!

First I'd like to welcome back Maui Ultra Fins as a blog sponsor. They purchased three months of banner space (which you'll find on the right) and two photos (this one of Swift and this one of Polakow), that were riding on their fins. Thanks again for believing in the advertising potential of this blog (6,126 hits last week).

Talking about Polakow, check the little aerial he did in this clip.

kona lanes polakow huge aerial from giampaolo cammarota on Vimeo.

This other one shows, in case you guys were still doubting, that even the best ones do make mistakes in these conditions. First it's Kai Lenny on a wave, then it's Levi. I wrongly say it's Francisco (who went out again right after he went on the rocks), but it's really hard for me to identify the sailor looking at the small screen of my camera in the sun. Once you see the video at home, you can tell much better.
Anyway, Levi kicks out of a medium one and misjudges the size of the next wave (that Kevin Pritchard is riding), doesn't make over it and his gear goes heavily over the falls. You guys should feel a little better next time you'll do the same... I will!

Levi's gear over the falls from giampaolo cammarota on Vimeo.

This one is just to apoligize with Francisco (who did go on the rocks a second time, btw...).

apologies from giampaolo cammarota on Vimeo.

What did I say?!?! "He taked a couple of waves on the head"?!?!? Hey, it taked me eight years in the States to learn to speak English so well!!!!

Absolutely stunning photos of the same big swell that reached California on Surfline. Here's set 1 (16, 25 and 31 are my favorites) and here's set 2 (#11 is unreal).

Oh, thanks to blog reader Herb from Wisconsin for his donation. And thanks again to all the readers who donated in the past.


Lano said...

Those guys have massive 'coliones', to take beatings like that and simply turn around and head back out! Maximum respect!

Mads said...

love this blog.. keep on the good work!

andrew c said...

Great videos! It's nice to see that the pro's aren't perfect all the time. Gives the rest of us some hope and makes me feel better about the times I wipe out!

jeff E of the Great White North said...

Nice seeing you today at kanaha-kai this early afternoon G.
I had a good time at kanaha today, was riding the uppers with the original windsurf speed guru Fred H.
hey, and keep up the good italian
work,( hint certain photos) if you know what I mean.

jeff E of the Great White North said...

i was i kauai when this went off!!! juan told me, nasty sled dog test icicles( a canuck term ) , i missed the show!!

jeff E of the Great White North said...

donation of herb from wisconsin ??

cammar said...

thanks everyone for the comments.

Jeff, nice to have met you too.
Herb from wisconsin sent a donation to support the blog via paypal and I felt like thanking him...

jeff E of the Great White North said...

a "donation" of "herb"
get it
as i write this i am looking at snow falling you lucky doood.

dont post this LOL

cammar said...

Why not, it's pretty funny... now that I got it!

Hey, snow is the key ingredient for fun things like skiing and snowboarding!
And, if it can make you feel better, this morning is raining in Maui. Not a quick squall, but a very slow moving front.