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.