This is a lil video that shows some pristine wave sailing conditions: light and offshore wind, glassy waves.
When was this? April 23? Well, April wasn't that bad then...
Actually, if you just scroll down in this blog, you'll see that in the first half of April we had some good conditions with plenty wind and waves. The second half wasn't as good, just like this start of May.
No complains, as long as there's waves. And there have been waves. And there will be more waves. Sunday afternoon a winter size NW swell will start hitting and Monday it's going to be quite big. Double overhead kind of big...
OK, time to reveal my summer plan.
Well, I don't need to tell you guys how much I like my life in Maui. Still, for me Maui in summer time is not as good as it is in the rest of the year.
Last June, I spent five days in Oahu. Check this post.
The day that I got back to Maui, I drove to the south shore (I was all pumped up after five days of awesome surfing). I pulled in the parking at Thousand Peaks around 10am and I didn't even get out of the car. It was one to two feet, crumbling, onshore, unsurfable. Gianfranco was still in Oahu and I rang him up:
"Gianfra', did the swell go down over there?"
"Not at all. It's still shoulder to head high and I got barreled twice this morning".
It was one of those moments. One of those moments in your life in which you take a decision and you know that you will do it, no matter what it takes.
I had a similar (actually way more intense and important) one 9 years ago when I decided to spend a sabbatical year in Maui... (yeah right! They're still waiting for me in Italy...).
That morning of last June, instead, I decided to spend the summer in Oahu. June and July, that's when I'm going.
The plan is simple: surf and sail as much as possible. And thanks to this blog, it's like you guys will come with me... aren't you excited? Oh well, I am...
As a side note: I already subrented my studio for July. Email me if you're interested in renting it in June.
Also, the room next to my studio is available now!