I'm talking about Saturday, but it's actually my fault.
I knew the first sets of the new swell would have shown up at sunset and I should have chosen a different spot more down the coast. Instead, where I went out most sets were closing out and I had to kick out most of the times... no complains, still beautiful out there, live and learn.
Here's the photos I took at Hookipa from 2.30 to 3.30.
Brazilian friend of Brawsinho and blog reader Lucas hired me for a photoshoot. He gets the first photo of the day. He's now going to be a celebrity in Fortaleza, where it seems that a lot of windsurfers follow this blog. Thanks guys, sooner or later I'd like to come visit... gostaria falar portugues!
Julien in really good form. He likes low boom too...
Beautiful legged Anne Marie.
A couple of turns of old school, low boomed, most famous windsurfer in the world, legend Robby Naish.
It's not a Halloween costume. It's Kay Lenny with a camera setup that I bet has seen Robby Seeger involved...
Nayra Alonso broke her mast and went on the rocks. To get a point she will need to claim it either with a comment on this blog or by telling me at the beach.
Glenn was showing off his new Hot Sails Maui Bolt.
Having completely disregarded the Halloween celebrations I was up and ready on Sunday morning at 6.30am. I could have gone surfing, but seen the size I decided to save my energies for sailing. The NW buoy went up to 12 feet, 18 seconds from around 320. The Waimea buoy is still ramping up with 8 feet, 18 seconds, so here in Maui expect the swell to build throughout all day.
Just saw a monster set on the webcam at Pipeline in which third reef fethered and second reef broke. A couple of body boarders were trying to paddle out, they got pushed right back in. Here's what the surfline morning report says:
"WNW swell is going mental this morning with very few spots rideable and the outer reefs popping off. Surf is in the overhead to double overhead range with some easy sets in the 15-18 foot face value range".
Hookipa is going to be massive and with all these pros in town, I'm sure someone will venture out. It's going to be a great show.