Well, surfing sucked (still relatively speaking), but light wind wave sailing at Kanaha was quite a lot of fun.
It's really great to see Matt Pritchard back in the water after that gnarly accident he had.
As soon as I saw him sailing, I had a moment of extreme happiness. "Wow", I thought, "that must feel really good"...
And then my thought went to Baptiste. I don't have any updates on his conditions, but I keep sending him all my best wishes.
The lifeguards went to rescue a windsurfer. Evidently, his racing gear was so big, that they couldn't carry it with them. So, listen to this, one of the lifeguards stayed with the gear in the water, just outside the big surf, while the other was taking the sailor in. Then the jet ski driver (his name is Rick and he's a super nice guy... quite funny too!), went out again and picked up his colleague (whom I don't know) and the gear.
There goes several hundred bucks...
Looks like the Volcom pro saw a pretty good day of competition. Too bad I was out surfing and sailing and couldn't watch it... but I'm going to watch the heats on the demand! Cool stuff, uh?
Surfing should be good tomorrow.
PS. Just watched the heats on demand of day 3 of the Pipe contest. It looked more like The Wedge than Pipeline... very, very gnarly.
Kuau resident Ian Walsh is the last of the Maui boys (who did pretty damn good overall) still in. Tomorrow he's in a super tough semifinal against Anthony Walsh (from Australia), and two of the best Pipeline specialist: Jamie O'Brien and 17 y.o. John John Florence, who is my bet as a winner.
Mmm... what to do tomorrow morning... go surf or watch the contest... what a dilemma!