When the waves are big, channels close...
Can anyone count the seconds between the waves for me? I'm afraid my watch has low batteries... :)
Also, does anyone understand what I say after "f%^*@ hell" at the end? Maybe "that was a wave"? And after that?
Anyway, the sailor on the last wave is Pascal.
I got a couple of clips of successful rides too, but I'll post them tomorrow, so don't forget to come back!
In the meantime, here are a few shots from Hookipa where I quickly stopped before sailing.
Roberto from Sardinia!
During the night, the NW buoy went up to 15 feet, 15 seconds from NNW, and today it will be a gorgeous sunny glassy all morning BIG waves day in Hawaii.
Choose the spot that suites your ability carefully and don't be a dick with a "I'm a waterman" attitude, please.
As you can see from this morning water map, the fetch is now oriented much more towards Hawaii and it's much closer. That means that in a couple of days the second brunt of the swell will, in my not so humble opinion, be even bigger.
Ladies and gentleman, it's Makahiki time! I don't want to be anywhere else...
PS. Beautiful comment from visiting friend Nino, who rode the best waves of his life at Kanaha yesterday.
"Usually there's two kinds of vacations: the nature oriented one and the more classic touristic and cultural vacation. Here in Maui it's both. You're in the middle of the nature, doing the sport you like most and yet you're doing what the ancient hawaiians were doing hundreds of years ago. Riding those waves is like going to a museum..."
Hey, 5.30 am! The museum is about to open... gotta go!