Monday was a really fun day to spend in Maui.
The south shore was on fire with solid head high and occasional overhead sets. The period was around 17 seconds and that just makes better, easier to read, more powerful waves.
After a dawn patrol session, I worked my 5 hours shift and then went to Hookipa to sail on windswell waves generated off the California coast (head high sets with 9-10 seconds period).
Yesterday it was pretty much the same, just everything smaller.
I don't have any photographic evidence of the above, so here's some other stuff.
My friend Ian celebrated his birthday on Lanai and here's a little clip made by Ulli.
The knowledge that nobody got hurt will probably help you laugh harder.
Think you want to throw your surfboard and/or windsurf board away and only do couch surfing? Wait until you see this other video that long time blog reader Lano posted on FB.
Lastly, I'd like to congratulate my missing in action coworker Russ who came third in day two of the AWT contest in Baja, just before the Pritchard brothers. He'll have to tell me how he pulled that off.
Good job Russ, you'll be rewarded with 5 lovely full day shifts in September for that! :)