The wind was gusting 10 to 30 and I just can't sail in those conditions. I mean, look at the graph from iWindsurf.com! Steady 20 mph between gusts and lulls. Pure shit in my book.
So I sat all day and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at the beach, while taking some photos from a different angle. Here we go.
|Despite this nice hit, Josh Stone commented "it was pretty rough out there!"|
|Maurizio Ubaldi sailed really well. I was impressed.|
|Morgan dominated the field. Without a doubt, the best sailor of the day. Good job.|
|Good day to wear a helmet!|
|Morgan tried at least 30 goiters. Sure enough, one day he'll land them all...|
|a pair of those|
|digital zoom is no good on this camera. Nice hit by Junko anyway.|
|the famous downwind facing dog!|
|el pipe Martinez|
|goiter attempt #23 for Morgan|
|here he is again, just in a "simple" aerial|
|last, but not least, B-rad|
As I posted on Facebook, "if Maui was always this windy, I'd be out of here in no time. Fortunately, it's not!".
In fact, Monday I enjoyed two glassy morning surf sessions before work and today (Tuesday), I surfed in the morning, worked, sailed (in beautiful super light wind conditions with only two other guys out most of the session), and surfed again.
After that nasty flu that made me miss the best surfing week of the year (so far), I can officially declare that I have all my energies back. I still cough and have to clear my throat once in a while, so I'm not lowering the guard and the intake of all the natural immune system boosters, but I got my energies back and that feels awfully good!
Tomorrow the waves will be bigger, which is not a thing that I necessarily like, but I can guarantee you that I will catch some. Well I'm actually off, so make that.. a lot.
Life is good in the 808.
PS. Volcom Pipe Pro most likely to start tomorrow.