It's been an amazing new year so far.
I lost the count of the epic days we had in this stretch of time. Mostly surfing, but not only.
Can't go back in time and retrieve out of my poor memory all the magic sessions I had, so I'll take yesterday as an example.
In the early morning I drove to Hookipa (one minute from where I live), and took this photo. I uploaded it on Facebook with the caption:
Immediately after that, the squall you can see to the left pushed some stronger kona wind into the bay and made it looks less idillic.
"Oh shit, now I posted it on facebook... which means it's true! :)
Now I HAVE to go surf!"
Nah, it was too windy, so I went to check Paia Bay. I didn't like it and went back to Hookipa. In the meantime, Bart got out at Lanes on his standup. Here he is on a choppy and menacing one.
But he was on a standup, so I had no wind excuses...
It wasn't consistently big, but there were some sets of considerable size. Just to give you an idea, there was a total of two people at Lanes and four at the point.
One of those days in which I normally would sit and watch. Instead, with one hour before work, I jumped in the water and paddled out to share a few with Bart. Hadn't he been there, I would have not paddled out.
Here's a wave at the point.