Monday, March 25, 2013

Jeff Hernderson interview

In the remote case that someone is still checking this blog, here's a sweet interview with Hot Sails Maui founder Jeff Henderson.

I am lucky enough to have known Jeff for quite a few years now and I can say that he's one of the best guys I've ever met. Sure, I'm supported by his company, but, believe it or not, that has nothing to do with it. He's just a real, true, passionate, innovative guy.
And he absolutely loves windsurfing.

Here's the link to the interview. English version down below.

And now a bit of catching up. Just a bit though.
After an abornormally (or should I say abnoxiously) windy February, March has been so far extremely poor for windsurfing and, as it often is, extremely good for surfing.
Tons of windsurfers have been bummed for the lack of wind (and complaining a lot with me, seen my job as a rental technician at Hi-Tech).
My answer was always the same: "no wind? get a surfboard and go surfing!"

That's what I did and totally loved it. I usually don't like March much, because it's when the spring starts showing up (which means windy and choppy waves), but this one was totally epic... from my point of view.
Now the wind seems to be back (although very light) and all the international sailors that are here for the usual industry photoshoots are going to be put at work (tough one!).
There was no parking today at Hookipa and that's just the start...

Well, I don't like posts withouth photos, so here's a few gopro shots.
This first one is drop at Lanes on a sizey one.

This one is at Kanaha.

And this is Lanes again this afternoon.



Anonymous said...

...of course I am checking this bloq! Where else should I get up-to-date Maui infos whith a great sense of humor?As I told you 2 or 3 weeks ago at Hookipa: Please dont get too lazy on this bloq! BTW: thanx 4 the great interview with Jeff.
With Aloha, Dennis

Aftas surf said...

That's wonderful

cammar said...

Oh I didn't do the interview, I just linked it!

Anonymous said...

jeff? yeah a great guy! a windsurfing Icon. Met him in Hood River at his hot sails loft 20 years ago during the magical days of windsurfing in its heyday. Then met him again 7 years ago in maui at the loft, during a hot sails dealer meeting , there was no wind. He invited us back to his house ocean side for a dealer party, and didnt have to , he knew I was not a dealer, but he being so generous, didnt matter. As a now almost 50 year old windsurfer, who started in 1982 it was a thrill. Told him of our meeting and discussion of aerodynamics/ drag/ on windsurfing sails etc etc, if he remembered i dunno but who cares...always a pleasure meeeting him.
Jeff E of the GWN
P.S. keep up the blog, the lakes are icebound here in central Canada , we need the hype... be in maui in two weeks, see you at kanaha.