Went south yesterday and took these pics.
This is photographer Jason Hall doing what he likes best: finding barrels.
That's how the shots look like.
We were surfing together and I had my mouth mount and this is as good of a shot as I got. What a difference, uh?
Thanks Jason for the inspiration, I might have to get myself a gopro stick.
Let's move on to some other kind of beauty.
This guy got the bomb of the day.
Stylish longboarder at the other peak.
If Uluwalu point was sticking out at sea a bit more, it could be as good as J-Bay.
Blog readers, if every time you pass by there you stop and throw a rock out at sea, maybe one day it will... let's call it the Turning Uluwalu Point Into J-Bay Project. We only need a couple hundred yards...
There she is again, now with a wet look.
Today's call starts with... the buoys, of course.
7.8ft @ 8s from 59° (ENE)
1.1ft @ 12s from 20° (NNE)
2.5ft @ 6s from 132° (SE)
1.6ft @ 14s from 201° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 9s from 184° (S)
1.2ft @ 7s from 157° (SSE)
Windswell went up a lot (8f 8s) and windswell is what we're gonna get in next couple of days thanks to that narrow fetch NE of us. All the others I circled, are not gonna do much.
As an alternative, 1.6ft @ 14s on the south shore are much better than nothing.
Little update on the position of that storm.
And that's how horribly windy it is forecasted to be today. When the wind is forecasted to be this strong, it's never good, not even for windsurfers and kitesurfers, because it packs a lot of rain with it and as result it goes up and down with it.
No matter what you do, never get excited about a strong wind forecast in Maui. Well, maybe if you do SUP downwinders is the only exception.
Oh, I got a couple of boards for sale.
First one is a beautiful 6.6 Doug Haut. You'll find it at Hi-Tech Paia for $275 with pretty much brand new EA fiberglass fins.
Second one is a Firewire Vanguard 5.9, 35l.
I snapped it in two pieces while I was testing it on a big day (what an idiot!). Had to buy it and had Paige Alms fix it. She did an amazing job. Perfect rocker and board still very light.
I'm just trying to make some of the money back and sell it for $225. Only the fix was $150.
This one is in my rack, so shoot me an email if you interested.