Friday, October 14, 2011


Can anyone name this native Hawaiian bird?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Neosporin, Surf Wax, and my old Corporate Amex

Just a few of the essentials of a trip to Maui after you've been laid off. I found the cold-water surf wax I was using would get awfully "ookie" when the air and water temp add up to about 170 degrees. The obvious tool to remove said wax would be your old corporate card. There's some kind of poetic justice in that.

Maui has been good to us for the last few days. Solid 4.5 and 5.0 days with mellow waves. A couple mornings with light enough wind to make the surfing worthwhile. Life has been easy and slow before the rest of the Windsurfing Magazine board testers arrive. The scramble will truly commence when I'm trying to help dozen or so people get on the water.

I've been fortunate enough to bump into both Giampaolo and Rebecca already. Both are even more kind and stoked than they come off in their respective blogs. Giampaolo made the chest high south shore look amazing using his SUP with footstrap. He is truly an excellent in wave-rider. Rebecca gave me some very useful tips about when and where to go on the North Shore as the conditions change.

Also, Sam was hinting me in to her amazing plans for the AWT in the coming year (not to mention a weekend of chock-full fun at this month's Aloha Classic). Windsurfing is so lucky to have her, particularly at this point in time. These events that she's revived have been an unbelievable amount of work. We've all been benefiting from the great coverage and palpable stoke it's brought back to the community.

What's the Neosporin for? It's shallow out there in places, as my buddy Jacob found out.