The True Picture!

You wouldn’t know it by looking at this beautiful photo of Kam I, but it got crazy windy out there today!  Fifteen minutes into my morning paddle, in roared a North wind, and took everyone by surprise.  It was wild!  Luckily I was headed in the other direction, so I knew I could ride the wind for a while, so I stuck it out to get in my hour paddle workout.  I made it down past Kam II and then decided not to push my luck, so I turned around.  Before I knew it, the wind changed directions and it was at my back again!  By this time, though, the conditions had gotten very rough with major chop and white caps.  I decided to get down on my board so I could paddle deeper and move a little faster.  I made it down as far as Charley Young Beach and ran into a paddling friend.  We both laughed at ourselves out there in the chop and headed back towards Kam I.  Finally the wind backed off some and we were able to stand up on our boards.  No looking for sea life today…. My only concentration was focused on staying on my board!  I told my friend that I call these kinds of days, “Disneyland ride”  days  since that is what it feels like.  It is good to have a day like this once in a while because it makes you really practice your skills of balance and technique and you are reminded of how unpredictable the ocean can be!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-four years. I have been stand up paddling for over five years. I am married to Bob; have three grown children, five grandchildren,( two grandsons and three grand daughters.) I live in Kihei, on the South shore of Maui, right up the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. I paddle from Kam I almost every morning. I love living the island life and I love sharing my paddling adventures! Come join me! Maui No Ka Oi!
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2 Responses to The True Picture!

  1. eli says:

    was full moon wild out there today. i went out it was fine, then wind switched from Kona to North.water was hissin white caps. HISSING. loved it .caught up with buddy, us both brought to our knees, because standing was insane. and we gave thanks for the practice. the ability to pass our limits. damn life is fine

  2. Great post Eli! and great fun!

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