Unpredictable Wind!!!!

Up and coming "stand up paddler".... after her Tutu's heart!

Up and coming “stand up paddler”…. after her Tutu’s heart!

No, this isn’t a photo of Maui……this is Cardiff by the Sea in San Diego and that’s my grand-daughter Leila trying out a stand up board!  Ah yes, one day she will be flying to Maui and paddling with her Tutu, I  just know it!  Anyway, I just had to post this photo!  Yesterday I think I was a bit “hung over” from the Santana concert from the night before, as well as with all the “maui wowee” floating around, but it sure was fun.  Today the conditions were unpredictable with the wind not being able to decide what it was going to do.  When I first went out paddling, the wind was blowing from the north so I paddled against it for a while to see what it was going to do.  Just about the time I got to the Whale Song buoy, the wind backed off some, so I circled the buoy and paddled south.  I decided to head towards the boat ramp, but just as I was passing Kam II, the wind kicked up from the south!  Then I paddled against the wind until I was half way past Kam III, and then a turtle surfaced in front of me.  I stopped to visit for a few minutes and the ocean got choppier while I was sitting there.  I really didn’t know what the wind was doing, so I decided to paddle back.  It was bumpy on the way back, but the top of Haleakala was really clear and so was the mountain!  Despite the wind, it was a very beautiful comfortable day.  By the time I went swimming, the wind had backed off a bit and swimming was nice.  The water was very clear down at the reef and I saw a lot of fish, even the purple one that usually hides!  The rest of the time I was there, the wind just couldn’t quite decide if it wanted to come in or not!  I would be very happy if it wasn’t windy tomorrow morning though!  We’ll see……

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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