WINDY!!!

Windy!

Windy!

Last Friday the conditions were a mixed bag……windy and choppy…..and then nice.  I ran into a paddling friend and we headed down to the boat ramp.  Another paddling friend was already down there with some out-of-town visitors and we all saw turtles!  Yesterday, I spent the morning up the mountain, in Makawao town.  It was a super perfect day all over the island and I enjoyed browsing around all the neat little shops and businesses.  After lunch, we took a drive through Haiku and it was so green!  As we headed back on Hana Highway, we drove by Hookipa Beach Park and there were so many wind surfers and kite surfers out.  The waves were huge!  It was breathtaking to watch.  Today, the day started out a bit gloomy, but I checked the beach cam and it looked nice.  When I got down to the beach, it was a different story……the wind had come up and there was definitely a swell.  I went out anyway, but it was very choppy!  I paddled down towards Kam II, and ran into a paddling friend.  She told me that there was a substantial shore break at Kam II and it was difficult to get out.  Neither beach had any red flags out and I don’t know why!  Anyway, I just got to feeling that it wasn’t a friendly ocean out there and I came in.  I knew I was looking at a choppy swim, but once I got out swimming, the wind died back some and the conditions were better.  The water visibility wasn’t very good due to the swell…..but at least I could see the ocean bottom.  The water always feels good, though!  It would be great if tomorrow was back to perfect….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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