Beautiful Day But Windy!!

Beautiful day!

Beautiful day!

The swell that was starting on Tuesday got worse on Wednesday and didn’t let up until today.  When I first got up this morning and looked outside, the wind wasn’t blowing and I was ready with my board strapped on top of my car!  When I arrived at the beach, the wind was just starting to threaten but it was still a beautiful day.  Just as I was going out in the water, the wind picked up and the ocean got choppy!  I really wanted to paddle and I really wanted to go down to the boat ramp, so I continued on knowing what I might be up against.  The wind was actually blowing from the south but it looked like it was blowing the other direction out farther which was causing the bumps and choppy conditions. I paddled against the wind all the way down to the boat ramp, just hoping it would back off, but no such luck today!  Just as I was paddling past Kam III, a turtle surfaced in front of me, so I stopped for a bit to visit with it.  The turtle went under the water and surfaced a couple of times and then it dove down and disappeared.  I continued paddling to the boat ramp area and the wind intensified.  The conditions were so choppy, so I didn’t stick around!  I hoped to catch the wind on my way back and I did.  The wind pushed me back in no time!  My swim was a choppy one too as the wind just wasn’t going to back off today, but at least the visibility was pretty good and I did see fish down at the reef.  The white caps started hissing and the wind was getting stronger, so I swam back.  I was very happy to get out on the water today even though the conditions weren’t perfect and of course, the ocean always feels so good!  Maybe tomorrow will have better paddling conditions for me…..you never know!

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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