WINDY!!!!!!

Windy Day!

Windy Day!

We are under a tropical storm warning from “Flossie”…… which is making its way towards Hawaii,  supposed to hit the Big Island possibly by tonight and then on to Maui.  Knowing this, I really wanted to get out and paddle because if this happens it might be stormy for a few days.  It was already windy when I got down to the beach and some paddlers were already coming in “huffing and puffing” from paddling in the wind!  Oh well, I needed to get out so I went for it.  I decided to paddle into the wind and went north, but by the time I was almost to Cove Park, the wind backed off and it got glassy and nice!  I hurried to turn around and head south, towards the boat ramp and it was nice paddling all the way down.  Just as I headed into Kam III, two turtles popped up so I stopped, but before I knew it, the wind roared in with a vengeance and I had to turn back.  It was a lot of work paddling against that wind all the way back to Kam I!  I also noticed that I seemed to be the only one out there too, so that always makes me cringe.  I made it back okay by just paddling and paddling and paddling!  I was really tired but the wind was not backing off this time, so it was a rough water swim for me today too!  I decided to swim into the wind and then ride the push back.  It’s kind of shame that this storm could be messing with the water visibility since it was just clearing up nicely, but the other side of it is that the island could really use some rain!  I wonder what tomorrow will be like???

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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