Perfect Paddling Day!!

Nice for paddling!

Nice for paddling!

From this photo, you can’t really tell that there is still run-off plaguing the water…..but it was actually worse today!  It seems to have spread out and there is a slight swell that is making the situation worse.  The paddling conditions could not have been more perfect, though, so out paddling I went!  I paddled south, hoping to see more clarity in the water, but all the way to the boat ramp and even the boat ramp wasn’t clear today!  I ran into some debris in the water outside of Kam II and III……some of it looked like straw or hay…..I can’t imagine where that came from.  Luckily, the situation didn’t stop the turtles, so my first two turtles were at Kam III and then I had twelve more turtles at the boat ramp!  It was good to see the turtles….but I can’t imagine that they are very happy with the water situation either!  On my way back, I ran into a paddling friend and we hung out at Kam II for a while and watched the swell roll in.  I decided to head back to Kam I and try to get in before a wave could knock me into that brown water!  Since it was Saturday, I knew that the beaches south would be more crowded, so I just ended up taking a shower and missed my swim for today.  It felt so odd not swimming after paddling!  I don’t know how long it will take to clear up the water, but it can’t happen soon enough for me and my paddling buddies and everyone who swims here most every day!  At least it was a beautiful day even though there was some VOG hanging around hiding the island of Lanai today……….it sure is hotter without the trade winds blowing too!!

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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