WINDY!!!!

Windy!

Windy!

After yesterdays excitement at the early black friday event at Second Wind…….WINNING the grand prize at their raffle which was a stand up paddle board…..I was anxious to get out paddling but it was already getting windy!!  Back tracking…..I had already purchased a nice 10′ 2″ NSP board earlier in the day at Second Wind and upon returning to the shop for the raffle….I spotted a brand new paddle board that they had on sale for $595.00!  It was 34 inches wide so it would be a great starter board to take friends out on (it’s always nice to have an extra board so friends don’t have to rent a board for you to take them out paddling!!).  Several other people were looking at the board so I told my husband we should grab it because somebody was going to buy it!  Now we had purchased two boards in a matter of a couple of hours……and then we stayed for the raffle, and I had the winning ticket!  The grand prize was a nice 9′ 6″  Elua Makani stand up/paddle surf board……!!!  Now we had three boards for the day!  It was so funny!  I couldn’t believe I won it!!  The young man who helped us said he would also repair the rails on my old stand up board, so when that is done, we will have four boards!  What a funny day!  Anyway, back to the windy paddling day…..I ran into a paddling friend who told me it had been windy off and on all morning.  We paddled against the wind down to Cove Park and then the wind backed off and it got really nice!  I contemplated paddling south down to the boat ramp but just as we turned to paddle south, the wind came back in with a fury.  It got so choppy and the white caps came in so fast!  We paddled down to Kam II and I spotted a turtle swimming towards us but it kept on going, swimming right under me!  Then I spotted another turtle out farther, so I paddled in the choppy waves, out to it, but it didn’t hang around either.  Both turtles seemed to have some place to go!  My friend paddled in and I turned around to paddle back to Kam I.  It was bumpy and choppy all the way back!  I knew my swim would be bumpy too but at least the water was really clear today.  I swam down to the reef and watched a few fish and then swam back against the wind.  I hope the wind backs off by tomorrow so I can go into Kahului and pick up the boards!  Luckily my paddling friend has offered to help me get the boards back to Kihei…….that was nice of her!  Despite the wind, the day was a beautiful one!

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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