Gorgeous Day!!

Oh my!

Oh my!

Yes, it was an incredibly nice picture perfect day out on the water today!  Apparently, earlier in the morning it was windy……but by the time I got down to the beach, it was perfect with glassy conditions.  I took my new stand up board out (the 10 ‘2″ NSP)…. and I have NO complaints!  Being shorter it is easier to handle and the added thickness had me gliding nicely across the glassy ocean!  The added width of one more inch had me adjusting where I put my feet but it was not a problem.  My new straps for my racks are so much better than the straps I had been using too.  I ran into a paddling friend so we paddled south down to the boat ramp together.  Just as we paddled into the Kam III area, a turtle popped up ahead of us!  It was later, so the snorkel boat was already pulling up, but we decided to paddle over near it anyway.  The water was so clear and glassy!  Suddenly I spotted three turtles making a triangle so I hurried over!  Just as I pulled up between them, I fumbled to get my iPhone camera ready and missed all three turtles.  As more turtles surfaced, I was still fumbling with my iPhone and unfortunately missed all the turtles today!  My paddling friend said that Bumpy was among the turtles I was missing too…….I really have to get that thing ready before I get to the boat ramp!  We stayed there just enjoying the gorgeous day and perfect conditions, along with the snorkeling boat.  After awhile, the turtles were few and far between, so we paddled north.  My friend went in at Kam II and I headed back to Kam I.  The conditions were still perfect, so my swim down to the reef was great!  There were a lot of fish and I saw a school of Goat fish numbering close to a hundred!  I don’t know what they were congregating for but that is the most I have ever seen at one place.  Swimming back was so nice and the wind didn’t start coming up until after noon…..so it was just a gorgeous day!  My new board was a hit 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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