Paddling in the Rain!!

It's raining!

It’s raining!

Yesterday, we went to Keawakapu Beach because the water  at Kam I was most certainly dirty from the big storm run off from Saturday.  Keawakapu was beautiful and the water was clear and nice!  We went for a walk and a swim.  At sunset last night, the water didn’t look too brown at Kam I, so I thought there was a chance that it would be cleared up for the morning.  Well, no such luck…….not only was the water still dirty….but the wind had come up and it looked like a storm was approaching from the north!  Since the wind was blowing from the north, I paddled into it.  It was bumpy conditions but as soon as I reached Cove Park, it started raining!  I was paddling in the rain!  To the south, the sky looked like it was getting sunny so I turned around and paddled right out of the rain.  I paddled down to Kam II and hung out there for a while.  The sky continued to clear and it suddenly became very beautiful out.  Even the wind died back!  I stayed out for an hour and then headed back to Kam I.  I paddled in very close to the shore because the water was brown and green and I didn’t want to get in it very far!  The day continued to get nicer but I wasn’t going to swim in that water.  The lifeguard told me he wouldn’t recommend swimming for two weeks at the Kamaole beaches!  I sure hope it doesn’t last that long….but for tomorrow, I think I might head straight down to the Mana Kai to go paddling since the water was very clean there on Sunday.  I missed my swim today!!

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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