Interesting Day!

Surreal!

Surreal!

Where do I start?  I headed down to the beach early only to find that the wind was already blowing from the north and causing choppy conditions….it was ONLY 8:30 a.m.  I also noticed that there had been a really high tide and there was a bit of a swell coming in.  Kam II had red flags posted but not Kam I.  I watched it for almost thirty minutes and was about to go home….. when suddenly the sun came out, the water calmed down and it got perfect!  It was bizarre.  I grabbed my board and my iPhone and was off!  The water was so glassy that I couldn’t believe it.   A paddling friend was just passing Kam I going north, so we paddled together down to Kalama Park.  We didn’t trust the wind so it was a no go down to the boat ramp for today!   It was so perfect down at Kalama Park and twelve turtles ended up surfacing which I was shocked that I got this surreal photo of one of the turtles.  I really like this photo!  Neither of us could believe how perfect the conditions were.  Suddenly there were some ripples in the surface of the ocean and it started to get overcast.  We paddled south and could see that it was raining out by Molokini and it was getting closer to Kam I.  The wind started to blow from the south……then the north…..it couldn’t  decide!  I came in and my friend paddled back to Kam II.  By the time I got my board in,  the wind was full force!  Once again, I needed help to get my board up onto my racks.  The ocean was still choppy when I went swimming and definitely not very clear the farther south I swam……so I turned around and swam back.  Right after I showered off, the wind backed off again and it was nice.  Twenty minutes later, the wind roared in again!  What a crazy day.  I sure am glad I didn’t bail out and go home though…….I would have missed an exceptional hour of perfect paddling…..and a dozen turtles!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-three 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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