Bumpy Ride!!



This morning I woke up to gloomy skies and wind.  I waited for a while to see if it was going to clear up, so as soon as the sun started to peek through the clouds, I took off for the beach.  The sun was pretty much out but it was already windy, but I went out anyway.  It was later, so I didn’t trust the wind and decided to stay close to home.  I paddled north towards Kalama Park but the wind was actually blowing from the south. I didn’t know if the wind was going to change direction, but I ended up paddling against the wind all the way down to Kam 2!  The ocean was very bumpy!  I didn’t see one single turtle today either.  I paddled for an hour and then came in, but on the way in I encountered competing conditions.  The wind continued to blow from the south, but the current was pushing from the north creating some rocky conditions!

It got nicer as the day went on....

It got nicer as the day went on….

It was still windy when I went for my swim but when I left the beach about 12:30 p.m., the wind backed off and the ocean conditions were better than earlier in the morning!  Figures.  Hopefully tomorrow will be calmer!

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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