Nice Day!!

Early this morning the ocean looked like a lake…. By 8:30 a.m. it was a different story.   The wind started blowing ferociously from the south.  It looked like paddling might be out for today so my plan was to at least swim.  When I got back down to the beach it was 10:00 a.m. and several paddling friends were coming in from paddling looking exhausted!  They all said how windy and choppy the conditions were and all of a sudden…… the wind backed off.  It was perfect!  I decided that I would not go far based on the earlier wind reports.  Just as I took off paddling…..  a turtle showed up swimming north right outside of Kam 1!  I turned north and paddled with the turtle.  It stayed right next to me and surfaced a couple of times so I was able to get a couple of photos.  Since it was already a bit late….. I left the turtle and paddled south.  I got down to Kam 3 and turned around.  It was still so nice!  I paddled north as far as Charley Young Beach and turned around.  On my way in …… A turtle swam by and three tourists on rented boards squealed with glee!  It was still so perfect!  It stayed perfect all the way through my swim too!  The water is still pretty clear.  I left at noon and it was just a little windy but not blown out yet as it was forecast to be.  I really got lucky!  It was a beautiful day……even for paddling!

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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