Blustery Day!!

It was a nice quiet sunrise this morning…….no wind and nice and cool for walking.  By the time I got back down to the beach…… the wind wasn’t blowing but the white caps out farther explained the swells rolling in.  I paddled out and immediately was paddling over swells!  It was hard to paddle somewhat sideways ….. keeping an eye on the swells pumping behind me.   I sure didn’t want to get knocked off my board!  I thought I would turn around at the end of Kam 2 but I kept paddling.  I was hoping the ocean would calm down….. no such luck!  Two turtles surfaced but they were getting bounced around as much as I was.  I decided to paddle back and not hang around in case those swells got bigger!  It was work paddling back.  By the time I was passing Kam 2…… the ocean calmed!  It got pretty nice for awhile.  Then the wind came up bringing in the white caps.  The gusts were getting quite strong sending beach umbrellas flying and anything else not secured. Luckily I managed to get my board up on my racks and strapped down.  It was windy for my swim!  I swam north into the wind and got a push on the way back.  It’s a joy to swim in this super clear water right now!  I hope it’s calmer tomorrow…..

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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