Run Over!!

Wow!   What a day!  Conditions that looked good initially ….. turned wild in ten minutes.  A lot of swells started rolling in from the north-west and the wind started blowing from the south……. total washing machine conditions!  I paddled south into the wind at first but then turned around so I could see what swells were coming at me.  It was a wild ride but the worst part? Way too many newbies out on rented boards that didn’t know how to control their boards.   That was scary.  I made it in and was lucky enough to run into a lovely turtle during my swim.  It was friendly!  Twice it stopped and I stopped too….. then it swam around me.  The water visibility still isn’t very good but I could see the turtle!  Unfortunately on my way back in  a guy on a rented stdndup board ran over me!  It was a miracle I didn’t get bonked in the head or cut by his fins…… instead I pulled my hamstring muscle and my right calf muscle trying to get away from him.   I hope the muscles don’t stay sore……..

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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