Windy!! Seven Turtles!

What a beautiful morning!   Even calmer than yesterday.  I did a street walk …. went home and walked back down to the beach.  It was still so nice!  I paddled south towards the boat ramp since no sign of wind.  It was so nice down there!  I had seven turtles visit me….. I even got to sit in a turtle triangle!  Suddenly the water surface began to change and a cloud moved over the sun…… and it started to get choppy….. but still no wind.  I headed back and as soon as I reached Kam 2…. it really got choppy and the wind boomed in!  Wow it was out of nowhere….. just boomed in with little warning.  It was a lot of work paddling over those choppy wind swells!  Then it intensified.  I begged the wind to back off some….. but it had other plans.  I was relieved to get past Kam 2…… and even more relieved to get past the rocky point!  Then I knew I could get back to shore even though it was still a challenge.  The wind was relentless!  I needed help to safely get my board strapped up on my racks…. it was that bad!  I even swam in that choppy mess….. bounced around until I turned around and let it toss me back.  It was crazy…….

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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