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Windless in Maui.... (still)

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  • Jason Brickner
    Hey guys, Chrissy and I went standup paddle boarding yesterday for 4 hours at Lahaina. Great fun. By the last two hours we were both riding small 2ft waves a
    Message 1 of 2 , May 24, 2009
      Hey guys,
      Chrissy and I went standup paddle boarding yesterday for 4 hours at Lahaina.  Great fun.  By the last two hours we were both riding small 2ft waves a hundred ft into shore.  I have never been able to surf a wave in standing up till now.  We went boogie boarding today in some nasty shore break at Big Beach.  The locals taught us the trick and we had a blast.  Steve-O, sounds like you had a great time out a the river today.  Thanks for sharing the stoke.  Can't wait to hit the water now. Back on Wednesday.  Hopefully I won't bring the doldrums back with me.

      From: BoiseSailors@... [mailto:BoiseSailors@...] On Behalf Of Gear Daddy LLC
      Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 8:28 PM
      To: Snowkiteidaho; Boise Sailors
      Subject: [BSA] Re: Light but sailable

      Having same problems here in los mochis. Light wind. Beach is awesome but winds are unseasonably light. T-storms & rain are said to not happen unil July. So far every afternoon.  Doho. But this place is epic I did get in an hour yesterday. In 12knots. I'd live at this beach if it where not in loco Mexico. :-)

      Weekend looks better, it has been hard to teach with such light winds.  Now I'm off to WWF mexican style. Should be interesting.

      Oh yeah got nailed by a jelly fish makes me yearn for LP. And I have sand in my crack....every crack. But water temp is absolutly perfect.    

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      Eddy Petranek 

      On May 22, 2009, at 5:12 PM, "Jason Brickner" <jasonbrickner@...> wrote:

      Glad you are all getting some action.  I've been in Maui 8 days now with not a day of wind over 10mph.  Aparently the trade winds are all messed up.  Must be Obama.  Seriously though, I was talking to a windsurfer who said this is the most windless May in 20years.  Who would have guessed.  I leave next Tuesday and there is no wind forecast all the way out.  On the bright side, I can't think of a funner place to spend a windless kiteboarding/windsurfing vacation.  Thanks for the advice Tom C. on the S.U.P..  Having a blast.  Lot's of good snorkeling too.  And I'm alone here with Chrissy (wife) which never seems to happen since we had kids.  Time to go back out to the beach.

      From: BoiseSailors@... [mailto:BoiseSailors@...] On Behalf Of Betsy Russell
      Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 10:51 AM
      To: Boise Sailors Association
      Subject: [BSA] Light but sailable

      The readings looked rather gloomy this morning, showing SW, but the Lucky Peak RAWS was in double digits so I headed up anyway. I was able to sail on my usual 5.5 and was planing about 90 percent of the time, but it definitely was a light day. I almost headed in when it dropped a bit after the first half-hour, but then it filled back in. Chris L. (6.0?) and Jim V. (7.0) were making it work. I did have one rather long wait for a waterstart on the near side (after which I made sure to jibe further out), and the water felt VERY cold, it seemed like it was colder than it was on Monday (of course, on Monday I had all that high-wind adrenalin-rush thing going). I did wear my summer gloves, tho, and my hands never froze. The second time I went down in a lull, I uphauled to avoid a chilly wait. I sailed from 7 to 8:15 and was glad I went. I did get fooled by what appeared to be such an easy beach launch, stepped up in shallow water and clonked my fin on a rock and fell in; it worked fine once I waded out just a bit further.

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