My friend Keith McCulloch and his wife Martine arrived on Maui a few days ago, and checked in with this report from the north shore:
first day here.. over mast high, blowing 4.7 i sailed at kanaha, upper and lowers.. big waves and gusty East wind.. i had one nice air off the lip.. big float.
one memorable set was easily 8 foot over mast.. the drop was insane.. i was wishing I had a banana rocker board on the way down.. it felt like I was dropping into a pit....it felt so good to set the rail and turn down the line to safety.. i mean this thing was fracking huge..certainly the biggest wave I've sailed. not what I needed on my first day.. after not sailing for so long and now on all new (to me) gear. but you take it as it comes.
I sailed a 4.7 North Ice and a Tabou Pocket 80.
sorry for not getting any decen't photos.. today was a real run around trying to get all the gear and food and junk together and organized. and it was late and gusty when I tried to get a few shots.. there are a few shots from the back of the wave as I was making my way out. to hard to take a shot while I was going down the line.
hopefully more to come.. over and out.-keith
Well, sounds like they are in for an awesome trip. Good for him, he deserves it! Keep the reports coming Keith :)
me, I'm eyeing a cold water wavesailing sesh at Assateague sunday afternoon.