Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inna Vision

I'm normally not a big fan of concerts, large groups of people kind of freak me out. Think it's a side effect of growing up on an island. Last Saturday we went to Inna Vision's CD release party at Oceans. They played for over an hour and put on such a good show! Check them out at Innavisionmusic.com and support a local band with good conscious music. Buy their CD's, don't steal them. They are really nice guys following their dream and they nee out support.

HI Surveilance "Inna Vision" episode from idren on Vimeo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Gobble Gobble

Here is a video from the day Nov. 24th. I was testing out the new HOTSAILS superfreak Maui Edition. The sail is super sick! It's light and soft like the superfreaks but still crisp like a mono film sail. I might be ordering some of these up for next year!
Aloha and see you in the water.


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Blessing in disguise

So glad I got to spend the last two weeks here in Maui instead of Cabo Verde. Congrats to Victor, such a nice guy. I can't imagine what he is going through waiting for wind over there.

What amazing conditions we've had here. Completely surfed out and ready for the wind to pick up.

Matt Meola FINAL from ACL Digital Cinema on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I will be a better blogger

More changes to come on the blog. Here is a great video, you have to turn up the sound to really appreciate it. We could all use a little more laughter in our lives.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thank you Cabo Verde

for getting all the pros off the island this week. Thanks to Jimmie Hepp for the great shots too...Lots of surf this week.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It doesn't get much better then that.

Wow, I haven't seen Hookipa that good for sailing in a long time. No crowds and lining up from middles to the channel on the good sets. Amazing watching Levi and Mark rip. Incredible day, we are so blessed to live in such an amazing place. I've added some pics at the bottom, thanks Andres and Emily for the shots!!

The second half of this post is about kiters. There have been a lot of kiters at uppers the past couple of weeks. I have no problem with kiters, they are searching for the same stoke that we are all looking for. Many of them rip and are really fun to share waves with. There are exceptions of course, but smile and share a wave, we can all get along. There are some really great kiters out there too don't lump them all together with the bad ones.

Yesterday at about 5:00 one of the Italian guys got pounded and lost his stuff at Hookipa. He probably swam the wrong way, and got sucked out the channel. His gear washed into the inside of lanes, where I was de-rigging my stuff. He tried to fight his way in through the channel, but tired out and just started drifting. The lifeguards were gone and he was in a really bad position. At the same time a kiter who came up to Hookipa for a couple waves had his kite deflate. He lost it in the waves and it washed out to sea. Hopefully it won't strangle a dolphin or something...Before you get angry though, this is what he did next, he saw that the guy was in trouble and paddled back out the channel and gave the Italian guy his board. The Italian guy was pretty pooped and couldn't really paddle so the kiter pushed him into waves and stayed with him until he got to the inside. The kiter saved this guys life. Then another kiter swam out to his gear and helped bring it in at mamas. That same kiter helped me off the rocks at lanes. What a show of good seamanship.

Much mahalos to the kiter who saved that guy, and much mahalos to the kiter that helped me get my stuff over the rocks at lanes, I owe both you guys a couple of beers. If anyone knows who they are let me know. I know the hero kiter goes to MCC.

To top all this off, some asshole windsurfer came down to lanes 5 minutes before this and yelled at all the kiters for kiting Hookipa. There were 5 windsurfers out, and the kiters ripped, they weren't endangering anyone. I hope that windsurfer reads this and thinks twice before doing something so stupid.

To the Italian guy, what the hell are you doing out there? Know your limits, especially after the lifeguards leave. You didn't belong out there and I hope you share your story with everyone you know...

Pass on the good vibes...Aloha...

Sharing a wave with a legend

Friday, November 12, 2010


Good post about wave etiquette on GP's blog. There is an argument that instead of most upwind it should be closest to the peak if two riders are on the same wave at the same time. Lots of waves this week with the surprise swell, heard the bay was really good. Lots of misunderstandings about right of way rules out there, but smile and have fun.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Waves everywhere

What a great week! Surfing, windsurfing, suping, bodyboarding, it was great for everything. It's not just Maui that is getting it so good, check out the wind guru forecast for Cape Hatteras. I don't know if that's a good wind direction for there, but look at that swell!! Barbados is posted below that one, looks sick too!! Then look at the waves coming to Morocco! So sick! I love winter! Long range forecasts are looking pretty good for us here too...


Also, come check out the movie with us. For a good cause too!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010