Video: Hookipa Quick Hits, Dec 2 2010

Strong winds and big wind swell rocked Maui’s north shore yesterday. Average wind speed at Kanaha stayed above 30 all day long with gusts flirting around 40. Upwind at Hookipa, Levi Siver and Mark Angulo dominated again, boosting big aerials and mutants, shredding lips and throwing spray. Captured some of that in this short little video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDasTPx394E[/youtube]

I  know. I know. More of the same riders. But, judging from the poll I’ve had going here, Levi Siver is dominating the top spot of who you want to see in windsurfing videos at 54%. Robby Naish is a distant second, but I haven’t seen Robby at Hookipa in quite awhile. In fact, where are all the pros? I did see Marcilio Browne there yesterday but he was getting a lift back from the rocks with his gear by a lifeguard. Looked like Josh Stone may have had a similar encounter. But where’s Kai Lenny, Graham Ezzy, Kevin Pritchard, Kauli Seadi, Victor Fernandez, Philip Koester, Ricardo Campello, Boujmaa, Polakow and other top PWA pros? Shouldn’t they be training at Hookipa?

Anyway, here’s a few photos too – Brawzinho getting a lift back to the launch, Keith Teboul and a Mark Angulo clew first sequence.

For more photos from yesterday, check out Jimmie Hepp’s Hookipa gallery from yesterday.

Strong trade winds will continue to rock Maui today then start to taper off tomorrow.

If you’re on Maui, don’t forgot, the windsurfing event to be at is the Maui premier of The Windsurfing Movie 2 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 7pm.

Who do you like to see most in Hookipa windsurfing videos

  • Levi Siver (54%, 36 Votes)
  • Keith Teboul (28%, 19 Votes)
  • Robby Naish (27%, 18 Votes)
  • Enough Pros! Just regular Joes! (16%, 11 Votes)
  • Kevin Pritchard (9%, 6 Votes)
  • None of the above. Write name in comments section below. (7%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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6 Responses to “Video: Hookipa Quick Hits, Dec 2 2010”

  1. Ben December 3, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I saw a couple shots of KP in Jimmie Hepp’s facebook album, so I guess he is back on maui and ripping hookipa again :)

  2. jeffbennett December 3, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Hmm. Must have shown up after I left yesterday. Thinking of heading to Hookipa again today if rain doesn’t interfere.

  3. Jeff December 3, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Kp was on the early session-was gone when you got there. Lately you have been saying Levi is the king of Hookipa. I beg to differ- Mark Angulo dominates with an iron fist. Lately Levi has great turns and aerials as usual, but Mark is the Man with all the best moves and no sign of slowing down at around 40yo. Levi
    cant touch him!

  4. jeffbennett December 3, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    I totally agree that Mark rocks! He’s one of the few guys that when he’s out on the water I just can’t resist pointing the camera at him. It’s guaranteed he’s going to deliver some incredible shot or footage.

  5. gary December 4, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    I agree Jeff, Mark is amazing but well he should be considering he has been sailing the same break for decades. 30+ knots on the outside and 5 on the inside makes for some pretty smooth faces… then it is just a matter of timing and practice. How many waves do you think some of these old timers have ridden, hundreds, maybe even thousands? Just a little jealous….

  6. jeffbennett December 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Definitely thousands of waves for those old timers, maybe tens of thousands.