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.
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.