Windsurfing Maui News

April is coming to a close and here on Maui we can feel the change in the seasons – from spring wave season to more summer like conditions when the waves on the north shore get smaller and much less frequent.

Photoshoot season seems to have wrapped up mostly so hopefully those pesky 2012 sails and boards won’t be getting in the way in our online photos and videos for awhile. ;)

Easter Sunday was a busy day at Kanaha with the park full of windsurfers and families picnicing.┬áMostly just a bump and jump session, but a couple of knee to waist high sloppy waves to make it interesting once in awhile. Pretty gusty and holey – anywhere from 4.7 to 5.7 so the 5.3 was about the right call most of the time.

Wind was pretty light on Monday but came up to the lower to mid 20s yesterday and we got a small northwest swell as a bonus. I stopped by Hookipa on the way to a meeting and found Team Pryde, including JP, Swifty, Kauli and Ricardo Campello all rigging up much earlier than I usually see pros there. I thought that just maybe they were there to do the Oxbow Ride the Sky event, but apparently it has officially been called off. Nevertheless, the Epic Sessions team will be there today to broadcast live.

Looking around at windsurfing news on Maui, Windsurfing Maui, the site on Blogger, not this one, did a very cool interview with Francisco Goya – truly a great ambassador for this sport.

Ground was broken yesterday for the new Kahului Airport Marriott Hotel to be built right across the street from Costco. Planned to be completed in a year, I’m sure it won’t be cheap, but if you’re looking for north shore options for where to stay on Maui in the future, this could be very convenient for windsurfers.

And lastly today, if you can’t be on Maui right now but want to get a virtual feel for being out sailing on the north shore, check out GP’s latest helmet cam video.

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

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2 Responses to “Windsurfing Maui News”

  1. Olaf Mitchell April 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks you very much for the link to the Francisco Goya atricle in your blog.
    Karen and I both enjoy “Maui Windsurfing” and your dedication to the sport of windsurfing here on Maui.
    I look forward to future collaboration on the issues and events that are so important to our island community.
    Aloha,
    Olaf Mitchell
    (Maui Ocean Sports Magazine)

  2. Jeff Bennett April 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks Olaf. Very nice interview. Looking forward to more.