Saturday, August 28, 2004

Session 4.163: Report From Maui Day 1: Small

I got in Maui yesterday morning. After a lunch in Wailuku I went to rented a board. The board I got is a JC Equalizer 7.5 and I could not wait to get out with it. Then checked into the hotel and alas this Marriott hotel does not have an internet connection in room, and I have stopped using a dialup connection so after several tries I have decided that it was a fruitless exercise, so essentially I do not know when is the next time I will be able to upload my reports. Right now I am sitting in an Internet Cafe in Paia. I almost went to surf at Hopkia park but the wind got so strong that I decided not to do, and instead drive back around the stop at Paia.

Today, we drove from the southern tip of Wailea via Lahanina to Kapalua, through very narrow 1-car only lane at some point, came back through Kahului. Unfortunately the waves were small, and as a result of this or not there were not very many people surfing. Just before entering Kahlui, I found this small beach behind some residential area breaking so, I decided to give it a try.

Note that this is the first time I have ever surfed without any wetsuit on. And the water here right now is in the 70's and that's the warmest water I was ever surfed. It is nice. I can stay in the water indefinitely with just a rash guard and a pair of board shorts. In spite of the small wave the JC 7'5 (21 inch wide) help me catch the wave and there you can see an evidence of me surfing in Hawai'i water for the first time in my life! Finally also my rides are long enough that my wife was able to get several shots.

OK, back in a while. Hopefully the waves will pick up soon!

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