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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 16, 2012
rockerwaves

My friend and neighbor Mechelle Crompton in Fiji
My friend and neighbor Mechelle Crompton in Fiji


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By Heyun
From Charleston S.C.
Nov 17, 2012

Thanks for the stories Olaf.... I can almost smell the reef.

We've had a pretty good run of waves here since Sandy. Getting colder by the day. Only 3 of us out this morning for the chilly DP (I wore my hood because of the wind)... long lefts at the pier. So much fun with alot of "lookers" up in the parking lot but only us out.

Cheers everybody..... oh and the Triple Crown/Haliewa show is on...all day today (Saturday) and most likely finish tommorrow...check it out.


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 20, 2012
rockerwaves

heyun, Thanks for posting.
I am stoked that you guys have been getting good surf.
Sandy was not that kind to many folks.
We have been getting some dynamic conditions here on the north shore of Maui. Some of which I have decided to sit out in that I just didn't feel all that lucky.
Big surf and sketchy wind with wicked currents.
At this juncture of my life I try to choose my battles.
The first two days of this last swell I decided not to go in the water. Day one was completely out of control and was a monstrous mess. A few people tried and all were delivered a n economy sized can of woop ass.
The second day was doable but I just wasn't feeling the love.
I took my gear to the launch and watched for a few moments and then took it back home changed out of my wet suit( it was cool enough to wear a shorty) I then went back to the beach to watch the show.
I wasn't there very long when I noticed someone waving and signaling for help.
I walked over to get a closer look and noticed that it was my neighbor Geovanti.
The waves hitting the rocks were so violent that there was no way to help him so I directed him to swim with his gear the extreme back of the bay. I walked the jagged shore line and kept him company as he made his way.
The currents were favorable and he made good progress.
I had been in this situation a lot over the years and knew that there was only one place to come in and directed him to the spot.
When he got close enough to communicate he said that he had really screwed his knee up.
I swam out to him and had him stay in the water while I got his gear in through the rocks and sizable shore pound. Then I helped him in as best I could. I just told him to crawl and stay off the injured leg.
Once we were safely on the shore I had to figure out how to get him across the extremely rugged terrain.
Luck was with us in that I noticed a neighbor in her yard and told her that My friend was injured. She actually had some crutches and allowed us to cross her property.
I then sat Geo down in front of the neighbors house and walked the rugged beach back to my house and got my truck and went and picked him and his gear up and dropped him off at his place.

The next day I wave sailed some in large and very unique conditions with out penalty. It was fun in a strange sort of way.
BTW: The doctor said Geo won't have to have surgery but he will need to rest and rehab the knee before wave sailing again.

Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell



Rocky shore line in the back of the bay <br />Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Rocky shore line in the back of the bay
Photo: Olaf Mitchell


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By 20 kN
From Hawaii
Nov 21, 2012

Olaf Mitchell wrote:
heyun, Thanks for posting. I am stoked that you guys have been getting good surf. Sandy was not that kind to many folks. We have been getting some dynamic conditions here on the north shore of Maui. Some of which I have decided to sit out in that I just didn't feel all that lucky. Big surf and sketchy wind with wicked currents. At this juncture of my life I try to choose my battles. The first two days of this last swell I decided not to go in the water. Day one was completely out of control and was a monstrous mess. A few people tried and all were delivered a n economy sized can of woop ass. The second day was doable but I just wasn't feeling the love. I took my gear to the launch and watched for a few moments and then took it back home changed out of my wet suit( it was cool enough to wear a shorty) I then went back to the beach to watch the show. I wasn't there very long when I noticed someone waving and signaling for help. I walked over to get a closer look and noticed that it was my neighbor Geovanti. The waves hitting the rocks were so violent that there was no way to help him so I directed him to swim with his gear the extreme back of the bay. I walked the jagged shore line and kept him company as he made his way. The currents were favorable and he made good progress. I had been in this situation a lot over the years and knew that there was only one place to come in and directed him to the spot. When he got close enough to communicate he said that he had really screwed his knee up. I swam out to him and had him stay in the water while I got his gear in through the rocks and sizable shore pound. Then I helped him in as best I could. I just told him to crawl and stay off the injured leg. Once we were safely on the shore I had to figure out how to get him across the extremely rugged terrain. Luck was with us in that I noticed a neighbor in her yard and told her that My friend was injured. She actually had some crutches and allowed us to cross her property. I then sat Geo down in front of the neighbors house and walked the rugged beach back to my house and got my truck and went and picked him and his gear up and dropped him off at his place. The next day I wave sailed some in large and very unique conditions with out penalty. It was fun in a strange sort of way. BTW: The doctor said Geo won't have to have surgery but he will need to rest and rehab the knee before wave sailing again.
You know I must say, you have never posted on any rock climbing issues and you live on an island with no established climbing. That kind of begs the question, why do you post on here at all? Surely there are other forums more suited to your interests. Just curious, no harm. Maybe you should come over to Oahu and hit some sport. If you established a 5.12a FA in 2007, I would envision you could.


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By Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Nov 21, 2012

Other forums such as the "Other Sports" forum perhaps? lol

Plenty of climbers enjoy this thread, if you don't like it don't read it.


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By Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Nov 21, 2012
Wall Street, Moab, UT

Olaf actually has posted in climbing forums here from time to time, and I wouldn't blame him for avoiding Oahu.... he was asked by a number of us to continue this thread, and I'm psyched he has.


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 22, 2012
rockerwaves

Wow! I just got in from a delightful Thanksgiving surf session in my back yard!
I got one really sweet wave!
I got creamed on another one!
I missed a bunch because I was sitting a bit too far out.
There were only three of us in the line up.
It was me and a guy from Denmark and the other was from Brazil.
We saw a shark but he wasn't interested in us at all.
Aloha to everybody on Mountain Project!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 23, 2012
rockerwaves

Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Photo: Olaf Mitchell


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By kirra
Nov 23, 2012

20 kN wrote:
That kind of begs the question, why do you post on here at all? Surely there are other forums more suited to your interests.

is there another(?) forum where climbers can share their passion about other high-risk adventures -bring it!!

Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i Olaf! Thanks for giving so much of your time into d'ese thread/s :) ~Aloha!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 23, 2012
rockerwaves

It's my pleasure kirra!
Aloha Olaf


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 24, 2012
rockerwaves

Classic Pipeline north shore Oahu
Classic Pipeline north shore Oahu


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 24, 2012
rockerwaves

My friends Mechelle Crompton. Tatiana Howard, and Page Alms at the 2012 Thanksgiving Paia Bay Invitational <br />Photo: Franck Berthuot
My friends Mechelle Crompton. Tatiana Howard, and Page Alms at the 2012 Thanksgiving Paia Bay Invitational
Photo: Franck Berthuot


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 25, 2012
rockerwaves

No Kooks Here
No Kooks Here


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 25, 2012
rockerwaves

Sick Sunset!
Sick Sunset!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 27, 2012
rockerwaves

Hookipa <br />Photo:Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa
Photo:Olaf Mitchell


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 28, 2012
rockerwaves

Maverick's
Maverick's


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 29, 2012
rockerwaves

Cape Hatteras,OBX, N.C. 9/19/78 <br />Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Cape Hatteras,OBX, N.C. 9/19/78
Photo: Olaf Mitchell


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 30, 2012
rockerwaves

Wow,Mickey is Goofy!
Wow,Mickey is Goofy!


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By VerticalUrge
Nov 30, 2012

Love it, man!!! keep posting up!!! keeping my stoke up until i can make it to the coast again!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Dec 2, 2012
rockerwaves

Axel Rosenblat and two of his grom friends about to paddle out at Hookipa
Axel Rosenblat and two of his grom friends about to paddle out at Hookipa


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Dec 3, 2012
rockerwaves

The Future
The Future


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Dec 3, 2012
rockerwaves

A very young Kai Lenny
A very young Kai Lenny


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By Heyun
From Charleston S.C.
Dec 4, 2012

Was watching the Triple Crown event yesterday and they were mentioning Kona winds.....

Yall get Kona's too? Man I remember those winds bringing the smell of the sugar mill and, coupled with a decent swell, unbelievably clean waves into the Lane... spray blowing off the back making them look like horse heads... some lickins too.

aaah Kona winds.

and while we're on a kid kick...when my daughter was 2 years 2 months. Now she's 8.... long days and short years!

first surf session
first surf session


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Dec 4, 2012
rockerwaves

Heyun, We have been surfing with Kona winds for the past couple of days now. It's unique but I would much rather have glassy conditions.
I must admit that the visual effect it spectacular.
Surfing head and a half waves with Kona's blowing you back is pretty damn hard. You have to keep paddling even after the wave gets you!
Thanks for droppin' in Dude!


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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Dec 7, 2012
rockerwaves

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