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karenkites · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 5

I've been following this thread for awhile , cool to see a fellow kiter
Here's a photo of me on a 7 meter on Maui, I was pretty lit , too!

me on a 7 meter kite on Maui, wind 28-40
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

This video clip should spread some STOKE !!
youtube.com/watch?v=5oxy9Vk…

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

Yesterday while sailing at Hookipa Boujmaa Guilloul attempted to do the first ever triple forward loop and it went real bad! According to one eye witness it was the biggest jump he had ever seen. Bouj lost control after his second rotation and landed hard hitting his head and was knocked unconscious. He was still hooked in to his harness lines and under his sail and absorbing the pounding surf. Fortunately Klass was sailing close by and untangled him and started CPR. The pound to the chest revived him and he started breathing and regained consciousness while still in the water. The Maui County Life Guards at Hookipa responded quickly with the jet ski. If Klass had not been there as fast as he was things could have gone differently.

Yesterdays triple loop attempt

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Maui County Life Guards on the scean
MCLG's on the scene

Photo: Olaf Mitchell I took this photo of Bouj about a week ago
Here's a link to my friend Giampallo's blog with more details and images. mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/
T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860


HOLY highness!
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgXObaM9i2Q&feature=player_embedded

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Looks like Mac Gregor Point (South Shore Maui)
Maalaea Bay: 2+ Hawaiian
Lahaina: 2-3+ Hawaiian
South shores - A new south to SSW swell will be breaking Thursday...lasting into the weekend. This will be followed by more new SSW swell energy as we move into next week.

This sort of report get's me REALLY STOKED!
As soon as I get my chores done I'm going searching!
With this swell direction we could have some major island blocking but may be not.
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

I had a relatively short but very productive (glassy) long board session at Woodies yesterday afternoon.
I rode a bunch of clean, shoulder to head high rights and a few lefts that had sweet back side cut backs to a floater and reform.
I started feeling a little guilty for taking so many set waves so I started giving waves away to people.
It was a great session with a lot of aloha.

Peter Stokes · · Them Thar Hills · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 150

Sick Matt Meola video! Olaf, this is the best thread on here! (if there weren't so many people bickering over the minutia of climbing gear, maybe the climbing threads would be better, but...)
Hey, if you run into a strange looking bloke with a typewriter doing performance art (or something?) around Paia or Lahaina that's my friend Bill Keys... good guy.

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

Thanks Peter it's posts like yours that keep me believing in this thread! I'll keep an eye out for your buddy Bill. BTW: you have a cool last name.

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

Check out this interview that I did with windsurf legend Dale Cook in the windsurfing section of Maui Ocean Sports Magazine
mauiwindsurfing.blogspot.co…

Dale Cook at the launch at Kuau Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Edward Gerety · · Miami, FL · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 5
So check this one out! Miami.

Watch out in the mangroves!
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
rmsusa wrote: Watch out in the mangroves!
For a while there Edward, I was sure that you were stalking them!

We have had a busy week around here. I recently took over the jobs of lead instructor for Wind Surfing School Of Maui and co-editor of
Maui Ocean Sports Magazine along with those duties we have had good ocean conditions on both sides of the island.

At first I was cautious of taking the instructor position but when their lead instructor dropped the ball on a very important client I stepped up to the plate and found that it's really quite rewarding to share the knowledge that I have acquired over the past two and a half decades of wind surfing in the best spots in the mainland U.S., Hawaii and Mexico.
The week started out with some quality sailing with my current client Libor of the Czech Republic who is on Maui with his family living their dream vacation. Which includes refreshing his wind surfing skill after a long break. Taking care of attending to family and business obligations.
Here's Libor ripping! He is hooked in and back in the straps after only three sessions.
Libor living his dream Photo: Olaf Mitchell

We have had some excellent s/w shore wave conditions and I caught a couple of sessions at one my favorite spots.
That board is a classic

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My favorite spot.

S/W shore sesh

S/W shore sesh 2

I was surfing and sharing a ride with my buddy Mark of the Pacific Whale Foundation. Mark wanted to stop off at a couple of out of the way points of interest on the way home here's couple of images of the detours we made.
Ruins of a time long gone.

old boat ramp from the 1800s

ancient Hawaiian graffiti

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On the way home we stopped of at my friend and windsurfing partner Mark Johnstone's to wish him a happy birthday. (Mark is the keyboard player for the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band)Look for my interview with Mark in an upcoming post in MOSM

Mark Johnstone
mauiwindsurfinglessons.com/ mauioceansports.blogspot.com/ mickfleetwoodblues.com/
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190

Please follow the link to Bernd Roediger's video interview and hear his strategy to dominate the American Windsurfing Tour!
mauiwindsurfing.blogspot.com/

Bernd Roediger warming up between heats at the 2010 Pistol River Wave Bash Photo: Olaf Mitchell - americanwindsurfingtour.com/
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Francisco Goya Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Check out the interview that Karen Lang and I did with our friend and former world champion Francisco Goya in Windsurfing Maui. mauiwindsurfing.blogspot.com/
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Kai Lenny SUP World Champion
The Pistol River leg of the American Windsurfing Tour has added a new feature to this already dynamic wave sailing event. Here's a link to the article that I posted in Maui SUP about it.http://mauisup.blogspot.com/
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Jason Polakow Photo: Olaf Mitchell
The wind surfer in this video is Jason Polakow. He is a former world champion on the PWA world tour and still one of the top wave sailors in the world. When I see Jason in town or at the beach he always has a moment to chat and a great attitude.
youtube.com/watch?v=4dW_MU1…;NR=1
trundlebum · · Las Vegas NV · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 85

I'm sorry but given no 'back story'...

That is just lame, like going out and playing in the traffic on a 5 lane freeway.

At least the jetski op had the smarts to bail before the inevitable.

Total lack of awareness !
if that were someone else riding my jetski, I don't think they ever would've got out of the water... ever !

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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