surfing and wave sailing volume 2


Christian · · Casa do Cacete · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 1,495

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEjr4eg8rA

Heyun · · Charleston S.C. · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 455

This evening was a near epic session for these parts. Sandy is giving it up for us. Sets were big enough to keep the crowd down and not everyone who made it out, wanted them.... I sure did.

Check the buoy report from just off our coast... 17 feet at 11 seconds... lol lol lol ya ya ya...

North wind = offshore and was around 15 on the beach. Going again for a dawn patrol, will get some pics after...

Wind Direction (WDIR): N ( 360 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 35.0 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 44.7 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 17.1 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 11 sec
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.43 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.02 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 69.6 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 75.2 °F
Dew Point (DEWP): 61.7 °F
Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 36.9 kts
Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 38.9 kts

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

Oct 28, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Following message is from my good friend Tracey Harrap to the New Zealand Windsurfing Association regarding the recent Tsunami Warning in Maui -

Tracey Harrap
hi paul.... yeah some drama once again!
i got texted while leaving mana food with dinner supplies BUGGER there goes dinner plans...
These warning effect me as to where i live... as with many others. its very stressfull to deal with if this concerns you. First thing is text messages and phone calls of warning... they often drop out and not received due to overload on ph systems.. its still not officall on whats happening. I dont have a T.V so its hard to keep updated.. though local radio is very good.
Next thing is it REALLY going to hit you? Then the sirens start going off... thats a scary sound.... and its the first warning that is serious, and that evacuations are happening and reccomened... this follows by more sirens and airplanes flying over the effected coast areas... with flashing lights and also sounding a siren ... then the cops start driving up your street using a recorded message telling you to leave.
Neighbours group together questions of "Are you going? Are you staying? Are we on high enough ground? "How many times have we all packed and nothing happened? (this i belive is my 4th time) You think... "BUT is this diferent than other times?" Which direction is it coming from... straight on this time... yet the hight warnings are less then the Japan warnings, which left only a small amount of damage.
But like i said this is coming straight to you.. The Ocean is a mystery on what she could, or could not brew up, regardless of last time!!! Thoughts of the memorys of Japan cant help run through your mind again.
So you pack... what do you take? What dont you take. Yourself and family are at the top of the list, along with your furry friends
Its intresting in what do people hold of most value..... As the chance of watching your home disapear or damanaged is in warning.... and then wishing you had grabed something.. seeming you had time. Or do you just bail with a basic few back up clothes, passport laptop and credit cards.
For me its these basics i take and my bike... perhaps roads are damaged, and a bike could serve quite handy. Of course theres my dog. Its a strange feeling knowing everything else may or may not be there in less than an hour from now. Its an errie feeling hearing the sirens start up again.. after every so many minutes (I think was about every 15mins or so) The sirens rings increase as the countdown is getting closer. I bail its not worth it... its my choice... some neighbours stay.. thats their choice. Getting in a car driving to high ground is better than taking that 50/50 chance.
You go to a mates place and demand a cocktail and you crash on their floor or sofa... PJ party oh yeah!!!! hopefully they have T.V to stay updated. tomorrow is going to be new day... but it sure can have a new story!
So that basically what happens, yes im tired today, yes, I was allowed to go home this morning, and yes you can see the surge levels on the beachs.. not sure of any damage yet, planes and helicoptors are flying low around the coast levels...
Yes its a new day... and yes it could have been a different story.
You are welcome to share this on the N.Z.W.A page if you like.... just wanted to share my views as living here on Maui for 16 years. and you wanted news.
I also still think of all those people in the south island with all what they have gone through the last few years. EVERYONE stay safe and enjoy each day.. one never knows!
Mahalo Tracey Harrap N.Z.L -17

Tracy Harrap
Photo: Olaf Mitchell

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

http://www.dailysurfvideos.com/videos/hurricane-sandy-south-florida-surf-video

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
danulu · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 45
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
I had a delightful 4 hour session surfing in my back yard yesterday.
There were plenty of glassy solid head high and a little better waves and just a few friends to share them with.
Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Paul Hunnicutt · · Boulder, CO · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 325

Thanks Olaf! I had a small taste and definitely want more. The next day I tried an 8'2" board (not a softtop) by myself. A lot harder! I was either too late or too early on almost every wave. Wish I had a month at the beach to get dialed in! Great fun just being in the water. A return trip is in the works for sure.

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

Thanks for sharing Paul.
It looks like the trade winds will be back tomorrow and the swell is holding so it's back to wave sailing!
GAME ON!!!

Photo: Olaf Mitchell

Olaf Mitchell · · Paia, Maui, Hi, · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 4,190
Christian · · Casa do Cacete · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 1,495

Kelly Slater on the mic in Santa Cruz

http://www.oneill.com/cwc/?page_id=1946

P.S. Olaf, you might wanna change the all caps on the title, that's considered shouting in Internet speak

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

Christian,I never thought about it but it's done.
Thanks for the link.
It's always great to here from you here.

Yikes!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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