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o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 28, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
“Honolua Bay, Maui” &#40;1985&#41;, by Erik Aeder <br/>
From New Yorker Ma...
“Honolua Bay, Maui” (1985), by Erik Aeder
From New Yorker Magazine 11-28-2013
Credit: o-man
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Nov 28, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
How was the announcer for the contest O-man? Chris Seeley, talker and funnyman extraordinaire.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 28, 2013 - 04:29pm PT

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Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Nov 28, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Here's a Book that I just got done working on with Tom Adler of T Adler Books in Santa Barbra, should be in stores the end of the year . DF
T Adler Books, Santa Barbra, CA
T Adler Books, Santa Barbra, CA
Credit: T. Adler Books
http://www.artbook.com/9781938922268.html
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 29, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
How was the announcer for the contest O-man? Chris Seeley, talker and funnyman extraordinaire.
The announcing/commutation was fantastic Chris sure can talk and talk and talk.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 29, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
http://www.artbook.com/9781938922268.html
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Nov 30, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Psyched to check out that surfing and climbing book.

Had a fine go-out at Ocean Beach yesterday. Sunny, glassy, overhead, and consistent. One of those days that makes me wonder why I ever bothered to tie a knot.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Nov 30, 2013 - 09:39pm PT

Psyched to check out that surfing and climbing book.
I'm stoked to see it as well Gregory.

A new swell arrived yesterday and every one I talked to had great sessions.
I was going to paddle out in my back yard but instead I chose to join some friends down the beach at Kanaha.
Lower Kanaha was well over head in the sets and it was really good.
I struggled with the fact that almost every wave that I paddled for there was already a large man on a SUP powering down the line.
Don't get me wrong I did get some great waves and it was fun surfing with friends but, It just aint like the old days at Kanaha before SUP's!
Maybe I should have stayed home and surfed here at Kuau. It wasn't crowded at all and there were plenty of head to nearly double over head sets rolling through.
I did a photo shoot here in Kuau before going down to Kanaha. Here's a random shot from that photo session.
"Lanes"@Kuau, N.S. Maui, 11-29-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
"Lanes"@Kuau, N.S. Maui, 11-29-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
EDIT: go to this link for more of my surfing images at Lanes 11-29-13

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 2, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
My friend Buzzy Kerbox <br/>
Photo by Barbara Kraft
My friend Buzzy Kerbox
Photo by Barbara Kraft
Credit: o-man
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Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 3, 2013 - 01:55am PT
O-man, when you refer to Kuau, is it the break right out in front of Mama's? Or more west down the coast? Mama's can get kind of gnarly, I've sailed in on big days when it was almost sucking dry on a low tide at the shallowest spot.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 3, 2013 - 01:58pm PT

O-man, when you refer to Kuau, is it the break right out in front of Mama's?
Studly that's a good question.
When I refer to Kuau it is more of a general area that stretches from Lanes through Sunrises,Kuau Pipe,Mommas,the area in front of the launch, down to Noriega. The shots I took on 11-29 were at Lanes.
As you mentioned, the break at Kuau Pipe/ Mommas can be extremely shallow at certain tides.Some times it feels like you can almost touch the reef just siting on your board or sailing over it.I have hit the bottom there in a wipe out. In fact just the other day my friend Chris Eubank had some gnarly abrasions on his back from that place.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Credit: o-man
http://magicseaweed.com/news/Black-Friday-at-Pipeline/5868/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
^^^Did that dude survive?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:49pm PT



criminy, they're good in ^^^ Oman's last. Even so, with those crowds and waves, there had to have been some serious injuries?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
I have known Dave Kalama for well over a decade and he has done a lot, a real lot. He has been a professional surfer for most of his life. Short board,long board,tow in,and S.U.P.
When Dave talks, I listen.
Dave Kalama <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Dave Kalama
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man

Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
If you know Dave Kalama, then you must know Haas and Digger, brothers. Haas used to hit the dawn patrol with Kalama regularly, they'd be out there tearing up Hookipa dawn patrol every morning if there was a whisper of wind.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 6, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I had a great session three days back at Mommas with my neighbor Debbie Brown.
It was an extremely low tide with shoulder to head high waves in the sets. The take offs were pretty steep and I was on a longboard so I didn't make several of the drops.
Like we discussed upthread it's very shallow at Mommas on a low tide so I hit bottom a few times with out much damage other than a scratch on my toe.
There wasn't a breath of wind until right at the end.
It wasn't epic by any means just fun surfing with a friend.
Some how I strained my right arm in that session and it got real stiff and painful.
We had a sweet new swell arrive here on the north shore yesterday but I had to take it off and rest my arm but today it feels better and the swell is still here.I think I'll give it a go as soon as I post this.
I took a few photos when I went by Hookipa yesterday. All I had was the little Olympus and it doesn't reach out very far so quality isn't very good but I thought I would share a few of them anyway.
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man

Hookipa 12-5-13
Hookipa 12-5-13
Credit: o-man
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
Hookipa 12-5-13 <br/>
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Hookipa 12-5-13
Photo: Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Dec 10, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
After my last post we've had a delightful and rather large wave event here on the north shore of Maui.

I've been plagued with a very sore right arm so I have had to rest a day and surf a day. I am hoping this gets better soon but I'm not counting on it.

I have had to sit out some excellent sessions but scored some as well.

Yesterday was all time wave sailing here at Kuau but my arm was sore from my session at Kanaha the day before.

I didn't want to risk further injury especially in light air and mast high conditions.

It was really good at Kanaha the day before yesterday but I had to sit that one out also.

An interesting thing happened at Kanaha that day that I didn't paddle out.
An S.U.P. surfer fell off his board in the busy line up and literally
landed on a 13' tiger shark.

I was told by someone that was there that the spooked shark made quite a commotion before swimming away.

No one was bitten but the line up cleared out real fast.

I did paddle out at Kanaha the next day and most of the usual suspects were back out in the line up.

So, although it's on everyone's mind, (and no one in their right mind is taking it lightly) but we're not going to let this keep us from getting a session.

(I don't know how much mainland media attention this is getting, but, here on Maui we have had shark encounters every week for quite some time now and just last week a dude from Stevenson,WA. was kayak fishing. He was dangling his feet in the water and a shark bit his leg bit and he bled to death.)

Well it's sunny the water is clear and warm, the trades are up and there is still some good swell.
So it's game on again today and my arm feels rested.
I'm hoping to go wave sailing in my back yard later.
I shot this photo at "Lanes" the other day.

Lanes 12-7-13 <br/>
Photo; Olaf Mitchell
Lanes 12-7-13
Photo; Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
To view more photos of Lanes that I shot that day click here.





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