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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 03:04am PT
^^^ You should say sh#t that thoughtful more often... well put...

Charles
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Photo: Andy Church
Photo: Andy Church
Credit: o-man
"This is Michi Schwiger finally making it back to the beach at Kuau without his board or paddle after getting hit by a monster close-out set at Mama's, then getting washed way outside the reef and having to bodysurf back through another monster set at Sunrise (which tossed him over the falls like an Austrian rag doll), and after an hour swim being greeted by the Maui Fire Department and a lot of tourist fans on the rocks. This guy is my hero." Andy Church
This is the s..t legends are made of!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 11, 2012 - 04:34pm PT

Down the road from my house.
Double D

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
o-man that was epic...TFPU
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Wow, the lunch room was rippin'!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
Thanks Olaf for that report!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
The acceleration on the drop must be amazing. Some of them don't even appear to be contemplating a turn.

Why is it that more goofies crash.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:57am PT
thanks o-man!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Now THAT was a helluva swell!
We surfed glassy double overhead waves right in my back yard for days and days then when it got real big I went to Kanaha which had a bit of island blocking so it was still manageable but it too had some double over head sets rolling through although most of the really good ones were in the overhead to head and a half. The right handers were holding up through three sections and that's over a 1/4 mile (and that aint no bull).
After one of those big rights the paddle back to the peak took forever. Later in the day I started only surfing lefts. They were just as much fun and the paddle back was way easier in that the left side of the peak at Kanaha has a natural channel.
I paddled/drifted the 1/4 mile back in after a solid four hours and I was completely exhausted.
It was still getting bigger the next day and the wind started picking up but not enough to wave sail yet.That day the entire north shore was closed out and the only waves that were working were Jaws and some obscure peaks way out on the outer reefs jet ski or boat access only. I took that day off and helped a friend work on his property.
The next day the trade winds were back full on and the swell had dropped some but we were still getting 18'-20' faces in select sets. Every thing was set up for classic wave sailing 16-18 knot side on wind and the sets were spaced far enough apart to allow access with out much penalty getting out. There were plenty of waves to ride so I was very selective and I made a point to avoid those larger set waves although I did ride one seriously big one that was the best single wave of the season so far.
After that session every one hung out at the beach till way after dark the cold beer seemed to appear out of no where and didn't run out for quite some time.
What fun!
Yesterday the waves were still around but the wind had picked up a solid notch and although I got some great wave rides it really wasn't as much fun.
Scuttlebutt has it that we have another swell on it's way maybe starting today. GAME ON!!!!


o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 15, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
Here's a few random shots that I took after one of my surf sessions last week.
This is before it got real big.
All photos by Olaf Mitchell
Credit: o-man
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goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
1st annual Yancy Spencer memorial comp.



OR

Trad climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
So I surfed quite a bit when I was a younger but moved on to other things. The father in law calls yesterday and says he taking all of us to Nicaragua for 10 days in December at a place called Rancho Santana. I google it and BOOM. He has rented a Villa On the beach overlooking 3 of the best breaks in the country!!! I guess I gotta back into surf shape. I married into a nice family no?
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 15, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
He has rented a Villa On the beach overlooking 3 of the best breaks in the country!!!
OR Dude, What a great way to spend the holidays! Please post up a detailed trip report on this thread.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:23am PT

surfing pipeline with a costco 99dollars soft top.



sea gull stole the go-pro.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:08am PT
pyro - "surfing pipeline with a costco 99dollars soft top."

now that looked fun. i need a left total knee replacement (tkr) that workers comp is gonna spring for, but i have been putting off. and it is really sketchy going from prone to standing. and have shifted to long boards (ten-o donald takayama) so maybe it's time to buy me a stand-up. that is the first vid that has gotten my interest meter registering. thnx for posting.

"seagull swipes the go-pro"

now that was funny & cool footage! lol
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:33pm PT



KAI LENNY TAKES ANOTHER WORLD TITLE



Kai takes the first ever SUP race world title!

Last Saturday, Kai stood at third place as he was paddling for the

World Title at Waimea Bay. Like he always does, he pushed himself

until he was able to catch up to the first paddler, where he quickly

regained his confidence and turned on his natural Turbo. Kai won the

first day and serenely won the second day on epic conditions.



"If I can handle Jaws mentally, and i feel super scared out there, I

shouldn't be scared pushing hard out here!" said Kai, who attributes

his experiences at Jaws to helping him win this series of races.



Kai dedicated this first trophy for the World Title of SUP racing to

the memory of Harold Iggy, the famous Naish shaper.



Congrats, Kai, for an amazing performance after one year of competing

against the best paddlers in the world!







Just before the final event of the SUP World Series, a massive swell

hit the Hawaiian islands. Oxbow rider, Kai Lenny, had an amazing day

with several international surf heroes as they paddled into these

monster waves. It was a great day of training!



Kai Lenny at Jaws 10/10/12
Kai Lenny at Jaws 10/10/12
Credit: o-man


http://rockerwaves.blogspot.com/2011/02/kai-lenny-at-hookipa-21711.html
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
Eggcellent photo!
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 19, 2012 - 01:42am PT
http://vimeo.com/51484540
JUST WATCH IT! THIS IS THE FUTURE!
NO BULL.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 19, 2012 - 02:12am PT
If the previous link streams poorly please continue watching frame for frame! It's the best big wave paddle in footage to date.
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 19, 2012 - 09:16am PT
That was sick O Man
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