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Maui Wowie… and Maui not so Wowie!!

Well we couldn’t have timed it better… as after nearly a month of crap wind in Maui, we got straight off the plane and scored it right off the bat. A solid swell and good wind meant Hookipa was firing but due to my Shoulder (and me being a pussy) and with it being Justyna’s first time to maui, plus her 2nd -3rd time ever on Starboard tack i thought it would be best to go easy and sail Lower Kanaha.

Kanaha

With there being such a big swell running it was still pretty big down there (Logo.. mast + sometimes) but it was super fun and great way to ease Ourselves in.. my shoulder wasn’t great but it was doing the job and so nice to be back on the water!

Fun small day at Spreks

Fun small day at Spreks

We sailed down there for 3-4 days in a row. Which looking back was probably the best days of the trip… the rest was a real mixed bag of conditions.

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So when the Simmer shoot kicked off we really had to work it… as the conditions didn’t play ball… But it all came together in the end and i think we nailed a couple of good days topped off with a nice Heli shoot right on the buzzer… (I’ve seen some of the pics and they look great!)

Hookipa... i think during our photoshoot. Pic stolen from Mark Smith FB

Hookipa… i think during our Heli shoot. Pic stolen from Mark Smith FB

Direction from the captain

Direction from the captain

Last day of shooting...  time for a few beer..  looks like Si has had too many!

Last day of shooting… time for a few beers.. looks like Si has had too many!

Well earn drink for team Simmer!

Well earned drink for team Simmer!

It was a long few weeks..  Captain having a rest!

It was a long few weeks.. The Captain having a rest!

So with the wind not blowing the whole time it gave us chance to do some looking around… so not all bad…

-We had some coffee..

Paia bay..

Paia bay coffee shop..

and some milkshakes..

Best in town.. Anthony's coffee shop

Best in town.. Anthony’s coffee shop

and some weird crushed root!!!!!

mmmmm...  in fact.. NO!!  I'll leave that one for Kai!!

mmmmm… in fact.. NO!! I’ll leave that one for you Kai!!

Had a few nights out..

I haven't drunk for a while!!

I haven’t drunk for a while!!

Beeeeeeeeeer!!!!

Beeeeeeeeeer!!!!

Mixed with the locals..

Justyna is the one on the right!

Justyna is the one on the right!

Got naked and pretended a tree was my Knob!!

WTF was i thinking..  it was Justyna's idea!

WTF was i thinking.. it was Justyna’s idea!

Took cheesy pics..

Which way to the beach?

Which way to the beach?

say 'Cheeeeeeese"

say ‘Cheeeeeeese”

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Help i’m drowning!!

ahhhhhhhhhhh!

ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Went to the Simmer shop..

it's a sign! :)

it’s a sign! :)

 

- We went to the jungle… (back of Rudy’s house)

Welcome to the Jungle..

Welcome to the Jungle..

Arrrrgggggalaolaooalaooaaa

Arrrrgggggalaolaooalaooaaa

 

Secret Water fall (Back of Rudy’s house.. not so secret!)

Hurry up and take the pic..  i can't keep this smile for ever! :)

Hurry up and take the pic.. i can’t keep this smile for ever! :)

Always remember to close your legs before hitting the water!

Always remember to close your legs before hitting the water!

Simmer crew :)

Simmer crew :)

Had BBQ’s.. well one.. but it was a bloody good one :)

Now thats a BBQ!

Now thats a BBQ!

Eat lots…

Now thats a Buurrrrriittoo!!

Now thats a Buurrrrriittoo!!

Got eaten lots..

She's tasty, tasty very very tasty..  she's very tasty!

She’s tasty, tasty very very tasty.. she’s very tasty!

Went up the Volcano

Hmmm..  wasn't good half way up!

Hmmm.. wasn’t good half way up!
Breaking through..

Breaking through..

Flexing the guns

Flexing the guns at the top..

Top of the word!!

Top of the word!!

Then realized I’d Locked the keys in the car.. just about to go dark and get very cold..  plus everyone is leaving!!

 

Argghhhhh..  noooooo!!  Dont ask where i found a Shovel!!

Oh shit.. Bottom of the world!! What a donkey… !!! Dont ask where i found a Shovel!!

Bottom of the world

Missed it..

Hitch hiked down with a tour bus… then got a lift back up with the spare key!! …yes.. i am a donkey!!! and Kai is a legend for giving us a lift back up! Not many people can say they have been up there twice in one day!)

Soon to be our new friends

Soon to be our new friends

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Bad (stupid) boys (boy) at the back of the bus

one of the few guys around when we went up for the 2nd time!!

one of the few guys around when we went up for the 2nd time!!

So all in all an awesome trip… great to see and use all the shinny new 2014 Simmer gear… I can tell you it looks sweet and you wont be disappointed!!

New Boards :)

New Boards :)

We had some funny moments and some not so funny ones..  but thats what makes it a memorable trip!!!  Can’t wait for the next one.. Bring it on :)

Time to go home...  oh yeah..  forgot to say...  messed up my flight time!!  Had to leave a day earlier than i thought!!  ooooopps..  lucky i checked otherwise we might have still been there!!!!  Hmmmm...  why did i check!!! haha

Time to go home… oh yeah.. forgot to say… messed up my flight time!! Had to leave a day earlier than i thought!! ooooopps.. lucky i checked otherwise we might have still been there!!!! Hmmmm… why did i check!!! haha

But we did get upgraded to first class on the way home..  Always worth collecting the miles :)

But we did get upgraded to first class on the way home.. Always worth collecting the miles :)