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.
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!
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.
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!)
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..
and some milkshakes..
and some weird crushed root!!!!!
Had a few nights out..
Mixed with the locals..
Got naked and pretended a tree was my Knob!!
Took cheesy pics..
Went to the Simmer shop..
– We went to the jungle… (back of Rudy’s house)
Secret Water fall (Back of Rudy’s house.. not so secret!)
Had BBQ’s.. well one.. but it was a bloody good one
Got eaten lots..
Went up the Volcano
Then realized I’d Locked the keys in the car.. just about to go dark and get very cold.. plus everyone is leaving!!
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!)
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!!
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