Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I would like to acknowledge  the efforts of  Jake Miller, Levi Siver, Pascal Bronniman and Kieth Teboul. These guys are a group of good friends that are dedicated to making a difference on this planet!

Jake Miller

We are watermen. Water is our life force. We have dedicated our lives to the water, and it is the water that fuels our passion, supports our profession and gives us the world back. +H2O is a platform for us to share the joy of water sports with you.

Pascal Bronnimann

Water is the ultimate life force. Water is energy, and energy sustains. When we travel to places around the world for the ultimate sport experience, there are people that need our help. Leveraging our visibility as professional athletes, we are engaging a global network of people that support clean water initiatives in communities around the world, including yours. Together, WE can make a difference.

Levi Siver

 We promote our principles:
Clean Sports: Windsurfing and other water sports as energetically clean and green activities that are environmentally friendly and family-oriented.
Clean Water: Awareness and activism surrounding water issues locally and globally, addressing challenges surrounding pollution, sanitation and clean water access.
Clean Energy: Leaving a clean legacy of wind, solar, and tidal energy, with smart use of renewable resources.
Clean Living: The importance of health, nutrition and environmental awareness.
Keith Taboul

Join our movement. Positive change comes from:
  • COMMUNITY: mobilization of intentions and efforts;
  • VISIBILITY: communication efforts that promote and unite;
  • INFORMATION: leveraging networks to share and educate;
  • PHILANTHROPY: pro-active support, creating heightened sense of awareness surrounding important issues.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Neil Pryde withdraws Olympic Kiteboarding Support

 This might be the tipping point in the battle to get kiteboarding in to the Olympics. Kiteboarders have been pushing hard to get in. Neil Pryde initially a supporter of the kiteboarding inclusion has withdraw his support

Everyone is trying to lobby for that dream ticket. Kitesurfers believe they should be given an opportunity to show how the sport can be a spectacle. Windsurfers say they are the only ones who can sail in weak winds.

Neil Pryde, one of the most relevant wind sports business man in the world, has released a clear message regarding his kitesurfing support, as an Olympic event. Full Story

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kite Beach Crew Maui Tsunami Cleanup

The Maui Kiteboarding Community came out in full yesterday for a long day of  removing rocks and debris from the Lessons Beach Kite Launch after the recent tsunami.

The beach was a minefield of glass, rock, glass, tin cans and other debris.The day was long, hard good work but everyone pitching in  helped  to make alot of headway.

Most people commented that the beach looks even cleaner and better than before the tsunami.

Picnic tables that had washed away were replaced by a generous donation from Reggie. Big thanks!! Aloha, Reggie, you the man!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Maui Kite Beach Before and After Tsunami Cleanup

Just a quick before and after post about the Kite Beach Tsunami Cleanup Effort-Amazing work guys!!!
More images and article  to follow soon
Tsunami debris before clean up

After clean up

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Some Images from Japan after the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami

I was going to post some pictures of the effects of the tsunami in Maui, when I stumbled on these images of the heartwrenching disaster in Japan from Alan Taylor - The Atlantic, there are many more images there about this terrible disaster

Our hearts go out to the people of Japan

After viewing these images our little problems seem very small in comparison

Friday, March 11, 2011

Major Earthquake in Japan triggers Tsunami waves in Hawaii and California

TOKYO (AP) - A magnitude 8.8 earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast.
The meteorological agency says the quake hit at 11:45 a.m. local time Wednesday and was centered about 200 miles (300 kilometers) north of Tokyo at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
Tsunami warnings were issued for all of the Hawaiian Islands. Tsunami surges were reported in Kahului Harbor on Maui and Hilo on the Big Island.
A fence was damaged at Kahului Harbor.
Apparently, the Ka'ahumanu mall is flooded.
Apparently, on Front Street Lahaina has fish flopping. No video confirmation.


Effective at 7:30 a.m. the tsunami warning is now downgraded to a tsunami advisory for the entire state of Hawaii.
Road closures are still in effect until the "All Clear" has been given.
Tsunami waves have now crossed the state of Hawaii and have diminished to advisory levels.
Sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas.
The threat may continue for several hours.
This advisory does not mean it is safe to return to evacuated areas.

The public is urged to remain out of tsunami evacuation zones until the "All Clear."
More Here

 Kanaha Beach Park

Amala Place

Waiehu Beach Road

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wind is Back!

Windsurfers and Kiteboarders: Looks like good wind this week  it's blowing 16 out of the NE already this morning. Sky is still a little gray but who cares! From Maui Wind and Wave Forecast

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I took this photo of my buddy Lorenzo when we were out on his boat.
We were whale watching over by Lahaina.
We had a bit of excitement that day when a a young calf nearly jumped into the back of  the boat.
Just look at that smile!
Do you think he's having fun out on the ocean?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kitesurfers will attempt Guinness World Record

World kitesurfers have been called for a challenging record attempt. "Kitesurfers United Maui 2012" will be trying to set a Guinness World Record. The idea is simple. Full Story

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ian Walsh is no stranger to the incredible force behind the wall of water at Jaws. Here, he makes the drop like a true Peahi veteran. Photo: Aeder

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kanaha Full Moon Sail

by Olaf Mitchell

After applying myself to work all day long, I was sure that I had missed my window opportunity to wave sail but I drove to the beach and checked the surf anyway.
To my surprise the wave conditions at lower Kanaha were still near perfect.
Due to the late hour, I had the place almost to myself.
In fact, there were only three other sailors out.
With a light but steady wind and an early rising full moon we were allowed to sail long after sunset.
We caught wave after wave.
The clouds were moving with the trade winds.
From time to time they passed in front of our lunar light fixture and the world became extremely dark and eerie.
I was a sitting duck when one especially large set wave came through.
The thing almost took me out!
Luckily, it passed under me and I didn’t get sucked over the falls.
I didn’t see the thing until the very last instant!
I didn’t want to make a mistake that could separate me from my gear a quarter mile off shore and in the dark.
I almost aborted the next wave of the set, due to my lack of vision.
I was deeper than I wanted to be and I decided that bailing would be more hazardous than taking the wave. (Often, hesitation can get you into big trouble!)
SOO! I dropped in!
As soon as I committed to the wave, the moon slid from behind its hiding place.
The angle of the light projected on that wave, gave me a view that will be forever implanted in my quiver of magnificent scenes to remember!
I dropped in and bottomed turned early. I climbed back to the lip and dropped in again this time cranking back side, (left) into the peak and then turning “right” and down the line for several more smacks.
The moon pulled its disappearing act once again so I headed back to the beach.
I de-rigged my gear in the light of the full Maui moon and reflected on a great wave sailing session.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

If anyone has any idea who these two were that were paddling past Hookipa at about noon today let them know about this pic. They both look oblivious to me!! Must have heard it hit the water.