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vid of six man canoe race start
« on: March 08, 2012, 06:51:10 PM »
It isn't always blue skies and perfect wind here.  Pono and I watched from up top of the cliff above the gulch.  Not even a fantasy was entertained about wanting to be out there.  Misery incorporated.  I was shaking like a leaf with two long sleeves and my snowboard beanie.  Bill had a cool car race jacket that was apropos  to the race theme of the day.  That cloud deck in the last pic is where they were headed....


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Re: vid of six man canoe race start
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 08:44:35 PM »
Thanks for the vid HM.

Facebook has a few cool pics of the boys near the cliffs up north.

Plenty of hard bark on those paddlers, that's for sure. 

Friday and Saturday should be epic.
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Re: vid of six man canoe race start
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 04:56:02 AM »
Some of those kanus look like the super light Tahitian style "lagoon kanu".  Super fast, but a real challenge when it gets rough, they can huli much easier compared the the traditional Hawaiian shape.  Kind of like a flatwater SUP rocket compared to a stable cost runner board.


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Re: vid of six man canoe race start
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 10:06:39 AM »
Thanks for braving the elements Bill, that video gives a great perspective on the conditions those guys were facing.  Looks cold and miserable for a canoe race.


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Re: vid of six man canoe race start
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 04:06:52 PM »
Thanks for posting! I just got back from 2 weeks in Kailua, Oahu and got to experience the 6th tornado there in 50 years.  Power out, thunder, flooding... ah paradise.... Surfed Haleiwa Harbor one day and wished I had my snowboard gear to put on after... brrrr.

People back home kept e-mailing me and asking why I hadn't surfed Flat Island or the Moks yet... because for 4 straight days it was gusting over 50mph and no one was out except the kiters.  Had to swallow my pride and surf Waikiki for a couple days (-:  But it was so fun!
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