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Sessions / Paddling the Red Dragon
« on: November 22, 2016, 03:49:54 PM »
Oh my, that is fun. 

I was in seat 1, HM seat 2, PB steering.

Hard to describe the feeling of paddling an inflatable in choppy conditions.

Very random bouncy shocks and shifts.  Super good cross training.

We were out for 3 loops, maybe 15 minutes, but I can feel it today. 

Plenty of laughter from behind.  Super fun. 

Never saw HM laugh so hard.  Crazy good mindless fun. 

Peanut gallery thought it was cool too.  Lot's of positive comments. 

I'll do it again in a heartbeat.  Video is mandatory. 

Those guys are tough as hell for doing that at 65 and 69.  Very impressive.

Random / Mason Ho's dream wave
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:27:32 PM »

SUP General / big surf coming to Hawaii
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:25:53 PM »
The first pic is tomorrow, 40+ feet Oahu outer reefs. 

Second pic is next Wednesday.  It's unusual to see purple that close to the islands. 

SUP General / Whale action
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:01:31 PM »
Tested my new iphone 5s with the lifeproof 'fre and lifejacket today.  It clips nicely to the front of my PFD.  Pics are ok, but HM's Nikon would have been nice...

2 1/2 hour relaxed flat water paddle was super fun.  Dolphins all over and the whales came to visit.   Lauren and I saw some way out from us all morning.  We started telling stories of mystical healing adventures and the whales zoomed straight to us.  A big group of about 20 standups, kayaks and outriggers came over and formed a big circle. 

The 4 HUGE whales were in the center for a least 20 minutes.  Everyone was quiet.  A few small boats came over - the outriggers yelled at them to shut up before they got too close.  Lauren has a solid background of Hawaiian healing, and did some quiet chanting.  It was pretty cool. 

The whales finally dove under the ring and started moving slowly out to sea.  We moved the other direction, heading in.  As I looked back, the circle was slowly following them, still having a great time as the whales did fin waves.

Then a bigger tour boat came FLYING out of Kihei boat ramp.  Blasted right through the paddlers in all its stinky, noisy, bloated largess.     

Typical.  Oh well, we had fun while it lasted.  Dolphins were close too, but too quick for my camera skills.         

Downwind and Racing / Paddle Imua maliko race
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:55:15 AM »
This is an amazing event on Maui.  

It's a fundraiser for kids with special needs.  Tremendous sponsorship from local businesses.  Best run event I've ever been to.  Great food, big raffle prizes etc.  Loads of volunteers to make it a fun day.  

The weather is looking good for a nice maliko run.  Not crazy windy or big, thank goodness.  

The entry fee is only $50, less than the 'bigger' upcoming maliko races such as the olukai and naish.      

SIC is a big sponsor.  I hope Connor, Kai and the other upcoming pros are in town.  

SUP General / dangerous windsurfers
« on: May 19, 2012, 09:13:23 PM »
Anyone recognise this douchebag? 

If so, tell him I don't appreciate the close call.   It was at Kanaha, about 2:30. 

These idiots need to find another way to get a thrill.  I see them coming from hundreds of yards away.  They can easily alter course.  I had to alter mine to avoid a collision. 

He didn't appear to be very talented, which may account for the close call.  He should consider that before running down slower vessels.   

If he does it again,  I'll show the picture to the lifeguards.


Random / F-1 driver scares his wife.
« on: May 08, 2012, 11:07:03 PM »
Mama mia, I'm in love with Susie Patrese.

How cool is Ricardo?  Wow. 

Riccardo Patrese drives wife crazy in Civic Type-R

Downwind and Racing / MCKC Race series
« on: December 17, 2011, 08:10:13 AM »
Three weeks to go. 

Last year the three sisters race was cancelled due to the tsunami.  The north shore challenge was epic wind conditions.  Biggest swells I've ever seen.

SUP General / Young surfer
« on: December 07, 2011, 07:34:14 AM »
href="">Cory and Alana</a> from <a href="">Blake Kueny</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

SUP General / video camera fogging issues
« on: November 03, 2011, 12:46:47 PM »
Looking for general wisdom on the subject. 

I'm too cheap to invest in a 'real' waterproof camera.  I did a quick internet search and bought a Panasonic TS-3 from Amazon.  They run about $270 + shipping.  10 minutes into shooting - fog. 

Returned it.  Nothing in the manual on fogging, but - in hindsight - plenty of google hits. 

Bought a Nikon AW-100 yesterday at costco.  Another $320.  Sadly, the owners manual includes this page. 


I'm guessing the telephoto lens is very useful.  However, manufacturing costs prohibit isolating it from the battery compartment.  Therefore, opening a door introduces humid air into the lens system.  Shoot some vid - circuits heat up - lens fog.   :(

I'm going to experiment with reducing the humidity in the camera.  A bag of rice, some coffee filters over a hatch left open overnight is step one. 

Any advice or links will be much appreciated.

Random / Throw the bums out.
« on: October 27, 2011, 10:09:15 AM »
Warren Buffett, "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all
 sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th
 amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months
 & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in
 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to
 the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the
 land...all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of
 twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do
 In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the
 message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office
 and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All
 funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security
 system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
 and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for
 any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay
 will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
 same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
 The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen
 made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor,
 not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours
 should serve their term's), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take
 three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on.

Downwind and Racing / Hui O He'e Nalu race
« on: August 03, 2011, 07:10:34 AM »
just found this in pacific paddler magazine, online version.

Hui O He'e Nalu Independence Day Paddle Race

link to the magazine.

Training, Diet, and Fitness / Corporate nutrition
« on: July 01, 2011, 09:36:23 PM »
I have yet to watch the entire thing, but the first part looked interesting.

Maui has a lot of alternatives to mainstream food. 

I'm sure grateful for that.

food inc part 1 of 11

The Shape Shack / Aircore Maui maliko 14 hollow board
« on: June 28, 2011, 01:13:34 PM »
From Mike's facebook, probably the first one.  Not sure how he makes them, but I'm guessing they will be light, durable and fast.   

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