Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Maui Rules!

We had a great short windsurf session yesterday. Nina sailed on her new custom board for the first time, and loved it even more than the original it was based on; the small tweaks Mark made to adjust the board to her definitely worked. She was overpowered on 4.5, but did not mind. I was fully powered on 5.3 / 93 l. Nina's 4.5 would have been big enough for me, but it sure is nice to be powered. We ended up sailing during the windiest hour of the day, with meter averages around 25, gusts of 30.

The session was short because we squeezed it in between quite a few other things: work early in the morning, an aquarium visit, and a sunset drive to the Haleakala crater (up 10,000 feet, or 3 km - that would count like a decent mountain in the Alps, too). Both the aquarium visit and the crater drive are things you should definitely try to squeeze into a Maui vacation. The coolest thing in the aquarium is a underwater tunnel where you can stand under huge rays and sharks swimming right above and next to you - close enough to scare a few kids :)

Here are just a few pictures from the day:

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