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Palm Trees & Wind

Palm Trees & Wind

Posted on Apr 7, 2014

April bring back the winds with such force my limbs are nearly snapped in half as my over powered up sail rips me through a bottom turn and into a mad race for the lip.  It’s windsurfing season and the trees are shaking. Gone is the gorgeous winter of pumping glassy surf and lazy beach days under palm trees. Runs have been replace by daily visits to...

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Flowing Patterns and Full Circles

Flowing Patterns and Full Circles

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

Winter migrations come full circle…  Humpback activity dwindles signaling the beginning of Spring. It’s the time of the year when everyone heads back to their summer grounds…There is a vacuum like hole where the whales used to be. I’m actually shocked to think the season is already over. I feel like I only just wrote last week how happy I...

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Born in Pisces

Born in Pisces

Posted on Mar 1, 2014

Birthdays bring up the subject of getting older but I decided a long time ago that I’m never going to let something as silly as aging get in the way of my youth. February adds one more year to my age but more importantly it brings me a zillion more beautiful experiences, wild moments, learning disasters and radiant bursts of love. This month has also...

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Valley Isle

Valley Isle

Posted on Jan 25, 2014

It’s been “The Endless Winter”. January has been on fire. Waves pumping. Jaws never stops going off and the wind walked out stage left. It’s been some of the best surf I’ve ever seen. An epic winter. A few weeks ago I got slammed by a big set and got the surf board ripped out of my hands.  Unfortunately it ripped my shoulder...

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2014 Aloha Windsurfing Clinic Dates and Venues

2014 Aloha Windsurfing Clinic Dates and Venues

Posted on Jan 3, 2014

Aloha Windsurfing Clinics wishes you a New Year full of all the good stuff… Smiles, wind, sunsets, good food and company. I was thinking the other day how windsurfing can be a kind of reflection of how we deal with life in general. Do we give up because we failed once, twice even three times, or do we just shrug it off, smile and get right back up and...

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