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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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Magic, Wonder & Beauty

Magic, Wonder & Beauty

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Our day went like this…   Thank you Captain Mike Sproul for the best day ever!  http://www.mauicharterboat.com/ We wish everyone a New Year full of more magic, wonder & beauty. LOVE &...

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Mele Kalikimaka Maui

Mele Kalikimaka Maui

Posted on Dec 22, 2013

The season is in full swing with xmas lights & parties, big winter waves and deep explosions of color for early solstice sunsets. Xmas bulbs, twinkles and under the tree cuddles. I write with hawaiian xmas music playing and the smell of my dutch xmas bread baking in the oven while children throw wooden glider planes overhead. Between keiki windsurf...

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Maui Bliss

Maui Bliss

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

Life has been full of beauty. Maui flowers are bursting and art has been flowing. So many incredible moments shared. Deep connections. Today it felt so amazing to paddle out into a perfect bright blue sea. The waves were peeling in without a breath of wind. There was some size to them and it felt good getting washed by the ocean. Sometimes being in the sea...

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Four Seasons Unforgettable Aloha Windsurfing Week

Four Seasons Unforgettable Aloha Windsurfing Week

Posted on Dec 14, 2013

Maui is already dreamy with it’s turquoise seas, swaying palm trees and a booming surf culture. Add the Four Seasons luxury accommodations into the mix and I think we’ve just gone to heaven. Waking up in Wailea’s calm south side beaches, breaking dawn with pastel colors, in our plush beds over looking the bay and the distant islands of...

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October Fest

October Fest

Posted on Nov 9, 2013

October madness tore through town like a Tasmanian devil. As usual it was a month full of action on and off the water. The winds blew the ocean rolled out its red carpet of mast high rolling waves for the contest. Our Aloha Windsurfing Clinic kick started the month with manageable waves and light winds which built through out the week and...

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