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March Aloha Windsurfing Clinic

March Aloha Windsurfing Clinic

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

This years March Clinic was a complete dip into the lap of luxury of windsurfing holidays with a killer beach pad on a coconut palm fringed beach. We were a bit nervous as the trade wind fans turned off for two weeks before our clinic. The islands were enveloped in a breathless calm that makes most windsurfers fret and twitch. Luckily for us the winds...

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The Beauty of Maui

The Beauty of Maui

Posted on Mar 2, 2013

… Never Gets Old Februray dazzled me with endless days of breathtaking moments… From breaching humpback whales to swimming with turtles and exotic fish. The flora and fauna explodes in shards of color amongst the dense jungle greens… It’s just an amazing place to call home! ...

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Snowscapes

Snowscapes

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

And as January rolls into February it’s good to change it up and get a taste of one of the four seasons. Where does one go on holiday when you already live on a tropical island? Holidays are usually an escape from daily life…. And a pure white winter does it for us, where we swap our turquoise waves for sliding down frozen water from one of the...

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In Good Company

In Good Company

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

 JANUARY Mid winter windsurfing means quiet days at Ho’okipa which is just the cherry on top of a cake filled with layers of over mast high waves and only a handful of people out…. and a few tourist. Certainly can’t complain about the company and the stoke on the water. Happy chilled, mellow wave sharing…  while enjoying some good...

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Addicted to Waves

Addicted to Waves

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Back in the ’80’s a video came out by Robert Palmer You like to think that you’re immune to the stuff It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough. you know you’re gonna have to face it Might as we’ll face it, you’re… ADDICTED TO WAVES by Shawna Cropas Waves are dazzling forces of nature which...

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… And the year ends…

… And the year ends…

Posted on Jan 1, 2013

… With some snowless sledding up country and a surf session at Kanaha as it’s too big everywhere else! Now to bring in the New Year dancing the night away… Tunes I’m enjoying at the...

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‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

Posted on Dec 28, 2012

HIGH WINDS AND WINTERY STORMS December is always a fun month full of cheer, bright lights and social events while surfing/wavesailing conditions go off the Richter scale. Though the month started with glassy conditions it was soon taken over by the most wintery of sailing conditions. We’ve been on 4.0 and 4.2’s and still we were getting blown...

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Weeks of No Wind and Pumping Surf

Weeks of No Wind and Pumping Surf

Posted on Dec 7, 2012

Surfing Machine on Overdrive Everyone’s got the surfing bug on Maui and this month we all got the cure. Endless hours of waves to ride from dawn to dusk without a trace of wind. We’re literally surfing our brains out… ‘Hi ho the dairy-O’, it’s off to surf we go! Dec 2nd also marked the return of of the Humpbacks....

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November Stormtroopers

November Stormtroopers

Posted on Nov 24, 2012

WINTER WELCOMES November has brought awesome conditions for both surfing and windsurfing. The stormtrooper have kept hitting our shores relentlessly… Giant white knights surging ashore week after week. Some days were windy and some were not. Which suits me just fine as I’d rather change it up between the two sports. After doing the AWT...

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Waves, Pumpkins, Parties & Aloha Clinics

Waves, Pumpkins, Parties & Aloha Clinics

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

 OCTOBER MADNESS October has alway been a super fun month from days back in Ireland to now on Maui. It’s when the northern hemisphere’s winter storms are firing massive swells to all the beaches from Brandon Bay, Ireland across the board to Maui and beyond. It’s also the time of year when wave contest are in full swing. The BWA host...

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