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ROARING TRADE WINDS

ROARING TRADE WINDS

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

 HOWLING The wind outside rattles the house and rushes through the palm trees sounding like a torrent river.  The kinetic energy of wind energizes us right out of our sleepy windless winter. We’re holding on tight to our smallest sails here in Hawaii. When it breezes, it wails. Windsurfing equipment now remains permanently in the back of the...

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BREATHLESS MAUI

BREATHLESS MAUI

Posted on Jan 15, 2011

Where’d the wind go? It’s been, well … Like winter here on Maui. Storms have been hitting the island with heavy dark clouds and some impressive thundering showers which have kept the islands awake during the night as the heavens above declare war. I’ve even dug deep into my closet and dusted off my sweaters to keep warm. I’ve personally,...

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NOVEMBER ALOHA CLINIC 2010

NOVEMBER ALOHA CLINIC 2010

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

WINDSURFING WITH MATT AND SHAWNA This week’s clinic has started off fantastically. We’re staying on the beach in one of Maui’s luxurious north shore estates with the coconut trees doing hula in the strong breezes. Nothing like listening to the calls of the ocean from your bedroom window. For the first two days we had strong winds and little...

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OCTOBER ALOHA CLINIC 2010

OCTOBER ALOHA CLINIC 2010

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

BEAUTIFUL HAWAIIAN BREEZES   For the first two days, Aloha Windsurfing Clinics enjoyed steady 15 to 20 mph winds and knee high waves which made the conditions perfect for practicing our carve jibes though there were lighter winds inside for others to work on their rig handling skills and footwork. Yesterday the winds were super light, though great for...

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