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  Topic: Windsurfer dies at Kanaha
MauiMakani

Replies: 6
Views: 8975

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:47 pm   Subject: Windsurfer dies at Kanaha
Winston was a great guy. During the summesr he liked to ride his bike to play tennis every morning in Kihei, and then often windsurfed at Lower Kanaha in the afternoon. I believe that he spent his win ...
  Topic: Just discovered Waddell, need advice :)
MauiMakani

Replies: 28
Views: 25747

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 1:30 am   Subject: Just discovered Waddell, need advice :)
Its been a few years (okay decades) since I last sailed Waddell, but I have a fond memory of a great point break at Scott Creek between Waddel and Davenport. Maybe I just got lucky, but when I hit it, ...
  Topic: JP Superlightwind
MauiMakani

Replies: 19
Views: 19459

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:43 pm   Subject: JP Superlightwind
Hi dfthrash,
A friend of mine who is about your weight and age bought a 165 JP a few months ago for light wind. With a 7.5, he is now happily planing down to about 13-14 (this is at sea level). He wi ...
  Topic: Wind strength Oahu vs Kauai
MauiMakani

Replies: 18
Views: 24642

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:08 am   Subject: Wind strength Oahu vs Kauai
I used to spend half the year on Kauai back in the 80's before I moved to Maui, so things may have changed since I was there, but here are my memories.
1. Tunnels can be very intense on a big NW swel ...
  Topic: Maui Tips
MauiMakani

Replies: 36
Views: 41845

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:38 pm   Subject: Maui Tips
Just a quick note supporting Isobars suggestion of bringing booties if you have them. Like others have said, you probably don't need them at the north shore spots, but Isobars mentioned that he sails ...
  Topic: What are your local rules for windsurfing and kiting? Kanaha
MauiMakani

Replies: 19
Views: 18627

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:28 am   Subject: What are your local rules for windsurfing and kiting? Kanaha
I absolutely agree. There are many good reasons why wavesailing venues have always given ROW to the rider going out. As in the previous post, I had the exact same situation at Kanaha last year. I was ...
  Topic: Longer stay on Maui.
MauiMakani

Replies: 14
Views: 11220

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:17 pm   Subject: Longer stay on Maui.
Second Wind has offered equipment storage areas off and on over the years. Check with Kevin and see if they have it going at this time.
  Topic: Sails: Floppy Leech Gone?
MauiMakani

Replies: 35
Views: 30186

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:36 pm   Subject: Sails: Floppy Leech Gone?
I think that one thing that has changed is the location of the looseness along the leech. At one time, the looseness tended to be over-focused in the head, so that even as the sail twisted off and bec ...
  Topic: Thanks to the Coyote Point Sailers!
MauiMakani

Replies: 3
Views: 4067

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:26 pm   Subject: Thanks to the Coyote Point Sailers!
One way that I have helped sailors in your situation in the past was to have them hold onto my back footstrap while I towed them downwind to their rig. Its a huge amount of work for the sailor since y ...
  Topic: How is the wavesailing near San Diego? Considering a move
MauiMakani

Replies: 21
Views: 23297

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:35 pm   Subject: How is the wavesailing near San Diego? Considering a move
I lived in the San Diego are for a few years back in the mid 80s and directed the main windsurfing school there (San Diego Sailing Center), so windsurfing was my main focus. Like everyone has said, th ...
 
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