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sasussman



Joined: 18 Feb 1997
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure booties protect your feet, just as a helmet protects your head, gloves your hands, wetsuits your body, etc.

I wasn't saying don't use booties. That's a personal choice. What I'm saying is if you sail normally without booties you don't need them on Maui as long as you don't kick down when you're waterstarting directly over the reef and you watch where you step on dry land and as you enter and exit the water. Even in Kihei where it can be more shallow then the north shore you can sail barefoot if you're careful. The water is clear enough you can tell when you're over a reef. The amount of Maui residents who use booties is definitely in the single digit %.

I believe a person should sail in what they are comfortable in. If one normally sails without booties, then he or she doesn't need to change that just for Maui. If on the other hand, you sail in booties all the time and are comfortable in them, use them here.
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beaglebuddy



Joined: 10 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advise would be to find a white sugarloaf pineapple, at mid September they may still be in season which goes from about 4th of July to about Labor day.
You will never taste a pineapple like this, so sweet, less fiberous, I'm going thru one a week right now. They cost $15 but well worth it.
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xander.arch



Joined: 23 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go barefoot, but if you plan on sailing Kanaha bring or get a pair of el cheapo flip flops that you can leave on the beach while you sail. There are these unavoidable killer little spiky pine cones in the walk to the beach and heebie jeebie grass in the rigging area that murdered my whimpy feet.
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I go barefoot at Kanaha. It ruins the line of my leg to have a bootie tan.

-Craig
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nw30



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
Posts: 1860
Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spend most of my days here on the central coast of Ca. wearing slaps and long pants, not many shorts days in my area. I end up with tan feet and pale legs, and then I go to Maui, and I wear some kind of booties when w'surfing, I know the coral bite all too well.
My legs get tan and my feet don't as much, so I end up all balanced out by the end of the trip.
It's all in the way you set it up.






Doesn't last very long though.

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