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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: 50 ft waves in Maui Reply with quote

Peahi was hitting big this week.
Kanaha and Hookipa also once the wind started.
Logo to mast high in spots out of Kanaha since Wednesday, though you had to go up to Camp One today to find that. It was overhead everywhere.
3.7 yesterday
4.0 today.
The whole last year has been memorable. It was this big a couple weeks ago already. The wind has been blowing for more than a year without the usual winter breaks.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For real question....
How big is Hookipa when Jaws is pushing 50'? Is the channel still open at Hookipa?
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It varies, They dont always go off together.
It was big this week but not monstrous at Hookipa.
lots of foam for some reason.
The launch is protected for the same reason it is scary- because it is so tight in there among the rocks, often not much in the wind.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget the poor mans Jaws, Spartan Reef...

Keycocker, how has lowers been on the larger swell days? Plenty of wind or slogging at times?
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answer. I've only gone to Maui in the spring and late summers, so no action at Jaws.
Have sailed backyards/revelations when the phantom was breaking non stop. It's atop and between the two breaks, but no biggie, you just slow down and pinch to get to Revelations, for a 12 bottom turn/OTLip combo into and sometimes thru Velzyland, with the surfers THEN, cheering for you. It got different by '90.
My trips to Oahu were mostly '87 thru '92. I got to sail Sunset when the surfer's just looked in wonder. Got to sail Chuns and Lanikea, something impossible after the '90's. And 7thHole Kahuku, now you can't even park within a mile...superfast left, backside wave riding, wish the shove-it was invented before then.
Glad I don't need to search for surfsailing sites nowadaze.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about some photos for us poor mainlanders?
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"m sure you've seen vid of Jaws at max sizing, whether it's 40' or 70+' by whoever's measurement.
It's no picnic to get to the overlook.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it was biggest there was no wind. As it got lower the wind picked up, so the sailing was da kine.
Lowers was head to logo high, clean and long,with 4.2 in my and your sons sailor size.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a shot on the biggest day. How do I post it?
They are developing Peahi. Depending on the rain and road work there can be fifty people on the cliff.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen tow in vids that show well double that at the cliffs, most walking in throught the jungle, avoiding the mud bog road that traps 4 wheel drives.
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