Hookipa

(AKA Ho'okipa) Maui, Hawaii, USA

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2008 Hookipa Photoshoot Frenzy

Hookipa, Maui
Windsurfing: Waves
1 pm - 3 pm Monday. April 14. 2008
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: E Wind Strength: powered   using 4.6 - 5.0m sail. Swell Direction: NW Swell Size: mast Tide: - Falling.

Ok, I didn't actually sail this day, just a bit out of my league, but I sat on the bluff at Hookipa and shot video of the insane action.Hookipa delivers the goods as Kauli Seadi, Robby Swift, Jason Polakow, Alex Mussolini, John Skye, Kevin Pritchard, Robby Naish and many more show off the new 2009 gear for the photographers in the water, in helicopters and on the bluff.

I've got better quality video on MauiWindsurfing.net at http://www.mauiwindsurfing.net/videos/20080414_Hookipa.cfm

or better still on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/1727247

4 thumbs up!

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02.07.09 7.25 pm
niiice...

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02.07.09 10.28 pm
Great stuff! I think I sailed a wave once... wish I had more opportunity! I always wonder what happens to these guys if they get caught on the inside with these huge waves pounding on them? Do they just ditch their gear and swim for it?

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03.07.09 5.00 am
Getting caught on the inside at Hookipa on a big day can be gnarly. If you're separated from your gear by a bad wipeout the current starts dragging your gear to the rocks where the gear is likely to get pounded unless you get to it first. Most guys will try to save their gear. Doesn't always end well. I've got some footage of this in one my videos:

http://www.mauiwindsurfing.net/videos/20071114_Hookipa_Carnage.cfm

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