G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hawaii - Days Six and Seven

August 26, 2007

As per the forecast the surf was much smaller this morning. Interestingly, there seems to be less people in the water than the weekdays early in the AM. Ten out at Kaisers, 12 at Pops, four at Three’s and the usual 20 or more at Canoe’s. We’re off to snorkel at Haunama with Gabe who arrived yesterday.

Took a different route to and from Haunama around Diamond Head. Lot’s of people surfing overhead waves in pretty crowded conditions. Access to the beach was down a steep switchback trail from a nice parking/overlook area. Plenty of parking on Diamond Head Drive too. Didn’t get the names of any of the spots but they could be Wenches, Suicides and Cliffs. Wind was up early, around 0930 making the waves crumbly. Lot’s of whitecaps outside and near shore.

Took a “truckers day” today. Eat ‘til I’m sleepy, sleep ‘til I’m hungry.

August 27, 2007

Waves were by far the smallest today of any day so far. So instead of surfing first thing, I went to Haunama with M. We snorked the far end of the bay, a place we hadn’t been so far. On her way out to the reef a four foot moray swam right in front of M…I missed it as I was ahead of her. We found two very good caves full of fish we hadn’t seen yet.

D took the boys for a helicopter ride (he had two spaces available) and they dug it…who wouldn’t? Meanwhile I surfed for an hour but it was pretty windy. Got eight waves in bumpy conditions. But it is such a pleasure just being out there I have zero, nada, zip zilch, no complaints.

The lunar eclipse is tonight about 11P. This morning the moon was full and bright, casting a carpet of light across the ocean from Makaha.

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