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Wednesday April 27 2011 11:27:16 AM
Created: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:27:29 AM
Modified: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:27:29 AM
Wednesday April 27 2011 11:25:56 AM
Created: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:26:09 AM
Modified: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:26:09 AM
Wednesday April 27 2011 11:24:57 AM
Created: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:25:02 AM
Modified: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:25:02 AM
Wednesday April 27 2011 11:23:13 AM
Created: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:23:20 AM
Modified: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:23:20 AM
Wednesday April 27 2011 11:21:18 AM
Created: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:21:46 AM
Modified: Wednesday April 27 2011 11:21:46 AM
Monday April 25 2011 03:00:00 AM
Created: Wednesday May 11 2011 03:28:10 PM
Modified: Wednesday May 11 2011 03:50:44 PM
Saturday April 23 2011 07:00:00 AM
I had only one hour and I came early. First in the water, I could choose the perfect waves for a while. Long surf, good turns : a very good session
Check the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13z-_rC_6zw
Created: Sunday April 24 2011 06:44:07 PM
Modified: Sunday April 24 2011 06:44:07 PM
Friday April 22 2011 07:45:00 PM
More perfect than the other days ! the swell was not as frequent as the other days but the waves were just perfect and glassy. The bigger were 2m.
It was so perfect that I have used my.. 5'8" ! with it new fins (K2.1 new materials)
Wonderful ! big drops ! big turn ! one big tube in the shore break.
Created: Saturday April 23 2011 05:54:45 PM
Modified: Saturday April 23 2011 05:54:45 PM
Friday April 22 2011 08:00:00 AM
Incredible, still perfect at this bank. What else ?
Highlight : good use of the 6'4" and better turns
Checkt the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiQk2csLTO4
Created: Saturday April 23 2011 05:49:48 PM
Modified: Saturday April 23 2011 05:59:47 PM
Friday April 22 2011 04:00:00 AM
Created: Wednesday May 4 2011 02:32:29 AM
Modified: Wednesday May 4 2011 02:32:29 AM
Thursday April 21 2011 07:30:00 PM
Still good big waves. A lot of people
Highlight : the blue chamber at the opening shore break
Created: Saturday April 23 2011 05:37:44 PM
Modified: Saturday April 23 2011 05:37:44 PM
Thursday April 21 2011 08:00:00 AM
It was SOLID this morning, solid and perfect. but the probleme was to be just placed at the good place. That's why I only took few waves. Those waves were really good, hollow and fast. The left was easier than the right.
Watch the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri_l7Jrz5hY
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 02:29:34 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 02:29:34 PM
Wednesday April 20 2011 07:30:00 AM
Didi I dreamed ? The same wonderful wave at the same place ? still alone ? yes alone !!
I just can't believe it...
Hightlight : better top turn than yesterday, 20 waves in 1:15 min (one perfect wave every 3,75 mn !)
Watch the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri_l7Jrz5hY
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 02:19:52 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 02:23:18 PM
Wednesday April 20 2011 02:00:00 AM
Created: Wednesday May 11 2011 03:32:18 PM
Modified: Wednesday May 11 2011 03:37:00 PM
Tuesday April 19 2011 07:30:00 PM
Same place, same perfection ! I got really good waves at the evening. I finished with a cool local watching the colors of the sunshine.
video : take the same that this morning :-)
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 02:15:21 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 02:15:21 PM
Tuesday April 19 2011 08:00:00 AM
I didn't go at the best peak where there was already 15 surfers. I foundthis one, a little less good BUTit was really good as I was... alone ! the wavbe was highly rippable....
bad point : a guy dropped his board just when surfed around himl, I was hit by the fins of this malibu. Result : two 5 cm cuts in my back (blood etc...)
highlights: too many , I worked my top turn :-)
Check the video ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIp4JcbTTLM
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 02:06:06 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 02:17:46 PM
Monday April 18 2011 07:30:00 PM
What a good session ! At the end of the day, the wind dropped surprinsingly. It was glassy and perfect. The bowl was clean and delivered rights and lefts. It was like paradise.it was a realfunny session.
hightlights : a left tube in front of a cameraman, good backside top turns
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 02:00:53 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 02:00:53 PM
Monday April 18 2011 08:00:00 AM
Nothing unforgettable because of the rip but i took some good ones
Created: Thursday April 21 2011 01:44:37 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 01:44:37 PM
Sunday April 17 2011 07:30:00 PM
No one in the water. the wind was onshore but the waves were so long that it became a good session : long rights peeling around a good low tide sandbank.This session was better thant the one in the morning.
Created: Monday April 18 2011 12:20:31 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 01:52:37 PM
Sunday April 17 2011 11:00:00 AM
Decided to try paddling out to Mavericks just to get some exercise and be ready for my plan to paddle out on the first small swell next Winter.
Just moved to San Francisco from Lawrence, Kansas to work for Twitter. Did some surfing in Galveston TX when I was a kid and wanted to get back into it. I saw Step into Liquid and decided I'd give it a shot again (after 15 years), so I bought a 10'6 PSH gun from a guy on craigslist for $900.
A little out of shape (been surfing only two times recently. Before that, last time I surfed was 5 years ago, in, believe it or not, Lake Michigan, that was cold), the paddle was really really long, especially since I was still getting a feeling for the board since I'd only taken it out to Linda Mar on a couple of small days.
Went out through the breakwater (I think they call this the "lagoon" but I don't know why), and out past the rocks. I'm not sure where the real lineup is, and the swell was just barely showing so I couldn't really find it.
No sharks, no boats, just calm water and 4 hours of slow paddling out and back. Not even really spooky at all. Mavericks was sleeping.
Created: Wednesday April 20 2011 09:18:43 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 20 2011 09:30:41 PM
Sunday April 17 2011 07:30:00 AM
Teh waves seemed beautiful but there was so much current that it was nearly impossibl to surf. Good hollow waves tough...
I was so cold !!!
Created: Monday April 18 2011 12:19:11 PM
Modified: Thursday April 21 2011 01:51:36 PM
Saturday April 16 2011 01:00:00 PM
Too late ! the wind was strong, there was a bug current...
Created: Monday April 18 2011 12:15:39 PM
Modified: Tuesday April 19 2011 06:25:18 PM
Monday April 11 2011 08:00:00 AM
We went out from Surf camp Rendezvous in the morning, had a great time. Only few people was there and rode so many waves.
So hot and recommend to bring sunblock, water bottles and hat.
Created: Friday June 10 2011 07:13:57 AM
Modified: Friday June 10 2011 10:10:41 AM
Saturday April 9 2011 08:15:00 AM
I went there because of the sandbank. It was good but not perfect. Nethermind, I got good waves
Highlights : a 150 m ride very hollow
Created: Saturday April 9 2011 04:36:46 PM
Modified: Saturday April 9 2011 04:36:46 PM
Friday April 8 2011 07:30:22 PM
Long waiting periods, but... when you got one...it was LEGEND, specially after sunset
Created: Thursday April 14 2011 01:33:28 AM
Modified: Thursday April 14 2011 01:33:28 AM
Wednesday April 6 2011 03:00:00 AM
I recently said that I have "a top five in my life" session. But this year is so good that I will need soon to reconsider my standard of what is a good session. IJust never saw such a perfection in Gironde
I could put 6 stars on this session, I will do it even there was no tube.
First part : the perfect right. 8 surfers (with the 2 usual la jenny idiots), incredible glassy wave, 150 m of ride. Top turn - cut back - top turn cut back - etc.... No less than 10tricks on a single wave.
Second part : the bull dog left. 3 surfers. With the high tide the left started to work. Even if it was not as good as the rigth, it becam better and better.
I finally decided to come back home after my 47 ieme wave. Exhausted, burned but happy !
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:33:47 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:33:47 PM
Sunday April 3 2011 10:00:00 AM
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:39:23 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:39:23 PM
Saturday April 2 2011 04:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:38:15 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:38:15 PM
Friday April 1 2011 02:00:00 PM
The swell was long, the wind was strong and we were only 4 surfers in the water. The waves were really good, fast and long.
Higlights : a standup tube !
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:23:39 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:34:18 PM
Friday April 1 2011 12:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:36:58 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:36:58 PM
Thursday March 31 2011 12:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:35:42 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 02:35:42 PM
Sunday March 27 2011 01:00:00 PM
Had a short session here before going to "natural high beachlclub" to have a kitebuggy clinic.
Waves were 0,5 meter or less but I was in the area and got some practice and muscle training :)
Created: Friday April 1 2011 01:19:39 PM
Modified: Friday April 1 2011 01:19:39 PM
Saturday March 26 2011 03:00:00 PM
During the Surf Foundation Beach cleaning, I found small but fun waves on a wonderful sandbank. Noth verfy big but enough to have a lot o powerless fun !
Created: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:20:07 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 6 2011 09:20:07 PM
Wednesday March 23 2011 02:10:00 PM
Couldnt resist a half day off work to head up to surf in the Sun.. its not often that we get good weather and waves.. have to make the most of it. Good wee session. managed to get some nice waves both right and left !
Created: Tuesday March 29 2011 04:13:04 PM
Modified: Tuesday March 29 2011 04:13:04 PM
Sunday March 20 2011 09:00:00 AM
We didn't expected much swell. And the start of the session was not very good on the bank : the left was mellow. Enough to surf but nothing very good. Then the right started to work. The right was easy too surf but very long ! Only 3 on the wave. Jerome and Loig.
Created: Sunday March 20 2011 09:07:37 PM
Modified: Sunday March 20 2011 09:11:48 PM
Saturday March 19 2011 05:00:00 PM
very atmospheric - can't wait to go back when the conditions are right and the opportunity arises
Created: Wednesday July 20 2011 02:59:16 PM
Modified: Wednesday July 20 2011 02:59:16 PM
Saturday March 19 2011 01:30:00 PM
Good day surfin with the mates... Some nice waves were got and the Banter was on!
Created: Tuesday March 29 2011 04:05:04 PM
Modified: Tuesday March 29 2011 04:13:54 PM
Saturday March 19 2011 10:00:00 AM
Da solo al Royal, long, onde piccole con serie fino al metro. RUGGINE!!! Non bello ma divertente come prima session...
Created: Wednesday March 23 2011 10:20:34 PM
Modified: Wednesday March 23 2011 10:20:34 PM
Friday March 18 2011 12:00:00 PM
Created: Sunday March 27 2011 04:56:14 PM
Modified: Sunday March 27 2011 04:56:14 PM
Thursday March 17 2011 04:00:00 PM
Created: Sunday March 27 2011 04:49:40 PM
Modified: Sunday March 27 2011 04:49:40 PM
Wednesday March 16 2011 03:22:59 PM
I surfed Banzai for years and it was always fun to surf. The wave is a short, but extremely powerful bowl that breaks into a hollow tube for 15-20 meters. The takeoff is tough, as only late takeoffs will access the wave, it is a matter of standing and turning right away, to travel inside the hollow tube. Alternatively, you can go straight and do a powerful bottom turn, but beware of shallow corals full of urchins. After the bottom turn and maybe one visit to the lip, your wave is pretty much over, it is that short. It is located on the East side of a deep canal that allows ships the access to the port of Boca Chica and to get there, you must paddle across that canal. The West side of the canal has another break called La Boya, which is also listed on this site. Banzai is great when all other spots are too small, as waves here are about 2 feet higher than other breaks.
Created: Wednesday March 16 2011 03:37:25 PM
Modified: Wednesday March 16 2011 03:37:25 PM
Sunday March 13 2011 08:00:00 AM
Created: Monday March 14 2011 10:09:11 AM
Modified: Monday March 14 2011 10:09:11 AM
Wednesday March 9 2011 09:00:00 AM
This type session justifies a life of training and commitment. The sandbank was just perfect, the swell too (1.2,1.5m - 10s) and I was alone for 1 hour then we were only two on the left. The dream. I took the right board 6'4".
The wave was a left aroun a bowl. You had a long wall with a tube. I took 3 beautiful tubes (nice entry, nice ride inside, nice exit). I am so happy about this session.
Created: Wednesday March 9 2011 09:16:53 PM
Modified: Wednesday March 9 2011 09:16:53 PM
Sunday March 6 2011 01:00:00 PM
Created: Tuesday March 8 2011 03:56:08 PM
Modified: Tuesday March 8 2011 03:57:17 PM
Saturday March 5 2011 08:30:00 AM
What a session ! Ididn't expected much but I found beautiul 1m - 1.2m lines. No one.
The surf was perfect : a bowl, then a tube then a long wall. I got several tube with a really good one (clear entry, the eye, clear exit).
A very very good session.
Created: Saturday March 5 2011 01:34:31 PM
Modified: Saturday March 5 2011 01:34:31 PM
Friday March 4 2011 08:45:00 AM
Haaa, after 1 month of big surf, we have"normal" waves : 1.20m with very good sandbanks at low tide. I got a lot waves very very fun (only backside). I was just a little disappointed because of the col (my feet especially) but it was all in all a very good session.
Created: Friday March 4 2011 07:57:50 PM
Modified: Friday March 4 2011 07:57:50 PM
Thursday March 3 2011 08:31:24 PM
was really good trip, best time for this spot is spring, when the snow is melting AND raining at the same time..
yes it is cold but the wave works without a rope.
Created: Sunday July 3 2011 08:34:08 PM
Modified: Sunday July 3 2011 08:34:08 PM
Sunday February 27 2011 02:24:01 PM
I rented a board across the street. There are stairs down to the surf end of Kahalu'i. The water was pretty clear so you can see a nice channel for paddling out without hitting any of the coral heads.
I didn't surf over the reef where the waves were bigger. There were a lot of people back there! Some of the waves were overhead. Lots of closeouts, but there were some waves with decent faces. I'm just not into that scene. I'm too old...I paddle like a girl...meh!
Where I was surfing it was easy to catch the reforming waves. The coral heads are a concern so I made sure I didn't surf too close to the shore or jump off/fall off the board...I am always freaked out that a moray will come out of the coral and bite me since I almost got bitten when I was in Kaua'i. One time I got a coral cut on my foot and it got infected and I limped around for a month! I try not to be too concerned about these possibilities, but I just can't help it!
Despite my paranoia, I got a lot of good waves. The waves peak up quickly because of the coral so you have to ride along the face or try not to drop too fast and end up way ahead of the wave...I saw a lot of people doing this. The waves reforms a couple times so you can get a pretty good ride...not as long as my favorite spot Canoes but fun. I had to bail on some waves because some surfer students fell off the boards and were flopping around in the soup...oooh, been there done that! I have empathy so I pull out of the wave and keep a safe distance from them.
A honu popped up beside me with a snorkeler in pursuit (apparently not realizing she was harassing an endangered species. She left when she realized she was now snorkeling in the middle of the surf area...not a good idea!
I liked checking out the sea life in between the sets. There are plentiful tropical fish at Kahalu'u. When I was riding one wave, my board shadow frightened a school of lau'pala. It loked like an underwater stampede of yellow fish. There were also uhu and other parrotfish, a bunch of wrasse in various colors, big Moorish Idols (I've never seen them that big) and other fish that I don't know the names of. The water was so clear and beautiful...it looks like the coral heads are just under the water surface...I kept reassuring myself it was just an optical illusion.
It was a nice mellow surf session for me. I didn't spend very much time out because It was a little choppy for about 30 minutes; I kept getting pushed toward the rocky shore. My shoulder started to hurt from constantly paddling to keep way from the rocks. Sucks to be old, but days like this make it all so worthwhile!
Created: Monday February 28 2011 11:15:51 AM
Modified: Monday February 28 2011 11:15:51 AM
Saturday February 26 2011 09:05:52 AM
Created: Sunday February 27 2011 09:08:15 AM
Modified: Sunday February 27 2011 09:08:15 AM
Tuesday February 22 2011 09:10:41 AM
surf was pretty good for umina really good
Created: Tuesday February 22 2011 09:12:44 AM
Modified: Tuesday February 22 2011 09:12:44 AM