Wednesday, November 29, 2006

feet or inches??

Our original forecast for today was 8-12 feet......

This is what we got ....... 8-12 inches!

I guess some swells just pass us by, or the forecasters are smoking too much weed. Anyway, had it have been the feet not the inches, these glassy conditions would have made for some killer rides.

Oh well, guess we have to wait for the next swell to hit (or miss!) tomorrow.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

24 Feet of Pure Surfing Enjoyment

Well it looks like Christmas came early this year. I just bought 3 new boards, 2 used and 1 fresh from the cannery. A Timpone 9'0'' longboard and 8'0'' gun, and a 7'0'' Kazuma classic. So Michelle is on the couch for the next few days so I can get to know my beauties a little more.

This photo is for Sharon. Its's funny that I didn't know you took almost the same shot that afternoon at Hookipa.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Beers on Wheels

No meals here! Our mate "Aussie Matt" popped round for a beer ... Aussie Style!! We cracked open a new keg in the drive way and enjoyed a few cold ones. He had a few more stops to make on his "round" after our place.

... Apparently the final destination of this keg was a party the following evening. We did not attend, as we heard the beer (after a day in the back of Matt's truck!) was warm and foamy!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wave Quota

It's been an unusually flat November in Hawaii so far. I think we used up our wave quota in October. Anyway, luckily it's paradise and there are plenty of other activities to keep us entertained. Our friends originally from Park City, now living in Oahu came over for the weekend, so we decided to go into the Iao Valley to cool off on the swinging bridges trail.

The blury group shot. Our camera was not set right for the light for the whole hike (!) This is Ulli's fault as he named himself the official photographer of the trip.

This is Hula, our rent-a-dog (from the neighbors). She is the best, a model dog in every way!

Lisa & Jeff take on the swinging bridges, while Michelle & Ulli jump up and down at the other side in an attempt to bump them off.

Jeff is unphased by our feeble attempts.

The waterfall at the end of the official trail. We've hiked back into the boonies up the stream from here, climbing trees & rocks with a topo map and compass; with some other crazy friends. But we didn't have 8 hours to spare this time.

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The pool at the foot of the waterfall is always inviting, for a refreshing dip. Michelle bores everyone with her usual back flip. Yawn, seen it a million times aleady do something new.

Okay, Ulli redeemed himself with these creative shots....

We enjoy the beach almost every day, so it's good to refresh ourselves with the other beauties of Maui. Aloha!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Corr blimey luv..

What a shiner!!

I just gave myself this a few hours ago ... No it was not Ulli still in the white trash mode from the other night!

My board gave me a scottish kiss right on the eyelid, totally missing my forehead, eyeball (thank god) and nose?! Even more bizarre is that it happened on my first measlie duck dive on a smallish day at Ho'okipa! I stayed out for a while in definance (and embarrasment!), until a guy told me to go an put ice on it becuase it was making his eyes water when he looked at me.

It's gonna look good tomorrow ... What a wanker!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bye Bye!

Thanks to everyone who was able to vote, and did so. A change is long overdue!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

White Trash Party

What do you do on Maui when there are no waves or wind? You party.
Big Mike turned 34 on Saturday and it was reason for a celebration.

Hostess Twinkies and Ding-dongs all round

The event theme: White Trash. And everyone one was in top form.

Here is a scary family portrait.
Thank God I got out of South Carolina just in time or this could of been real.

Lightin up the grill South Carolina style

Here's my other girl (I beat her every now n' then)

Till her boyfriend came after me with a shot gun

Hangin out on the El Camino

Happy Birthday Mikey!! I think this baby's yours!!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Black and Blue

Just a reminder that with pleasure there is always pain.

Nothing like a sharp fin to the ass.

Just two days ago, I accidentally shot this little guy all the way into my thigh and by shear luck missed the bone.

So remember kids, don't forget to pay your health insurance.