Archive for March, 2011

Friday, March 25th 2011 -Windsurfers in Paradise, Hookipa, Maui, Hawaii


Lots of well known names and Professional windsurfers, surfers and kiters were out at Jaws today, in the waves with 35ft faces. Names including Kai Lenny, Levi Siver, Marcilo Brown, Mike Schreider, Klaus Voget, Julien Taboulet, Jason Polakow, Robby Naish, Kevin Prichard, Klaus Voget, Grahem Ezzy and Leo Ray to name a few.

A great day was had by all, those out in the water and the specators and photographers on the cliffs, not to mention the lucky few whizzing around in those little yellow helicopters.

Windsurfers at Hookipa after the Tsunami

img_9292-_eimg_9262-_eWell, Kanaha Beach Park is still flooded from the Tsunami yesterday and probably wont be open for windsurfing again until Tuesday. So photographing the windsurfers at Hookipa was a pleasant enough alternative today.

(I’ll upload higher resolution files next time so the FULL SCREEN option in the slideshow displays a better quality)

     Sunset over the West Maui Mountains last night was very unusual in more ways than one. Firstly the mountains usually have a layer of cloud, but after the recent downpours and a very windy day (also a great windsurfing day) the West Maui Mountains cleared just before the sun set. Secondly the whispy clouds that did remain around changed formation the whole time and created an image I didn’t even notice until I got home and viewed these photos on my computer. Hence the title to this post …On the wings of a Dove.. ( PLAY ‘On the Wings of a Dove’  by Madness)

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No PhotoShopping has been applied to any of these photos…;-)

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And this was taken the day before during the rains, a very wet and very voggy day!