Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our North Shore Session


Jacky walking to the car

Mr and Mrs NC Paddle Surfer

standuppaddlesurf.net Evan


We met Evan at 8am on the North Shore. We checked out several breaks and picked one just down from Chuns. I don't recall the name of it. There are 3 breaks side by side. Evan said Blane shoots a lot of his videos there.

I caught 5 waves, each one the best wave of my life.

A ride on one wave here, is equal to 10 waves in NC.

The C4 Sub Vector was incredible. Every turn like a dream. The board handled the waves perfectly for me.

It was one of those days I'll remember for a lifetime.

A big thanks to Evan for taking the time to show us around. The generosity Evan Leong and Todd Bradley have shown us, is just incredible.

Our video camera cannot zoom, so the video will be a letdown. I just hope it gives you some feel for what it was like out there.

Evan said the waves were 2-4 foot. Yeah right. By NC measuring standards, it was mast high on the outside when the best ones came through. Big enough to make the eye balls pop out.

Just look at the spray coming off the waves in NO WIND.

The water texture and balancing act is more challenging than I expected. It's pretty close to the mess we get at home surfing CB inlet. Current and voodoo chop in the channels between the breaks. The Sub Vector did not fail me!

To finish off a perfect day, Evan introduced us to shaved ice, Hawaiian style.


4 comments:

WP said...

Man you're killing me, 44 degrees here and the water hangin around 54degrees. Nice little waves but nothing like the waves there. Enjoy and take care of the scuff marks on your feet as I found out 1st hand it stinks to get an infection on vakay.
Enjoy be safe

Anonymous said...

Dwight's foot is prettier.

Evan said...

Your camera is good...I don't look as fat as normal...at least in the picture. That was a fun session, wasn't it? You guys must have brought the luck from NC with you because last week had terrible weather. You guys got great weather, waves and no crowd. Go figure.

Hawaiian scale measures the wave from the back so it's about 1/2 of the size that most others use. 2 to 4 feet Hawaiian translates to 4 to 8 foot faces.

You guys are troopers, especially Jacky with the sea urchin spikes in her foot. Make sure you keep those wounds clean and avoid an infection.

Shave Ice was good too. Check out Waiola Shave Ice on Kapahulu Ave. It's about a 3 minute drive from your hotel. You'll like it.

Bob said...

I need to catch up with your adventures...just sat down with a cup of coffee.

Hehe..I think its a required sacrifice to the Hawaiian gods to leave some skin behind on the reef. I've fed the fish everytime out and have the scars to proove it.

Shave ice is da bomb.