The Day I Gave Our Maliko Run the Bird

The Day I Gave Our Maliko Run the Bird

The Day I Gave Our Maliko Run the Bird Today was a day where when I write this, as much as I am thankful for one of the best downwind runs in the world; I hope you see the humor in my post. We’ve had unusual no wind summer days when normally the cool trades blanket and grace the north shore; leaving us no choice but to paddle without the thrills of long glides and a cool breeze at our back. Yes, boo hoo for us we are in Maui. (I am taking a serious break just today; from finishing the final edits of my book to spend the time to write this as I think in some profound sense it will help me as a form of Maliko therapy. This is way more fun and much needed. SC) With the crossings coming up we have to suck it up and suck some wind and train with what we have. Kihei, as Dave Kalama says; it’s a “cheater downwinder” and I agree because it’s pretty easy.  Earlier today I would have rather been there. What’s been so funny as of late, is when the crew is on Kelly’s shuttle; look out the windows of the van and freak out when they don’t see white caps that normally feather near Hookipa. I mean you should hear the grumbles and jokes of who will be the slowest. All in good cheer and snide remarks to each other we put in and grind. So today like many other no wind days lately with the usual jovial crew in the van, we round...
Register Now for the World Famous 6th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP & OC1 Maui Hawaii

Register Now for the World Famous 6th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP & OC1 Maui Hawaii

Register Now for the 6th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP & OC1 Maui, Hawaii May 10-11th, 2014 Click here for all the details and to register. This is THE downwind race of the year that celebrates the ocean that we live and play in and shares the Hawaiian culture with an amazing luau, Hawaiian games, canoe rides and entertainment. Some of the best athletes from around the world will converge to compete on 8 miles of open ocean known  Maliko; surfing and catching monster glides.  All levels are welcome and be sure to check out the Fun Paddle which offers a friendly and fun 3 mile paddle for anything you can paddle! Highlights from 2012: And here was last year’s event: Aloha and see you there! Suzie Cooney, CPT Owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC Spokesperson for...

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