Top PWA and BWA competitor and hilarious commentator, Ben Proffitt shares the ups and down of a recent trip to the windsurfing Mecca of Maui…
Well we couldn’t have timed it better… as after nearly a month of crap wind in Maui, we got straight off the plane and scored it right off the bat. A solid swell and good wind meant Hookipa was firing but due to my Shoulder (and me being a pussy) and with it being Justyna’s first time to maui, plus her 2nd -3rd time ever on Starboard tack i thought it would be best to go easy and sail Lower Kanaha.
With there being such a big swell running it was still pretty big down there (Logo.. mast + sometimes) but it was super fun and great way to ease Ourselves in.. my shoulder wasn’t great but it was doing the job and so nice to be back on the water!
We sailed down there for 3-4 days in a row. Which looking back was probably the best days of the trip… the rest was a real mixed bag of conditions.
So when the Simmer shoot kicked off we really had to work it… as the conditions didn’t play ball… But it all came together in the end and i think we nailed a couple of good days topped off with a nice Heli shoot right on the buzzer… (I’ve seen some of the pics and they look great!)
Check out the rest of the story of Proffitt’s blog here, trust us it’s worth a read and includes locking keys in cars, shovels, hitch hiking and some very cheesy photos!