Showing posts from December, 2018

Holiday Bliss

It's been a while since I've done a catch up on life in general.  Things in Hawaii are great!  A few days ago was the one year anniversary of moving here.  The first year didn't turn out at all like I would have imagined, but it ended up being alright and I learned a lot about life in general.  I'm stoked to be here and I don't see myself going anywhere anytime soon.

For Thanksgiving we had a 'friendsgiving' with friends and I'm headed to AZ to see family for Christmas. It's nice to be able to spend holidays with both friends and family.

Surfing has consumed my life lately and this picture about sums up how I feel about it!
Concerts with friends.

Camping at Polihale.
Karaoke ... and I even sang!
Hiking with friends.

Go Stop!  Had a nice visit with Adria.
Exploring new trails!

Delicious meals at the Westin.
Happy Hour!
Lots of sailing in the summer!

Daria growing up.

Learning to Tow Surf

Corey and I have been learning to tow surf the last few months.  We have gone out when it was small and practiced all the basic maneuvers so when it is big we don't hurt ourselves.   Well it was finally big enough to tow surf and we had a blast!  We did have a couple close calls where we thought we had screwed up, but overall it was a success!  We got towed into waves bigger than we ever imagined.  We were told it was 15ft Hawaiian which amounts to around 30 foot faces.

One of the waves in particular is a must remember...  The way we get into the waves is the person on the jetski is towing the other person behind and they whip them into the face of the wave.  Once they do that, the surfer has the speed they need to position themselves right where they need to be on the wave.  As this is happening, you are surfing down the wave, but the wave is growing at the same time so for a while, you are not actually getting closer to the bottom until it peaks out.  At this point you drop dow…