I’ve got three stickers on my laptop. They say “Maui Girl,” “Honu” and “Surf Naked.” Whenever I travel, I get a lot of comments at airport checks when I have to take my computer out of the bag. Most people smile and, especially on the West Coast, say things like “Greet the island for me.” Usually such things come from Dickensian print shops in China, Indonesia or Thailand, … [Read more...] about Surf Naked
Last weekend’s second annual Maui Kite Fest sported a good turnout, great wind and some very cool action in the air and water. There were many competitors, but two young men were conspicuous. They were the Richman brothers—Jesse, 12 and Shawn, 16. Each performed a few impressive handlepasses, kiteloops and jumps. Despite their ages, they competed in the Men’s Pro Division. … [Read more...] about Family Business
They do it all around the islands, at Baldwin Beach Park, at Ho’okipa, at Thousand Peaks and even at Peahi. At first glance it’s a new trend, but really it’s just reviving the ancient Hawaiians’ practice of combining canoe paddling with surfing. Big wave surfers Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama were among the first, along with Paia resident Loch Eggers. “We think the ancient … [Read more...] about Paddle Surfing?
Ever since the beginning of the Kanaha race series, more racers placing in the top three or winning a division have used JL windsurfing boards than any other. In 1982, Pascal Maka took a JL board and smashed the existing windsurfing speed record with an incredible 27.82 knots. A year later, Maui resident Fred Haywood demolished Maka’s record using another one of JL’s boards by … [Read more...] about A Shapers Life
BEST FREE ENTERTAINMENT There’s nothing better than getting a free show. No, I’m not going to be immature here and say that the best free show on Maui is strolling upon a drunken couple doing their “love business” on the beach. The best free show on Maui can be seen from the Maui Time Weekly offices at 505 Front St., which look down on the Feast at Lele’s nightly luau. There … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2003: Best Free Entertainment on Maui: Lele’s Nightly Luau