Thankfully hurricane Ana stayed south so we had a good dose of rain for past 12 hours. Tuned in to watch the ASP contest at Peniche Portugal.
Gabriel Medina went out and lost his heat coming in 2 minutes early. Shocker!
Then Kelly Slater lost! He thought he was out of the chance for world title and broke his board into 3 pieces. Double shocker! Waves are smaller but still barreling so looks like the contest is on! My prediction is for John Florence 1st and Mick Fanning 2nd.
Tropical Storm Ana still south of Hawaii Islands. Storm effects should be seen on the Big Island this afternoon and hope everyone stays safe. Oahu expected to feel it early Sunday morning. Its always good to plan for the worst but hope for the best and most importantly don't panic!
THE best feeling of riding a wave is getting barreled! Pulling in a tube and traveling with hopes of making it out at the end. My friend sent me this clip of what it feels like to get barreled and wants to go surf again! Only a surfer knows the feeling...
We debated where to surf the night before and decided to stay in treasure island to make the call. We awoke early to check out the waves and see someone on the beach waving a towel. We then see a boat stuck on the reef. Kirby was first to jump in the dingy with Maki and Nico and they went to help them. It was like a movie we were watching and unfolding before our eyes. Luckily no one was seriously hurt but these 3 fisherman were in shock. They ran aground 3 am onto the reef and lost everything. Even worst, it wasn't their boat and the owner was notified and said he would come in 5 hours to pick them up.
Five hours turned into 2 days and the owner finally came by to pick up his crew. Thinking how angry he was going to be, he hugged his crew and was thankful they were alive. They managed to salvage the waterlogged motor and a few fish but that was it. Each of us will remember this day as it was meant for us to be there.