Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Today was the Butterfly Effect Maui! What an adventure! The waves were up and so was the wind. Hookipa was a bit big for everyone to launch at so most of the girls went out at Sprecks. The three Kuau Butterflys included myself, Bella, and Tracy. It was great to be with such amazing women athletes. They pushed me to do my best in the difficult conditions. I even attempted a forward under the helicopter! Thank you Tatiana for creating such a wonderful event!
Posted by Sam Bittner at 9:14 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Yesterday I sailed Hookipa for the first time since last summer. I have never sailed there with waves and I was supper nervous to go out. My good friend, Ingrid, pushed me to go out and I am really glad she did. I was literally shaking when launching but it was a piece of cake! I spent a long time downwind from the action until I felt comfortable then I moved in on the waves. I was sailing with Kevin Pritchard, Kauli Seadi, Anrde Paskowski, and many more stars. It was not big by any means but very exciting for me to be at that location with those people. What a rush! I ended up staying out for nearly 3 hours because I was having so much fun and also because I was a bit nervous to come back in. When I finally did, it was so easy! The small, tiny shore break lifted me up and set me gently on the sand. Sweet!
Posted by Sam Bittner at 7:26 AM