Thursday, August 20, 2009

WINNER - Best of Maui 2009

We are very honored and super stoked to be named "2009 Best of Maui: Stand-Up Paddleboard Shop" by Maui Time Weekly. We are passionate about this awesome sport, and we love sharing our knowledge and aloha. Mahalo to all those who voted for Hawaiian Island Surf and Sport!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Forward


“LANES”, North Shore, Maui . . . Late Saturday morning March 14th . . . the strong Kona Southerly winds carrying rain squalls roll up the coast from Kahului . . . 15 kt winds on the inside and 30+ kts on the outside – with 15’ to 25’ ft waves in-between! . . . making the launch over the reef treacherous . . . these conditions greatly narrowed the playing field to only a few kiteboarders and windsurfers crazy enough to give it try . . .

MUSIC: “Aeroplane Blues” by The Black Keys

WIND & WAVES by Mother Nature

Photos & Video by Dennis

March Madness 2009


“H-Poko”, Ho’okipa”, North Shore, Maui . . . Later in the afternoon on Saturday, March 14th . . . the rain squalls diminished, and the off-shore Southerly winds dropped to 15 – 20 kts . . . the unique NE Swell still packed a punch with the faces walling up 15’ to 25’ feet . . . and about every 20 minutes a massive clean up set would come rumbling through dropping 30+ft bombs.

The few kiteboarders and windsurfers from the earlier session had called it a day. . . Then a handful of surfers decided to paddle out past H’Poko channel to get to the big walls of water . . . No Tow-Ins here!! These guys made it out, and back in, all on their own. Way cool.

MUSIC: “Keep Me” by The Black Keys

WIND & WAVES by Mother Nature

Photos & Video by Dennis

Friday, January 23, 2009

Karl's new Board CAM

Here is Karl testing out his new kiteboard CAM . . . starring . . . who else . . . KARL!

Looks like fun in the 20+ kt Trades and 4 - 6 ft waves at Kite Beach Maui

GO PRO Hero Cams are available at

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Peahi New Year

Peahi was firing, the biggest session of the year (though not as monsterous as some forecasts).
Lenny tested out his new camera, and scored himself a front row seat at Laird's for all the action on Thursday, Jan 15, 2009

Big Winds, Big Waves

Combine the 1 -2 punch of The Kona storm's strong off-shore winds (20 - 30 kts) . . . with big North Shore waves (15 to 25 ft) , and you get the recipe for a wild ride! Windsurfing and Kiteboarding at Ho'okipa (Lanes) Jan 15, 2009 (photos by Len Cappe)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Morning stand up sesh @ the peaks

Karl, Leo, and Chris whitesides were on it early today and scored some waist to chest high rides in good light offshore conditions. sorry no pics. next time I promise. :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Lake Pacific 9-29-08

What a great day for stand up. It's a total lake out there with no wind. Photo Kihei's Cove park.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lenny Cheater Five

1000's peaks The last glassy days of Summer.
Surf all around the island pretty small. Look for a north maybe Thurs and south Friday late.