When in Hawaii
When you go into a restaurant in Canada, they often have hockey,
football or baseball on the TV's. In Hawaii, they had
surfing competitions on the big TV's. My dad kindly gave the
kids money for Surf lesson but we didn't really have a plan on how
to spend it before we arrived. We spoke with Dean and
Meredith and they recommended Enzo at Swell Maui Surf Lessons
we booked a pair of back to back lessons and drove out to
Ukumehame Beach Park for our morning classes.
Both kids got dry land training (how to stand up) and then Enzo
headed out with Claira to get her going. He has a GoPro on a
clamp he attaches to the front of the board which captures the
kids successes and splashes.
And sure enough Claira was able to stand up and ride a wave!
Next up was Nara. Same idea -
paddle out past the surf area, line yourself up and catch a wave
in. Enzo provided all of the intelligence - he could spot
the wave, got Nara going in the right direction and told her when
to stand up.
Similar to Claira, Nara was able to stand up and ride the wave in.
Us parents stayed on shore. I brought out the birding lens
and recorded video of the kids catching waves. That GoPro
turned out to be handy - Enzo would press the record button (one
shot a second) just before the kids got started. This was my
queue to start recording. I did a poor job of focusing these
videos (it's a skill I need to learn) so please excuse the
It's hard to understate how much Enzo enabled a good day.
There is a lot of skill in timing the go (especially on a small
wave) and his timing and nudges enabled the kids to succeed.
Claira and Nara with both so tired (or lazy) that Enzo wound up
paddling them into shore.
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