Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Made For Waves

http://vimeo.com/90094141

Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa from the big Island of Hawaii sent me a link to this very beautiful and inspiring video.  Click on the photo above to view the video.

http://www.napea.info/

The Organization Na Pe'a is also doing great work in getting young people involved in canoe sailing.



4 comments:

Wade Tarzia said...

Amazing! That ama seemed to my eyes a little iffy for sailing to lee, but of course, it worked and it has always worked. Still, just watching that made me itch for a windward platform. What a coast! You had better know how/where to pick your landings with The Teeth of the Gods everywhere.

Chris said...

Those are awesome canoe sailing skills.

Paiaka Rawhiti said...

do you have a modified version of your Ulua plan more like these Hawaiian hulls? Im looking for something which can surf - shorter but more bulk in the nose and tail, and no vee in the bottom hull.

Gary.Dierking said...

Sorry, no I don't. My designs are optimised for sailing more than surfing. The Ulua is okay for small waves but for the big stuff you would want he fuller ends with no vee.