Middle of winter nth west Pacific Ocean. I was contacted at the end of February by the Jupiter Foundation from Hawaii. They asked if we could head out 700 nm nth of the Marshall Islands to recover an autonomous vehicle called a wave glider. My first reaction was nah too hard middle of winter, strong trades and maybe even worse as we go nth. Studied the weather maps for nearly a month and finally saw a weather window and told em ok lets go, I told my skipper who went white with fear and didnt smile till he got back, totally shit himself. Even tried to squeeze me for danger pay at the last minute. Anyway the forecast was spot on, thanks buoyweather, this photo was taken by the waveglider as the vessel approached on maybe the calmest day of the winter out there. Nailed it! Check out jupiter foundations website http://jupiterfoundation.org/humpacs-1. This device is propelled by wave energy and can cross the Pacific. Pretty amazing piece of equipment
This might be the most comfortable bed in the Mentawai . We have plenty of availability mid season on Indies Trader 3. There is a lot of noise out there but if you want to do the Mentawai in comfort safety and style with no crowds then there is only one choice. We have led the experience in surf charters for nearly 3 decades now and are still the team everyone follows and imitates.
Marshalls underwater with the @thegoodwinway
shacked... yeah there are “gentleman waves” and off day waves, but this isn’t one of them. Photo @zaknoyle
Good news dept!!!! One of the major reasons i built out here in the Pacific was the pristine coral reefs and marine environment. A few years ago here was a major bleaching event throughout the whole Pacific. I was devastated to see so much of the coral dying. In the next few years there was some recovery . Then in October last year it happened again , i was saddened to see new growth after the the last event dying, but there was some that seemed more hardy even the same species right next to the affected corals that seemed unaffected. Well in the last 5 months the recovery has been nothing short of amazing in some locations. Pictured is all regrowth. The branching corals seem to go first and the slowest to recover. This a different species of coral than was there originally but as you can see its thriving, there are coral recruits everywhere now and in some areas now you wouldn’t know that it had all had recently died, Question? Is this evolution in process with heat tolerant survivors of the warming seawater being the new breeding stock . Hope so
Almost 75 years later. Who’s out there? From recently declassified National Security Archive USS Agerholm, bikini atoll,Baker nuclear test, July 25, 1946 —-Meanwhile, lagoon water rushing back into the space vacated by the rising gas bubble started a tsunami which lifted the ships as it passed under them. At 11 seconds after detonation, the first wave was 1,000 feet (305 m) from surface zero and 94 feet (29 m) high. By the time it reached the Bikini Island beach, 3.5 miles (6 km) away, it was a nine-wave set with shore breakers up to 15 feet (5 m) high, which tossed landing craft onto the beach and filled them with sand.
Maccas from the bow of the Trader 3, drawing by @havassy_art
Lots of surfers probably don’t get all the gear and technical parts of kiting or have never tried it. @keahideaboitiz making it look easy and really fun. ・・・ One extremely fun session during the last run of #MIkiteadventure weeks. So good to score waves like this with no one else around!💨🌊🏝 —— Shot with the @noirmatter #quark gimbal 🙌🏼 If you’d like to check them out, hit the link in my bio and use the code “KEAHI” for a $10 discount ↖️↖️ —— 🎵 Bambari - Ambala —— @cabrinhakites @neilpryde_waterwear @noirmatter @reostevens @indiestrader —— #cabrinha #cabrinhakites #cabrinhakitesurfing #cabrinhateam #npsurf #kitesurf #kitesurfing #kiting #kitesurfingworld #letskitesurf #kitesurfparadise #thekiteshow #thekiteshots #thekitemag #neilpryde #kitesurfingphotos #kiteworldwide #freesurf #keahideaboitiz #marshallislands #indiestrader #reostevenscoaching #goproau #goproanz #goprowars #goprooftheday #noirmatter #quark #goprouniverse
Calm and beautiful. Drone footage from @reostevens kiting retreat (taking a break from kite boarding)
Photo of a photo, 📷 Chuck Corbett by way of @michael.kew caption reads “Remember the source, it’s worth the effort.”