Pablo likes Ho’okipa (Pic: Fish Bowl Diaries)
Continentseven: Is it better than expected?
Alessio Stillrich: Yes, I never thought that it would be so lovely around here.
Pablo Ramirez: I was really impressed on how green the island is, I didn’t think it would be so green! About the conditions, I think we have watched so many videos, interviews, and things from Maui that it was more or less how we expected (moderated-light side-offshore winds, great waves, perfect water temperature, warm beautiful days, and quite a lot of rain?.
Moritz Mauch: The first time I came here I was pretty impressed, but actually I did expect it as it was. I watched so many clips from Maui that it felt like I visited this place already.
Continentseven: Is it a real paradise for windsurfing and surfing?
Alessio Stillrich: Definitely yes. The wave quality is incredible, the water color and clarity is awesome plus there is a quite different water wildlife too.
Pablo Ramirez: If we are talking about conditions, it is a real paradise! But then it is also too crowded most of the time (specially this time of the year with the photo shootings) but there are also other things to do like snorkeling, visiting the island, a lot of river-falls… So it is more than worth it to come here!
Moritz Mauch: I wouldn’t call it paradise, for that it’s just too crowded, but for sure it’s an amazing place to where I hopefully will come back for many more years.
Continentseven: How is the windsurfing for your, Starboard tack instead of Pozo Port tack conditions. A big shock or not that much change?
Alessio Stillrich: Well, honestly I thought that I would not enjoy the trip that much as other trips, because it is starboard tack windsurfing. But I really have to say I am getting the key points quite fast for every move except for the cutbacks and from day to day I feel more comfortable on the board and in the waves.
Pablo Ramirez: It really is a huge shock for me, as I only sailed maybe 6 times in my life Starboard tack conditions, but I’m also regular on surfing and I think it also helps a lot, but it’s still hard to get to sail really good here! Hope to come back to keep training
Moritz Mauch: It’s a shock for sure, but it’s also exciting as every day you learn something new. After each session you feel good because you improved something.