October 19-October 25, 2020

October 23, 2020 The moon is half full, just a quarter of its monthly journey as seen from earth. The tide was rising all morning, topping out at 1.9 feet around 10:30. The winds were still light and the east side was super glassy but generally devoid of swell. The next NW swell isnʻt arrivingContinue reading “October 19-October 25, 2020”

October 5-October 11, 2020

October 9, 2020 The northwest swell has faded, but the buoys are still showing some decent south and east swell with light winds. The only problem today was that the tide was wrong; well not wrong. How can tide be wrong? My selfish timeline wanted low tide to match my schedule, not the moon’s schedule.Continue reading “October 5-October 11, 2020”

September 14-September 20, 2020

September 14, 2020 The girls came to school with me today. We planned to leave at lunch time so we could have a beach day down at Waiohai, but meetings popped up and Evora decided she couldn’t skip her hula class. So, we left at 1:20 instead of 12:00, but no problem. We got outContinue reading “September 14-September 20, 2020”

September 7-September 13, 2020

September 9, 2020 I decided to leave work early today so I could paddle around. There is only one low tide today, around 1:30 this afternoon, bottoming out close to .3 feet. The moon is halfway to new and I wonder if the long flat tides, showing up as only one low and one high,Continue reading “September 7-September 13, 2020”

August 31-September 6, 2020

The seventh month is number nine right now, called hærfestmonað or haligmonað in Old English, the “harvest month” or the “holy month.” Hawaiians counted time by nights, not days or months, by the moons, each with its own name, to know when to plant or fish or rest. And what else about September…? The fuckingContinue reading “August 31-September 6, 2020”

July 5-July 11, 2020

July 7, 2020 The low tide is negative this morning, again. Yesterday at low tide, Erin and I walked Pilaʻa and saw turtle tracks in the sand. Today, the girls are sleeping over at their friendsʻ house in Kalāheo tonight, so we all headed down to Waiohai before sending them off. I decided to tryContinue reading “July 5-July 11, 2020”

June 21-June 27, 2020

June 21, 2020 Father’s Day.  Today was wonderful. Slow. Quiet, mostly. We got up, had coffee, eggs, and cinnamon rolls, courtesy of Erin. The girls gave me cards and presents, poems, surf shorts, an enameled dutch oven in the shape of a loaf of bread, and sunglasses. We left for Hanalei Bay around 8:30, ErinContinue reading “June 21-June 27, 2020”