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”

May 23-May 29, 2020

May 23, 2020 Low tide was at 7:51 this morning, at -0.22 feet. Last night there was no moon, a new moon. If the skies are clear, there will be the tiniest sliver of crescent tonight, like a fingernail scratch on the darkness of night. The surf forecast called for a mid-sized NW swell fillingContinue reading “May 23-May 29, 2020”

May 9-May 15, 2020

May 14, 2020 I headed out for Anchors around 11:00, after working on my National Board renewals all morning, and helping Violet with her virtual school. We sit together on the bench at the table, shoulder to shoulder. Today the tide was low early then basically flat all day. The winds were light and theContinue reading “May 9-May 15, 2020”

May 2-May 8, 2020

May 3, 2020 M– mentioned he might be able to surf this morning, so I headed for Mahaʻulepu, hoping the wind wouldn’t be too bad. The low tide bottomed out at -0.07 feet at 7:14 this morning, which meant a rising tide. I love catching Mahaʻulepu just after a really low tide. The skies wereContinue reading “May 2-May 8, 2020”