Looked pretty choppy.
Some riders fit dampers on the nose to cut down vibrations. You can see Alex attaching one to his speed board in this.
It is always choppy in Hawaii! That is why are speeds are so slow compared to other top speed venues around the world. We have the wind but not the flat water..
Thanks for the nautical Mile records I see it is possible to beat the Kite Mile record at 36 but the Windsurf record (Bjoern D) is at 41 and the overall is an amazing : Nov 2009 Alain Thebault FRA Hydroptère 50.17 kts
Hyeres, France . I believe Anders Bringdal was on the boat when it did this time. Holy shhh that is fast for a mile!!