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 Post subject: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:37 pm 
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In Maui is impossible for an wave lover not to want to acess the furthest upwind safe access for surfing or a downwinder. The Crown Juel seems the best entrance point.
The MKA maps show it is the only area permited to sail in the brakers. How is the bottom? Is there an map on the bottom? And tides?
Acessing through a rock shelf is the only option?
What is the safest exit?
How not to cut yourself?


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:15 pm 
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If you go on google maps you can take a tour of the coast from Hokipa down to Mamas fish house. Do a street view. Never launched there, was a greenhorn when I was there.Just remember it looked really sketchy to me back then. I'm sure others will have more usefull info


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:32 am 
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I just saw a horror clip
http://vimeo.com/17820689
Where exactly is this.
Is this the only way in and out.
In low tides do outer reefs get exposed.


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:17 am 
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That is lanes. It for sure not something to take lightly...it is off shore and gusty, but those guys were making soooooooo many mistakes.

Personally I think the fact that they are trying to take a TT out there is a sign they should not go.

A friend of mine went out when he wasn't ready for it.

He lost his kite (killed it is more accurate), ended up by mama's fish house and even if he had shoes....still got cut..then lost one shoe and his foot looked like it had been chewed by something with big sharp teeth.

Edit: the inner reef can get exposed at low tide. Not the outer ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:20 am 
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I kite lanes with a TT... I'm not the best but I look better than that.

It does suck walking on a slippery reef while keeping the kite from pulling you down wind, plus it can be very gusty. You should wear shoes for sure and be ready to loose a kite. If you have to self rescue for some reason there isn't a lot of choices.

So overall don't try if you are not a competent kiter. You should also know how to self land and launch as your often the only kiter.


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:34 am 
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rightguard wrote:
I kite lanes with a TT... I'm not the best but I look better than that.


I didn't mean it like that :-)

My point is that the kiters had a TT, on high tide they could have gotten going on the gust...

..and at lanes there is no hesitation..once your kite is up (you have to wait for a gust) it is go time...I would for most kiters just advice against going unless you feel you have to...


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:48 am 
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why go maui?
...my guys are going to hate me for this...
Oahu has better kiting spots, better , more accessible kite spots then any other island. But, you got to respect the rules. Number 1 is: Ask other kiters before you go out.
Example: italian guy comes to our small beach, and before he even drops his bag, he asks us all where its safe, allowed , where is the reef, how far to stay away from windsurfers, etc.
Perfect. Awesome dude. All it takes is respect, and we all can get along out in the water.
Just had to give him kudos. Sorry, a bit off topic...


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:39 pm 
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FabsPH wrote:
why go maui?
...my guys are going to hate me for this...
Oahu blab bla..


Haha good one...Maui is much better.


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:42 pm 
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...before you listen to fabs advice...this could be the car he is driving...

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 Post subject: Re: Accessing Lanes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Good thing about Lanes is, "sketchy launch equals crowd control". Loved kiting there. Mostly really good kiters and surf.


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