All photos and captions by DJ Struntz
"Should've been here yesterday." Welcome to Hana, where the weather, wind and waves are in constant flux...Albee Layer making the most of the leftovers.
The ancient Hawaiians considered this beautiful stretch of Maui coastline sacred...and sharky...Still feels like both...
Albee Layer dropping into a little piece of ocean that saw A LOT of attention this past winter. This day was empty, but just as scary.
While the weather in Hana is fickle, the trade winds at Hookipa are unrelenting...Matt Meola isn't complaining.
They don't call him "Hippie Hana Hank" for nothing — he seldom ventures this far from Eden...a rare sighting at Honolua Bay.
Hidden safely away from the westside crowds, Hank Gaskell unleashing on a favorite eastside sandbar.
There isn't a more solid human on the planet. Dege O'Connell celebrating life and his birthday with flair.
The local boys call this type of wave an "Albee wave" — looks like crap, windy, maybe dry, but with a big ole air section.
Yeti sighting...after days of searching, we were rewarded with a session with the elusive Mr. Marzo.
Hank may be Maui's Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde - quiet and unassuming on land, add water and you discover a different animal.
Post-session poke bowls...no reason to rush when you're just going to be stuck behind rubber-necking tourists anyway.
Front row seat (notice head in whitewater) to tube-riding exploits of Dege O'Connell. Not sure if it was worth the price of admission.
Surf-n-turf Maui style: spearfishing in the morning, pig hunting in the afternoon and cook-out and beers after dark...Paradise.