Ever wondered why Maui is hailed as being so flippin’ good? Who better than Jesse Richman to show you around his favourite island wave spots? Tuck into this quintet of action videos for all the juice from Jesse!
Postcards from Hawaii with Jesse Richman – Episode 1 Ho’okipa
If you’ve never been to Ho’okipa, it’s a crystalline reef break of the heights quality where the wind flows with incredible velocity thanks to Maui’s two mountains that together create a wind funnel.
Usually, the wind is pretty gusty, and the ocean is filled with enthusiasts enjoying a good time. On this particular day, the wind was perfect, and the waves were on fire with just enough size to keep the crowd in line up very small with only a handful of legendary riders.
Postcards from Hawaii with Jesse Richman – Episode 2 Secrets
Greetings from Secrets! Secrets is on the northern side of Maui and is known for its consistent and steep swells. We were graced with a consistent north-easterly wind of around 20 knots. I got a ton of super fun waves and as the sun was setting, turned up the heat up to boost the sesh away.
In this session, I was riding my 5ft Cross and 8m Carve and then swapped it out for the 5ft Comp and the 7m Carve. The perfect set up for slashing the day away.
Postcards from Hawaii with Jesse Richman – Episode 3 Lanes
About 10 minutes from my home in Haiku, we find one of Maui’s best kite spots, Lanes. It’s the place to go when the wind and surf are pumping! Lanes is known for drawing in some of the best kitesurfers in the world and I am pumped!
Back on the 5’5 Charge and 8m Carve, I’m ready to hit the lip. We were graced with some epic waves rolling through and smooth trade winds, up to around 18 knots. The next stop is Outer Sprecks, stoked!
Postcards from Hawaii with Jesse Richman – Episode 4 Outer Sprecks
Hello from Maui again! Today I have been riding at a little gem of a spot called Outer Sprecks. On the right day, this place is home to a perfect A-frame wave that is consistent and mostly, pretty big. The day started with decent swell providing long rides with a sweet runway. The classic North-East trade winds were blowing around 25 knots, so I cruised on my 7m Carve and 5’5 Charge.
Postcards from Hawaii with Jesse Richman – Episode 5 The West Side
Greetings from The West Side, baby! On this particular day, the sun was shining and I was stoked to get out and make the most of the conditions.
Although the swell wasn’t huge, the northerlies were up to around 22 knots and yep, you guessed it, I was riding my 7m Carve; it’s my favourite. For this session, I took the 5 ft Comp board out, it’s the perfect board for strapless freestyle and damn, has it got good pop.
Jesse Richman is riding the 2021 Carve kite and Charge surfboard. Check out the Surf Collection here: www.northkb.com
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