Maui is famous for its starboard tack wavesailing and the pro’s playground of Ho’okipa but this winter saw it’s neighboring break of ‘Lanes’ steal the limelight as port tack Kona winds and a hefty swell lit up its lefthanders for one of the best days of the season. The pros aren’t immune to being caught off guard on the opposite tack to their regular Maui starboard conditions but Swifty, Pozza and Brawzinho know the tricks to still put on a captivating show. They tell us more about the day and give us the benefit of their experience on switching to the opposite tack and banging out huge aerials on the thumping lips of Lanes.
Words Jason Polakow, Robby Swift, Marcilio Browne // Photos Erik Aeder, Jimmie Hepp, John Carter
Originally published within the June ’17 edition