Our appetite for adventure is never filled. This is what led us to one of the most beautiful places in the world in search of clear water, blue skies and bright sunsets. See what it’s like to explore the waters of Oahu and Kauai on a waterski in the most epic Flowpoint TV episode to date. Our hope is that you find some inspiration in this story, and find a way to use it right now…today. It’s never too late to do something you never thought you could.
“Lethal Shot” – Generdyn : http://generdynmusic.com
“Moon Bounce” – Gyom : https://soundcloud.com/gyomdude
“Sunshine’s Gone” – Jeff Cormack : http://www.playplusrecord.com
“Day By Day” – Khari Mateen : http://www.kharimateenmusic.com
There are key moments in life, awakenings maybe….when the path that you are on has served its purpose…and you are left with a longing for something new…or different…or bigger….and sometimes you just gotta take a dive into the deep blue unknown…and just maybe, you end up finding a piece of whats been missing. This is one of those stories.
Now, there’s no rule book for planning a Hawaiian ski vacation, but we knew it was important to bring along the right crew. For starters, you need a few workhorses….guys who get it done, and ask questions later…. guys like Igor Morozov from Russia and Zack Worden Okahumpka Florida, 2 of the best water ski jumpers in the world. You need a manager, someone responsible enough to keep the train on the tracks. Of course any tropical trip wouldn’t be right without a good gaggle of girls to keep the manager on track, and to keep everyone from doing dumb stuff….and u need a few good cameramen, to be sure to capture it all. So we go now to the beginning…everyone arriving in Historic Honolulu as a team, for a well organized and planned week of adventure….Kinda. ”Ha!”
In keeping with the spirit of FlowPoint TV’s original mission, this trip to Hawaii was an attempt to remove some of the best skiers on Earth from the competition world….and re-aquant them with the recreational side of towed water sports. Its a lifestyle….and we came here to remind ourselves of that. But first, if you go somewhere with a course and a tournament ski boat, its mandatory to brush off the winter cobwebs by slaying some buoys. So thats what we did!
Well, one day down and it couldn’t have gone much better…. however, it was monday, and an old friend of mine once told me that one seventh of your life is spent on Monday….so we figured we weren’t done yet…and we knew where we had to go….the North Shore. What we didn’t know, was that a couple days later….One of the Surfing worlds most prestigious events, the Eddie, was going to take place for the first time in u years, and only the 9th time since its inception in 1985. It only happens when the waves are big enough…and on this particular monday, they were well on there way. Everybody could sense that something was about to go down.
Now, unfortunately we don’t surf like we ski….and besides, no one was in the water that day anyway. But we did get some salt on our lips and the setting sun on our face….what a magical place.
As the saying goes….keep your friends close, and your enemies?…..well, maybe its best just to talk at them, on twitter. So we kicked off day 2 by putting our phones down and gearing up for a day on the bay….Kaneohe Bay, that is. Matt’s good buddy, Parker, is the director of marketing for Holokai State Park and volunteered to be our tour guide for the day. Lucky us
And that’s pretty much how you do oahu….ahhhh except for the Eddie…which was definitely happening the very next day. At the airport, on the way to Kauai, people were arriving from all over the world, just in time for the event. I tried to rally the crew, but everyone wanted to stick with the plan. I guess its ok, I mean, you know what they say….if you don’t see the Eddie this year, you’ll probably be 30 or 40 years older when you do!
If you have less than 2 days on the island, There’s really only 1 right way to see Kauai….and thats staring at the back of Kenny’s Head,…here’s Kenny for more on his operation….
Last winter, when u were complaining about climate change….we changed our latitude and went somewhere that had the right amount of water at the perfect temperature.
This winter, because u are complaining about long lift lines and too much snow….we decided to finally drop this story on you, to remind you that the grass will always be greener….no matter how much the climate changes
So remember this: no matter where u are, it’s never too late to realize that’s the best place for you to be, on that day. And the best thing you can do, is to squeeze every drop out of life…day by day. We hope this story inspired you to go find some greener grass 5000 miles from land, in the middle of a giant sea overlooking the deepest blue water you’ve ever seen. Or, u could start by looking in your own back yard. I bet there’s some green in there somewhere….all you gotta do is look” ….Its like Warren Miller said…”the best place in the world to ski, is where you are skiing that day”
Mohalo….or…Aloha. Or Both.
Until next time…..
Special thanks to the Oahu Water Ski Club for the warm welcome and for spending a full day with us at their rad site! Also, Parker at Holokai State Park…that day kicked ass! And lastly, Kenny at Kauai Water Ski and Surf for the unbelievable time and to Eric Botsford for getting us to the beach for an afternoon, and joining us on the Wailua River.
Also, HO Skis has been making FlowPointTV happen for 4 years now. Can’t thank them enough for their generosity and vision, allowing me to help them reach out and give back to you guys out there, in all corners of the globe, that love the lake life!