Author Archives: Karen Bennett

About Karen Bennett

Combining words and images into visual communication to enhance understanding

What happens when your windsurfing gear gets away from you at Kanaha Uppers?

I got to find out last Friday. I’m here to tell the tale, so obviously the outcome was positive! I’ve gotten a lot of questions from friends and family, so I’ve organized this post to answer the most common questions. … Continue reading

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To fly over water for 17 days: Sharon’s Maui report

Maui is not a place where we would wake in the morning and wonder if we might have wind – Maui is a place where we would wake in the morning and ask how much wind would we have. We … Continue reading

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Boracay, revisited

Here’s another guest post from Sharon: I went to Boracay to wait for my husband he never came… I went to a beautiful island for 4 days with supplies for 4 days and remained castaway for 15…windsurfing really does take … Continue reading

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Boracay, an island of extremes

What to say about Boracay??? What comes to mind? … An Island of Extremes. From those who swan around in the Hiltons and Shangrilas, being sure to tan all over while sipping the cocktail of the moment…slaves of fashion. To … Continue reading

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When to plan your windsurfing vacation on Maui?

People often ask when is the best time to plan a windsurfing vacation on Maui. As usual with questions involving “the best”, the answer is “it depends.” It depends on what “the best” means to you – what are your … Continue reading

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Mauritius report

Here’s another guest post from Sharon: Hi there Got back into HK yesterday morning after a night flight back from our windsurfing trip to Mauritius. A very beautiful and fascinating island. David and I had a chance to do a … Continue reading

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Waves coming next week

Maui’s north shore will see some VERY impressive waves next week. They’re being generated by this massive storm in the North Pacific:

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Video clip: Wendy at Kanaha

My husband was trying out his new video camera the other day, and caught some video of my student, Wendy, on a nicely powered reach into the beach, then a few seconds of us talking. Wendy told me she was … Continue reading

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The Bay Time Forgot

Hi Karen Yesterday David and I went windsurfing at the ‘Bay Time Forgot’ Here you enter a portal to past boards and sails via a beach covered with washed up man made treasures of our infamous plastic bottles, bags and … Continue reading

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How you can bring water to Tanzania in the next two days

Help a local filmmaker WIN MONEY to support her project to build wells to provide water to villages in Africa! Jacqueline Simone Ambrose stopped in at the HST office the other day and told me about the film contest she’s … Continue reading

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