Surfs Up Tahiti
01 June 2013
http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/8812-big-wave-madness-continues-in-teahupoo (10 days ago we had another big southern swell)
The Link above is a great video of the trip we will take tomorrow. Teahupoo is a world class wave that we will be able to vicariously view in a boat right beside the wave. Wow! The swell is coming up from the SW which makes this surf spot a dream. This swell is also breaking over Tahiti's barrier reef, right into the marina. No so fun for sailors! We are tied up in a beautiful spot on the inside of the marina but it is still a bit bumpy. We are hearing of sailors getting sea-sick in the anchorage outside - stirred up pretty good.
All in all we have been catching up on boat work, business and living the day to day life in Tahiti. There is a great grocery store with gourmet foods a couple blocks away which is a nice treat. They have wonderful breads, pastry, pates, THE CHEESES! (THANK YOU FRENCH PEOPLE). With respect to boat parts this is the hub of activity. You can import duty free for vessels in transit but most items can be found here. We stripped the main sail today for a quick patch from a batten tear. Good price quote and great service so far. Some things are ridiculously expensive and other things you will find priced fare. Nothing is cheap. Its warm and sunny everyday - no rain at all on this side of the island. The french have been warm and welcoming but we have found that the Polynesian Islanders are still not very warm and fussy about us foreigners? Cant blame them i suppose ~
We will chill out here until Christina and Nicola (cant wait!) get here mid month. Then we will sail 13 miles to the Island of Moorea for a week of touring. We were successful in getting an extension on our visas until October - still undecided on where to go for cyclone season? Decisions, decisions?!?! The cognitive process is slow in the heat, lol!