Happy Aloha Friday everyone!
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It’s that time of year again! Wow that was quick!
It seems like just yesterday that we were singing Christmas carols and popping 2015 Champagne corks.
As you know, we have spent a busy 2015 redesigning and rebuilding the mauiwindcam website from the ground up. If it looks like a fairly simple site, believe us….it is anything but. There is much that goes on under the hood of mauiwindcam.com in order to bring you the best live pictures of Maui’s North Shore. In addition to the huge database of images that date back to 2002, the vast library of daily and sunset time lapse videos, a big weather resource and many other treats.
We certainly hope that our hard work and investment have added to your enjoyment of the site and all it has to offer. From what we’ve heard, it looks like it has.
But now it’s time to relax and enjoy the Holiday Season. Friends, family and loved ones coming together to celebrate the happiness and joy that this time of year symbolizes. We look back on our year and at all it has meant to us. Our new found friends. Our year of triumphs and overcoming of adversities. Remembering our absent friends and loved ones.
All the while looking forward to new challenges and successes. New places to visit. New people to get to know. New horizons to reach in this ever changing world. And of course, new waves to ride!
So from all of us at mauiwindcam…we wish all of you, our loyal friends and supporters, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May it bring to you and yours all you wish for…… and more.
A BIG mahalo for all your support and encouragement.
Mele Kalikimaka a Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Oh…and a big Woof from your buddy, Sevin!
Did you know that it is the shortest day of the year, but that it is not the earliest sunset ?
Due to our location, the earliest Sunset(s) of the year does not fall on the Winter Solstice but weeks before. This year it was on November 25th, well it was actual on November 25, 26, and 27, the sun set at 5:43 pm, on each of those days. On November 28th, it moved back to 5:44 pm and moves later each day since then.
The shortest day of the year is still toda
y, December 21st , and this year the length of the day is 10 hours, 51 minutes and 53 seconds. Sunrise is at 6:58 am and Sunset is 5:51 pm. 8 minutes later than on November 25th. (All based on Wailuku, HI)
Speaking of Sunsets, check out our sunset videos under the Video tab :
Mauiwindcam has daily time lapse videos of the sunset from the Sprecks cam, and the full day of action from all the cams.
Check out the action at Kanaha a few weeks ago:
Check them all out under the video tab
How about Sunrise ? Hawaii’s latest sunrise will be on January 16th at 7:12 am.
December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:49 PM in Honolulu. This day is 2 hours, 36 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.
Welcome to the new and update Mauiwindcam.com
We have completely redesigned the site from the ground up. Many of you were having trouble with the site on mobile and tablet devices and for us to fix that, we needed to update our site. When we started to do the update, we decided to start from scratch and upgrade everything. Our server is new, the site design is new, there will be more info….
BUT the cams are the same, Sevin is still the Mascot, and the views are the best on Maui (and worldwide in our opinion)
It has been a huge undertaking for us, so hang in there for the next few days as we fix problems, find and fix mistakes, work through issues and debug the site.
Let us know what you like and don’t like, what works and does not work. We are sure that we will miss something, so let us know.
Mahalo for visiting our site and watching our cams
The MauiWindCam crew.
Winter on the North Shore means waves on the North Shore and boy did we get them this past week. We had an incredible eight day run of perfect, then way too big, then back to perfect waves up and down the north shore. Jaws had one of the best season openings ever, with multiple days of XXL contest nominations. Here is a great video recap of Jaws from our friends at Xensr and Positive H2O —–
The Kanaha cam was hit hard this past week as locals and non locals watched the waves and the lineup. Go to daily videos to see all the days action in a short time lapse clip. The really big day saw very few people out surfing Kanaha. It was so big the wave was just closing out. Check out the video here.
Compare that to the next day’s video when the waves dropped a little and see how many people were in the water.
The third reef went off for two days. One day it was perfect for some serious stand up surfing and the next day it was too big and fast to paddle onto. The IMAGINE Paddle Surf team of Dave Kalama, Chris, Jr, Scott and Gregg all got some bombs out there. Dave took the highline on one large set wave and probably covered a few hundred yards in total distance. It was an impressive ride, on a impressive waves a few miles off shore. Just wish someone had gotten a photo. We will have to wait until the next swell.
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