Posts Tagged ‘downwind’

Going with the flow – John Spinoulas

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The “meltemia” summer winds in Greece are still offering some great conditions for some downwinders!!!

Maui Maliko Run Summer Downwind Fun

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The summer trades on Maui have been epic and we’ve had some unusual ground swell, making for super fun Maliko Runs. This was shot yesterday August 5th, 2017 and if you like BIG glides and BIG music and a splash of humor, you’ll love my video.

My long time good friend, Bill Hofmann and I have seen it all together and have paddled winter mountains of water on Maliko. It’s no joke out there and of course the camera ( special top secret GoPro mount ), never really shows the trued size of the swells, but it’s still cool.

This day the swells were topping out in the 6-7ft range but the extremely high tide with the full moon, made for silky smooth glides that connected forever. The wind was gusting up to 35mph, and a steady 25-30mph.

I hope you’ll comment and share the stoke. Be safe out there and where your leash, bring hydration and phone and/or personal beacon.

If you want to REALLY learn more about our famous 10 mile stretch of downwind magic, check out my website: or go here: There’s tons of cool clothing and articles and more.

For training tips on how to become a stronger downwind paddlers, check out my other website: SUZIE TRAINS MAUI or go here:

Thanks for watching! Suzie Cooney

Downwind Dream Run In Kihei

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Epic day of wind and surf down the south shore of Maui!

How to surf small waves downwind like a boss without paddling

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Surfing downwind is a combination of skills, knowledge and perfect conditions.

Catching waves without making any strokes for over a minute at a time is taking those skills to a little higher level…ah, and one more thing ūüôā These conditions are pretty usual for our Surfski Center in Tarifa.

If this is something you would be interested to learn, give us a shout at

Enjoy the video…don’t worry if you end up watching it more than 20-30 times…we all did! ūüėČ

Epic Kayaks Team!

[SURFSKI] Maraamu Surfski Downwinder 2013

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Maraamu surfski 2013 is a downwind race between the island of Tahaa and Bora Bora. Surf, surf and more surf. Mara’amu, the prevailing wind from July to October, can blow between 25-35kts from the southeast. It will generate a windswell that one can surf from Tahaa to Bora Bora. The Mara’amu Surfski Race is more than a race. It’s the gathering of all the polynesian surfski paddlers. A channel crossing, a challenge that is the climax of the paddling surfski season. For a competitive paddler, it’s a great achievement to write his name to the Maraamu Hall of Fame. From all over the world, you will come to compete with us

1 ROBINSON Clint 02:33:30 14.85 Australia
2 COTTER Jeremy 02:35:49 14.63 Australia
3 BOOTH Michael 02:40:18 14.22 Australia
4 LAUGHLIN Lewis¬†02:45:37¬†13.77 RA’I
5 FLORES Hiromana 02:48:09 13.56 Maona A Ine
6 DEAN Eric¬†02:48:13¬†13.55 Papeete Va’a
7 TEPA Léopold 02:48:55 13.50 Huahine Surf Ski
8 AH-MIN Mihimana 02:51:24 13.30 EDT
9 TEITI Tauirai 02:52:58 13.18 Te Ava Piti
10 GENDRON Victor¬†02:53:23¬†13.15 Papeete Va’a

[SURFSKI] Oscar Chalupsky on Small Bump Riding

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Big O is the master of downwind paddling on a Ski and the subtleties are apparent in this edit of multiple downwind runs in the smaller bump.

[SUP] Sick Cape Town Downwinding Action

Friday, May 9th, 2014

I never get enough of the Cape Town boys doing the SUP run from Milnerton to Big Bay on SUP’s – super fun!

[SurfSki] Another Crappy Downwind Day at Miller’s Run

Monday, April 21st, 2014

[SUP] Perfect Little Maliko Downwinder

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Doesn’t get much better than Jeremy Riggs at Maliko Gulch during the Summer runs at Maliko Gulch in Hawaii

Cape Town is Downwind Heaven – Stand Up Paddling in South Africa

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Cape Town in South Africa has a hundred windy days per year and it is common for large swell to accompany the wind. Chris Bertish is the resident master on the downwind SUP

Surfski Downwind Basics

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

This is a short video which we took at Tarifa few days ago. At Tarifa Surfski Center we have adopted the philosophy to separate downwind sessions from fitness so we could focus entirely on improving specific surfing skills. For that we most often use V8 surfski which is very stable and eliminates 100% any worry about stability. That allows us to achieve very quick improvement in a short period of time. The video contains few useful tips that will help you improve. We use the same standards during our surfski courses although we get into a lot more detail. Enjoy!

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Maliko Downwinder Wind 30-40mph

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Downwind surfing from Maliko gulch to Kahului harbor with Scott Trudon, Livio Menelau, and Jeremy Riggs

Maliko Downwinder Seas 10-12ft

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Open ocean surfing on the Maui Maliko run!