Titouan Galea score epic waves on rare south swell | La Perouse Bay Maui Hawaii
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If you haven’t seen Titouan Galea on his wing before, you are missing out! The F-ONE America team met up on Maui, and Titouan flew out from Tahiti to join the crew. If you have any doubts about whether you want to start winging or not, this should settle it pretty quick!
“After two years, I am happy to be back on Maui, this time with the F-one America team. I flew from Tahiti two days after I scored a huge swell. It takes about five days for a swell like that to hit the shores of the Hawaiian islands. So I knew the timing would be good. The question was which spot to go to and if the wind would be there.
I always watched some pictures and videos from windsurfers riding some left on Maui, and as a goofy footer, I always wanted to ride them but never had the right conditions before. This time around, the conditions were reunited, south swell, good trade wind and sun!
We made our way to the spot of La Perouse; in the beginning, the wind was not so strong, we were not sure it was rideable. But after waiting a bit, the wind came a bit stronger! We went out and caught as many waves as we could.
The conditions were nice, accompanied by local F-One ambassador Christian Barcellos, with the side offshore wind and some good sets over 5 feet. The atmosphere was quite special; we were riding surrounded by lava landscape. Falling was not allowed!
I was using a Strike 4.2 + Phantom 740 and 85 carbon HM mast + 4’7 board. I had a blast, and I hope you will enjoy the edit made by Jackson McMuldren.” – Titouan Galea