Happy New Year 2013 – Surf On!

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I was surfing the internet this morning trying to find a good photo to use for my first post on 2013.  Should it be Maui Sunrise? Maui Sunset? A Beach Shot? Palm Trees?  Then this photo above caught my eye.  That’s it! That’s the photo I want for my New Year’s Day post!  (Thanks to Mike Neal for taking this pic and sharing).

Starting a new year is like charging into a awesome wave. It’s an adventure. It’s mostly awesomeness but sometimes we can get knocked out of our board and it’s not fun.  But then we go back up again and charge once more.

Many things will happen that are beyond our control.  But we should not fear. We should not hold back on doing what we want to do simply for the fear of failure.  Let’s charge the wave of 2013. Let’s ride with confidence.  Circumstances may not always be favorable but we must always rise to the occasion. Guess what the caption that goes with this surfing photo above? Here it is:

“Well today was Circus O Mud Peahi… Waves were inconsistent, raining most of the time… hundreds of muddy people, stuck car and trucks. 30+ guys, 15+ skis and boats… Hopefully will be better in the morning :) Fun show none the less :) ” – Mike Neal

See what I mean? Let’s remember to have great attitude: positive attitude and  attitude of gratitude.  We will do well with these.

Happy New Year!

 

P.S. – Also check out Natalie Brown’s great photos of surfing at Peahi (JAWS), Maui at Maui Information Guide .

 

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15 Responses to Happy New Year 2013 – Surf On!

  1. Dania January 1, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Great post. Good reminders. Happy new year, Liza.

  2. Carolyn Rosman January 1, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Very nicely said, Liza. Happy New Year!

  3. Cara January 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    great pictures – thank you for sharing!

  4. Marilyn January 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Awesome Maui

  5. Sheralyn January 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Nice! Well said Liza! :)

  6. Deirdre January 2, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    So wise! Happy New Year!

  7. Manuela Hamm January 2, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Dear Liza, you have chosen the right pic for the beginning of he new year. Life is always like a wave, with ups and downs, challenges and oppotunities.
    Happy new year for you, Liza :-)

  8. Maui Guide January 2, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Always loved wandering down past the old cars and pineapple field to the bluff to watch. Many slippers have been lost in the mud on that walk from the highway.

  9. Leslee January 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Happy New Year Liza!

    Well chosen photo to begin the new year… So many up/downs, but well worth the ride!!

  10. Toby Neal January 3, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Great metaphor and great piece and pictures. Aloha!

  11. Yvonne Biegel January 3, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    What a thrill that ride was, I’m sure. We have our own waves to catch and thrills to find. Thanks so much for this great reminder today.

  12. Harrison January 4, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    I finally went down to Jaws that Monday to see those big waves. It definitely is quite the experience to see it in-person!

  13. Tania January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Life is like a wave for sure Liza. We need to ride out its ebbs and flows.

    Happy New Year to you!

  14. Chris January 22, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Great shots! This has been an amazing season for Peahi. So much swell and good conditions. We can’t wait for the recent winds to slow down and a big swell to come in order to have the Red Bull Jaws event go down! Should be record breaking.

  15. Courtney - Maui Jungalow January 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Mike takes great pics, and is funny to boot. It’s a good metaphor.