In the midst of the madcap rewrite of the Wired scraping story, I made a weekend run to Maui to impersonate a guy with the kind of money to be able to stay at the Kapalua resort and charter a helicopter to surf the far side of Molokai, all by way of doing this story for Private Air magazine.
Sorry about the required sign-up, but it might be worth it: you'll get to see the bigger version of the picture above, my first on-wave photo, published or otherwise. If you look closely enough, you'll note the fresh Quiksilver boardshorts. [Tom Taylor - I'm waiting for my sponsor check...]. You'll also, unfortunately, be able to see my kooked-out, stiff-legged backside turning style.
-excellent action photos by Michael Darter, snapper extra-ordinaire