Owl's wing story - inspired by nature

25th February 2010

Barry Spanier : In 1984 when Fred Haywood and I were working together daily we shared ideas continuously about speed, speed, and more speed. One day he showed up at the MauiSails loft with a perfect wing to study and emulate. Sadly, this poor owl must have been hit by a car because he found it dead near the highway, and one wing was almost torn from the body. Being a respectful Hawaiian, he made sure to bury and revere the remains but kept the torn off wing for us to study.

Owl's wing story - inspired by nature - Barry Spanier

I have spent many hours handling and feeling this perfect ‘design’ move through the air and still continue to compare our efforts to create this kind of aerodynamic perfection out of carbon and plastic with what can be learned in nature.

Owl's wing story - inspired by nature - Barry Spanier

Once again we did over 40 knts of max speed. That's very good for open water and gusty conditions.
Last Saturday in Kanaha Beach was the final day of the Maui Race Series for 2016, with the Meanline Fins regatta and State Championship combined into one day of racing.
Team MauiSails pulling some hardware at the Hawaii state championships.
Guadeloupe Islands are a great place for windsurfing
The BLUESMITHS Slalom Classic enjoyed 20-25 m.p.h. winds and epic racing.

2017 mauisails sail range

Legend 

Side-shore wave

Ghost cs

technora wave 

mutant

4-batten wave

loco pro

freestyle

switch

bump'n'jump

scream

no-cam freeride

titan gsx

2-3 cam freerace

team race

slalom/race

MauiSails Hawaii Est.1978