BIG SURF ARRIVES IN MAUI THIS MORNING, AND SO DO BIG CROWDS AND A BIG BROADWAY VOICE
Also, Maui Pops Orchestra Christmas Concert
Earlier this morning, Dec 6, 2015. I took Elizabeth to the airport. She will be visiting some of her mainland family during the next few weeks.
As it turned out, she had a chance to see some pretty spectacular Big Surf arriving in Maui this morning as we drove past Ho’okipa Point, one of the world’s preeminent surfing spots.
No surfers in the water this morning, though. Too dangerous. The waves were about 35-40 feet in my estimation. But a slightly bigger surf is expected in our home neighborhood – at the Jaws. That’s where a surfing world record was set a few years ago when someone surfed a 75-ft wave.
Today, however, the surf is expected to be “only” 40-50 ft. Which is perfect for the BIG WAVE TOUR pros who will be competing at the Jaws.
When that happens on Maui, nearly every other aspect of life stops. Half the island, it seems, turns out at the spot which is a walking distance from the Rainbow Shower, our home. So the Hana Hwy and all adjacent roads in our neighborhood were already packed with parked cars well before 9 AM.
Here’s a local news story about that competition, which apparently will be broadcast live on CNN…
The WSL Big Wave Tour Peʻahi Challenge has been called ON commencing at 8 a.m. this morning in 40’ to 50’ faces at the infamous big wave location. This marks the first BWT event at Peʻahi, famously known as “Jaws,” with competitors paddling into the gigantic swell – no tow-assist will be given.
For more, see…
Pe’ahi Challenge ON with 40-50 Foot Surf | Maui Now http://mauinow.com/2015/12/06/pe%ca%bbahi-challenge-on-with-40-50-foot-surf/#.VmSJ5FJQdlk.twitter
POLITICALLY CORRECT: Maui Pops Orchestra “Holiday” Concert
And then in the afternoon, I went to the annual Maui Pops Orchestra Christmas Concert at the nearly sold-out Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Oops… everybody is being so “politically correct” that now we are supposed to call Christmas Concerts “Holiday Concert.” That’s what the program now calls it.
Why is the Maui Pops Orchestra reticent to call it a CHRISTMAS concert? Trying to fit in with the “liberal” New World Order crowd?
So shall we now start renaming all songs and old movies to fit with a new un-Christian PC terminology? And “re-christen” Jesus Christ into some non-denominational deity?
So why not call a spade a spade and Christmas Christmas?
Unfortunately, this is nothing new. This kind of a cultural assault on Christianity has been going on for several decades now. Check out, for example, these Washington Times and Truth in Media columns by this writer from the 1990s:
- New World Order “Liberals” Cancel Christmas – (Dec. 15, 1999)
- CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE, TOWARD A ONE WORLD RELIGION (Jan 1998)
- “Christianity Under Siege… Revisited” – Truth in Media Bulletin (12/05/98)
By the way, the concert was great. The guest singer, Capathia Jenkins, a Broadway star from Brooklyn, was outstanding. She raised the roof and the audience off their seats several times at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
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