Things have been windy in Hawaii lately. Like howling, 35-mile-per-hour windy. With the entire surf industry converging on Oahu for a series of notable events–-specifically the Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremony, the Vans Triple Crown and Surfer Poll–-Rob Machado took timeout with Jamie Mitchell to go for a macking downwind run from Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay. Machado is a standup afficionado while Mitchell, a two-time SUP mag cover boy and 10-time Molokai Champ–is chronicling his Oahu stay here.