Where’s Lisa? Surfing and Chasing Whale Sharks on Maui


If you’re wondering why I haven’t been updating TokyoMango, it’s because I’m on vacation in Hawaii with the family. Yesterday, I learned how to surf. (I’m JUMPING off, not falling off, in this photo.) Today, we went on a little 2-hour snorkeling trip to Molokini, and were lucky enough to encounter a 30-foot whale shark! Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. They don’t eat people, just algae and stuff. The captain of the ship—he grew up on Maui had never seen one before—told us to jump in and grab his fin, so I did. There’s something inexplicably amazing about chasing a giant creature through the middle of the ocean. I crave to do it again but I know it was a chance of a lifetime. Check out the video after the jump!

I’ll be back at the desk on Monday.

7 thoughts on “Where’s Lisa? Surfing and Chasing Whale Sharks on Maui

  1. So the dialog went something like this?
    Captain: “Hmmm. I’ve never seen a whale shark before. [Turns to passengers] Why not jump in and grab its fin!”
    You: “Okay!”
    I don’t think I could do it.

  2. suimasen(excuse me) but of all your interesting accomplishments can you also walk on water-has nobody else noticed?
    Just say whale shark and I swoon with their cuteness and giant calm, kawaii(cute!(whale shark , that is))