Monday, September 20, 2010

Indo day 2 pics

We made it on board the Moana and the boys are spoiled after day 2. Poncho (left) Eddie (right) and the boys relaxing after a 5 hour surf session.

Jeff and Casey ready for lunch

Do we have enough boards?

300 yard lefts at a secret spot. Need to go dive now.

Indo day 1+2

Red Sea Group made it to Indo after a full day and half of travel. China air was the airline used and all went smooth for the whole group. Day 1 of surfing provided head high surf with roping right handers in the morning, then double overhead sets at a long left in the afternoon. Guys are pounding the bintangs (100 beers per day). Day 2 surfing was head high with 300 yard lefts and 12 guys out in the lineup. I need to take some photos next and get some fish for pupu hour! I'm getting pressured from the boys to get the fish! I love my job!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Shark Cage

I got a chance to go diving with sharks today doing some underwater filming for E-network. We did some cage diving with Northshore Shark Adventures and headed out of Haleiwa Harbor. Neat to see how other big networks run their operation and how their cast and crew interact. Last time I did some underwater filming with this network and finally got to see their finished edited product. We put Wayde Hayashi in the spotlight with their hosts but I did get a back of my head shot in my effesub wetsuit sitting on the boat on air. ha ha!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Surfers

Still got some small surf rolling through today in town so go get all you weekend warriors! I got a few waves in yesterday with 2 guys out, although I was in the water till 7 pm. Forecast looks like more waves to be rolling in later next week with moderate trades so more happy surfers. Have a great day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

No Arms No Legs

Inspirational story of Nick Vujicic, author and motivational speaker. Just checked out his youtube video and thought it was cool! A friend of mine once told me "your attitude will determine your altitude" and I think that's true. Even Nick thinks so too! Your can see your cup as half empty or half full, the choice is up to you... Have a great weekend everyone!

No Arms No Legs Video Click Here

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Got goats

Today target was goats...not billy goats but goatfish (kumu, munu, kali) and we got lucky! Kirby Fukunaga called me up and was itching to dive after traveling all over Japan recently so he, Erick Itoman, and I decided to go out for a quick one to catch dinner for the week.
Mission accomplished! The highlight for me today was getting a "toad" kumu which came out of the deep looked at me, turned away, came back for the second look which was his mistake. With my partners to assist we got it in the boat and called it a day!

My nephew saw it when we came home and had to "ham" it up for the camera. He even scaled it, cleaned it, and I think he wants to eat it now. It weighed in almost 4 lbs. Thanks guys for another great day on the job!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Video of Molokai Dive Adventure with Itomans!

Molokai Video Experience the Friendly Isle with Erick and Ryan Itoman!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Molokai Adventure 2010

Last few days have been really nice here in Hawaii so we packed up for a boat trip to the one of the most beautiful places in this world, Molokai. Steep sheer mountains with waterfalls and nobody around. Like out of a movie we pulled up to this private beach and set anchor. Did you know this place is where they filmed "Jurassic Park"?
Captain Ryan "kamakazi" suited up half way put on his churchill fins and three prong and heading out for a quick dive. Ryan hasn't dove for years and after he put on his wetsuit it was like Clark Kent becoming the "Hawaiian Superman". He had some good bottom time and nailed some nice fish. It was just like high school daze for him and his brother Erick.
Erick is the most mellowest guy I know...He dives with me alot and if he's not working saving lives as a doctor he is diving with me. He stoned this amberjack with a 100 cm Riffe Euro and then called it a day.
Until Evening came and Ryan brought out his bottom fishing gear and started hooking Akule and Opelu. He saw this huge fish swimming around the boat and baited up a opelu and after a few lost strikes he put the bait on the trolling poll and he got a screamer. We did a tag and release on this bad boy after a few photos.

The rest of our 2nd boat crew was Wendell Ko, Puna Apio, and Sue Moreno who hung out with us and we had a great time together with lots of fish for our families. Thanks Ryan and Erick for a great time and can't wait to do it again..and again...and again!