Thursday, December 29, 2011


Well have owning over 20 used cars in his lifetime, my dad picked up his first new truck! Mahalo to Jason Hijirida over at Servco who patiently answered all his questions. I think the company will have to change their name to "ServeCrow". If you want to buy the best brand of car from the best salesman in Hawaii, go see da "Hij". Congratulations on the new truck! I can borrow? Ha ha!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas Message

There was once a little boy who wished for a star. He couldn't fathom how far away it was but knew in his heart if he tried really hard that his dream would come true. He worked hard, saved his money, went to school, and one day...
He was able to buy lots of presents for his family and friends. He wasn't rich, nor was he poor but having a family with lots of friends who believed in him made him feel adored. He realized that the star that shined from above even if it couldn't be seen at times, still was there burning bright as before.

The young boy then grew to a wise old man and realized it's not about the money or fame or amount of toys we have, but about having a loving family, good health, and time to enjoy them. We have lots to be thankful for this Christmas! Tink about it! (Message by Pastor Crow)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Red Sea Salt

Today we planned to spend the day making "Red Sea Salt". This is the secret ingredient for any Iron chef who wants to make their fish, meat, chicken, taste awesome. Lots of chopping, special herbs, spices, and tender loving required to make a batch. You cannot burn the salt so decided to bust out the blender to speed things up. The fumes make your eyes water so I put on my mask and it worked perfectly.

After hours of work the Red Sea Salt is ready for food. We don't sell it anywhere "yet" but if you join us on any Red Sea trip you will be able to sample this secret ingredient. For those of you who travel with us you know what I mean. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pipeline maxing now

North swell arrived on schedule and this morning 4-6 ft pipe doubled to 8-12 ft now. This is maximum pipe and guys are getting barreled out of their minds. When it gets this big, the 2nd reef starts to break and the men are separated from the boys. You gotta want to catch a good one here if you want to survive and live to tell another day. Swell will peak tonight and begin to drop off slowly so hurry up and finish your shopping so you can go surf!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

North shore coming up!

Got my feet wet at jockos today! Oh no 10 days before Christmas, I better start shopping soon.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Perfect Wave

Red Sea Group just returned from a surf trip to Micronesia and stoked out of their mind! Commander Damon Schmidt, Lieutenant Barry Niau, and special forces Terbo and Teddy went undercover to the remote island in Micronesia to find the perfect wave. Their hum-v was out of commission so they drove their tank to the harbor to meet up with our guides.
This place is known for it's 200 ft visibility, tons of fish, and lots to do, oh and did I mention the good food? Here the boys went for a day of fishing.
But they were there to surf and surf is what they got! This place is uncrowded, perfect, hollow, and I can't wait to go there in a few months. Here Barry is setting up for the barrel of his life!

While Damon was right behind him on the next wave getting stand up barrels. You can catch 4 great waves here at Backdoor with 40 guys in the water or you can get 40 awesome waves here with only 4 guys out. You choose...This place is Palau! Welcome home boys and thanks for sharing your pictures!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kieren perrow wins!

Congratulations Kieren, you deserve to win!

Pipe finals today: heat of the day!

Kelly slater at work

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

a perfect present

Lot of people don't know what goes on behind the scenes of Hawaii Skin Diver and effort involved in making it all happen. Sonny Tanabe (center) was kind enough to invite us all together in celebration of his new book coming out. Marc Inouye, Clifford Cheng, Sterling Kaya and his son Brayden, and myself were there for this kodak moment. It is such an honor to be a part of this team of hard working and humble guys. Thanks Guys!
Even the girls Cathy, Karen, Vicky, Tracy, Kayla, Danelle, and Julie (left to right) were there to support Sonny and we all had a great time together! Of course these women are the backbone who unselfishly support us though it all. Thank you ladies!

December 17th at Hanapa'a Pearlridge Sonny will be there signing autographs of his latest book on the Evolution of Freediving. This will be the perfect gift for any diver and make sure you get one before they sell out!

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Plan + Palau catch

This weekend flew by so fast...where did it go? Surf subsided on the northshore but should be coming up again this week. South shore looking small. My phone plan was due to expire so decided to join the club and got me a iphone. Hope to be able to share more live updates on location with this new gadget.

Damon Schmidt along with Barry Niau and his their friends are having a good time in Palau. Check out this huge coral trout they caught and having for dinner. Surf is looking promising also with new swell marching their way.