Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Hope everyone is having a great week! The waves on the south shore went from flat to chest high these past few days which probably made some surfers happy. This guy looked a little bored all by himself with nothing to ride. It could be worse...with 50 degree water temperature.
Got to surf with only two other guys in the line up which was fun! Winds are light for next few days but lots of work to do so gotta pound the pavement before my next trip.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
My friend Travis Masutani been on fire in the blue water lately while fisherman around Hawaii have been longing to hook something for dinner even a small aku. He sent me some pics of his latest catches. This shark was not one of his catches but seems these men in grey suits have been getting in the news lately. Almost every time we dive we see these guys and often if there are no sharks there are no fish.
Fresh Mahi for dinner?
Travis and his dive partner Brad hauling it in. Good job boys!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
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Saturday, August 17, 2013
This week I had the opportunity to meet the Governer of Taiwan! What an honor to be able to share some ideas with he and his team from the Tourism department to help promote surfing in Taiwan. I have a few friends who have been traveling here to surf and explore. Besides surfing, hot air balloons is very popular and a unique cultural experience.
Thank you Governor Huang, Mrs Chen, and Mrs Chang for the wonderful gifts from Taiwan!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Where are the waves? That's the questions thousands of Hawaii surfers are asking. Been quite small past few weeks and not much going on. Maybe knee to chest high at the better spots. This is a view of Diamond head from Waikiki beach. I rarely see this view because of all the tourist and crowds in Waikiki I tend to avoid this area.
This is Diamond head surf break with side shore winds on it. It wasn't too inviting for me either so opted not to paddle out here.
As the flat spell continues on the south shore, all I can think of is winter. I miss the north shore waves and big barrels. Just a few more months and hopefully we will get back to normal. Until then enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian weather and go fish or dive.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
It was a busy week at work editing and setting up trips for 2014. Surf has been small, weather has been junk, but we still are lucky to live Hawaii. I was blessed to receive some new Gaji lures, called "Aku rockets". Ahi season has slowed down, but Akus are running so time to shift gears! Mahalo Allan Sato for always supporting us! Don't miss out on all the action, choose Gaji lures!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
My friend Michael Uyehara and his son Eric put this youtube video together of our recent Mexican Shootout. He caught this rooster fish which was perfect size to print on our tshirt so we pulled out the paint and went to work. Everyone had a blast and after 3 hours of printing we had many more gyotaku artist in the house. A great way to capture the memories! Thanks Mike/Eric for sharing the video. See you next year!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Was flipping through some surf shots and found a couple nice pictures of these Hawaiian Surfer Girls. This was Cecile Kim's first surf trip and definitely not her last. Her surfing level went up 10x after surfing this spot. She was super nervous before the trip and after her confidence went up big time. This wave had her name written all over it and she was in the perfect spot.
Lena Ching aka "da charger" also pulled into some big waves. Lena travels with us often and always gets the best waves. She works as a real estate agent at Prudential so call her if you need to buy or sell a home.
Good job girls! Keep on ripping and see you at the peak!