Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gear up

Decided to head to town to pick up some gear for our next trip. Went through the likelike tunnel to see what repairs they were working on. Hope they fix it soon.

New snorkel, line, hooks, rubber all add up.

My friend AJ also hooked me up with this killer Gaji lure!  I feel like going fishing now.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Life's Lessons

Been teaching this 9 year old boy about life's lessons. 
We learn to have fun!  Know your passion and pursue it 110%.
We learn to give.  It is written, "it's better to give than to receive". 
We learn to share. Some people may not be as fortunate as you.
We learn to respect. The key to unlocking the door to local people.
And we learn to appreciate. Every day is not always sunny so learn to deal with those rainy days and pick out those colors to brighten your day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cost of fishing

Give a boy a fish feed him for today...
Teach a man to fish...
And he will need to buy poles, reels, hooks, line, bait, ice, oil, lures, electronics, outriggers, truck, boat...

Red Sea Salt

No waves, to windy to dive, fish not biting? Time to make more Red Sea salt. Everywhere we travel its a must bring item.
Lots of herbs and spices are added and my eyes burn so gotta put on my mask.
Here is the final product. Now all we need is fresh fish to make poke.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rule #1

Some fisherman are adamant about not having these on their boat. ha ha!

Cascais women's pro final

Weekend watching the women's Cascais  pro! Final with Courtney Conologue and Lakey Peterson on!
Congratulations Courtney for winning the event. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Shaka brah!

My two seconds of fame on khon2 news Shaka brah! Me and ken was chatting when the cameraman came by. Ken now you famous!
Trying to figure out this stereo installation. Lots of wires to connect. Hope it doesn't take me to long to install.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Boat repairs

My cushions on my boat has been falling apart. I try and get the most out of it but when vinyl is peeling off and foam is flat it's time to get another cushion or two.
This little transitor radio been doing the job but attenae broke off and having hard time get good reception so decided time to upgrade.
Went to one of the must shop stores when you have a boat and got some new tunes. I hope I can hear still the reels scream when the fish bites! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lets all be friends!

Check out this cute little 6 year old girl giving her mom some advice on life's challenges.  Wisdom out of the mouth of babes.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Board Meeting

Today's board meeting on the south shore. 
Some rideable head high waves still rolling through. Swell should be dropping tomorrow. Hope the north shore comes alive soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dolphin watching day!

What a beautiful day it was to go fishing so that's was the plan.
Found the Dolphins and watched them play, jump, spin and hung out with them till we got dizzy and bored then..
Found some porpoises and had about a hundred surround us. We were hoping to find mr. or mrs. Ahi below but not today, so we called it an early day.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Surf or Fish?

South swell continues to roll in with some fun head high surf. Got a few but ended up chatting with friends about our recent trip to Indo. 
Seems like two months since I last went fishing. My refrig sash stock is low so think its time to refill? Tomorrow should still have some waves but might have to go to the fish market instead?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hurley Pro Winners

Congrats Carissa for winning the Swatch Hurley pro! Now she is up 400 points on the jeep leader board.

Mick Fanning also ripped his way to the 1st place and took the crown. Great surfing by all the competitors. Lucky we got some waves all week as well.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What's missing?

Been missing catching these yellow guys...

Missing cutting these slabs...

Missing eating this fresh sashimi...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Magic board ordered

Met up with Wade Tokoro to order another board.  Carbon fiber on rear rails helps to keep the fcs plugs from popping out.  Having a good shaper to know your style and needs is so important in creating that magic board. Wade is one of the best shapers on the planet! 

Board looks good! 5'5 x 18 3/8" x 2 1/8"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dressed to kill

After I came in from surfing I seen the Khon2 new crew filming the closing shakas. Some of friends made the cut like Chandler and his two kids. So cool to watch these to groms surf. Unfortunately I didn't make the edit cut. Ha ha!
Lots of rain kept lots of surfers out of the water today due to dirty water, not me.
Mahalo to our sponsor Hatch custom spearguns for hooking me up with a new wetsuit. Been getting all kinds of comments about my worn out suits. Can't wait to test it out and kill some fish.

Monday, September 14, 2015


My friend AJ caught a huge marlin aka "donkey" or "pointy nose ahi" today! So big it didn't fit across the boat.
Lots of smoke marlin with this bad boy. Congrats!
South swell arrives on time, for some exercise.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Expression Session

Watching the Hurley Pro and the expression session is on! Legends Mark Richards, Peter Townend and Ian Cairns officiating the heat.
Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew at age 60.
Cheyne Horan ripping.
Even Shaun Thomson was carving at age 60. Michael Ho, Simon Anderson also was in the lineup. So cool to see this heritage heat. I hope I'm still surfing hard at age 60.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dark skies go dive

Surf is junk and dark skies were in the forecast for today, so what's our plan? Go diving! Some call us crazy!
Met Kirby and Kekoa at the dock and off we went. Might as well get wet underwater with all the rain.  
Visibility was not bad considering the conditions.
It's been over a year since I ate kumu so we got a bunch of reef fish.
Looking forward to some fry and steamed fish tonight.
The drive home was pretty bad. 
Drive safe everyone!