Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Did some filming this morning with Merlinda and Puna before the big rain.
Then we went climbing up the crane.
Nice view from the top. Was sweating up there grabbing on to the railings so went for a surf with nobody out, score!
Then got ready for Halloween. Guess what I supposed to be? Fishing lure hit by an Ono. Not much skirt left.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Home sweet home!

Back home in time for the new northwest swell!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tongan culture

Tonga culture is amazing! We got back to the main island and went to check out the arts and crafts.
Lots of fruits and vegetables.
Simple living.
Kids start doing chores early.
Local fish market on the side of the road.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mission accomplished!

James Oshiro under his tree making something again.
We sure had lots of dive gear on this trip.
Got some cool photos on videos on this trip as well.
Last dive of our tonga trip Nick Kautzman speared a nice sailfish. He was a very happy man!
Photo crew on board taking tons of photos.
What a great day! Mission accomplished!

Mahalos to all our Tongan crew for a awesome trip!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Umu Sunday

Sunday is umu day or as we know imu. Locals preparing lu or laulau. Nobody works on Sunday's.
We traded a fish for a pig, not a bad deal.
Our local crew Witney climbed up a coconut tree to grab coconuts for us.
Sean also went up to help but...
Went up the wrong tree.
Umu all set in place. Cooking our tapioca and lu.
Roasted pig almost ready!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sailfish Saturday!

Sailfish Saturday! Action packed day in Tonga. Sean Masaki's dream came true today landing his first sailfish. We got some awesome pics!
Would you believe this 9-year old girl Tilema eats sashimi with ketchup?
Here she goes!
Her 14-year old sister mofaata's birthday was today. She's the second girl on left.
Lots of Ono food.
Everyone happy! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Spearfishing Tonga team

Our team here is amazing! We got the best guides who put us on the fish.
Legendary Rob Torelli has been doing a great job making sure we are all safe.
Vaia our local Tongan crew is only 17 years and diving 100 ft shooting big black uluas.
Nick got a nice coral trout on the reef.
Sean got his nice doggie in the deep.
Group photo time.
And another colorful sunset to end our day. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whale diving day

Every morning we start our day at 500 am. Light breakfast and we are off at 600 am.
Our chef Seti making our lunch.
Got some reef action for today and shared some with the locals.
Gave Seti the recipe for stuffed Uhu.
But today was all about whale diving.  We got some of incredible footage and photos! 

Ended my the day with another beautiful Tongan sunset.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wahoo Wednesday

Sean Masaki has been dialing in his blue water gun during this trip. Luckily we got James Oshiro here to help out. 
The children here have chores to do and one is to crack nuts with a rock.
They have fun outdoors playing with their friends and nature instead of computers or ds games.
This is the harbor we start our day at just 5 minutes from our resort.
Lots of guns to use.
And lots of big fish! Wahoo!
Good job boys!