Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunset and swells coming

Another perfect sunset in hawaii. North swell dropped but will be pumping soon, can't wait! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Target Maui Pro On!

Back home! Watching the women's target Maui pro. New northwest swell arrived. 
Heat 1 round 1, Tatiana Westin Webb going 12 o'clock.

Friday, November 27, 2015

One Seat Left

Today hurricane Sandra kept us from diving as all the boat harbors were closed so we decided to bail early. Kirby quickly jumped online searching our flight options. Looked good but..

One hour before departure all the seats were taken and guess what? I got the last seat! Thank God! 

Whew not I am relaxing in a nice hotel sipping $4 mineral water waiting for my next flight home. It was a fun trip and we all had a great time. Gracias to my amigos Kirby and Jonathan and all my friends in Mexico! Adios chicos!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Punta Mita Dive Day 2

Day 2 diving straight to the spot and after a few drifts Jonathan is on! His float straight up!
His second ahi in Punta Mita and many more to come. We put 3 shafts in to subdue this fish also and lots of bent shafts. 
Teamwork is the key in hunting tuna. 
Another awesome meal with tuna coming out of our ears.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Siesta time

Our rest day we woke up late and Lisa made us her homemade waffles. Winners!
Then Pepes dog Zion came to say hi and shook my hand. No he's not winking but lost his eye last year.
Then headed to Salyulita to see the culture.
Lots of tourist from usa come to visit because it's so cheap.
Ankle snappers perfect for beginners.
So hot so boys cooled off with fresh coconut water.
$1.00 per coconuts. Wanna buy one?
Fish enchilada for lunch.
Got my Halloween mask for next year.
Dancers getting ready to perform. Now I am ready for my siesta time.
Siesta starts now!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Punta Mita Day One

Started our day at 7:00 am and headed out for our first day of diving. Conditions were as good as it gets with no waves and light winds.
Captain Popa and Pepe was our crew. These guys are the best.  They knew were the fish were at so we made a B line 33 miles out.
Kirby got his first tuna today which made his day. We put 3 shafts in this bad boy to put him to sleep.  I wonder if Kirby going to retire from diving for tuna now?
What a beautiful day!
Came home and made our own dinner. 
Fresh sashimi, fried belly and Aku bones:
Our host Lisa and David joined us for dinner tonight and were pleasantly surprised with our Hawaiian grinds.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Flying standby can be nerve racking. Luckily we got on our flight.
Pulled into our bed and breakfast an hour away.
My bed where I can dream of ahi...
Got our first taste of Mexican cuisine.
Mole enchilada. Standby for more stories to come.

Three Amigos

Two days ago I was planning on going fishing in Hawaii. Today I'm on my way to south of the border with my two amigos!
Here is amigo Jonathan and amigo Kirby anxiously waiting and dreaming of big fish. I'm hoping for some good action for the boys.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

There must be something in the water...

This morning I got the message from Wade Tokoro surf looks good again so made it down to the beach. I hear the song by Coleman Hell, "2-heads" with the lyrics, "there must be something in the water". We get some good waves then I don't see Wade and Timmy out anymore. 
He saw a big shark so booked it in! Good thing I got the word so decided to play it safe too. Lots of dirty water with rain so predators are on the prowl. Then on my way home I hear the same song.  Wierd!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chasing Tuna

Surfers chase swells and typhoons to get the best waves while divers and fisherman follow where schools of fish move. Word on the street is the tunas are heading south of the border so we may have to go where the fish are?
But before that I better grab a few waves at one of my favorite breaks. Today overhead and offshore with a handful of guys out.

Haleiwa pro winner

Australia's Wade Carmichael wins the Haleiwa pro! Ripping! Carving! Man turns!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Red Sea grinds

Winner dinner!
Fish for days! Swell gone. Rainy days. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tough heat

Watched my friend Kaito Kino surf round 3 but no waves to ride. Up against Jeremy Flores and Jack Robinson. Surf dropping even more...

Morning session

At V-land with overhead waves and the rest of the north shore surfers. Got a good window with 14 adults and 10 groms in the line up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Haleiwa Pro Day 1

Haleiwa Pro is on! Great to see Josh, Seth and Isaiah representing Hawaii. Go guys!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Ahi

Woke up 4 am this morning and boarded the Red Sea boat with Al Ah Nee. Ocean was rough but we were hungry for fresh sashimi.  Not much boats today except for the diehard Tako divers. Got the morning bite with some action then as lunch approached we got the slamskees. Double strike! Shimanos screaming...

30 minutes later we got one in the boat. Put the shaft in to secure it,then worked the second one but it eventually shook the hook.  We got our fish and called it an early day.
Got our fresh sashimi for our dinner and our thanksgiving holiday!  Mahalos to Al and the Red Sea crew for all their help today.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Aku Rockets

One of my favorite Gaji lures for akus is the Aku rockets. Been wanting to eat some fresh Aku poke and Aku bone so may have to check out our oceans icebox soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Annual Yard Day

Surf outlook looks quiet for next 4 days before new nw swell arrives on Wednesday.  Haleiwa pro should get underway. Great time to do some chores while winds are up and waves are down.
So I got out lawn mower out and shaved it bald like my head. Notice the rat bites? I prefer no maintanance yard vs low maintanance. See my neighbors yard in the back? Then I cut the hedge, vacuumed my house and polished my furniture. My annual cleaning is done until next year! Cheehoo!