Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cross Training Day

Small waves and windy so we went bike riding today. BMX cross training day.
Found the hidden beach.
Hiked to the most north point of Oahu.
Private beach with no crowds. Surf coming up tomorrow so wax up for another week. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Take 2

One of the fun things on filming is watching the out takes.  Often viewers don't get to see the funny takes because of the length of the program.  Wendell and Jonathan worked hard filming and had lots of fun in the process. Here is a clip that didn't make the cut.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ahi Withdrawals?

No problem, get your fix next Tues. February 2, at 8:30 pm on Channel 12 or 1012.

Aloha Friday Surf

More parking lot photos! Swell dropping but still 2x overhead waves to be found. Grabbed a few this am with the boys! Happy Aloha Friday!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Priceless training!

Another fun big wave day with Wade, Timmy, Ed and Marteen. Everyone got some good waves! So thankful for all my friends! We push each other to improve, critique equipment, talk training, lineups and techniques and even score our rides to get better at what we do. To me this kind of training is priceless! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Got the report surf is firing! Big swell on the rise and the boys were on it. I see my friends suiting up so I go say hi.
Timmy Rezentes all set. 
And long time friend Jon Taba. Jon charges and always pushed me to go for it. His Tabaism belief system is very impressive. No fear!  He would charge big Waimea and pipe and even night dive solo.
Giant set came through and he went for it paying his dues and broke his board in two. Good to surf with Jon, Timmy, Wade, Rick, Ed, Randy and Marteen today.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Surf Session

Fun overhead waves with the Eastside boys, Wade, Rick, Cade and Marteen. Have a nice day!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Aku bone best!

Nothing goes to waste in our family. We eat everything but the guts. Salt and pepper.

Fried Aku bones is winner!

Now we make fish soup?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blessed Fishing Day!

Another picture perfect day in Hawaii! Woke up early for a beautiful sunrise hoping to get "the worm".
On board the legendary Fish Chanter, James Oshiro.
And masked ninja Big Al Ah Nee. 
James started his fish chant while looking  for the birds and we found um.
Fish was flying in the cooler and we were done before lunch.
Mahi Mahis biting my Gaji lures! Al even wrestled one on the boat and gave it the body slam.
Shibis and Aku galore! 
Mahalo to my crew for another amazing day catching and cleaning fish. We are blessed!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cooler Full!

Found um! Story to come after I get some zzzz.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ahi Fever part 2 coming soon!

Busy editing the next HSDTV Ahi fever part 2 episode featuring some big Ahi! Coming in February! 
My icebox empty so gotta run to the seafood section soon!  More xxl swells continue for next week. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Live Bait

My uncle joe who turned 100 years young gave me his rigs for akule and other small fish so hope to learn how to catch bait.
Made my ikema or live bait well so we are  ready to learn new technique to fish. Back to back xxl swells so gotta look for those windows to go shopping for dinner.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Divers Rescued!

Heard about the divers rescued off the banks yesterday?  I know 2 of the divers and gotta get the details of what happened but lets all be safe out there and take turns driving the boat with a watchful eye on your partners at all times.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mouse in the house

Meet the new addition to our family. My nephews wanted mice and Santa Delivered.
Meet mocha. Little shy and sleeps a lot.
Meet whiskers. Likes to eat and socialize. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Surf check

North shore still pumping, 4 guys out at pipe. South shore still small, 40 guys out at the park.  Todos santos big wave challenge on now!  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

First Vacuum Seal

Beautiful sunrise on the Eastside. Big north wrap all over with strong currents.
Nice white sandy beach.
Surfed with my friend David who I've known since intermediate school.  We go back since Hana bata days.
Now this is how you vacuum seal fish! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Island Hoppers

Next North swell has arrived today.  Big waves again with hazardous ocean conditions, be careful.  Congratulations Nick Hoermann for winning this months Surfline trip wire!  Banyaks spots available!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hanapaa Day!

Swell dropped and west winds so boarded the Red Sea boat with Al and James to grab our dinner for the week. 
Water was so flat we thought we were in waianae. Bite was early so headed in early today.
Mix bag of otarus, akus and shibis. Perfect for our spicy tuna and sashimi platters.
Future fisherman Kai photo bombing.
Sashimi platter sample. Omg so good!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Total commitment

Another fun day up north! 5 ft sets and thick steep drops! I've been seeing a familiar face and introduced myself to this guy named Darin and he drives all the way from Hawaii Kai to surf the north shore then goes to work. That's commitment! Another round of waves coming soon!  See you out there Darin.
Sheet glass on the Eastside with no wind. God I love this view!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New HSD mag

New hsd mag on newstands! Go get your copy of this photo issue. 
Went by to see what's coming up at the harbor. Got some action out there! I better get the Red Sea boat ready!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hawaii Surf Score!

Weather was perfect again today with light variables all day. Got my eyewitness surf report from Wade Tokoro and headed to our secret spot. Took out the gun and we scored again! Double overhead sets, thick slabs, big drops! Yesterday we also got an Eve session in town with overhead waves in the winter, double score!
Paddle is super far out and grounds is sharky, but just lift up ur feet and paddle.
Then waited for the window to open up today and got another fun session in town with a few guys out. It was so glassy you couldn't see the waves coming in. Now I got rash on my legs and rubber arms. Going to sleep good tonight.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Surf

Fun day riding my bigger board today! Good to see my Eastside friends in the line up.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Boat water test

Finished my service so decided to go do my water test. Called up the crew and headed out.

Decided to bring a pole or two. Ok five to be exact. Winds were breezy west and big swell was coming so wanted to come in early.
Not much action but enough for our pupu hour.
Fresh fish is the best!