Saturday, December 31, 2016

New board

Sashimi for breakfast lunch and dinner!

Stuffed lobster and aku sash was the bomb.

So happy to receive this beautiful Tokoro board 5'10 4x model. I can't wait to ride it! Mahalo Wade!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Birthday 101

A very special uncle made it to 101 years old yesterday. A man of integrity, respect and role model for my family. All of us would want to be as healthy and sharp when we age.

Happy birthday uncle Todoroki we love you and thank you for all you have done for all of us.  If it wasn't for you getting me your pride and joy boat I would never know of how much of a blessing it is to share fish with others.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Fishing day with Al and Jon on board the Red Sea boat. We were on a mission to catch fish for the new year.

Seas were rough so boys took their bird watching positions. But this wouldn't be for long. We found some birds and was able to get a couple scores on the board. It always nice to take the pressure off early by putting fish in the cooler.

Shibis and akus started biting our gaji lures and even got our first 5 banger. We were too busy to film but grabbed a few photos for our memories.

More action and we were running out of ice. Our cooler was overflowing!

The final tally and great way to end the year. Thanks to my crew and family for always being there to help. Looking forward to what 2017 will bring!

Rough watafishing

Long day fishing rough seas. Was it worth it? Story to come...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Candy shop

Quick surf session up north with overhead waves. Windy but doable until Wade slammed the reef. Then off to the candy shop to fix lures.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy hollowdays

Merry Christmas and happy hollow days everyone! 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Surf Massage

Free surf massages up north from big wave rider Jon. Wade first in line.

Japan's surf champ Reo Inaba next in line. Windy days ahead.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Xmas fish

Pulled up to the pier today with lotsa boats out.

My GPS is down so had to go old school style.

Jon Kam was in charge for bird watching.

We got a few gifts for our family party. Thanks to my crew!

Fresh sashimi!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hale days

Surf still pumping so grabbed a few and went to pick up Gabriel medinas quiver.

Then went to visit my friends hale. I was impressed to see his home and felt like I was in the South Pacific.
Basic simple living with no hot water,natural ventilation and a stove to cook.

Outhouse toilet with composting benefits to fertilize his garden of fruit trees. This is a true hale for this Argentinian Hawaiian.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Surf big again so grabbed a few with Wade and Timmy. Timmy got a big surprise as Wade gave him this 6'6 4x model he was eyeing out. Speechless!

Headed out to see my nephews Christmas play and all the kids in costume. Remember those good old days.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nazare XXL On!

Loaded up the Tokoro-van with 10 boards and headed up north.  New northwest well came up so decided to ride the step up 6'4 and got a few fun ones.  It's been a good winter with lots of waves!
XXL Portugal Nazare contest completed with Jamie Mitchel winning the event!  25-35 foot surf with guys charging hard.  

Monday, December 19, 2016

Pipe Master 2017

Tahiti's Michel Bourez, winner of the Pipe Masters.

J.J. Florence, winner of the triple crown.

1st and 2nd place Pipe Masters!  Fun backdoor waves today with more fun size waves to come this week. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Epic surf

Small kine color job with the Christmas lights.

New swell firing! First ones out and scored some fun ones.

Even dave wassel paddled out today.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Feet Saver

Some places we surf we have sharp rocks loaded with vana and so easy to get hurt. So decided to make a feet saver where we can tie our slippers to after we jump in. Kinda excited to test it out.

Few Spots

Scored some double overhead waves with Wade and Jon. Then the crowd came in and we went in. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Gold ears

New swell hit the buoys so had the whole quiver of boards in the Tokoro factory van. 5'7 to 7'6.

Everyone got a few good ones. Once my ears started to glow it was time to go in.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Danger hike

Waves were big today with small window before the winds switched. Got a few good ones with the boys.

Did you hear about that 22 year old girl who fell to her death hiking? It was my friends friends daughter home for Christmas holiday. So sad.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pipe Masters

Contest on! Not epic but time is running out.
Full moon surfing. Grabbed a few with the boys.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pipe trials

North up a little with north winds so tricky call me make. Contest on but wade and I surfed our secret spot with perfect offshore winds. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Surf dry

We always look for the best spot to surf and have fun forecasting. Today was no exception. Grabbed a few with Wade, Timmy and Todd.

Day 2 of drying fish. Sun is perfect!

Christmas coming early!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Big fish

Surf came down so headed north to explore. Lotsa halalu fisherman.

My friend Janson joined me and had never got a big fish on a pole. He warmed up with small akus.

Jon Kam also had fun.

We took 1 for 3. Janson's big fish.