Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Resolutions

Still some fun surf up north this morning then back home for our traditional mochi pounding.  My resolution is not to look back, so looking forward to 2018.

Another resolution is to try new things so invested in this star wars reel that supposedly can bring up some deep water fish.  Hopefully we will get to land a onaga in 2018.  Wishing you all a Happy New Year and thank you for all your support and reading our blogs.  

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tako Dive Day

Nice day for a dive.  Called up the boys to see who's in.

And the boys and girl were all game. Keith and Brandon, Nadia and Jon, Kai and Maika and Alan. Great to see my friend Erick Itoman in the mix too.  Been a while.

Brandon Yamane was pounding today!

Kai even got his first 7-11 crab.

Maika was on the rod/reel got a veke.  Great day for a dive!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Exercise and Live

Two old Crows dropped off some Akule to Uncle Joe.  He was happy to restock his refrigerator for the rest of the week.

Wishing Jo Todoroki another year of good health and happiness in 2018.  His secret to life is to exercise! Exercise your mind, body and soul by doing what you love to do.  Your work, your chores, your hobbies is all ways to exercise.  

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Birthday Dinner

Otaru poke and sashimi was winnah!  Just in time for Christmas party.

Our Uncle Joe 102 birthday is coming up next so we wanted to bless him with some fresh akule.  Rain did not stop us from going out.

We managed to find a few for him and even got a couple bonus mahi.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Shopping

Last minute Christmas shopping for our party tomorrow.  Al Ah Nee aka the masked bandit showed up.

Brent Ching spotted a bunch of high flyers today!

Cat found her corner.

Took a triple early and headed in to get ready for the party.

half our crew was too busy cleaning up.  Great day on the water, got some Otarus and we are officially done shopping….
….For now!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Gene Higa 2017 on HSDTV

Christmas Rush is here!  Surf has been cold and windy but rideable.  Working on next month's episode of Hawaii Skin Diver TV featuring the 2016 Gene Higa Spearfishing Tournament.  Shaun Harada and Jaren Luke with their superb catches.  Over 100 divers participated this year!

This years event went toward supporting the Wailua Elementary school and the kids were stoked!  Stay tuned for the premier Jan. 2, Tues. 8:30 pm on Spectrum OC16 channel 12 or 1012.  Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Santa Surprise

New north swell with north winds today.  A few good spots work with these conditions.  Headed out for a few waves and exercise with some overhead waves today then headed home to see if Santa came early?

Shucks, I missed him at the door but he left a pair of stabilizer binoculars on my steps!  Now we can see birds for 5 miles away and rubbish at 10!  Looking forward to eating more sashimi for the holidays!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Akule Fishing

Calm seas, light winds….time to go Akule fishing!

Not bad for some beginners.,,,Would you believe there is over a hundred pieces on this table?

Fresh Akule sashimi is winners!  

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bye Bambi

Winds died but waves still bumpy up on the north shore with some overhead waves.  Looking like the Pipe Masters will be the Ehukai or Gums Masters this year with small surf.  Grabbed a couple and headed back for a funeral service.

Our pet mouse, Bambi passed away last night.  She was a great mother and took care of her babies till the end.  Bye bye Bambi!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Winch Ready!

What to do on a windy wild day?  First go surf and get some exercise then gear up for the big one!  Got us a winch to hoist that 1 ton ahi or marlin into the Red Sea boat!  Saw McGuyver James Oshiro using this small piece of equipment to pull some big printing machines into his truck successfully so I thought same principle?   

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Giveway

Mahalos to Makata Lures for the opportunity to participate in their 12 days of Christmas Giveaway! Each day you can log on to Instagram @makatalures and enter to win a host of prizes from sponsors in the fishing, diving, and food industry for FREE!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

North Wind Surf Session

Not many options to surf today but managed to get some exercise and a few at sunrise with Cade and Brian.  Mahalos for the surf!  Big waves be safe out there!  Light winds coming soon!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Storm coming

Beautiful day to surf out east before the front arrives this evening.  Tomorrow will be a different story as strong winds build through Thursday and Friday.  Hold on to your hats and be safe out in the ocean.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Variable winds

Polar express continues to create lots of low pressures in our islands.  Great waves today with more giant surf to come!  Variable winds switching from no wind, to sw wind to north winds back to light winds later this weekend.  Have a great week!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tako Dive

Boys wanted to get some Tako so today we headed out to our favorite spot.  

12 year old nephew Maika got one.  Boy got the tako eye!

Good fun day with uncle Keith the tako master.  A few small ones for the table.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Rubbish day

Took a run out with Cathy and Al to catch some dinner.  Lotsa rubbish all over.  Found this big cargo net and got a mahi.

Found another rubbish and another mahi.

Not bad trade for a rubbish day.  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Buoy Surfing

Morning sunrise with light winds for a few days and big waves!

Paddled out to the Ubuoy and got some solid waves.  Yes I found Ubuoy floating near the waves.

Pulled out the big board and grabbed a few fun waves with the eastside boys.  Paddled by in and notified the buoy master to let him know where it is.  Hope it gets back to its original position soon.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pupu Hour

Pupu Hour starts now!  Blessings from the sea with some fresh sashimi.

Apple Watch 3

Finally got my apple watch series 3.  Pretty cool to receive calls, text, etc out in the ocean.  It even monitors your health, counting the calories I burn, movement and hours I exercise and stand.  Been having fun with it just hope I don't lose it!   Surf's been pumping up north with challenging double to triple overhead conditions, go get some but be safe!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Seafood Shopping

Winds finally backed off enough for us to go shopping for dinner.  Al and Cat joined me on board the Red Sea boat so we headed straight for the seafood department.

Still had some waves in the channel so we timed the sets.

Al put on his lucky cap and started searching.  We looked high and low but the fresh fish was no where to be found.  We thought the store was closed for Christmas?

But during the last hour of shopping we made contact and were blessed with some tuna and mahi.  We found the bird pile and took a triple strike in the bottom of the ninth inning bringing it all home!  Stoked!

Just in time for the holidays!  Mahalos to my Red Sea crew on board and at the dock for helping us put dinner on the table.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

World Cup Finals

Congrats Conner Coffin winning the 2nd Jewel of the Triple crown.  Challenging surf out on the North Shore but boys were ripping.  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bait well

Today's project: Live bait well.  Gearing up for next season.   

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Some tender loving care for the twins.  Mahalos to my mechanic Jason and dad for helping out tuning and servicing our motors.  Only a boat owner knows what really goes on behind the scenes on the time, money and effort involved in keeping a boat in order.  I'm very thankful for my  family and friends who always are help out.