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

TLC

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.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Xmas lights

Wow December is right around the corner.  Time to hang our Christmas lights up!  I hope our tree will provide lotsa presents to share?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Home for the Holidays!

Back home in the islands…Unpack…and head out to look for fresh Thanksgiving fish!

Water was rough but we managed to get enough for our friends and family.

What an amazing spread of ono grinds!  Wintry and rainy weather continues in Hawaii!  Hope to get some good surf soon!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Xmas Day 5

Final day of reef diving in Kiribati targeting jacks.  The boys favorite fish is yellow spot papio so thats what we were looking for.

We were able to land a few more fish.

Yes, there are even pelagics in Christmas Island.  Put in your time and get rewarded.

The prize!  Keaka Ching closes the deal here in Christmas Island.  Until next time….

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Xmas Day 4

Kiribati night was fun! Lotsa song and dance from the local staff.  They work so hard and make so little  money but one thing is they are so happy.

Owen Adams Sr. was on point landing some nice fish today!

We clean our fish right on the beach.

And we prepared our steam Kalis for a amazing meal.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Xmas Day 3

Day 3 in Christmas Island delivers more reef fish for our group of Hawaii Skin Divers.  Long nose emperors, big ukus and groupers is always fun to shoot and nothing goes to waste.

Mixing things up is fun, so we headed into the lagoon to grab some Mantis shrimp.  These daredevils actually grabbed them by themselves.

Kitt is 60+ years old and still going strong!

We even found a few rasta tako hunters today.  Owen and Gordon in the Bob Marley pose.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Xmas Day 2

Happy Thanksgiving!  Boys on day 2 was ready for more reef action!

Load um up.

Gordon's first napoleon wrasse.

Got my tuna in the boat!  I'm happy!  Sashimi and poke time...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Xmas Day 1

Sorry been under cover last week in Christmas Island with limited internet.  As soon as I got there had to sit under my oongali tree.

Great group of Hawaii Skin Divers and crew to help us make their dreams come true.

Owen Adams warming up with his personal best Uku.  Monsta!  Many more pics to come...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Shibi Time!

Heard some fish were starting to bite and I wanted to eat some fresh fish with our fresh batch of Red Sea salt.  So we loaded the Red Sea boat last minute and headed for the pot of gold.  

Set out our gaji lures and hanapaa!  Shibi on board!  

Now time to cut this bad boy up for our sashimi and poke for tonight!  Thanks to the Red Sea crew for all their help!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Red Sea Salt

Perfect weekend to make some Red Sea Salt.  Lots of love and aloha put into the secret ingredients of this unique type of salt.  

Final product ready for sprinkling on some fresh fish!  Now all we need is a nice tuna!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Quiver?

Winter is here and my quiver of boards is ready to get shaped!  Grabbed a few waves in town then went to offload some surfboard blanks.  Contact Tokoro Surfboards to order your magic board today!