Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Another day

So lucky and blessed to live in Hawaii. Happy Aloha Tuesday!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dream van

Say hello to our new Red Sea van! I always wanted one of these cool vans. Thanks to Russell and Dion at new city Nissan.

Live bait well ready for a test.

Mahalo Tim for the wasabi and dressing from Japan.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Akule Joe

Fish finder looking good! Took out uncle Joe for round 2.

Fish started biting!

Happy man! This is what it feels like to be content.

And this is what it feels like to be hungry for akule. We got schooled again by akule Joe but happy to watch and learn.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Makata lures

One of my goals this year is to learn how to catch fish using live bait. Catching bait is very hard and having the right lures is key.  Patience and finding the bait is also challenging.  Thank you to Jaime Miyasato and her dad and Ryan Kagami, Makata lures for hooking us up.  101 year old Uncle Joe want to go fish again so gotta get ready.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

North Coming Up!

Surf coming up on the north shore today.  Took out my Tokoro special for a few waves.  Surf should be solid by this evening.  Be careful out there!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bye van

Saying goodbye to my van. Thank you for keeping us safe all these years. We travelled all over and got good times going surfing, diving, fishing and touring Hawaii.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Windy days

Winds been gusty past few days and lotsa construction going on in my neighborhood. Perfect timing!

Got a call that our Uncle Joe wants to go fishing again! Went to the fishing store and gearing up for another round of akule fishing. As long as he feels good to go I'll take him out. I can imagine how good it must feel for him to be back doing what he loves.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Surf Secret

Great surf up north past few days! Took out the bigger board.

My friend Puna sharing his secret lure called the doo doo boy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Board mtg

North shore coming up! Few guys attended today's meeting.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Clean perfect overhead waves up north with few guys out. And some stinging jellyfish. One got me today. Ha ha!

Monday, January 16, 2017


Today we remember Martin Luther King, a man with a dream! 

Do you know who killed Dr. King? James earl Ray.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Take two

14 years ago we made this commercial for our sponsor Maui sporting goods. Our actors Jordy and Jared Park did so good.

Look at them now! Jordy is super tall and Jared is still looking young!  We have yet to edit and finish the new spot but it's cool to see our diving community passing on the torch to the next generation.

Buoy check

This is how we check the buoys to see if surf is good. Ha ha! Jon getting eye witness report.

Great waves so took out the step up!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nairagi blessing

Beautiful day for bird watching! Jon Kam getting good at this.

Dropped lures and nairagi took our gaji lure.

Took a four banger Shibi and cooler was full so headed in.

Pupu hour was a winner!  A blessed day!

Friday, January 13, 2017

On Ice

Another great day on the water! Story to come.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Goats surf

Pair of moana kalis to be printed for Jamie Miyasato. Nice catch!

Some small waves in town and big waves coming up north. Can't wait for more good waves.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Got dinner

Headed east for some seafood shopping with my crew. Water was so flat it was like on land. We took turns bird watching.

Kekoa took first watch.
Jon took second watch.

Then we got action!

Today's catch! Shaka, peace, thumbs up!

The best part is our family and friends fellowshipping and having dinner.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Long Day

Sunrise to Sunset. Story to come!

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Backdoor shootout on standby. Big surf coming soon!

Timmy waited long for this one.

Tilapia on sale! No thanks.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Dog whisper

North winds today so surfed the best spot on the island with wade and Tim.

Payed our respect to the girl who fell off the mountain 3 weeks ago. God bless her as she went home to heaven.

Went home and found a dog waiting for someone. This is the second dog we found in two weeks. Happy owner came by and picked up the dog.

Boys wanted to surf so headed south

Friday, January 6, 2017

Surf north

Headed north with new north swell filling in and four guys out. Score!

Otaru sashimi on the menu for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Otaru action

Still can't believe how good my uncle Joe did akule fishing.

And how blessed we were catching akus and Otarus.

These taste super good and will make many people happy!

We loaded up and had to leave the rest behind.

The final load 7 otaru and 20 akus.

Mahalos to the Red Sea crew for all their help again. Truly a great way to start the year.

Time to cut fish for the ohana.