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.  

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!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Carrisa Moore Surf School

Paddled out to Ehukai Sandbar today with some fun little waves.  As I head in Carrisa Moore paddles out and I see this visitor drop in on her with camera guy peter king ready to snap the shot.

Next set, Carrisa gets in front of the same guy and takes him to school.

Bam!  Right in front of the tourist and Peter gets the shot!  Classic!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Nicks Surf Shots

Past few days been paddling out with the full moon with the boys.  It's so dark you cannot even recognize others in the lineup.  Some head high waves up north with empty lineups when you can find them.  Nick Gruen was out taking pics today and shared them with me.  Mahalo Nick for the shots!  Usually I post pau surfboard or cam shots ha ha!

Took out the 5'10 tokoro special.

Couple fun ones! Good fellowship!  Great exercise!

Sunday, November 5, 2017


MOB.  Marlin over board!  Ok Heeve Ho!  Heeve Ho!  Ok guys are you ready?  1, 2, 3.  After we saw my friend Chris hook up solo to this marlin we waited to make sure he was safe.  It was big enough for us to have to swim over and assist him.  Glad everything went smooth and we were able to help.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Full Moon Surf

Paddled out before sunrise with Jon and Wade and got a few nice waves.  Surf was barreling and fun!

Wade got a nice shack too.

Another brilliant Full Moon!  Watch out for the werwolves!

Friday, November 3, 2017

More Mahis

Another fun day on the job! Loaded up the Red Sea boat and went out at daybreak.

Got to see my friend Chris Cargo land his first marlin by himself.  Al and I jumped on board to assist to get it on board.  Good job Chris!

We managed to find a few fish (mahis and small shibis) for our table as well.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuna Bomb!

Last nights pupu hour was the bomb!  Spicy tuna, sashimi, natto was awesome!  Surf came up today on the North Shore in the 4-6ft range.  Go gettim!