Monday, September 24, 2018

On my mind

Got back home safely and heard from my friends of several shark attacks on the east side.   One was 16 inch wide bite from a tiger shark.  Lots of big sharks out where we surf so be careful.

Came home and had fish on my mind.  Hope to find a aku or two soon for some poke.  Miss my sashimi.

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Looking for shade on this hot and muggy day!  

Mahalo to all the crew for taking care of us!  We will miss you all!  Teremakasih!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Surf Eat Sleep

Some fun waves continue…Indo perfection! Pic by Anton

Lamb roast going down!  Our chef Boy is amazing!  He made this lamb roast with pumpkin, beans, carrots.  So good!  Time to sleep!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Ceviche Time!

Another unridden wave goes by in the Mentawais.  If this was Hawaii there would be 100 guys out here!  Lucky we only had our crew.

Big Al Ah Nee got this nice Uhu and Chef Jim made ceviche for our pupu hour.  Thanks guys the buggah was ono!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hts on Fire!

One of my favorite waves has to be Ht's or Lances Right.  So perfect, hollow and fun!  When the conditions are right its on fire!  With only 3 guys out I had to paddle out and try and get a wave! I vividly remember catching this wave and pulling in, riding over the foam ball and getting the exit.  Mahalo Anton for the photo.  The sequence was amazing!

Herbie the Hawaiian Superman!

Meet Kalapana legend, Herbie Rivera!  This 59 year old is made of muscle and can clear the lineup anyday!  It was a pleasure sharing waves with him and so funny to hang around.

He got some nice waves and probably put more hours in the water than most of the group.  Here he is flying like superman!

The peanut gallery was always cheering on the hawaiians in the lineup!  Bintangs going down after morning session!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Who Wants it?

Pulling up to a perfect left with only your friends out is what it's all about!  There are so many types of waves in Indonesia and good swells all year round.  I think our surfers got their best waves all summer and with conditions like this everyone was very happy.  Who want's it?  Your turn! You will never know until you go! Pic by Anton

Mentawai's 2018

Off the grid for past 10 days living off a boat.  Surf outlook looked promising in Indonesia so our group of 9 surfers made the journey to the Mentawais.  Surfline forecast called for 2 solid swells so we were hoping for the best!  One day and half of travel and we were in zone with overhead waves to start the trip.

Most of the group was first timers so it would be a journey they would never forget!  Stay tuned for all the action!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ryan's first ono!

Had a fun labor day weekend with some friends.  Surf was ok but bit too crowded for me so I got my waves and headed in early.  My friend Ryan Kagami needed a crew so I joined him for a afternoon session.  It would be his last time fishing for a while as he and his wife Jaime are expecting a baby in a few weeks. We found a huge rubbish bigger than a FAD and started hooking up to some mahis and ono.

This was Ryan's first ono ever after losing 7 in the past.  He was stoked to finally get his monkey of his back.  Glad to be able to share the joy of fishing with friends.  Congrats Ryan!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Labor day pack!

Hope everyone is having a great labor day weekend!  Got a few waves with uncrowded conditions but had to wait for the right time and location.  Then started our pile for our pupu hour coming up soon.  All the necessary ingredients for making some awesome grinds.

Then packed up my camera, dive and surf gear for our next Red Sea Ocean Adventure.   Looking forward to making new friends, catching some fish and getting barreled.  

Friday, August 31, 2018

Happy Aloha Friday

Mahi sashimi and carpaccio friday!  So good!  Happy Aloha Friday!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

HSDTV Gene 2018

Past few days been in the Bat cave editing.  Next HSD show is on the last Gene Higa show.  We were honored to have Gene's wife Sheryl and son Ethan join us this year.

Some big fish came up like this Ulua Justin Lee and Woody Brown got with a 3 prong!  Check it out, next Tues. 8:30 pm. on Spectrum OC16.  Hope you enjoy the show!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Last day fishing

This years fishing season was awesome!  We decided to head out one last time to fish and hurricane lane left its mark on Hawaii.  Rough water means rubbish, and rubbish means mahis!  Simply find the rubbish, find the gold!  Al and I started off early and maximized the day!  We found a net and the rest was history!

Double, triples, one after the other fish was flying in the box.  All we were seeing were stars and stripes.  Even had a marlin check out a foul hook 9 inch gaji as we were fixing the line.  Marlin whacked the center pole, then went to the corner and bit!  Reel screamed, fish jumped and shook the hook.  Oh well..

Mix plate day but a like World series coach Oda said, "Its gonna be a GREAT DAY!"

Mahalos to our hard working Red Sea Crew for all their love and support this 2018 fishing season.  For all of you who hopped on board, helped at the dock, in the kitchen, loading, off loading, washing, cleaning up…THANK YOU!  The most important lesson I've learned this year is you not going catch fish on the couch!  You must put in your time to catch fish.  You never know unless you go!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hawaii Little League

Congratulations to the Hawaii Little League team!  They went up against Georgia and now are heading to the final World Series.

Game score 3-0, Hawaii.

Great game!  Great Kids!  Great Coach!  Good luck tomorrow!  Tropical storm lane started pulsing the surf so headed out to grab a few this afternoon.  Looks like surf will be dropping tomorrow so get on it today.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Surf's Up!

Hurricane Lane slowly approaching Oahu at 6 mph.  Looks like some heavy rain and wind should be coming today.  

South shores came up so got a chance to surf some hurricane waves.  Just a few of us crazy guys out.  Time to tie down the boat.  Stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Hunters!

Hurricane Lane making its way toward the Hawaiian Islands is all over the news!  Everyone take precaution and be prepared as it makes it way south of us bringing some heavy rain and wind.  While everyone went to costco we went fishing!

Stocked up on some supplies for the storm.  Hurricane Hunter James is back in the game.  Mahalo to the Red Sea Crew for bringing home the grinds!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bought not caught?

Now hows these prices at Times Supermarket? $32 per pound?  No thank you...

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Undercover Fisherman

Weather was calm and there was one more friend I really wanted to see get an Ahi this year.  He is the masked man who needs no introduction.  He is our great friend, brother, willing to give his heart to you and always there no matter what!  You find him undercover and behind the scenes doing whatever needs to be done.  He is on the all black team, ninga warrior, fish whisperer...

He looks for low flyers and high flyers and calls the fish to bite!  So it was only a matter of minutes before we got da bite!  We set our first string Gaji lures out and our MVP came through again.  Outrigger slams and fish on!  20 minutes we had it in the boat.

Then he took off his mask for a photo then put it back on.

After almost 2 years of being on the Red Sea boat, his first trip back out and bingo!  

He scraped the meat good and now it will be eaten by all his friends and family!  Congrats James "McGuyver" Oshiro and mahalos for always being a great friend!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Toad on the road

Got a chance to get one last ahi before the season ends.  Al, Cat, and I headed out early to get the worm and it paid off as we ran over this toad on the yellow brick road again.  My corner 80 shimano reel went off and got um in 20 minutes.  Great teamwork!

Even managed to find a few mahis to mix up the game.  Mahalos to all my crew, friends, family and sponsors who helped us put meat on the table this ahi season.  We hoped you enjoyed eating the fish as much as we had catching them.  Now time to start traveling!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tackle football

Hurricane Hector brought some nice sunsets and great fishing action!  Bite was on and we were lucky to get out there.  We found some birds and it was non-stop action all from dawn to dusk.

Some stars and stripes to mix things up for a change.  

To Cats, 8 Cows and a dozen Footballs to close out the day!  Thanks to my Red Sea Crew for all their hard work at the dock, on the boat, in the kitchen, cutting cleaning and all they do!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Season Over?

Wow did you see that big fire out west?  Well we got a ocean view with 3 blazes going!  Al calling in the fish...

Smoke everywhere!  This was possibly our last time fishing Waianae this year so we headed out early to find the worm.  Everyone was at one area so we left and went to hunt.   Found some birds and bingo!  Came in early.

Mahalo to my crew for another good day on the water.  Is the season over?  I don't think so… TBC…

Saturday, August 4, 2018

HSD Mag Vol. 73

New Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine vol. 73 is out on the news stands.  My nephew Kai got his first article in first few pages along with a story from Owen Adams Jr. on Christmas island.  Check it out!

Another fun day surfing practicing lefts today.  Small bump coming next week but keep an eye on hurricane Hector for some east swell too!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Surf Break

Took a few days off fishing to fix my motors and reset for next week.  Little bump in town so grabbed a few waves.  Got this fun app that tracks your waves, speed, distance etc.  Good to warm up for Indo waves soon!