Sunday, December 16, 2018

Pipe Master is On!

Got to check out Kailua Symphonic Band last night at their winter concert.  Great performances..

Great Job Kai!

Pipe Master is On!  Round 2 is happening.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Work in progress!

Almost done with our Red Sea Dry Box!  A few more add ons and will be ready to test it out!  Today's surf came up fast this morning up north and pretty challenging conditions for the pipe trials.  More big swells coming as winds start to back off..

Monday, December 10, 2018

Under Construction

Today surf looked junky so took out the chop saw and went to town to buy materials to start our Red Sea dry box.

Planning to make a medium size fish box so hopefully it comes out ok so we can start making more dry aku.  Main thing is not to use any kind of treated wood so I went for a cedar wood.  I think you could use pine also.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Raw & Dry?

Sliced up some sashimi Otaru for the family dinner.  So good!  

Was looking into making a fish dry box and found this one online.  Will see how my next project goes…Lotsa wind and big waves for this week so be careful out there!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Surf, Shape & Sashimi!

Lotsa  big surf up north!  Pipeline going off along with many other spots!  Got to surf with Mick Fanning today, was cool to see him rip. Who will win this years World title?

Container arrived with all my blanks for next years quiver!  Ha ha!  Order your magic board at Tokoro Surfboards before the blanks go.  Contact Wade and get your new board shaped.

Quick run to the market to see what was on special?  Got a few big boys! Lotsa sashimi for this windy week!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Shark deterrent?

How's this snake pattern?  Wonder if it deters sharks?  May have to put it on my next board?  Past days I got to sample a epoxy board Kelly Slater rides and works great!  First time riding a epoxy board and it has lots of floatation and good speed.  You may want to try one too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Big surf coming!

North shore dawn patrol with rising swell.  Saw this 9 year old Talen out checking the waves and get barreled.  This young grom is home schooled and wants to be a pro surfer one day!  Got a few fun ones and headed back to the barn.  Big waves coming tomorrow so be safe out there.  Have a great day!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Eat your catch!

Went for a dive with Keith and Maika.  Got lucky with a few tako but Maika got to spear his first fish.  Couple nice maninis.

He cleaned it and prepped it for the fryer.

Learning how to cook his own fish is important.

Then ate it!  Eat what you catch!  Congrats Maika on the nice catch.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Great week of waves and more to come.  Had to sneak out for our food for the week.  Light winds and small surf so boarded the Red Sea boat and headed out.

Got a few scooby snacks for this week.  Mahalo to our Red Sea crew for holding it down!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tako Divers the next generation

Winds backed off so took the nephews out for a boat ride.  So soothing and mesmerizing on the Red Sea Boat.  Maika falling asleep...

Kai was feeling a little whoozy with the rock as well so headed in to the sandbar.

Boys always gotta look cool?

Met da Sato ohana and headed out for a tako dive.

Austyn watching Maika wear his tako wig.  ha ha!

Great to see the next generation of tako divers in action.

Even had fun on the couch until we flipped over headfirst.  North shore is maxing today so be careful everyone.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Eat, eat, eat!  Seems like thats the name of the game this week!  Hope everyone had their fill of food and spending quality time with your family and friends.  Big waves coming soon! Time to burn some fat!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Fish

Beautiful sunrise with nice weather for fishing so Cat and I headed out bright and early to find the worm.

Found a few nice otaru and some big mahis for our thanksgiving party!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tako Sunday

Found some semi clean water today for a tako dive.

Keith Yamane got lucky today!  Nadia got her first manini on a 3 prong as well.  Good job!  Great fellowship!  Beautiful Tako Sunday!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dreams come true!

Decided to head out for some dinner again on the Red Sea boat.  I had a dream the night before about finding some fish so followed my gut and found this sign, rainbow!  No birds, no rubbish then in the blind…BAM!  After 30 minutes we have the fish at the boat and we are all smiles:).  Take care of the fish and reset with the big guns.

30 minutes later in the blind…BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  Yes 4 banger!  What?  No way?  We all look at each other then we start cranking!  The corner goes slack so I crank it then BAM!  It hooks up again.  I take one corner, Al takes the other and we race to the finish line.  One comes over the rail, then another..

Then another!  The lines cross and we switch poles around and around to avoid breaking the line.

With the help of God, good driver Cat and teamwork we get all 4 in the boat.

Al starts the GNG (Gill and gut) and I work on the other 2 fish.

It's not even noon and we called it a day!  Al buckles up for the ride home as I blaze to the harbor.

Big mahalo to my crew, Cat, Al, Crow, Earline, and Maika for their help today.  Its'gonna be hard to top this day for sure!  Dreams really do come true!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Friends for Ever!

Have a fun weekend hanging out with the boys at Lucky Strike! Happy birthday Maika! Remember your family and friends always got your back!  When you are old and grey you will understand!

Since Ahi season is over and surf has been small, I've been fine tuning the Red Sea boat for next year.   Put some sturdy brackets on this pole holder so may have to go out soon and test it out? Lol.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy Halloween!

My cousins husband, Kevin Onuma makes some amazing pumpkin carvings!  Here's one of many he made this year.

Always enjoy seeing the first light each morning!  Especially if the surf is good!

Can't wait to watch the next episode of Hawaii Skin Diver!  The cutest HSD show you will ever see period.   Join the Satos for a family dive in Kaneohe Bay. Tune in next Tues. Nov. 6, 8:30 pm on channel 16 or 1016.  Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rainbow day!

Rainy day in Hawaii!  Cold front passed through the islands.

But where there is rain you can also find a rainbow!  Spectacular double rainbow to end the day.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Fish & Dive Expo Pau!

What a busy week we had!  Preparing for the Fish & Dive Expo at the blaisdell was a lot of hard work.

Day 1 line was going around the building.

Great to see Merlinda with all her fans!

Always fun to see the Hatch boys in the hood.  Strike that pose Mike!

Even the Ko ohana stopped by to say hello.  Great event and lots of memories.  Mahalos to all the organizers and our Red Sea crew for all their hard work.  And for all our friends who visited our booth and supported us we truly appreciate your friendship.