Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BIg Swells

South winds continue to dominate our Hawaiian Islands with back to back swells from the NW to WNW.  We've been scoring some fun waves all winter!  Today just 4 of us out with perfect peeling rights.  Get your big boards ready for the next swells coming tomorrow and this weekend!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Superbowl Sash

Woke up early for some seafood shopping for Super Bowl Sunday.  Shibi and Aku was on our target list so put out our Gaji lures early and kept busy all day chasing the fish.

We managed to find a few for our family and friends!  It's been fun learning how to catch various types of fish (i.e.: akule, bottom fish, pelagics).  Still got lots to learn but thankful to those who are willing to share their knowledge with us rookies.  Mahalos to Cat, Al and 2 old crows for their awesome job!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

On The Set

On location filming with Merlinda Garma for next months episode of Hawaii Skin Diver.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bottom Fish Dinner

Light winds so loaded up the Red Sea boat and crew and headed out shopping for dinner.  Jon, Al and Cat joined me for a early bird run.

Saw some big tails but was looking for some bottom fish on this trip.

Got our dinner and some bonus pupus for the weekend!

Another awesome day in paradise.  We are so fortunate to call Hawaii our home!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pupu hour

Another view of Uncle Walter massive akule he caught.

Fresh Otaru for tonights pupu hour.  So good!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Full Circle

Uncle Walter Takimoto 88 years young joined us on our akule adventure.  He heard his partner Jo was coming and this would be full circle as they shared lots of good times fishing together.

Akule Jo now 102 years young still loves to fish.   Home made lures and rain or shine he is game to go.

Even got a few big bonus Otarus for our pupu hour and ice cold beers.

One of the best sashimi available.  Thanks to the Red Sea Crew for making it all happen.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Windy Weather

Rubbish day in our neighborhood today.  Saw 3 rubbish trucks picking up trash?  Kinda odd to have 3 trucks?  Maybe they going dive after work?

So I check the weather and see the reason for this windy weather.  1037 millibar high pressure as the source of this wind.  It should slowly move northeast and allow the winds to lighten through the weekend and next week.  Another moderate northwest swell to fill in on Monday and Tuesday.

Rendering sure takes awhile….Working on another Hawaii Skin Diver episode now because once the wind dies down you know where I'll be?  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Look

Wow anybody saw this interview last night to Saturdays Missle fumble?  Well our family friend Kenneth Hara is now got a lot of work to do.  Good job Kenneth!

My new 2018 wardrobe provided by my cousin.  I feel like Zatoichi!  I wonder if I can surf with this?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Party Grinds

Gindai turned out awesome!  Nisuke style with somen broke the mouth!

Fresh sashimi and poke for pupus

My sister was surprised!  Check out the spread!

Noticed a broken tube from last trip so today's project is to fix it for our next run out.  Light winds to be replaced by some strong trades this week so hold on to your hats!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Deep 7!

Well the weather, stars and moon lined up finally for our new Red Sea Ocean Adventure.  

Check out this crazy Gindai fish!


Al's stablizer bino glasses!

Deep 7, here we come!  Onaga next on the menu!  Mahalos to the Red Sea Crew for making it happen!  We eating good this this week!

Monday, January 8, 2018


Light winds coming soon so got the Red Sea Boat ready for standby this week.  Freezer is empty and got lots of ice to burn.  Surf was still fun up north today and some XXL NW swells coming soon.  Surf, Dive or Fish?  Happy Aloha Monday!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

More Big Waves

Researching the restricted zones for bottom fishing on DLNR website.  Hoping to try some new fishing  methods soon.

Until then trades continue to blow providing some fun surf up north.  WNW swell was firing past few days in the 4-6 ft range and more bigger waves to come next week!  

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Secret Beach

Grabbed some fun waves up north with my friend David before the crowd came.  WNW swell filled in with some nice barrels.  Then bike riding at a secret beach with the nephews.  One more day of freedom before their school starts so making the most of their holiday.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Aloha Friday

Happy Aloha Friday!  Waves are small up north but will pick up tomorrow with some solid waves.  Backdoor shootout waiting period began so watch for the contest to go soon.  Great day to get things done.  Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Try New Things

Mahalo to my Aunty Jeanne for the good luck boat charm.  Better lucky than good!

Ordered some rainbow colored line to attract some colorful fish this year!

Trying new things this year, targeting new species and hopefully some red fish!  I feel it's important to learn and try new things if you want to be a well rounded person.  Get out of your box and try some new things and adventures this year!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Gene Higa 2017

Watch Hawaii Skin Diver tonight 8:30 pm for the 2017 Gene Higa Memorial Spearfishing Tournament.  Premiers Tues. 8:30 pm on channel 12 or 1012.

Proceeds went toward Waialua elementary school and the kids were stoked!  Pass the word and thanks for watching!

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Fireworks!

Mahalos to Keith Yamane for loading us up with the fireworks!

This year my nephew Maika stepped up to the plate and took the lighter to the fuse in front of the Red Sea house.

Like an aku or ahi bite, the fast fuse took off and the fireworks blew up!  Looking forward to 2018.   Happy New Year everyone!