Saturday, March 31, 2018

On the Radar

WNW swell arrived today so headed up north shore to grab a few before the rain.  Now the winds are onshore, rain and thunder moved in.  Can see it on the radar.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Surf's still up!

Happy Good Friday!  Another day of fun empty surf with barrels galore!  Bite is slow but surf is up so easy decision.  More swells coming so gotta keep the train moving…Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hawaii Surf Trip

Wow what a beautiful day!  We been blessed all week with light winds, blue skies and epic waves.  I think I lost all the weight I gained in Japan.  All the boys are surfed out!

Getting close to that time of year so got the Red Sea boat tuned up for this years season!  Looking forward to a fun summer!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hokkaido Food

Found this Hamachi at the market for $21. So cheap!

Breakfast looking good!

Good friends and family enjoying a meal.

Maika Ika hanapaa!

King crab closure!  Sayonara!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Hokkaido Snow

Another snowy day in Hokkaido Japan.  About 5 degree C.

Last nights shabu shabu dinner.  Nice and warm.

Meeting new friends from Hawaii in Japan.

Gotta love the eastside.

Traveling by train to our next stop.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hokkaido Japan

Well after a 2 days back from NZ we packed up and headed for snow country, Hokkaido Japan.  Brought my board shorts and we tested the 5 degree C temp.

Even Frosty the snow man was there.

Took a snowboard lesson.

Jumped on the lift and gave it a go!

Kai Kaneko 13 years old jamming.

Maika Kaneko 12 years old carving.  Think these guys are hooked!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NZ Butterfish

Final day of diving in New Zealand.  Target is butterfish.  This is one of the best tasting fish here.

Kekoa got some nice ones.  Not the smartest fish but definitely delicious. 

Then we got some fresh lamb shanks and medallions from Rhonda and Charlies farm.  Salted with red sea salt and added some rosemary before putting on the grill.

Ate a nice breakfast at My fat Pukus.

And saw some cool looking architecture.  Time to pack up and head to our next destination. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Got Mussels

One of the target species on this trip was mussels.  Today the boys harvested some of the best mussels in the world.

Some are 4-5 inches long and super tasty.  Nothing like the ones we get frozen in the supermarkets.

Everyday pupu hour is the best.

Took a tour also since some rain/wind were moving in.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

More Hamachi

Day 2 in New Zealand with epic conditions.  We are staying in a nice bay with scenic surroundings.

Our vessel to take us out.

Jonathan Muratsuka on the board.

I was able to find one as well.  Another great day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Zealand Adventure

Sorry been out of internet range for a week but back online to report some action!  Our group got our special musubi's from Two old crows okazu.

8 hours later we were stocking up on supplies at the nearby Claris store.

Then another hour ride before we made it to our Oasis.  We were packed in tight.

First things first!  Dive for Hamachi of course.  Kekoa and Owen getting the job done on day 1.  Good going guys!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hamachi Dreams!

Looking forward to our next Red Sea Ocean Adventure to NZ.  These are hamachi, yellowtail.  Hope to land a few on this trip.

Mahalos to Jaime and Ryan of Makata lures for letting us borrow their jigging rods.  Want to try and land one on the pole too.

Packed and ready to roll!  

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Real Age

Small windy surf so best way to keep active is to cross train.  Some light weights, balls to help keep the balance and body in shape.

Went to get my annual check up and my doctors said to take a online survey.  Survey said my real age is 45 years old.  It would be interesting to see what our uncle Jo's real age is if he is at 102 years old.  Main thing is to stay healthy, eat good food and enjoy your life with your family and friends!  Life is short and everyone is dealt a hand to play.  Do your best and commit the rest!