Monday, May 13, 2019

South swell

Hope you all got some surf in today!  Looks like it will start to drop tomorrow.  Have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Hows this perfect weather?  Planned a half day run to look for something special so we loaded the Red Sea boat and headed out.  Not much birds but managed to find the spot and BAM!  Crew knows the routine and we get to work.

20 minutes later we had this Ahi in the boat thanks to the skillful driving of Cat and the power of Alkaline Al who lives with no sleep.  Pull in the lines and head in early!

Happy Mothers Day to the best mom ever!  We are so thankful and appreciate of all you do for our family.  All the sacrifices you make and unconditional love and support.  And not to mention the awesome grinds! 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Hanapaa!

Another great week in paradise!  Surf has been fun, weather has been great!  So headed out for some dinner shopping..

Found a nice piece of rubbish and Hanapaa!

Mix bag!  Mahalos to my crew for all their help!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mark your Calendar!

Been busy past month working on the funniest Hawaii Skin Diver show ever!  We were honored to collaborate with these two braddahs and sistahs who were willing to take on the challenge.  Mahalos to all my friends who helped make it happen.  You don't want to miss it!  Premiers Tues, May 7, 2019 8:30 pm on Spectrum OC16, channel 16 and 1016.  Thanks for watching!


Monday, April 29, 2019

Dive Bug?

Great to JJF back in action on Championship Tour.  He was ripping!  Well deserved and looking forward to seeing more of his action.

Maika got the dive bug?  I think so…He got the chance to dive in some challenging conditions but able to land some manini for the frying pan.  One day he will be holding a stringer of mahi mahi. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fresh Sashimi

Windy weekend with easing conditions on Tuesday.  As the north shore slowly drops there is a few more swells to come.  Fresh Mahi and Aku sashimi on the menu!   

Anyone interested a Indo dive trip later this fall?  Target species would be the prized Dogtooth Tuna and a variety of reef fish.  Send me a email to redsea@hawaii.rr.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Gold and Silver

KHON2 asked me to talk a little about dive safety the other day with the passing of the diver out at Mokuleia.  Our condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Finally found what we were looking for thanks to my Red Sea Crew.

And got some bonus Shibis and Akus to add to the score!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Birthday Celebration!

Wanted to wish my 15 year nephew a Happy Birtday!  Next year he is ready to take the wheel?  Kai is very kind, appreciative and intelligent.  

This sashimi sampler was only the beginning at the Nakamoto Restaurant that evening.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

7 mm suit

Nice to be home eating red meat again.  


Also cheering on Seth Moniz as he makes his WCT debut! Go Seth!

Tried on my new Yazabeck 7.5 mm suit for upcoming trip to Alaska.  I was heating up and my mask was fogging up, ha ha!

Fit is good tho' and thats the main thing.

Monday, April 1, 2019

On the hunt!

We had the onos for fresh red meat so went out to the supermarket to see what we could find.  Found a few pieces for our dinner this week.

Then we found a net and had to jump and see what was below the surface!

Couple of tails passed by but it wasn't the target species we were looking for…next time!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Japanese Grinds!

We had some amazing meals in Japan!  We found this nice restaurant in the hotel and gave it a go!


Grandpa Crow melon pan lifting...

650 yen a bite!  Bluefin Fatty Fatty Tuna was to closure!  I'm ready to go fishing now!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hokkaido Snowboarders

Our friends Seiko, Roy, Reece and Ren also joined the slopes with us on this trip.

Roy is really good!  Got a few tips and got to see him get air jumping too.  Best thing was no crowds, look how empty the slopes were!  Coming down the hills carving without worrying about crashing into someone made it so worth it!

4 days of snowboard was awesome!  We covered all the hills and intermediate runs so next time we will charge the black diamonds.


Spectacular views!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hokkaido Day 1

Was off the grid in Hokkaido, Japan with the family so finally got to get online.  13 year old Nephew Maika was looking forward to snowboarding again.

While 14 year old Kai was ready to hit the Onsen.  This teenager can stay in there for hours.

My feet were freezing!

But when got there it was game on!  Kai called me outside for a challenge.

Rusutsu Resort is a great place for family and friends.  Ski in and Ski out type of lodge.

All the amenities of home.

Lots of nice scenery.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BIG SWELL COMING!

Another BIG SWELL coming late Sunday!  North winds and dangerous surf!  Be careful out there!  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WTF?

Can't  beat the spring surf!  Looking forward to some fun waves as the crowds are gone!  Tides have been super shallow and dangerous.   Yesterday I had a couple good wipeouts.


Today Randy, went over the falls straight onto the shallow sharp reef cutting his hand and foot.


Wade took out his alcohol spray and started to clean his wound and Randy felt like his cuts were like a fireball!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Gearing up!

Been a busy week of packing and prepping for some cold weather.  Got some advise from some experts on what are some good brands to get for goggles and cold air.  Anon and Burton seem to be good!

Also ordered a 7 mil suit for Yazbeck for some cold water diving!  Going to be ready to take the ice plunge in the onsen!  Nah we going to be doing some filming for HSDTV in some freezing waters this year!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Fish Grinds

Some grinds with some fresh fish on the table.  Got to share some fish with family and friends who don't get to eat fresh fish often.  Some unable to go due to health reason, age, etc.  so good to share the blessings we received the other day.   Looking like a windy week ahead so stay warm everyone!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Mercury High?

Headed out to restock the refrigerator.  Found some fish on the finder and they started biting..

and kept biting until we had enough for the week…Mercury level going be high this week, lol.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Timing is everything

Wind and waves came down so we loaded up the Red Sea boat and headed out early to see what we could find.  Searched high and low but not much action only a few rat akus.  We kept the big lures out with the intent to go big or go home.  So decided to head in and call it a day, then Cat and Al spot a fin behind our lure.  Next it starts whacking the lure then BAM!  Corner pole slams and we get to work.  After 30 minute battle we get it to the boat and as I dispatch the fish the hook falls off and the fish starts floating away.  Oh No!  Should I jump in? I tell Cat to back up and we somehow get a gaff in the tail, then another gaff but it's not dead yet!  I grab the bill and Al puts him to sleep and the rest was history.

Biggest marlin we caught thus far.  

It was too big to fit in our boat probably over 300 lbs.

Mahalos to our Red Sea land and sea crew for another exciting day on the water.  Timing is everything and we just so happen to be in the right place at the right time.  Looking forward to some smoked marlin soon!