Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  We have so much to be thankful for this year.  Our family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters who have been by our side through thick and thin.  Weather the seas are calm or rough in our lives we have been blessed with good people.

There is no place like home!  We set out for some last minute shopping and got lucky with this beautiful sunrise.  Red Sea!

And load of mahi mahi for our big party!  Have a great turkey day!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

UH Football

First UH bows game for me all season.  Got to watch it with our family and Akule Joe.  Mean kine grinds!

Akule Joe going to eat this lobster one day soon!  Stoked UH won their game, it was a close one and down to the wire.  Holidays are upon us already, time to go fishing soon to get sashimi.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dude PerfecT!

Check out the fun and creativity of the Shelter Lodge Staff! Dude PerfecT!

Shelter Lodge Banquet

Had a great dinner banquet for our trip to Shelter Lodge put on by Alaska Reel Adventures.  Ono kine grinds.

Great event and Kenji, Richard and Jackie Yamada put on a fun program.  

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bug Dive

Been watching weather to do some lobster diving for HSDTV.  Finally saw the window and went over to the neighbor islands on a whim.  

Got some action early and the game was on!

Started catching menpachi for a break then back in for more bugs.

Mahalo's to my friends from the Big Island for a great dive!

So peaceful except this is Cochi frog heaven!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fishing & Filming

Did a little bottom fishing with Takahashi san the other day.  He got this nice nabeta which he is going to eat and enjoy!  

Guys also got some hole which didn't last too long.

We eat everything, even our bait.  Nothing goes to waste in our family.

Great day filming the moniz bros.  Seth and Josh Moniz are super hard core surfers who also love to dive. They are the next generation of Professional surfers and role models for many to follow.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Moniz Brothers

Busy week filming with the Moniz brothers, Seth and Josh.  These boys are the most respectful hard core surfers of the next generation.  We had a great day diving and got to see two big tiger sharks in one hour of our dive.  Stay tuned for more on Hawaii Skin Diver TV!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Shark Surfing

Beware of more sharks on the east side.  Went out this morning to find out that Tony was already there watching us.  Thank God he already had breakfast.   Whew!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Tony the Tiger

Surf has been firing again today and everywhere got fun waves.  Tony the tiger shark paid a visit to the east side also and luckily no surfers were out here.   Just 20 ft from shore.  More light winds and swells to come!  I love winter!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Winter is Here!

Week has been a blur with awesome surf up on the North Shore!  Monster XXL to wake up the surfers to get ready for winter is here!  Another big swell coming on Monday but not as big as last one.

Been in the edit bay working on the next HSD show, so tune in and watch some crazy action!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

XXL swell

XXL swell starting to rise today.  It will peak tomorrow on the North Shores of Oahu.  Dangerous surf will probably only allow a few spots to be rideable.  Be safe out there!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Family Dinner

Nice to have our ohana all together for dinner.  Our 103 year young uncle Jo still happy and healthy!   He loves fish so fish is what we went for.

Got some action with these mahis.

Always enjoy eating our catch.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Mentawai Blues

Another great trip in the books!  Great times with good friends is always fun!

We were blessed with good swell.

Hollow Barrels at HTs all alone.

And our floating paradise. Naga Laut.  Mahalo boys!  See you next year!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Mentawai Tatoo

Having a great group is key for a successful trip.  We were blessed to have such a great crew.

Great Doctor and Guide are important too!  Mahalo Spencer and Didit for all your support!

Anton the magician can do it all!  Always capturing the moment with his camera.

Donn Arizumi got us pupus!

Matt got his mentawai tattoos at Lances left also.  He got rolled over the reef after getting cleaned out.  Good thing his brother Jeff was there to tape him up.  

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Going Off!

Swell picked up at Hts was on fire with nobody out!  We couldn't believe it and we waxed up and had a day to remember.

Epic waves!  Best waves all summer for sure!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Crowd control

Jeff, Matt, and Julio are jujitsu fighters so we got no problems in the line up.  Ha ha!  If the crowd is thick no problem, our boys got it covered.  

Warming up on a fun right hander.  This spot is called Roxy rights and it's a perfect wave.  Easy take off and a ripple wall with a barrel.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Surf travel

Finally back on the grid to post a few pics of our trip to Indo.  Our group of surfers from Hawaii and California made for a great time.

First stop in taiwan to break up the trip.

Then to Padang where we got all our bags.

Then on the boat for 12 hour ride.

Set up the board quiver and everyone was ready to surf!  Boards from 21 liters to 38 liters on the rack.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Young Ocean Explorers in Hawaii

We got the honor to meet and film with Riley Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers.

This 18-year old is making great strides in her career in TV production.

Education is the key and Dana Sato helped arranged a presentation at HBA.

Grades K-5 attended and were in awe!  Lotsa Oohs and Ahhsss.

And meet these 2 new young ocean explorers Austyn and Kinsey Sato!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Getting the Shot!

We had a good day fishing/diving other day.  Found some gold and silver, Mahis and Onos.  So many mahis this day it was crazy.  We ate lunch at 3 pm.  After we ran out of bait, I jumped in the water with my spear gun to get more mahis.  Check out HSDTV coming next mont for some action!

Mahalo Neal Miyake for the cool shot out in town.  He got kinda close taking this shot, I thought I was going to run him over.  Not much surf now so good time to travel soon!