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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My vacation in Cali

So I've been in the mainland for almost a week now. Had a great time
in Vegas and doing a little mini House of Blues So Cal tour.

For some reason, whenever I'm in Cali, my friends make me work! This
trip wasn't any different so far.

Many of you've been emailing me telling me how cool it is to go to 3
Reel Big Fish and Starpool shows. It was cool to see all my friends
but just like back in the day, they all put me to work helping them
seting up and selling marchandise... Kindda made me realize that's
why I don't go to shows anymore. Shows make me feel like I'm working!

I also had a screen printing business before so I had to help printing
some shirts while I'm here too.

Now they are all telling me i'm done working! So my real vacation
starts now!! So stoked!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New webisode, HSA at Makaha!

Our new webisode is now online! HSA had a contest at Makaha and we were there to capture all the groms ripping out there! The waves were super fun rippable 2-3 ft Hawaiian. Enjoy the video!

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Reel Big Fish!

They are playing another great set tonight.

House of Blues, Anaheim

House of Blues, Anaheim (Disney Downtown) tonight for Reel Big Fish
and Starpool. Tomorrow is at the House of Blues, San Diego.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tripping out

It's so weird to see kids rocking out to the same music I was rocking
out to 15 years ago... Reel Big Fish put an amazing show as always.
Felt like it's 1994... Ha ha.

They put me to work...

I'm having a week off from work and relaxing in So. Cal right now.
But I knew my buddies will put me to work... House of Blues Hollywood
today with Starpool and Reel Big Fish. They are making me do the
mearchandise. Tomorrow is Anaheim House of Blues and day after that is
San Diego House of Blues. I just wanted to relax but guess not... Ha

Saturday, December 26, 2009

40 degrees

It's 40 degrees here in Vegas today. We are gonna go for a swim cuz
this place got a sick pool that's right next a huge fish tank with

Friday, December 25, 2009


Driving to Vegas from Anaheim now. It's cold outside!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas eve

Good to see so many people are at the airport. Hope they are all here
to spend time with their families and friends!

Off to Cali and Vegas!

I think next time I'll travel with a gun!

What I want for Xmas

I don't know about you but every year around Xmas, my mind goes all over the place thinking what want for Xmas... iPod touch, camera equipments, computer, car, and tons of other stuff goes through my mind.

After 34 years, i think i finally know what i want.

remember Dave Yamaya, i blogged about him like a month ago?
His daughter, Mahina, and he both got the swine flu. It's really serious for Mahina since she was born with a heart and respiratory condition. She is in ICU at the hospital right now.

this made me realized xmas is not about material stuff but it's all about being able to spend time with your family and friends.

so for this xmas, i want Mahina to beat the flu and Dave to be able to spend time with her.

Hang in there Mahina and get well soon!

everyone please pray for Mahina's quick recovery when you pray this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kapu Ping

Aloha Army's Kapu Ping charged 6-8 ft Hawaiian scale Haleiwa dominated
his heat at the HIO!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My keys

Thanks Derek for locking my keys in the car!


Aloha Army's Kapu Ping advanced to 2nd round. He's cruzing with boys
waiting for the next heat.

2nd day at HIO

Smaller waves but still fun!!

New Webisode, Christmas Surfing!

I just uploaded Novus Swell's Xmas special webisode! It's almost Xmas! I got bunch of kids together for a Xmas surfing session!
It was windy and little cold, but the kids were having a great time. I want to thank everyone who came out for this Xmas session!

Mele Kalikimaka everyone!

enjoy the video!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

FCS photo shoot!

Yesterday i had to leave the contest at Makaha early to go to a photo shoot with FCS fins.

I love photo shoot like this. I get to be at the beach and get to basically hangout with other surfers and doesn't feel like work! oh and i get to see some new products too! they got some new exciting products for SUP!

The best part was, i got to jump in the water to shoot right around sunset time! The water was warm and the sunset was bright and just siiiick!

i wish i can show you more photos but this is all you get for now. it won't be fair for FCS if you guys see the good shots before them! ha ha.

I'm in the office working all day today. I have so much to do before xmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

HSA at Makaha

The waves are super clean about head high.

Xmas (Christmas) Surfing!

Today i got a bunch of groms and went for a Xmas surfing at Haleiwa!
The wind was strong onshore and the waves were all over the place and it was cold! well, like in the high 60s... i know, i know, it might not be cold to many of you who live elsewhere, but to us here in Hawaii, that's FREEZING cold!

I want to thank all the kids for paddling out and surfing in the not so ideal condition. They didn't complain at all and were out there surfing!
I will post a Xmas webisode video this Tuesday so make sure you check it out!

I bought candies and ICE cold drinks (I thought it was going to be sunny and hot... ha ha.)
Thank you all for coming! Hope you all had fun!

After our Xmas surf session, Bailey, Jenna, Joy, Kelly and Mahina ended up hanging out with me all day.

Stopped by Ted's bakery at Sunset for some food. This place is a must stop for anyone driving through North Shore!
Ted's got the best pies, cakes, plate lunch, burgers, sandwiches, and pretty much everything for your tummy. and during the season, all the pros come here to eat too!

Hanging out at Ted's figuring out what to do.

These girls got so much energy it's hard for me to keep up, so sometimes I throw them in a cage to keep them from running away from me! Ha ha.

We decided to go to Waimea for a bodysurf session. When we got there a place to park was hard to find, but no worries, i have my troops! The girls got out of my car and asked everyone who's walking in the parking lot if they were leaving.

Sure enough within a minute they got a space! so they were standing there saving me a space while i come around the parking lot. BUT these 2 A-holes decided they NEED to get that space and try to RUN OVER the girls while yelling at the girls stuff i can't even put on this site!

THESE GUYS! If you ever see them around, RUN THEM OVER! They tried to run over our girls!

I know some tourists complain how some locals are mean, but when you act like a-holes like these guys, they deserve some poundings.

We found a parking space and we were still pretty upset at the guys. BUT good things happen to good people like us!

North Shore's best ice cream from Lickety Split! Jerry is a judge for all the important surf contests here in Hawaii including NSSA. When he's not busy judging, he's making everyone happy cruzing in this truck! If you see this truck around, STOP HIM and give yourself a treat and try out Lickety Split, everyone who lives here has!

Thanks to Lickety Split and Jerry, we were in great mood again to enjoy our day at the beach!

Super fun bodysurfing session! I thought we were done for the day but the girls weren't done. We went back to Haleiwa and they surfed till dark! Do these kids ever get tired?? cuz i was exhausted just driving to North Shore. ha ha.

Can't forget our fisheye lens fun!

Nobody is safe from our fisheye lens! They got me! ha ha.

Crappy weather all day but another amazing day here in Hawaii! Like i said, i'll be posting a webisode video from today on Tuesday!

Tomorrow is a HSA contest at Makaha! Gotta wake up in 3 hours... i better go get some sleep!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Crappy to a good day, More fisheye fun, xmas surf tomorrow!

I thought today was going to be a crappy surf day. i got to Haleiwa today and it was small and strong onshore wind. since i was up in north shore, i stopped by Mahina's house and a couple of hours later we get a report telling us that Haleiwa is good!

We packed my car and off to Haleiwa. The waves were good!! light wind and the waves were bigger too. so the groms went out to surf and i ended up filming since there were so many groms out in the water.

Haleiwa's famous tree! kids love climbing on this tree and sure enough, after their session they were up there!

No one is safe from my fisheye lens funny photos!

Japan's pro big wave surfer Shimpei Horiguchi!

Japan's pro surfer Sayuri Hashimoto!

and Mahina Maeda! She loves these photos! ha ha.

tomorrow, i'm getting some groms together at Haleiwa at 9am for a xmas surfing session! if you can be there, stop by and join us!

See you all tomorrow!