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Monday, November 30, 2009

New Webisode, 34th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Contest @ Makaha

Just posted a new webisode! This weekend was the 34th Annual Rell Sunn Manehune Surf Contest at Makaha Beach. The Queen of Makaha, Rell Sunn, started this 12 and under contest 34 years ago and it is getting bigger and bigger every year!

The waves were super fun size, double, triple overhead for some kids, and the weather was great! Kids were ripping as always and they were all negotiating Makaha's famous backwash really well! ENJOY!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fun time at Rell Sunn's Menehune Contest!

This past 2 days was Rell Sunn's Menehune Contest at Makaha!

I love it there! Many people say how the west side is scary and dangerous but i think people there are the most caring people on the island. they are all about their family and friends. I think people who say bad things about the west side and had bad experience must've done something wrong to the people there. if you respect them, you'll see the real "Aloha" on the west side and not like many fake "Aloha" you find in town.

I was mostly filming the whole time but i took a break and swam out to a floating platform and a floating huge yoga mat looking thing Keaulana ohana had for the kids.

the water was so clear i could've spear some fish without goggles!

Joey Johnston swam out with me.

The huge yoga mat thing!

The floating platform!

The platform was super slippery so kids were pushing and pulling each other trying to be the King/Queen of the platform.

got the get the biggest guy off this thing! John Quizon getting choked by a little girl. ha ha.

did i say the water was clear??

I found a mermaid!! i think her name says it all. Ocean (Tsutsui)!

Many groms were playing on the shore break too!

Our beach mascot, Nahe Apo!

Shore break fun!
Christopher Bluthardt

Barron Mamiya

Wyatt McHale and this photo was taken by Barron. good job both of you!

and i was met by the biggest kid at the beach, Mike McGill! He's Dax and Finn's dad and the most fun guy you'll ever meet.

Many pros stop by at Rell Sunn's Menehune Contest every year. Usually most of them are pros who knew Aunty Rell or who competed in this event when they were younger.

Rob probably had to pose for over a hundred photos but he was super nice to all the groms.

Elijah Gates came in from bodysurfing and saw all the sand on his hair... i had to push Rob out of the way but he was still smiling and being super nice. Thanks Rob!

We thought we put out tents far enough from the water but once in a while the water was getting really close to our camp. so i made Jenna Forti and Joy Haynes dig a huge hole in front of us.

Seth Moniz ruining the girls hard work.

They ended up burying Jenna... ha ha.

i just couldn't resist... yes, that's my butt. ha ha

i had a fisheye lens on my camera so we started messing around with it.
try to figure out who these kids are!

Had a great couple of days at Makaha! I'll post the video on Tuesday so check back soon!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rell Sunn's contest at Makaha today.

Rusty BBQ, Thanksgiving Surfing and Dinner

i had crazy busy days this past 2 days. wednesday evening i went to Rusty grom surf team bbq up in north shore.

some kids didn't know each other in the beginning of the bbq but by the end, everyone was friends and playing around by the end. i think Rusty did a great job getting these groms together!
i was going to drive back to town but i ended up spending a night at Mahina's house. next morning the waves in north shore were big and stormy. so we called around and found out Makaha was going off!

since Mahina's house have some japanese surfers staying (sayuri and takumi) and they jumped in my car with us. and Rusty rider, Lulu and her friend Chris from cali told us they want to go surf with us the night before, we picked them up and we were off to Makaha!

We are here! sunny sky, clear water, and waves were 4-6 ft Hawaiian scale.

Chris Love making sure he doesn't get burn OR make sure everyone knows he's white so he can get beat up. Nah, nah. we met up with Makaha local Quizon family to make sure they are all safe. ha ha.

Lulu Erkeneff making sure her board is all ready to go! hey lulu, look at the camera next time.

ready to surf!

look, a ladybug on Mahina's board! i haven't seen ladybugs in a while.

i filmed for about 2 hours and i paddled out and surfed for an hour. Lulu ended up surfing for like 5 hours straight!

everyone was hungry and since they are not from hawaii (except for Mahina) we took stopped by a special place.

Only in Hawaii! 7-11!! ha ha. i know in mainland, you can't eat food at 7-11 but here in Hawaii, there are some great food.

Mahina showing Lulu some of the bentos (Japanese style lunch in a box).

so many to choose from!

but Lulu ended up just getting a Drumstick ice cream. ha ha.

Chis was stoked to see these, 9 different flavors of Slurpee!

He must love them a lot! OFF BOY!! ha ha.

Now he is in his dream land!

so 5 kids plus me, that's 6 people with 6 boards. how do i put all of them in my wagon? well, i put my softracks so boards are on top of the wagon. and the kids....
yes, Mahina had to sit on top of all the junk in the back of the wagon! sucks to be the youngest one! ha ha.

After we got back from the beach, it was time for thanksgiving dinner! thank you Maeda family!

Ka'ena baked this pumpkin pie today while we were surfing. it was so good!

and Ka'ena brought out a can of whip cream for the pie... but... NO, MAHINA!! ha ha

I want to thank my family, friends, groms and their parents, and everyone who supports my site! Thank you all!

tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday is Rell Sunn's Menehune contest at Makaha (if the waves are too big it will be moved to else where). so i better get some sleep!