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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

S2W45: 35th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest 2010 at Makaha

35th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest was held at Makaha beach this past weekend with perfect weather and waves for all the groms. It's one of many contests groms look forward to every year. Beautiful beach, crystal clear water, fun waves, tons of goodies, and all their friends are there.

I have hard time believing these kids are 12 and under because they were all ripping out there. i can guarantee you there are some future pro surfers in the bunch!

Enjoy the video!

Thank you everyone who's involved with this event for putting another great event this year! We'll see you again next year!

Please visit for the results.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

these hardcore surfer girls will beat you up! - Carissa's broken iPhone

i was working on my computer all day so i had to get out of the house! i knew the waves were tiny everywhere but i decided to stop by Kewalos to see if there are anything.

when i got there, the only some hardcore surfers were there. look how hardcore these girls look! better not mess with them in the water or they'll beat you up! ha ha.
Carissa and Cayla Moore and Kelly and Kailee Graf were smart and brought their longboards. we paddled out and surfed for little bit. it was nice to get wet and get away from my computer.

after our session i've noticed Carissa's iPhone was all messed up. the screen was all shattered and looked like little pieces of glass were poking her ear when she talked on it.

since i still got my old iPhone with good screen, i offered to fix it for her.

my old screen off, just have to replace it with Carissa's one.

all done and works great!

i met up with carissa to give her back her phone. she was stoked!
she gave me some goodies for fixing the phone for her. thanks Carissa!

now i'm back on my computer... i'm editing the new video webisode about Rell Sunn Menehune contest for tomorrow's release so check back tomorrow for the video!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rell Sunn contest 2n day - Kylie Nagy's punishment! - Hello Sierra Larsen

It was the 2nd and final day of Rell Sunn's Menehune contest at Makaha. We all got there super early again for a long fun day.

the first thing Kylie had to do when we got there was... beach cleanup! that's right, yesterday she left rubbish in my car so she had to clean up the beach before she can jump in the water to join her friends.
she wasn't happy about it specially at 6am but she did good! the beach looked really nice after. i bet if everyone started making kids cleanup beaches for leaving rubbish in cars, our beaches will be super clean! ha ha.

We had Sierra Larsen and her mom (from Maui) hanging out with us in the tent all weekend. it's always nice to meet new people, specially nice people like them.

i've met them before but spending 12 hours a day 2 days straight made all of us lot closer. all the girls are bff now.

Makaha got suck a nice beach kids were playing in the water between their heats all weekend. when i jumped in the water with them, they were attacking and jumping on me all at the same time so i had to fight back. it's not child abuse if it's self defense, right? ha ha

it was a long weekend of surfing, abusing kids, being abused by kids, fun weekend. ha ha.

look at these cute little ones. they were all surfing good all weekend!
i'll be making a video webisode of the event so make sure you check it out this coming Tuesday!

Novus Swell

Friday, November 26, 2010

Kylie's in trouble!

Kylie left rubbish in my van! That means she has to do a beach cleanup tomorrow. See you tomorrow Miss Nagy! Ha ha.

Rell Sunn

Rell Sunn contest at Makaha!

Rell sunn

On our way to makaha for the Rell sunn contest.

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where's my media? iPhone OS 4.2 fix

i know lot of you got iPhones and probably updated their OS to 4.2 by now. well, i did and this is what i got when i opened my iPod App.

Where's my music and videos?

well, i can't live without my music and Novus Swell Video Podcasts (ha ha) so i figured out how to fix it. it's a pretty simple fix.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.

2. Click on the triangle to open up your media list.

3. Go to "music" and play a song. i was feeling Dead Kennedy so that's what i played. ha ha.

4. now just sync your iPhone again. (click on the triangle you click before to go back to you iPhone page.)

that's it. Look!

i got my Novus Swell video podcasts and mu music on my iPhone now! looks like i haven't watched 3 new webisodes... i guess i'll watch them while i'm driving. ha ha.

i'm sure Apple is fixing this problem but it's an easy fix so fix it and enjoy your iPhone!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Just got a new camcorder for free since my old one was acting up. Thanks Geek Squad at Best Buy. I wanted to get the exact model so I can use my water housing. They searched all over to get this one for me. Now I don't need to spend $$ for a new housing. Oh and they just took my camcorder body so I got all the extra (battery, charger, cables, etc) for free too! Stoked!!

Now I'm ready for the Rell Sunn Menehune contest coming up later this week!

New video webisode, EJ Mitsui

I had EJ Mitsui sit down with Jenna Forti to talk about him in this webisode. EJ's been surfing good improving everytime i see him. This is his first year doing NSSA and if he keeps surfing the way he is, he will be in Cali for the Nationals in both NSSA and Surfing America. Good luck and keep it up EJ!

Enjoy the video!
Sponsored by
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Monday, November 22, 2010


A little teaser for tomorrow's webisode.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Autograph signing at Macy's Ala Moana

nice relaxing weekend for me. i had tons of graphic design work so i pretty much worked on my computer all night till morning time, wake up late, chill, surf in the evening time.

i surfed with geoff this evening and he wanted to have a 360 contest. if you've ever seen me surf, that's pretty much all i can do. ha ha.

well, i'm happy to tell you that i won! here's geoff paying up.
enough to buy me some good food at Shirokiya.

there was a huge holiday kick off event at Macy's Ala Moana so i stopped by there to support groms who were there signing autographes.

Nahe Apo was there taking advantage of all the activities while her brother Kaulana was busy signing.



it was great seeing younger surfers signing autographes with top pros like Rob Machado, Freddy P, Roy Powers, etc.

With all the surfers, there were these beautiful current and past Miss Teen Hawaii girls signing too.

you know what happens when there are these many beautiful girls around... Keanu jumps in the middle for a photo. ha ha. I like how Kai is just standing there but Keanu got a huge smile. ha ha.
hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


It was super good today but when I got here all the kids beg me not post till we were done surfing cuz it was empty all day! We scored!! Ha ha.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fun session

The storm went offshore and never came. The wind switched and I actually had a fun session with not many people out. Now I'm ready to work!

Sunny beach

When I left home, it looked like it was going to storm but it's super nice and sunny at the beach!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Buy one get one free at Jamba Juice!

Buy one get one free! so who's gonna buy the first one and give me the second free one tomorrow? haha.

Quick session

A quick session with Kylen before I have to go to dinner.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Surf session

A short surf after school with Kazu! Getting out early is the best thing everrrr, the waves aren't the best, but it was still great to get in the water! :)
- Jenna

Monday, November 15, 2010

S2W43 6th Annual Da Hui Beach Cleanup

I know it's only Monday evening but i have to wake up early for a career day at Radford high school. So here it is!
it was the 6th Annual Da Hui Beach Cleanup this past Saturday at Vland, North Shore. The meeting place is at Vland but there are trucks going everywhere so you pick the place you want to go so they cover the whole north shore. After the cleanup, they had food, games, prizes, live entertainment, etc.

i went to Pua'ena Point with some kids and cleaned up the whole place. they were finding car seat, tires, and other random trash all over the place. After working hard, we went for a surf session at really small Vland.

great job everyone and see you all next year!

Enjoy the video!
Sponsored by
Novus Swell supports "Not Even Once"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Da hui beach cleanup

At Da hui beach cleanup now. Lots of people here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quick evening session

Had a quick evening session at kewalos. It was way better than expected. Kaito came out for his first session since his knee injury. He was surfing good but I can tell he was babying his knee.
Welcome back Kaito!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Official North Shore Season Traffic! - Stuck in Haleiwa - Da Hui Beach Clean Up this Saturday!

I picked up Nicole and Devin Brueggemann and we went to North Shore today. our original plan was to go to Ehukai or Vland but the traffic by Haleiwa was nuts!
We were stuck there and not moving for a long time. so we decided to just turn around nad check out Haleiwa first.

The waves were looking fun at Haleiwa but crowded with everyone practicing for the Reef Hawaiian Pro event starting tomorrow.

We were in the car for a long time so these kids HAD to get out and do something. so we decided to paddle out there.

It looked like most of the people were going right so we decided to shoot the left. The lighting wasn't the best but the kids got to catch their share of waves!

Nage Melamed was ripping out there. her backside turns were unreal.

Brianna Cope was out too. has anyone told her that her face might get stuck like this if she keeps making this face? haha.

see that, when she doesn't make funny face, she's such a pretty girl.

Devin was so stoked to be in the water after over an hour in the car.

He's been getting better and better every time i see him. he just won his first NSSA event this past week. he's stoked!

i wasn't even going to drive to north shore today but Nic convinced me to drive up there. i hate it when these kids give me that poor puppy look. how can i say no.

she recently got picked up by Zionic Watches and she's been wearing them everywhere. i like that 2 watches look. Congrats Nic!

She's so nice and not aggressive at all so she was having a hard time catching waves without people dropping in. when she got her own waves, she was all smiles tho.

Speaking of Zionic Watches, congrats to Vance Tsuda, Jacinda Seale, Jamie Vergara, John Grasse, Chasen Kim, Michael Andres, Devin Brueggemann (yes, Devin entered and won cuz even tho Nic got picked up by Zionic. haha) and Priscilla Calle for winning the giveaway i had for Zionic Watches!

I couldn't mail anything out today since it was a holiday so i'll mail the watches out tomorrow!

After our Haleiwa session, we decided to try again to hit up Ehukai. The traffic wasn't that bad at all this time so we were off to Ehukai!

We ran into bunch of kids there and waves were looking pretty fun at Gums. Devin and Nic paddled out with their friends while this lazy and out of shape guy sat on the beach and filmed.

Traffic again on our way home! I guess the season has officially started. so everyone, make sure you got enough CDs, songs in your iPod, DVDs, tapes (if you are still old school like that, haha) or whatever it is you use for entertainment while driving. this is just the beginning of another crazy season with tons of traffic in north shore!

I hope everyone's ready for Da Hui Beach Clean Up this Saturday, cuz i am!

i hope i see lot of you groms there.

my friend needs to use my van for a couple weeks so i won't have my van. if you need a ride, try asking around. i know lot of people are going from all over the island.

if you can't find a ride after asking everyone, let me know. i driving my Celica so i can take a couple of kids up there.

oh, one last thing. i've heard lot of ski resorts are opening up this weekend including Mt. High in southern california. i wish i can be there to snowboard but i guess i'll settle for surfing good waves in my trunks. haha.

if you do go snowboarding, have fun and be safe. specially at Mt. High. i know that place will have the crappiest snow/slush/ice not really safe to snowboard on. trust me, i've been there on opening days many years when i lived in cali.