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Monday, February 28, 2011


Waves aren't the best but kids were here at kewalos practicing for the NSSA regionals.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tagging along with Noa and Malia Mizuno

I had a pretty sweet Sunday today. I met up with Noa and Malia Mizuno and their dad Jake in the morning and i followed them around everywhere all day!

We ended up at Pipe in the afternoon and the waves were decent with some fun size waves.

Noa getting ready to paddle out from the Quiksilver house.

i wouldn't mind living at a place like that. right on the beach Pipe as your backyard.
Thank you Mizunos for letting me tag along all day today!

Don't forget to check out the new video webisode this coming Tuesday about how today went!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy birthday and welcome home Sister!

I had a great night at Moniz's house tonight for Kelia, aka Sister's birthday/welcome home party.
She was super sick staying at a hospital for a long time right when she turned 18 so it was really great to see her and hang out.

Tony and Tammy (Sister's parents) went all out with the food! They had so much good food, i think i ended up eating about 4 people worth of food. ha ha.

Happy Birthday Sister! you are getting old... look at the cake, it's on fire from so many candles. ha ha.

She got so light skin from spending so much time in the hospital. if i took a photo like this before she got sick, i'd just ended up with her being so black and not visible. ha ha.
Thank you for having me at your birthday party Sister. Soooo glad you feel better now and proud of you for all of your accomplishments and a person you became.

She's off to New York again this coming Monday. so all of you New York people, if you see a dark Hawaiian girl frozen on the side of a road, please help her out. ha ha.



Lost another bet to Nicole! She's getting too good... Better start betting someone else.

Friday, February 25, 2011

What happened?!?!

What happened to the waves? I thought it was gonna pick up today.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kelia "Sister" Moniz in Japanese Music Video!

Kelia "Sister" Moniz is in the new music video by a Japanese artist. I can't believe how she's blowing up getting so much exposure these days. i'm so stoked for her and proud of her.

Good job Sister!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kauai trip - Sky on Fire! - Nicole wins BIG!

i forgot to blog about how last part of our Kauai trip was so here it is.

i'm so used to having my own tent at contests, i was little worried BUT thanks at Tati's family, we had a tent! Thanks Weston-Webb family! The tent gave us shade when it was sunny and it sheltered us from pouring rain in the afternoon.

it was pouring rain when we packed up our van at the contest so we stopped at 7-11 to re pack everything later by the airport. it's never fun packing wet stuff.

a quick snack before we head to the airport.

some how we got to the airport super fast and had some extra time so we decided to gamble.
yes, we were gambling with rubbish. i wasn't sure if i should be happy winning or sad cuz i was just collecting rubbish. ha ha.

Today, went to a quick session at Kewalos. the weather was nuts! lightnings, thunders, and this crazy red sky!

I had a bet with Nicole. I bet her the her hair will be wet after her first wave... she was surfing good and didn't get her hair wet on her first wave. BOOOOOOO!!!!!

I lost a dollar. Nic, don't spend it all at one place now. ha ha.

The waves weren't that good but it's always fun surfing with these kids.
So over all, had a great day. now time for me to work!

Novus Swell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

S3W7: NSSA Hawaii at Pinetree Kauai

There was an NSSA Hawaii event at Pinetree in Kauai over the weekend. The waves were little tricky but everyone was ripping out there. Since it was the last event of the season before the Regional Championships, i flew over to Kauai to cover the event.

Enjoy the video!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 at pinetree NSSA. It's flat like a lake. Haha.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mermaid cafe

Mermaid cafe for dinner. Good stuff!



We are here!

We got to Pinetree for the contest little too early... Still dark. Haha.

Friday, February 18, 2011

We are here

We are in Kauai now. Thanks Monizs for picking us up!


Off to Kauai for an NSSA contest.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Renicks is super fun right now but shallow!! Hit the reef bottom turning. Blown!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Contests update

HSA at Turtle Bay is not looking good. They haven't got an approval from T Bay.  Most likely not going to happen. 

NSSA  event at Kauai is ON. 

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

S3W6: Hawaii Surfer Kids Try Ice Skating

The waves here in Hawaii hasn't been the best this past week so I've decided to get some Hawaii surfer kids for an afternoon of ice skating at Ice Palace here on Oahu. I wanted to see how these water kids will do on frozen water.

You would think these super athletic kids will be good at any sports right? Well, find out how they did!

Enjoy the video!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Good fun!

Ice Palace was good fun! See how these kids did on Tuesday's video webisode!

Ice Palace

At the ice palace now. See how these surfer kids do on ice!

Revised HSA Schedule

Revised HSA schedule is out.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Contests update.

It's looking like no HSA at Turtle Bay this weekend. They haven't got an approval from T Bay.  Maybe they will run it next weekend. 
I'll update you if anything changes. 
VQS this Saturday on Big Island. It's the last one here in Hawaii so if you want to get the invite to Newport for the championships, this is your last chance!

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Its a good day just to get in the water. The waves aren't the best but at least we got our feet wet! Have a great day(:

Next generation

Next generation kids! Watch in few years, you'll see these kids more in the surfing world.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

being sick sucks! - now that's impressive!

i've been sick as a dog this past few days. (btw, who came up with that saying? sick as a "dog"?!?! i don't really get it cuz i have hardly seen any really sick dogs. ha ha) so i've been staying home trying to rest as much as i can.

i've checking out lot of sites catching up on what's going on in the industry and getting more ideas for what i want to do to improve Novus Swell.

nothing really impress me these days as far as surfing goes.

i wasn't impressed that much when Mark Visser surfed Jaws at night... i mean it was cool and all but i just thought it was just a stunt to make news.

i wasn't impressed when Chuck Patterson used skis to surf (or i should say "ski") jaws. another stunt to make news.

BUT when i saw this, i was impressed!
can't believe these guys paddled into Jaws. i know there were some locals trying to paddle into Jaws before tow-in got big, but once tow-in became popular, i haven't really heard anyone trying to paddle in anymore.

here's the link to the article/photos/videos.

i just gotta say, these guys got some huge balls!


Contests update

There is volcom VQS at pohoiki beach on big island this Saturday. 
HSA is still waiting for Turtle Bay to approve the event this weekend.  I'll update you when I hear anything new. 

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Contests updates!

Arnette announced their Cashpot Surf Series. looks like it'll be in July for us here in Hawaii!

If you are planning on doing the Pinetree NSSA event on the 19th & 20th, make sure you turn in your entry SOON!! the deadline is 14th of this month. ALSO, you've paid already but cannot make it, let them know by emailing

I'll update you all on HSA (possible event this weekend at Turtle Bay) and Volcom VQS (possible event at Big Island, Hilo side) as soon as i find out more about them.


S3W5: Devin Brueggemann

Meet 10 year old little ripper from Ewa Beach, Devin Brueggemann. Devin's been ripping both free surfing and contests. He's been doing well in NSSA Hawaii and HSA. If he keeps working hard, he should be able to qualify to National Championships this year in California.

Enjoy the video and get to know Devin!
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl weekend at the beach - Kaito's beach clean up in a storm - thank you everyone!

happy monday after super bowl everyone! i'm sure lot of you spent time watching the game but i spent my time at Tracks over the weekend. it was almost like being at a private beach since we were the only ones there.

check out Keanu Ikalani's board. there's so much going on, i think it'll take me hours to see what's on it. i thought it was really creative.

yes, i love sneaking into other people's photos. i'm sure Nicole was thinking "oh great, he just ruined my nice photo". ha ha

it's always great spending time with your friends.

before we left, i had to make sure Kaito does his 30 minutes beach cleanup for leaving rubbish in my van. it was kindda crazy because as soon as he started, it started raining and the wind was blowing like 30mph! we just stayed inside the van while Kaito was struggling out there. ha ha.
i'm pretty sure he'll never leave any rubbish in my van from now on after this.

thank you Tammy Moniz for sending me these photos!
i'm so used to having kids around but i never seen from other people's perspective.

feel very loved seeing these photos. thank you Tammy for the photos and thank you all the kids and families for letting me being part of your lives!