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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Still get some

Longer wait but way cleaner than yesterday. So worth surfing today. Now go surf!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

South swell

It was weird seeing people taking off next to the red buoy at Bowls today... Yes, the waves were that big! People are saying it's the biggest south swell in over 10 years and believe them! Zeke was out getting shacked and tossed around. He came in with bruised, bloody arm. He was glad he went out tho!

S3W33: Congrats and Happy Birthday Carissa Moore!

Hawaii's world champ Carissa Moore had her birthday this past weekend so families and friends all got together for a potluck at Kewalos to celebrate her World Title and birthday! There were live music by Kewalos local Kevin Okimoto, tons of food, surf, good people and lots of fun. We are all so proud of Carissa for what she has achieved and how she's turning into a great young adult.

Congrats and Happy Birthday Carissa!

Enjoy the video!

There's still one more day left to enter to win GivingBeads' Surfer and Surfer Girl bracelet. Click here or click the image below to enter!
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Surfer's ride

There's a good size swell coming this week. Zeke wanted to be ready so he came over to change his brakes which were making some horrible noise. He usually sit there watch me do everything but this time I made him do his own work. He did good and I only had to step in few times. Now the surfer's ride is ready to go where ever the waves are this week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy birthday and congrats Carissa!

We all got together at kewalos today to congratulate Carissa for her world title win and her birthday. Had a great time with great people! Congrats Carissa and happy birthday!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flying piece of crap - "What?!?! What are you doing?!?!?"

I had a fun and interesting session today. the waves were pretty small but still fun.

Cole wanted to paddle out with no fins on his board for some reason. i convinced him not to do that.

Got to see "competitive" side of Carissa, while she was paddle battling her sister Cayla telling her "what?!? What are you doing?!?!" It was so weird because Carissa's so mellow and friendly with everyone, i never see her paddle battle anyone. I guess when you are a big sister, you get to pick on your little sister here and there. ha ha.

Carissa found a piece of crap floating around in the lineup... so random. i pick that thing up with my surfboard and flanged it to where everyone was. you should've seen everyone panic!

like i said, it was a fun and interesting session. i love how everyone end up having fun no matter how the waves are.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

S3W32: How to do Shove-it with Kaoli Kahokuloa

I've been getting requests for "how to" videos, so here it is. I sat down with 16yr old Kaoli Kahokuloa and had him go through how to do Shove-it. It was hard to pick one move since Kaoli does all kinds of tricks while he's out there surfing. Originally he wanted to do other moves but I made him settled with shove-it since it is a move anyone can try without having a bigger more powerful waves.

So go out there and try it out after checking out the video!


Remember, there's still time to enter and win Surfer or Surfer Girl bracelet from GivingBeads! Click here or the image below to enter!
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Movie night with Carissa Moore

Hawaiian South Shore is showing "Leave a Message" tonight with a special guest Carissa Moore starting at 6:30pm!

for more info go to

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Cole got a license and a car. Geoff stickering up the car as an initiation. Haha.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GivingBeads' giveaway!

We have a another great giveaway! This one is from GivingBeads. They offer some great handmade bracelets with functions such as protection. They sent me Surfer and Surfer Girl bracelets to give a way to Novus Swell viewers! Go to NovusSwell and enter now!

Thanks GivingBeads for sending me your products!
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Monday, August 15, 2011

S3W31: Hawaii Surfer Groms with Potato Cannon (Spud Gun)!

Sometimes groms hangout at the beach ALL day. That means they come in between surf sessions and they have nothing to do. So I made a Potato Cannon, aka Spud Gun, and let them shoot it this past few days. I must say, the groms had so much fun with that thing!

Warning!! If you decide to make and shoot your own potato cannon, make sure there are adults supervising you because this thing can really hurt people!

Enjoy the video!
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NSSA Lahaina

NSSA event at Lahaina this weekend has been POSTPONED.

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday afternoon

Chilling at the beach on Sunday afternoon!

Friday, August 12, 2011

My OG grom Kelia "Sister" Moniz - Kids with Almost Lethal Weapon!

My OG (Original Gangstah) grom Kelia "Sister" Moniz's been busy!! She's always traveling these days with Roxy and felt like I only knew what was going on with her from watching youtube videos.

So I called her up and made her squeeze in a "lunch with Kaz" on her schedule. ha ha.
She told me not to take her photo with mouth full of food... but do i ever listen?
It was really nice catching up with her. I can't believe I used to drive her to go surf all the time. I even risked my life letting her drive on a actual road for the first time in her life in my car.

So here are some videos of Sister and what she's been up to.

This one is kindda old but i only saw a short version of it until i found this full video.
Music video of "Island Girl" by a Japanese artist Dai Hirai.

I'm sure some of you have seen this Pac Sun commercial featuring Sister.

and here's the behind the scene from the Pac Sun commercial.

Roxy got a Roxy's Ford Fiesta giveaway and they are releasing 6 videos of Sister and Roxy team riders driving all over Cali to surf. Here's the latest one.

i'm so proud of what she has achieved so far and can't wait to see where her life and career takes her! All i know is, if she gets really famous and i ever have to talk to her assistant to get to her, i'm gonna release all kids of embarrassing videos to the media! ha ha.

I made a potato cannon (Spud gun) early this week and we've been shooting potatoes at the beach almost everyday between sessions. I never thought kids' are going to love this thing as much as they do! We've gone through so many potatoes already! I'm thinking of making a webisode of them going nuts with this thing.

Town got some waves and i know North Shore got some waves too. it's going to be a fun weekend!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Potato gun!

Shooting some potatoes between sessions!

S3W30: Hawaii Kids Free Surf Sessions at Lowers, Summer 2011

When we were in Cali this summer for Surfing America USA Championships and NSSA Nationals, we had some free time to have some free surf sessions at Lowers, Trestles. I know these kids aren't used to super aggressive people and wearing wetsuits but they were all surfing great! Check out their free surf session!

Enjoy the video!

I also want to thank all of you who entered to win Carissa's signed "#1 Moore" hat and shirt. I'll be emailing the winners in a bit so have your fingers crossed!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

VQS Maui

@Volcom VQS Lahaina, Maui is ON this Saturday, the 13th.

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
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Monday, August 8, 2011


Got the supplies. I'm gonna make kids hurt each other in a few days. Haha

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Trying out boards.

Zeke going to try out his new boards today. Had to mission to find some waves.

Friday, August 5, 2011

NSSA Lahaina

In case you haven't heard, NSSA Lahaina has been moved to Aug 20 & 21. 

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Hsa queens

HSA this weekend at Queens is one day event. 7am start with Jr mens division first. 

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

S3W29: Hawaii Surfer Kids in Cali, Summer 2011 - Cariss'a Womens World Champ "#1 Moore" Giveaway

When I was in Cali for Surfing America and NSSA Nationals, I tried to filmed everything kids and I did there. We had lot of fun moments so here's highlights from our trip. No surfing, just us hanging out doing random stuff.

I want to thank my buddy Michael Kawada for letting us use the wagon and Tongers for opening the shop after hour to give us haircuts. Thanks guys!

Enjoy the video!

Don't forget about Carissa's Womens World Champ "#1 Moore" giveaway! There's a couple of days left before it's too late to enter.

Make sure you watch this video first so you know the answer to the question.
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