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Friday, April 29, 2011


Kids just finished practicing at bowls. Now a nice bbq session.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Most inspiring video ever!

This must be the most amazing thing i've seen. I remember Tony Moniz telling me about Nick last year. Nick is back and Tony took him out for a surf session again this year.

Everyone should watch this. so inspiring. There really is no limit.

Thanks Nick for inspiring everyone!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Zeke Lau ripping (videos) - Freedom contest - T&C Grom Contest - Local Motion Surf Into Summer

Arnette posted this video of their team riders in North Shore Hawaii. Maybe i'm little bias but is Zeke surfing better than all the other riders?

Speaking of Zeke, check out this backflip he did last week.

Yes, i filmed it as you can tell by my voice in the background. As always, Zeke forgot to credit me. thanks Zeke!

Summer's almost here and that means tons of cool fun contests!!

This weekend is Freedom Surf Contest at Queens, Waikiki.
It's too late to enter by mail but should be able to beach enter so I'll see you there!

T&C Grom contest is coming up on May 21,22nd!
Entry due date is MAY 13TH! so don't forget to mail in your entry form!

Local Motion Surf Into Summer is on May 28, 29, & 30!
Entry needs to be postmarked or dropped off at Local Motion by May 23rd. I know this contest gets full quick so enter NOW!

HSA Hawaii State Championships is next week!

See you there!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I think this is why people in Hawaii live longer. Way better than any expensive therapists to relieve my stress.

S3W16: Keanu Asing

I drove around with Keanu Asing to catch up with what's been going on in his life. He travels so much it's really hard to catch him while he's in town these days. He's one busy guy. New main sponsor (Fox), photo and video trips, contest trips, training, golfing, basketball, etc.

He's working hard to achieve his goals and I think he got what it takes.

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

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter service, surfer way

Easter service surfer way!
Gonna be a fun session!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


The crew is here.


Nice weekend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Being a tourist - Easter "Sonrise" Service? - Love Irifune! - Don't get hurt Joy... Ooooops - More Roxy commercials with Sister in them!

My buddies were in town from Cali this week so i got to be a tourist for a week.

i think the highlight for them was Hanauma Bay. They got to swim with turtles in nice clear warm water.

I think they were pretty impressed with Makapu'u too. i love that place, so beautiful.
It's cool to take people around once in a while since i tend to forget how amazing Hawaii is. it's a nice reminder how lucky i am that i live here.

I guess these people are doing an Easter "SONRISE" Service this sunday. ha ha.
Don't tell me they miss spelled that purposely cuz it's easter, there are more of these banners up everywhere and this is the only one with "SON" instead of "SUN".

Had dinner with my buddies at Irifune. I take people there all the time. i love Irifune!
If you've never been there, GO THERE! Everything's good at Irifune. my recommendations will be Summer Roll, Seared Ahi, and Garlic Ahi.

I took Jenna and Joy surfing today. Super sunny day with fun waves all day!

Joy's going to a prom tomorrow night and her dad told her not to get hurt and look what happened.
she hit the reed pretty hard. i know that thing is going to bruise and she told me her dress is not long enough to cover that... oooops. I hope her date doesn't blame me for taking her surfing. ha ha.

Roxy released two more commercials with Kelia "Sister" Moniz in them!

Tees & Tanks

2011 Summer Collection

Sister's blowing up! So stoked for her. Good job Sister!

No contest tomorrow so I'm going to surf and film all day. It's going to be a great weekend!


HSA Update

HSA at tracks is cancelled.  Next event will be the States, first week of May

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sooo good!

Late lunch at Pa'una Cafe. Poke bowl with yamaimo. I can eat this everyday. Sooo good!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

South Swell is HERE! - Isaiah was surfing unreal at Bowls - Run by "Hello" - Tia, please stop appearing everywhere!

South swell is here! too bad it didn't show up till afternoon since i woke to go shoot Nick Mita, Jason Shibata, and Charlie Carroll this morning and waves were still small.

In afternoon, Bowls was the place to be. Side shore wind but there were some great waves to be had.

Isaiah Moniz impressed me the most out there at Bowls today. From what I saw in that couple of hours i was there, Isaiah was surfing the best out of 30 guys who were at Bowls. good job Isaiah!

It was sunny and hot but this palmtree kept me cool by providing me with nice shade.

I went Kewalos in the evening and it was going off there too.

Many kids who surf are on tight schedule so when they can surf, they surf every second they got.

Noa Mizuno did a run by "hello" and kept going since he only had 20 minutes to surf.

I thought it was cool. us old guys take forever to jump in the water... we need to stretch, watch the waves for a while so we know what to expect, try to amp ourselves so we have some energy, etc. Must be nice to be young. ha ha

btw, nice backflip Zeke. he's been working on it for a while and for the first time i saw him land it. I bet he'll be landing backflips consistently by the end of the summer.

Tia Blanco moved to Cali almost a year ago but she left her marks everywhere!

I found this a couple of weeks ago.
I thought that was it, but today when the water was coming up on the pier I saw this special one only appears when get wet.
I know Tia's doing great in Cali winning tons of events. Tia, I'll see you soon at Volcom VQS at Newport Beach! Now stop appearing everywhere!


Waves are good!

Noa got 20 min to surf so he did a run by hello and kept going.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NSSA Nationals entry forms are up! - Zionic's new watches are sick! - Drive around the island - Town swell coming!

NSSA surfers, National Championships entry forms are up! Make sure complete everything, signed, include your report card, & payments!! Due date is June 1st but if i were you, i'd do this ASAP so i know i'm all set!

Don't forget to pay for your membership for next season too if you are planning on competing next season. Kewalos event is on May 21-22nd!

I met up with Shaun from Zionic today. They came out with the new style of watches and they are SICK! There are going to be some giveaways coming up soon! Thanks Shaun!

I spent all day driving around the island since my friends are in town from mainland. the weather was perfect and even had some waves in north shore. Enough waves to almost drowned Lynzey at Waimea shore break. ha ha.
Gonna hop in the shower and off to a dinner with them.

Town waves should be fun tomorrow so i'll be filming all day. see you at the beach!

If you haven't seen the new webisode, check it out! Matty Costa and I had a bet going at this contest. find out who won!


Monday, April 18, 2011

S3W15: HSA Hawaii at Maili Point

HSA Hawaii held a contest at Maili Point this past weekend. Groms were out there doing best they can on weak small waves. This was the 2nd to the last contest before Hawaii State Championships so they were out there trying to do well to qualify and get invited to the Championships.

When waves aren't that great I try to bet some money to keep the contest little more fun. This contest was Matty Costa. $10 bet. See who wins the money! ha ha.

Enjoy the video!
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Long weekend - Hawaii Jr Surf Team training - HSA contest at Maili Point - Passed out on my computer... ha ha

That was a long weekend! I was so tired, i passed out early last night.

Saturday i went to Hawaii Jr Surf Team training to support the team. I must say, they got a solid team AGAIN this year. Good luck in Peru in May guys and gals!

Yesterday was a HSA contest at Maili Point. Had some decent waves and the weather was perfect!

HSA's new sponsor Ransom's tent's looking great! Thanks for supporting Hawaii surfing Ransom!

Stoked girls with shiny trophies!

Every time i'm coming home from west side, i stop by Wendy's to get me a frosty. love that thing!

Went to Kewalos for a fun session with Joy, Kylen, Cole, Gen, Josh and Seth after the contest. Town's gonna be the place to be this week. we got another swell coming!

I filled $3o of gas on Saturday afternoon and i was empty AGAIN!! so i decided to fill up all the way this time and this is what i had to pay. are you kidding me?!?! kids gonna have to pay me to drive them around if the gas keeps getting expensive!

Stop by St Louise's Drive Inn for dinner. This place got some great food and people there are so friendly. You need to try their Kim Chee BBQ burger. that thing is unreal!

I was so tired i passed out on my computer last night. i hate doing that cuz i wake up tired. I hope i get to sleep on my bed tonight. ha ha.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

HSA Maili Pt

HSA Maili Pt heat sheets.

HSA update

HSA up date. Today's event at Maili Pt is ON! See you there!

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Friday, April 15, 2011

HSA Update

HSA update. HSA at Maili Pt will be on Sunday. One day event. I will update if anything changes.

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Thursday, April 14, 2011

No money for gas?!?! - Decent waves in town - Fox's video of Keanu Asing

So Zeke called me this afternoon asking me to pick him up to go surf. Wait, I fixed and did a tuneup on his truck last week...
He told me that he got no gas in the truck and he got no money to fill the tank. We negotiated and settled for free dinner from his family. i liked how he offered me dinner without telling his parents. ha ha.

Zeke's been wanting to try driving a stick shift car so i let him try on way to the beach. I filmed it so i'll post the video soon. Let me just say i wasn't too happy he broke my car. ha ha.

Waves in town were picking up. it should be fun tomorrow. let's hope the wind doesn't mess up everything.

I love it when sponsors help their riders, specially them welcoming to the team.
Fox did a great job welcoming Keanu to their team by making this video. check it out.

Cross your fingers and let hope we get some good waves in town tomorrow!