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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

S3W21: Local Motion Surf Into Summer presented by Quiksilver at Bowls

Local Motion held it's annual Surf Into Summer this Memorial Day's weekend at Ala Moana Bowls. The waves were super fun all weekend, perfect for contest. Everyone looks forward to this event because it marks the beginning of summer season and great way to surf Bowls (which usually have 30+ people on normal days) with just few people.

I couldn't believe the level of surfing i've witnessed at the event in every division. Check it out yourself.

Enjoy the video!

Today is the last day you can enter for BayVI, Novus Swell, custom Brice surfboard contest. Get your creations explaining what surfing means to you email it to us before it's too late!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Welcome home Hawaii Jr Surf Team!

Hawaii Jr Surf Team came home to Hawaii today! They sure made us proud. They came in 4th as a team. That's 4th nation out of 27 nations participated in this event.

Not only they were dealing with VERY unfamiliar country of Peru and surf breaks they've never surfed, they all got food poisoning right before the event.

Great job guys and gals! thank you all the coaches for not only coaching but taking care of them and giving them the support they needed out there!

The team was greeted by families and supporters. Maeda family made spam musubi for everyone. Nothing like having a familiar food after eating who knows what for past few weeks.

The proud team and the coaches

It's also Keanu's birthday today. we were all singing "happy birthday" song right in the middle of the airport. ha ha.

Happy birthday Keanu!

So great to see them at home and honored to be able to be there at the airport.
Thank you guys and girls and the whole state of Hawaii is very proud of you!


Day 3

Day 3 of Surf into Summer! Extremely limited parking due to lantern festival so be here early. Looks like Matty Boy slept here last night. Haha

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Surfing America Nationals & Quiksilver King of the Groms

Surfing America Nationals qualifiers, entry forms should have been emailed to you yesterday. If you didn't receive an email from them, please let me know.

Quiksilver will be announcing qualifiers to King of the Groms from Hawaii very soon. I'll let you know as soon as I find out

Aloha \m/
Kaz Sano
Novus Swell

Day 2!

Day 2 of surf into summer! Waves are pretty good. It's gonna be a fun day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Local motion SIS

Local Motion Surf Into Summer, day 1!
Small waves... Hope the waves get better. Haha

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kids aren't so little anymore - Watch and learn kids!

Stopped by Kewalos in the afternoon and bunch of kids were there since some schools are done for the summer already.

Here's Nicole. I remember her being a little kid. It's little scary how these kids are not so little anymore. ha ha.

I had to surf first since i wanted to try out my new board. The board works good! So stoked. some boards look and feel good on land but not work right when surf BUT this one is a keeper! Thanks Brice and Unknown Surfboards!

After my surf session, i filmed since there were some great waves still.

Kaito has been surfing really good lately and he had to see it for himself after his session. i like it when kids check out the clips. i think they learn a lot from watching themselves surf, specially the clips where they didn't do well.
Local Motion's Surf Into Summer starts tomorrow! I need to get there early so i can secure my favorite spot to put my tent up.

See you all there!

Novus Swell

Local Motion Surf Into Summer heat sheets posted - Got noticed riding a trashed board... thanks Brice, Unknown, BayVI & Ransom!

I posted the heat sheets links for Surf Into Summer on Novus Swell.
Click on the banner above or click here.

If you've seen me surfing, you probably noticed my board was old and trashed. Well, people at Brice Surfboards and Unknown surfboards noticed and hooked me up!

Lower rocker, little shorter, thicker and wider than my old board. This thing looks perfect for summer's town waves!

Slapped on my supporters stickers along with Ransom's traction pad and it is ready to go!

Local Motion's Surf Into Summer is starting tomorrow so you know i'll be surfing all afternoon after i finish my work today!

Thank you Brice, Unknown, BayVI and Ransom for your huge supports!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Town's been fun! - Hawaii Team in Peru video - Sad to be stoked

Town's been super fun lately. Little windy but there's been some good waves.

It was nice to see all the kids having fun out there.

Team Hawaii is kicking butt at Peru. They are still in the running for the gold! FreeSurf magazine did this great video of the team. Check it out!

It's sad i got stoked to see this...
A gallon of gas for less than $4. If you ask me, it's still EXPENSIVE!

i wish there's a dollar menu at gas stations. crappy gas for $1/gallon for people like me who drive crappy cars. ha ha.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Leave a message girls

It was nice to see Carissa and Coco today. Hope they know they are inspiring tons of younger girls!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Surfboard Giveaway! - New video webisode - Moniz kids are everywhere! - Download Nike6.0's "Leave a Message" for FREE!

We still got a Custom Brice Surfboard giveaway going on! You need to enter by the end of this month so enter away!

You can send us photos, videos, drawings, essay, whatever you want. Tell/show us what surfing means to you!

Go to for details.

New video webisode is out! This is from Volcom VQS Championships in Cali. Check out how Hawaii young surfers were ripping out there!

Moniz kids are everywhere!

Sister (Kelia) has been busy traveling everywhere these days. She's even in June issue of People Style Watch magazine!

Billabong got an ad with all the Moniz boys. You know the "I surf because..." series of ads? well, they got the only "WE surf because..." ad! How sick is that!

After coming back from Cali last night, i was pretty much working till this afternoon. I had to jump in the water before i kill someone so i went to Kewalos and the waves were super fun!

Carissa came out surf too. as always she was surfing unreal.

Speaking of Carissa, Nike 6.0 is letting everyone download their film "Leave a Message" for FREE!
If you haven't seen it, you have to check it out! Carissa, Coco, Monyca, Malia, Lakey, and Laura are surfing amazing in this film. They definitely brought the level of women's surfing way up in this film!
go to to download your copy!


S3W20: Volcom VQS Championships at 54th St, Newport Beach

Volcom had it's VQS Championships at 54th street in Newport Beach. This year's theme was 80's Metal, "The Totally Twisted Crustaceans of Metal". It was a truly an international event with surfers who qualified from all over the world was there. The waves were typical Newport Beach small and weak but Hawaii kids were ripping out there.

Congrats to everyone who qualified to be there. Specially Leila Hurst and Barron Mamiya for winning their divisions!

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

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hawaii team in a hospital in Peru

Wow, I just heard the whole Hawaii World Jr team including coaches are in Peru is in the hospital! They got sick from something they ate or drunk.

As you can see they are getting IVs at the hospital right now. (photo:Zeke Lau)
Hope they feel better and be in top shape for the contest. We are all praying for a fast recovery guys and girls!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Go Hawaii World Jr Surf Team! - Nike 6.0's Leave A Message Premire! - Friends of Kewalos Beach Cleanup!

ISA World Jr Surfing Championship is starting soon. It's gonna start on the 21st. the Hawaii team is over there in Peru preparing themselves for this big event right now.

Support them by watching the event online! Good luck team Hawaii!

Nike 6.0's women's surf film, "Leave a Message" is being premiered today! They are doing this in a cool way by letting people watch the film online!

go to and "like" the page.
you'll be able to watch the film 8:30pm today till tomorrow 8:30pm.

this film looks super sick! so don't forget to check it out!

Friends of Kewalos is having a beach cleanup at Kewalo Basin on June 4th!

You know Kewalos is now became a training ground for all the Hawaii groms. So please join Friends of Kewalos to keep this training ground a clean and kids friendly place!

There's NSSA Hawaii event #2 at Kewalos this weekend AND T&C Annual Grom Surf Contest at Waikiki!

So if you want to free surf... good luck finding somewhere to surf. ha ha.

Novus Swell

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

S3W19: Things We Do Part II

I capture some random clips from just filming these Hawaii surfer kids all the time. So here's a webisode about Things We Do Part II. If you haven't seen the Part I, check out S2W41!

Enjoy the video!

Don't forget, there's still time to enter to win custom Brice Surfboards! So enter away!
Sponsored by
Novus Swell supports "Not Even Once"

Sunday, May 15, 2011


End of the trip dinner at Honda Ya in Tustin!


VQS awards coming up!


Day 3 it finally got sunny! Stoked!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Tia is here! I wonder when Hawaii is going to get her back? Hopefully soon!

Day 2!

Day 2 of Volcom VQS at 54th street!
Mahina got the first heist of the day!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Reika and Mahina having fun at that VQS!

They are too young to know 80's metal so I think they are little confused about the theme this year. Haha

Day 1

Day 1 of Volcom VQS! It's freezing! Haha

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kylen's art

Day 2 of Kylen's amazing art, capturing the truth. Haha

Setting up

Tents are being set up for tomorrow's Volcom VQS event.


Stopped by Futures fins headquarter. I didn't even know how much science goes into making Futures fins! These guys are amazing!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Kids still need to do their homework since schools not out for summer yet.

Kylen doing his work.

1st session

1st session of this trip. 54th St!