Friday, October 30, 2009


There's a great post on about protecting out environment. The movie message in the waves had a huge effect on my life as well. Growing up in Maui I have seen the changes that have happened to this island and the ocean in 20 years I have lived here. I've also realized there is a lot of pleasure in living simply. It is not about depriving yourself of a high standard of living, it's simply being thankful for what you have and not taking more then you need. In pre-contact Hawaii, taking more then you need was strictly Kapu and could be punished by death. No one is perfect, (I drive way too much hunting down surf), but I am constantly trying to lesson the impact I have on our environment. There are really simple steps you can do, like being a conscious consumer or simply picking up three pieces of trash everyday you go down to the beach. It usually takes less then a minute.

Kuleana is loosely translated as a small piece of property or privilege and responsibility.

We all have the right to use the ocean and it is our responsibility to protect it. If we don't we might lose our rights to it. My Kuleana

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


One of the best sessions of my life. We are so blessed. Thank you for this day.

Back to windsurfing

After two weeks of epic surfing, the winds back and so are the waves. Hopefully it won't be too crowded with everyone coming back from Sylt. If you got some time check out the trailer for Chris Malloys new movie 180 South. See you in the water

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tow Surfing Class

This week I took my tow surfing certification class. It's a two day class that is required by the state to operate a thrill craft vehicle and participate in the sport of tow surfing. Our instructors were Sam Pa'e and Ian Masterson. They taught a great class filled with Aloha. They are offering another class in the first week of December to find out more search for Windward Community College and Ocean Safety Education Course. I definetly recomend it even if you don't plan on tow-surfing, it's educational and it helps to know the laws. For one thing, tow-surfers are required to stay 1000 feet away from anyone participating in any other ocean activity. More action on the north shore this week and the out of season south swell is looking promising. Here are a couple pics of the same wave from different angels. Thanks Bob and Marv.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I must be dreaming...

Well, August was amazing September was equally epic, and October is starting of incredible. Everyday this month has been great if you know where to go. Our trades died about a week ago leaving us glassy surf on all shores. The combination of a South, North, and East swell have been keeping the crowds spread out, the last four days I've scored spitting, glassy barrels all by myself!!! Nothing huge, but absolutely epic. I'm starting to get a little surfed out though, we need the trades to come back. Plus it's just too hot without them. Here's a couple pictures Marv took on the first of the month at Hookipa. Looking into the long range forecasts, we are going to have a couple back to back north-west swells probably pretty good size too. It also looks like the southern hemisphere is setting up to send us another swell. This one could be the biggest of the summer season if it pans out.