Friday, December 18, 2009

Pipeline without the barrel



Volcom House

Went to the Volcom house a few days after the Billabong Pipeline Masters event. Dean Morrison was hanging out. As you can see, the waves are all mushed out with the Kona winds, It was about 4 feet and for the pros, it was time to take out their quads and fishes. I would be out there with a 6'3 - 6'5 at least!

Hoptong Visit

Hoptong made the trip from Makaha all the way to my house to pick up some Grace Surfboard guns. He picked out a 7' 5 and 8' 1 Taro Taniuchi shaped Pipe guns. When the waves come up, he'll be ready.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

got Rocks?








low tide usually makes for more hollower walls. The winds have started dying down and the wrap from the east makes for some punchy lefts. tested the 5'6 out here after work. The sharp wings and rail made the board stick onto the 1-2 wave face. After getting used to it as a quad, board turned on a dime! Keeper for sure.

5'3 x 19 7/8 x 2 9/16




I've been making a handful of these little double wing roundtails. Gonna hve to give it a name soon. If you got any suggestions let me know. Ron Wong picked up this one. Performance as well as a groveller board.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Maunalua was there too!


Good local Hawaiian music!

Classic cars






Classic cars in the Hawaii Kai annual Christmas parade. this one's for you Suhara.

Santa Claus is here already?!



Santa made a visit to Hawaii Kai this past weekend. Mia shook his hand and already told him here wish list. The annual Christmas parade came to town.

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanks to all of you for making my life so enjoyable! Check out this spread. Where else in the world do you get the traditional turkey, yams and cranberry sauce, and then throw in homemade kim chee, lumpia, sushi, cake noodle, and sashimi. Hope all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Good Kine Grindz

My friend John Shin (aka "Naoki" named by Suhara-san Grace Surfboards Japan) cooked up some mean grinds. Fresh caught Papio stuffed with a whole lot of goodness- cabbage, lopchong, onions, shoyu, mayonaise, carrots. You have to wrap it in foil and make it into the goose/duck sculpture. Supposedly the neck lets the steam out and the fish gets cooked so ono! When you come to Hawaii next time this will be the new item on the hibachi menu!

Fox event - Turf

This is from the Moto part of the Fox event. I wasn't there, but sure looks like it went off!

Pics from 1st annual Fox Surf N Turf




I told you there were waves at the Fox event. Mean bottom turn from one of the finalists. The shortboarder is Matty Costa. He won the Surf part of the event. The guy in the barrel is Eric G. I don't know him, but its hard to get barrelled at Full Point!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grace Hawaii



Just got back some boards from the glassers. Hoptong's 5' 10 squash small wave and Brian's 6'3 roundpin step up. The other boards that have color are my personals. 5'6 step deck doublewing swallow and a 6'1 step up- both of these are quad+1. Lets get these in the water!

Monday, November 16, 2009

5' 3 double wing round steptail



Been making some aesthetically interesting designs. This one is a
5'3 double wing steptail for Grace team rider Brian Hanamoto. I think he has been riding this one more than his regular shortboard.
In the next few days, I will be posting some more board shapes. And hopefully be showing you more finished boards for the boys!

5' 10 wing roundtail fish for Kazu!

Thursday, November 12, 2009





Yesterday was a strange day for weather. There was wind, rain, and sun all within a couple of hours. Fox clothing had a little industry event at Sandy Beach called the Surf & turf. Day one of the event was at Kahuku for some dirtbiking and day 2 was here at Sandy's. And there were solid 3' - 4' bombs coming in all day! The photos don't do it justice, but you could get rides from full point through halfpoint all the way to the shorebreak. Never mind my fingah in the picture- I was too excited to get alot of photos.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Not your typical Hawaiian sunny day. Cloudy and windy, but "no one out," ( my favorite saying). Just a solid 10 minute paddle to the lineup and some bumpy 2' left handers.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sandy Beach





Sandy's is a hop, skip, and a jump away from my house. I used to spend alot of my days after school there. Alot of people say that the waves don't get as good as before, but from these pics, it looks the same to me. Dumping shorebreak, doubleup into Pipe Littles, and look at that right coming in from halfpoint. So rippable!