Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

New Years Eve 2010. John was first in the water and was treated to a beautiful sunrise.
New board coming soon. In the meantime, Brian is still ripping on 3/4 of a board.





Brian's wave.. you can stop watching after the camera goes underwater.

Joe's wave... I think I fell off my board and into the water after this wave.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2 More Days Until New Years Eve


We're ready for New Year's Eve. This year will be kind of special because in the state of Hawaii, it will be the last time for public use of fireworks so everyone is buying alot and making it like a grand finale. When Seth and Mia grow up and have kids, they may not know what it was like to play with sparklers and light up fountains. Just like they don't know what its like to light up aerials, rockets, and roman candles like when I was younger.

Sweet Tooth


Lose a tooth and start eating a giant lollipop.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning Surf

Jason Pack is a valet at the Waikiki Sheraton and a very good surfer. This was the only water shot that I got. Everytime I was going to take a picture, I missed a wave. So I decided to surf more instead.
Sunrise on Christmas morning 2010.





John got everyone together for a dawn patrol. The crew was John, Jason, Brian, Joe, and me. We were in the water before 7 am. By the time I got home at 9 am, the kids already had all of their presents opened. Merry Christmas everybody!



Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family for making Seth, Mia, Yuka, and my Christmas very special this year. We hope that all of you are having a very happy holidays.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve




Christmas Eve is one of the busiest days of the year for most retailers. This year because Christmas is on a Saturday, The observed holiday is on Friday today so alot of people are not working today. Every one in retail has to work and take care of last minute shoppers. To get me into the working mood, I went for a dawn patrol surf. Its looking like a beautiful day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Still Grey... and now its muggy and humid too

The weather has been pretty bad lately. The rain has slowed down, but its still raining. And now its humid, and muggy. You can hardly see the Koolau mountains in Kaneohe.

Early Christmas

Its an early Christmas for Dustin. He came over and picked up his board and his friend's board a couple days before December 25 th.

And I came home from work to find a package at my front door. It wasn't wrapped so its okay to open it right? My friend who works @ Nike is back home for the holidays. I got some Nike Lance Armstrong running shoes and a Nike 6.0 shirt. Nice!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Killer Hat!

I just thought this hat was awesome. Next, should be a "Support Local Shaping," hat. What do you think Grace Surfboards?

Eye candy OTW







Heres a few more photos at Off the Wall. Brighten up the gloomy rainy day with some awesome waves. Look at the top picture- the photographers are all pointing to Pipeline while a great ride is happening right in front of them.

Rainy dayz







I surfed with Joe this morning and then came home to this rain. Flash flood warning for Honolulu all day today. We are getting some flooding ourselves. Luckily we live on a hill, I hope everyone down low are doing okay.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Billabong Pipeline Pro

Dusty Payne defeats Mick Fanning and in doing so, re-qualifies for the ASP world tour
Backdoor Pipeline


10X World Champion Kelly Slater in the barrel


Kelly Slater

Famous (not Brad & Angelina)

2X World Champion Mick Fanning

Former professional surfer turned contest director Luke Egan

World Champion Mark Occhilupo sitting


Professional surfers Dean Morrison (black hat)
&
Gavin Beschen (green hat)




Shane Dorian interview
These are some of the famous people in the surfing world. They all make the trip to Hawaii in the winter to come and surf the north shore.




Thursday, December 16, 2010

Off the Wall







The Billabong Pipeline Pro was going off right next to Off The Wall pictured here. The waves were so perfect! The cameras are all facing Pipeline, but when one of these makeable ones at OTW came through it turned heads. I have some pictures of the contest, but for better footage, Check out:
http://www.triplecrownofsurfing.com/billabongpipemasters/ and see some beautiful waves and surfing from the best surfers in the world.



Monday, December 13, 2010

Island tour

Chun's Reef

Laniakea

Laniakea


Wahiawa




Waimanalo









Driving around the island and came up to this beach park in Waimanalo. It was later in the afternoon and the local bruddahs were cooking up their catch of the day. This canoe was filled with water from the last few days of heavy rain. The rock walls in the water have a nice sand bottom that everyone comes here to swim in.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hula and Band








Seth and Mia had a performance to show what they have been learning at school. Mia was pretty good at the hula. And overall the band di well also.
Looks like Seth has been learning a little technical aspects of drawing.