Friday, June 24, 2011

Surfing the Shorebreak

Instead of surfing, I followed Brian into the shorebreak with a pair of fins and my camera. Here are the best shots.

Old Friend

I went to Sandy Beach today to get some shots of Brian in the shorebreak. I bumped into my class mate and friend Keona. He always is in the right postion and gets the best waves.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Late Afternoon in the Aloha State

If you don't know by now, I like quads.

Same waves different day. 7pm Tuesday.


I bought this Thai Tea from one of the food stands at Don Quiote. It tasted like the Kirin milk tea from Japan. This will probably be the closest I will get to Thailand.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Welcome Back to the Beach Joe

Between being a new daddy, studying for the school of medicine, and work, Joe hasn't been hitting the water lately. We got him out of the house and back into the surf.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Good Times

Yuka, Seth, and Mia are in Japan now so my friends got me out of the house and took me out to eat. Got all of my favorites here: garlic fries, garlic fried chicken, edamame, calamari, poke, and the beer. This is a restaurant/ bar Side Street Inn in Kapahulu. Good friends, good food, good times! Thanks for the company.

Monday, June 13, 2011


This duck family was taking a walk along the sidewalk. They had no fear and kept coming toward me. I took alot of pictures and these were the best ones. Shane said that there were more of them the day before. I hate to think what had happened to the other chicks.

Micah Tsui Brooks

Congratulations to the Brooks Ohana! Micah Brooks was born on June 11, 2011. Get ready for a whole new experience!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Aloha Hawaii!

Here is another surf spot near my home. I went surfing with John and Shane. It was very windy and small, but as you can see, no one out there.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

First time Diving

John took me diving out in Waimanalo this week. We were out there for 3 hours looking for tako and fish. I did NOT catch this tako! John caught it. He showed me the hole that it was in, but every time I dove down to try and get it, I had to come up for air. It was a new experience for me and it was a whole new world under water.

Day at the Beach

Its hard to go swimming at this beach. The kids can look for shells, play at the water's edge, and enjoy what Hawaii has to offer. After awhile, Mia got bored just playing in the sand while I went out and surfed.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ala Moana Bowls

Grace HI rider Hoptong Smith coming in after his heat. Hoptong surfed 3 rounds and into the semifinals just missing the finals by 1 spot. I am always amazed watching him surf. He has so much energy and puts in alot of maneuvers on one wave. While everyone caught the jetski and was towed back to the beach, Hoptong paddled in, and beat them back!

Speed Freaks Model

My new shortboard model for 2011-2012 "Speed Freaks" has a good amount of concave for speed and more tail rocker for flying the tail off the top. These two boards are for Grace Hawaii team's Ron "Rudeboy" Wong in squash tail and Brian Hanamoto's round pin.