Sunday, November 15, 2009
I'm really proud to post this blog on behalf of my braddahz from Japan Keisuke Imada and Hisamitsu "Broken" Iijima! Keiske and Broken are the dynamic duo that is Budiasa! Clips is Budiasa's newest project and by the looks of the cover shuvits really grab my attention.
When I'm in Japan with Nickhead and Brokeneck, these guys are always working with us to get the "Clips"! All of our surfing has gotten better because of Budiasa's projects. I really enjoy working with them because of their passion for surfing and laid back lifestyle. I'm excited to hear the soundtrack that they've picked out! Budiasa also does a great job of profiling the future generations! Check the trailer:
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Welcome to everyone of all ages to come down to Velzyland Park by 8:00 am to participate in the North Shore Beach Clean Up. This is a great way to rub shoulders with the top pros and legends of surfing and the Triple Crown. Always wanted to do your part to keep the community that your surf in clean, here you go and it doesn't matter where you live or are from.
After the Beach Clean up I heard the top Pros are going to be doing a free autograph signing for the keiki! Guys like Bruce and Andy Irons, Reef McIntosh, Makuakai Rothman, Freddy P, Sunny Garcia and many more will be lending their hands in cleaning the North Shore and signing posters for the kids!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Today I went up to Sunset Beach to meet up with my two grom team riders for Ronin Eyewear. Takumi Yasui from Kamogawa, Japan is here surfing and training for the winter season. Takumi is staying with Mahina Maeda's house, the perfect spot for an up and coming Japanese grommet!
Mahina wearing Ninja-White-Gradation Lens Takumi wearing NO.3-White-Gradation Lens
Takumi and Mahina have such big futures ahead of them and I'm stoked to be apart of it! I remember what it was like being a surf stoked grom, all I wanted to do is surf and that's just how these two are. It's so awesome.
Mahina Maeda and Takumi Yasui, Sunset Beach 2009
So today I went over and shot them for the Ronin Eyewear Japan Blog and for our upcoming Ads and catalogues for 2010 in Japan! Right after we were done shooting, the kids were out the door to go surf Freddyland. Classic!
What's up everybody!!!
Yes its almost that time again...Haleiwa International Open time that is. 40 Years...can you believe it!!!
This year's event will run from December 21, 2009 - January 4, 2010.
For all contest information log onto Facebook.com and join the Haleiwa International Open group page to stay tuned with all the happenings of the HIO. If you don't have Facebook then you can check back here and I will update this page also.
Event Hotline: (808)637-2544
The HIO showcases 12 divisions in both Shortboard and Longboard divisions for both Male or Female competitors of all ages. We have had surfers from Japan, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain, all over the USA and from the different Hawaiian Islands.
Great performances in our event have helped surfers like Kiron Jabour, Keanu Asing, Hizon Lin Kee boost their amateur careers to the next level as of present. In the past the World’s best have qualified through here like Bruce and Andy Irons, Halewia’s own Freddy Patacchia and also guys like Phil Macdonald, Dean Morrison and Jordy Smith. The HIO is known to amateurs as the premiere Big Wave surfing event, and has been run in 8-12 foot surf in previous years.
Rell Sunn and Earl Dahlin originally started the Hale‘iwa International Open as a good will event for visiting Japanese surfers. Over the years, more international surfers have been entering the big wave event.
The Haleiwa International Open is a community fundraiser run by the Friends of Ali`I Beach, a certified non-profit organization 501 (c) (3). The proceeds from this event are used to run the annual Haleiwa Menehune Surfing Championships, and the summer and winter programs at the Haleiwa Surf Center.