Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I had a great opportunity to spend time a few months ago with some really special surfers and shapers in Hawaii. From Left to right is Bob “The Greek” Bolen, Mike Marshall, Jock Sutherland, Bob “Ole” Olsen, and Mike Eaton. We were at Randy Raricks “Surf Auction” and were gathered at the Outrigger for one the evening festivities. These guys are all great!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Monday, December 21, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kook Box

The Tom Blake Hollow Paddle & Surfboard
Accomplished legendary waterman, Tom Blake was one of the first to construct a hollowed board in 1929. Based on the ancient Hawaiian olo designs, his chambered hollowed boards were used for surfing and paddle boarding. This basic design was later patented by Blake and further refined and used until the late 1940s.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

No Bueno

Hazardous Water Conditions due to rain run off----
Caution should be exercised.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rick Rietveld Today at Surfing Heritage Gallery

Rick Rietveld
Saturday · December 12 · 12-6PM

Artist Rick Rietveld will be painting live, in-store. A Southern California native, Rietveld is best known for his achievements as an artist, innovator and entrepreneur. Rick co-founded the popular surfwear company, MAUI AND SONS in 1980. His personal creations, the Maui Cookie logo and the Sharkman remain among the most recognizable company icons in the surfwear industry.

Monday, December 07, 2009


Break out your Best Noserider!!!

(Surf sizes are face heights of the front of the waves)
FAIR SURF: 30-40 ft. - 6-8 times overhead occasionally 50 ft. and fair conditions. FAIR TO GOOD SURF: 30-40 ft. - 6-8 times overhead occasionally 50 ft. and fair to good conditions. GOOD SURF: 25-30 ft. - 5-6 times overhead occasionally 40 ft. and good conditions. EPIC SURF: 15-18 ft. - triple overhead + occasionally 25 ft. and epic conditions. EPIC SURF: 10-15 ft. - 2-3 times overhead occasionally 20 ft. and epic conditions.
HUGE NW groundswell builds further, larger sets for select reefs; N clocking NE wind; many spots washed out HUGE NW groundswell holds, larger sets for few select reefs; ENE wind; nearly all spots washed out Strong NW groundswell fades, larger sets for few select reefs; easing east wind; most spots still washed out Solid NW groundswell continues to backslide but still solid; nearshore breaks turn on; light winds due NW groundswell continues dropping; rising NE-ENE winds

Friday, December 04, 2009

Alaias Article via New York Times

New York Times article on Alaias

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Time Machine