Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry X-mas everyone! The waves are flat in town today. Its super windy and no wind swell. Yesterday I surfed Chuns for a little while. It was about 2-4 ft maybe some bigger sets and wasn't too crowded. Afterwards, we headed to Brice's house and cruised over there for the night. We played Nitendo Wii all night! We played everything from Bowling, baseball, boxing, and Tennis. We must've played Tennis for like couple hours and I won every single match! Haha. Even in the other sports I won most of them but I let them win a couple (since it was X-mas Eve). Lol. Every single time they lost a tennis match, they would say "Now I know how to beat you!" but they never did. My arm was actually sore from playing too much. Here are some pictures of their bowling style and a pic of the 2 defeated soldiers. Haha.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Headed up to the country yesterday with Arden and ended up surfing a little at leftovers and at Rocky pt. THe waves at leftovers were about 2 feet and the water was murky so we headed to Rockys left where it was 3 feet and perfect. A little crowded but they were mostly international people plus we were on our longboards so it wasnt too bad. Today Im at Gavins house watching their dog Rio. Its real easy to watch Rio since shes a toy poodle so shes not nearly as active as my dog Kelly. Shes just sleeps while I watch dvds. Lol. I watched the Dark Knight, Bee Movie, and Wall E so far...
Monday, December 15, 2008
I ran the marathon yesterday with a time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. Only improved my time by 3 minutes from last year but Im still stoked with the result. I was actually afraid that I wasn't going beat my time from last year because I didn't really train at all this year. Ended up finishing 712th overall and was the 177th Hawaii finisher. The winner was a guy from Kenya who finshed with a time of 2 hours and 14 minutes and became $44,000 richer. Thats so crazy! They are basically running 5 minutes miles for the whole 26 mile race. For the a person from Japan named Shimahara won the race with a time of 2 hours and 32 minutes and earned $40,000 for the win.
Tried to go surfing yesterday after I ran but I couldnt really surf. The hardest part was standing up. haha. I have finals this week so looks like Im not going to be surfing this week. I actually just took my physics final today and it wasn't as hard as i thought so I think i did ok. Just 3 more finals to go.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Woke up early this morning to go watch the Roxy Pro and the Oneill World Cup of Surfing. THe waves were like 6 to 8 feet at Sunset and it was perfect for the contest. It was supposed to get a lot bigger but I think it never got as big as everyone expected. Maybe tommorrow? But everyone was still ripping today. Fellow Drift Surf Rider Marcus Hickman and Dusty Payne were probably the standouts today. They were killing it. Melanie Bartels was ripping in the womens Roxy pro. Checked out Pipe too but it was really happening.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Been surfing d-head the last couple dayz. Yesterday was small and windy but today was bigger and windier. Today was about 3 feet on the sets and no one was out because it was really windy. It was actually better than i thought. I heard the waves back in Shonan, Japan is good today. I was waiting for these kind of dayz when I was in Japan for 2 months but I got nothing. This year is just not my year. The picture above is from yesterdays d-head and todays Shonan.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Today I went to the North Shore with Arden around Lunch time and first checked out all over Mokuleia side but it wasnt happening over there. After that we were driving toward left overs and the wind just picked up and turned offshore. The waves were like 4 feet and lining up good. I heard D-head was pretty good too. These are links to a Japanese lifestyle show I did couple months ago. http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=eLUEPpOokGs&feature=PlayList&p=F2A6ED9123F27840&index=89 , http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=WO1Y3FGp1zw&feature=PlayList&p=F2A6ED9123F27840&index=90 and http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=DIPaFHanP2c&feature=PlayList&p=F2A6ED9123F27840&index=91
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Yesterday I woke up early in the morning to surf D-head. It was about 2 feet and pretty clean. I surfed about 2 hours and then I went to school. After school I went to a Birthday party at Fook Yuen. It was the 10th birthday party for the son of a famous wrestler in Japan named Sasaki Kennsuke. And his sons name is Kennosuke. Also his mom was also a famous wrestler so you would think that their sons would be kind of aggressive. It was really funny because he was really shy especially infront of a camera. After the party I went home and studied for a midterm that I took today.
The Midterm today was really ridiculous because the teacher makes like a 2 hour long test when we only have 50 minutes. And to make it even worse the teacher came totally unprepared and there was like 5 minutes left and we only had like half the test. As a class we were really upset so we just decided that we should all not take the test and we all left the class. It was really funny because that was my first time that we actually overtook the teacher. Its going to be a interesting day on monday.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Obama is our new president for atleast the next four years. Right now our economy is pretty bad so hopefully he can change some of that. Since it was election day today, I had no school so I surfed D-head 2 times and played tennis with my friends. In the morning it was like solid 2feet and a little sloppy cause of the high tide but it was still really fun. The afternoon it was more crowded but it was a little bigger. Supposed to get a little bump tommorrow so keep your fingers crossed.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Surfed Mokes this past weekend and it was going off! It was like 3 feet and perfect conditions on sunday. Saturday the wind was on it but on sunday it was perfect. On sunday I got to try one of my new boards and it works awesome! Definitely one of the best days of the year. And the best part was that it was only me and Mika out. It was her first time surfing country so she was kind of scared but she did great. I heard it was raining all day in town but in the country it was just cloudy. Trades are coming back tommorrow so no more mokes for a while.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This past week I went to Miyazaki for the last events of the JPSA tour. I had a lot of fun in Miyazaki but my contest results were pretty junk. I got 2nd in one contest but I lost early in the other. With 10 seconds left I had one last chance to make the heat but when I was setting up for my last manuever I digged a rail. I still made the manuever but I guess they were actually paying attention so they saw my rails dig. Haha. Now im back in school and I have plenty of work to catch up. I finally got my midterm grades for Math and CHem. I got an A in Chem and a 65 out of 100 on my math. But the average grade for the Math test was like a 55 so with the class curve I got a B on my midterm. Stoked! I have one more midterm left and I take it on friday so I can finally rest this weekend. Looks like country might be good this weekend. Not too big and the trades should be light...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I had the last event for the Steinlager Shaka Series at Straightouts today. The waves were kind of weak but it was perfect for nose riding. It was about 1.5 feet with semi clean conditions. I ended up making the finals and I got 2nd place. Kai Sallas ended up winning and Rusty was in 3rd, and Erza in 4th. This year hasn't been a great year for me so I was happy just to make it to the final.
After the final I watched the ASP contest in Miyazaki on the internet. It was really cool because Kekoa won the longboard and Shibatz got 2nd in the shortboard and even made the semi's for the longboard! All of this was going on while Nick Mita was commentating so it was super funny. Also I just wanted to say thanks to Fa9 and 88 tees for giving me bunch of new t-shirts today. Gav even gave me some sick UH t-shirts. Thanks Everybody!
Midterms coming up this week so Im really busy. Also Im leaving for Japan on wednesday to compete in the final 2 events for the JPSA. Hopefully I can keep the ball rolling... like UH! They won their game against LA Tech today and next week they are up against an undefeated team Boise State. Its going to be a really tough game but hopefully they won't get smashed.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today was my parents 20 year anniversary! I can't believe they have been married for 20 years! Thats pretty long! We ended up going to Genki Sushi. HAHA. IT was my first time going to Genki Sushi since I came back from Japan. After eating really good sushi in Japan the Hawaii Genki Sushi didnt taste as good... I guess if you want to eat real sushi you have to go Japan! Other than that, I surfed D-head today and the waves were ok. It was solid 2 feet on the sets and not that crowded.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The waves have been really fun the last couple days at D-head. Nothing big but atleast it was clean. It was like 2 feet solid and lining up really good! Perfect for longboarding. Today I surfed with Ned and my brother and it was really fun! Other than that I got my midterms back for 2 classes. I got an A in chemistry and a B- in physics. Its really funny that I got a better grade in chemistry rather than physics because I understand physics a lot more than chemistry. I also have a midterm on friday and bunch of online homework due on friday too. And i have to start shipping my boards to Japan. Ahh, i have so many things to do! Im glad theres no south swells coming in. Should have waves in the country starting tommorrow but it seems like the whole world is surfing in the country now days...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Im finally done with midterms for this month so I've been surfing lately but the waves have been so small. September started off with one of the biggest south swells of the summer but now it seems like summer south swells are finally over. Looks pretty flat for rest of this month. Hopefully we get some swells in october... This weekend shouldnt be smaller than the last couple days so it should be rideable in town. Country looks like there is going to be a pretty good North Swell coming in mid next week. I start midterms in like 2 weeks again so I hope the waves get good soon. Lately I've been riding a new eps board shaped by mitsu. Its not extremely light but its lighter than what I usually ride so it feels better. The board definetly has more flotation so it paddles well and the lightness makes it more responsive.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I had a contest a bowls this weekend. The contest was the 10th annual christian surfers contest. The waves were absolutely flat but somehow I made it to the finals for the shortboard and the standup division. I didnt do that good in the shortboard final(4th) but I ended up winning the standup paddle. My brother also won the jr men shortboard so the contest was pretty good. They had plenty of food and good music so it was really fun. Check out the picture above. THe waves are so small that I dont even need to open my eyes when Im turning. Haha.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I got couple of midterms this week into next week so I havent been really surfing lately. The waves have been kind of junk the last couple days so I didnt bother going to the beach. Other than studying, I bought my ticket to Japan for the last 2 JPSA events in October. I wasn't going to go because I have like 4 midterms that week but, I didnt want to pass up this opportunity to go surf in Miyazaki. Luckily my teachers were pretty cool so they are going to let me take my midterms before I leave for Japan. Theres a contest this weekend at bowls but it looks like its going to be pretty small. Also the WCT event in France starts this weekend too. Watch out for Sl8ter cause he might clinch his 9th world title there...
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I went to the UH game today with my school friends. The game was really good especially the 3rd quarter. In the beginning I thought we were going to lose but UH pulled through scoring 22 points in the 3rd quarter. Theres also some solid waves in town today. It was solid 5 feet on the standout spots. I surfed concessions today and it was really fun and not too crowded since there was no parking. Supposed to get waves for atleast another 3,4 days. Its good when theres swell but at the same time the waves keep me from doing my homework so its bad as well. It should be another good day of surf tommorrow.
Friday, September 5, 2008
We got a big trampoline at our house for my brothers birthday. It basically takes up half of our back yard! You can do backflips, frontflips and whatever you want to do. School has been really hard this semester. I havent been surfing too much lately because I've had so much homework. Today the waves were pretty good. It was like 3 feet on the sets but it was crowded like a zoo at concessions. The waves should be good all weekend! Stoked!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
After 3 months of summer break I am finally back in school and I already can't wait till winter break. I went to buy my books today but I didnt have enough money to buy all my books. My calculus and physics book costs $200 a piece! Theres no waves in town right now. Alamoana is like a lake and Diamond head is like 1 foot and barely breaking. Everytime I come home its flat. Ther might a some small swell this weekend but dont count on it.