Monday, August 31, 2009


Here is Kylen with his new board. Check out his blog here.

Here is Kelly when she was a baby. Too bad they dont stay that small...


The other day we made a soccer Team using riders from my sponsor Drift Surf Hawaii. All of us played a little soccer before and we decided to have a game with my friends team. We were all playing good the first 5 minutes but after that a lot of people got tired. Haha! The other team was pretty good and controlled most of the game but they just couldnt score. We scored when we got our chances and won 5-3! Team Drift won the China's Team challenge last month and now we won our first soccer game! Whats next?!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Here is Kekoa Snoring in Japan. Haha.

Today I figured the whole island would be on the North Shore so I decided to go cycling with my friend Travis. We checked out Dhead and headed toward Hawaii Kai Costco and grabbed a berry smoothie and headed home. Im pretty tired now so im going to go sleep! Good nite!

Check my Japanese blog for more videos...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some Videos from the contest

Thanks Takeshi for the videos!!!

My best wave of the final.

Big closeouts. Have to watch the inside cause sometimes there was some baby stingrays!

Should've gone left...

Monday, August 24, 2009

3rd place

I ended up getting 3rd place at the Ibaragi contest. I was surfing really good till the finals but in the finals I just didnt get the waves. In the semi finals I had a 10 and a 9 but in the finals the waves never seem to come to me!

On the last day we went to eat Yakiniku! It was pretty good!!!

We also went to Harajuku Land but it was poring!!! We still had fun though! I will be leaving Japan tommorrow so see you in the water!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Today we headed down to ibaragi from fukushima. The waves were about 2 feet and kind of sloppy.

Ate some mean tonkatsu on the way to ibaragi!

Ate some mean sashimi at the minshuku we are staying at. The contest starts tommorrow so wish me luck!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gatchapin video

Here it is... The Gatchapin video. Gatchapin is one of Japan's most famous tv character! Its been around for over 30 years!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Contest result

I ended up getting =3rd. I lost to Kekoa in the semi finals. This contest was my first man on man heat so it was really fun! The priority rule is pretty awesome! You can catch any wave you want so it was fun! Kekoa ended up beating Bonga in the final! Congratulation Koa!

After the contest we went to Kappa Sushi! $1 for any plate you like!!!
Look how much Nick ate! Haha!

Here is the Champ and the MC of the contest!

Nick training hard on is PSP! LOL!

WHat do you do after the contest? You go to the electric store and sit on the massage chair!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 1 Kitaizumi

So far so good. I won both my heats today and Im in the round of 16 tmrw. One more heat then its man on man! I never surfed a man on man heat before so I hope I make my next heat! Here's me during my interview with Nick! Nick was the MC for the contest and he always does a good job! Funny guy!

Here's the waves today at Kitaizumi! 2 feet on the sets. THanks everybody for sending me a message during the contest!!!! Stoked!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

ASP Japan COntest

I start my contest tommorrow at Fukushima. You can watch it live here Im in heat 6 which is around 2:30pm Hawaii time. CHeck it out!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Today me, Mitsu, Kaito, Brice, Mitz and Daichan headed over to fukushima. It must've took about 4 hours! And I drove over half of it! Haha. THe waves were about 2 feet on the big sets and not that good. Im pretty tired so Im going to sleep in tmrw!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kaito`s Contest

This was todays contest at Shonan. Check out how small the waves are! This is a good day too!

This was yesterday. You might want to turn down the volume when you watch this...

This was this afternoon. Kaito lost in the quarterfinal. This video is actually one of his better waves.


we ate at Shirokiya today! This is way different from the shirokiya in Hawaii. Same name but the one in Japan is a restaurant. It was pretty damn good!

Friday, August 14, 2009


We ate choke sushi today!!!

Here is everybody at Sushiro! You can check out brice`s blog at

Everyone came down to cheer on Kaito but he did what he does best. First round clown...

Here is Kaito with his girlfriend. Haha.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Game center

I went to the game center today and won this! Its a teddy bear with a clock! I hope Takako likes it!

Here is the setup. It was pretty damn hard to get this animal.

The sunset today. It was much nicer when the sun was actually setting...

Brice came down to Japan today for his first time! Im on a mission to get him fat! Hahaha!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Found this picture of Takako ripping at Kewalos! I better practice more before she catches up!

My dad`s twin on the left.

Small Sushi and tiny Mongoose.

My cousins Cat looking pretty scary...

My cousin.

It was my first time wakeboarding and it was awesome! I wish we had more people with us because it was only me and kaito riding so it got pretty tiring. Thanks Hase!

Listen carefully... and let your imagination do the work. Haha.

My cousin`s cat going crazy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Still get waves!

Check my Japanese blog for some videos. Click here Today the waves were 3 feet on the sets but it was mostly closing out. Dosen't look so good tmrw and the week following it for japan.
Today there was another earthquake in japan. This was the 2nd one in 2 days! I woke up this morning at 5 because of the earthquake! I hope there isn't one tmrw!

Monday, August 10, 2009

North Shore vs South Shore?!
I found this link from Nick`s Blog. Never heard about a contest like this. Sounds interesting! Go vote for your favorite surfers! If you don`t know who to vote for, then vote for the Drift team! Atsushi Fujimura, Derek Wong, Kaito Kino, and Kylen Yamakawa! And don`t forget to vote for Nick too! Come on South Shore!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Get waves!!!

Here is some pics from couple days ago. Today it was even bigger and cleaner! Looks like were going to have more waves the next couple days.

More clips from ichinomiya.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Korochan`s Fart

We were getting bombed by farts on the 2 hour drive toward ibaragi!
It was super stink!!!

Contest video


This is the waves couple days ago at Ichinomiya.

This was how big Ibaragi was.

Here`s Kaito pooping in Ibaragi. No more bathrooms so the only place to go is in the water!!! Hahaha!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Full Moon today!

I ate mean Yakiniku today for dinner!

Here is a short video from yesterdays session. Today it was even bigger than yesterday! This morning it was like 3 feet and by end of the day it was 5 feet!
The waves were so fun that I ended up surfing 8 hours!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shonan get waves!!!!

Finally there is some waves in Shonan!!!! Its solid 3 feet on the sets but it is closing out a little. Should be good tmrw morning with the low tide.

Ramen at its best!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I am off to japan now!!! See you when I come back!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

2nd holes

Took some video at 2nd Holes the other day. Here is some of the video clips.
Today the waves were bombing on the south shore. It definetly was really inconsistent but when it came in there was some solid 4 foot sets. I'll add some more clips later.