Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Custom Trimaran

Randy Smyth from the Gulf Coast of Florida was sailing his custom trimaran in the Everglades Challenge and had a capsize that was unrecoverable.

Pretty cool!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Surfing Despite the Heavy Rains

And I went surfing on Saturday evening (while La and the kids were at a band competition for the local middle and high schools), and again with Marlon on Sunday evening.  I did not take any pictures (so this recent one of the two Firewires is just for filler).

The waves were waist high and clean on Sunday.  The tide was at a funny level where it causes the waves to fizzle out halfway from the break to the shore.  Normally if you play your cards right, you can get a wave from the outside and ride it all the way back to the beach.  Anyways - awesome fun!!!!

Trimaran on H-1 West

On the way back home from the fish shop, the kids and I saw this on the freeway. 

Not sure if there was an issue or not, but the towing vehicle was stopped in the space between the on ramp from H2 and the Westbound lanes of H1.  The boat had "Ewa Beach" stickers on the back for its registry location. Pretty cool!!!

Fish Shop Window Shopping

I took Marlon to orchestra practice this weekend and on the way back, Noe asked to go to this Fish Shop.

Lots of cool fish - makes me want to setup an aquarium again.  But then I remember how many other things I'm not doing (keeping up with plants, home improvement projects, surfing, kiting, fishing, ceramics, and others)

Still - it's nice to look at these guys!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Anniversary Breakfast with Bonzers!

La and I celebrated our 17th Wedding Anniversary last weekend - we went to breakfast at her favorite breakfast place - Cafe Haleiwa.  The Campbell Brothers were present and running around, and they had a collection of bonzers on the rack next to our table.  How nice that we got seated where we could eat great food and admire some really great surfboards!!!

Awesome breakfast burrito!!!

Re-Guiding the Second Rod

After finishing the TFO Mangrove (and it's been a couple of weeks as of this writing - I'm behind a week) - I got to work on fixing the Nitro Graphite 13'.

This one went pretty quick (after all the practice with the TFO).

Friday, February 16, 2018

Re-eyed Rod

The last post I made on going fishing with the kids had a note about my favorite spinning rod losing the rings in a couple of the eyes.  Well, its been several weeks but I finally got the motivation to redo all the eyes on this rod.  I decided to redo all of them since these were the second and third rings to pop out.

I paid a visit to Brian's Fishing Supply and bought a full set of titanium ringed guides.  Hopefully these will holdup for a while.

I spent the last few nights removing the old guides and wrapping the new ones on one by one, and I put the epoxy on last night.

And since I'm on a roll, I'm going to do the same for the 13' Nitro, and redo a few of the wraps on the Epic Fiberglass Fly Rods I put together.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Finally!!! I Cracked the Secret Code!!!

And I can make fresh laulau!!!

Thank you Instant Pot Duo 6!!!  I couldn't have done this without you (and it is sooooooooo yummy!!!  Way better that store bought!!!)

Marlon Sailing on Saturday

More towing boat in support of Marlon and his team racing Lasers.

This time it was at Kaneohe Bay in some decent winds.

Fun time had by all!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

And Back Home

Parked next to it's partner in crime -

Of course I took it out today.  But the swell was not as big as yesterday (which was head high - today was waist).  I did manage to stand up on four waves - good thing most people were at home watching the Superbowl - less competition for the few waves that were there.  I could easily duck dive the board.  It paddles easier than any shortboard I've surfed.  I think this was a good choice!

Any how - I am looking forward to getting back into shape and ripping on the Greedy Beaver!

Wax Job

We had time to kill waiting to pick up Marlon from music practice - so what better way than to wax up a new board.

This Just Happened...

Got a new board -

I have been wanting to get back into shortboarding.  I believe this is the board to help me get there - 6'4" Firewire Greedy Beaver

Noe approves!  Mahalo to Surf Garage!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Out Dragging Some Boats Around Town

Laser races -

Monday Afternoon Surf - January 22, 2018

I took Marlon out to go catch some out of season South Swell - good fun size waves!

I'm going to have to get a mount for Marlon to use so I can get pictures of him surfing.