Monday, August 21, 2017

Marlon and I went surfing at White Plains Friday and Saturday evening.  Packing up Saturday, I noticed he had a few breaks in the bottom of his board.  What a fine opportunity to teach him how to fix a ding!

We opted to use UV Cure Polyester resin instead of epoxy (faster).





After prepping, we moved into the dark garage to place the resin.




All fixed!  He opted to not sand the bumps down (unlike me who would have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to feather in the repair - darn OCD).

Sunday Scallop Brunch

Yummy!




Monday, August 14, 2017

Got a Ration of S4!t for My Remo Necklace

Nevermind the fact that I'm trying to dial in a setup so everyone else can benefit - the GoPro 5 remote worn around the neck seems to be very carefree and reliable (less water interaction???).  But apparently the Remo around my neck is disconcerting to my family (mostly La and Noe, but it even threw Marlon for a bit).












I'll stick on some leash plugs onto our boards and I'll start putting this on Marlon's board too.  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sad Day - Aloha Kua Aina Kapolei

One of our favorite sandwich shops is closing today.


We enjoyed our last burgers and fries here - we loved going to this location because it was way closer than the Haleiwa one, and because it was rarely crowded (unlike the Haleiwa shop which is always crowded).










We'll miss this shop!!!  Here is a picture of the original shop up in Haleiwa - this place was closed after a fire several years back - but they reopened in a new building down the road.  I'm glad that that location isn't likely to close down anytime during this century (way too many tourists emptying their pockets there).  But I lament that the Honolulu and now the Kapolei shops didn't have the local community support to keep them viable.




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Diamond Head

It's been a while since I've surfed here...


Lots has changed about this place, but the waves are still the same




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Suction Cup GoPro Mount

From yesterday morning's dawn patrol










The jump in quality of pictures and videos from the Hero 3+ Black to the Hero 5 Black is huge!  I like the new cameras!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

If Money Were No Object...

Super light weight, small wave riding awesomeness -







But money is an object and so are efforts to pay off a 19 panel PV system sitting on my roof.  Someday...

Back in the Water

Hokulea is going to be sailing around the islands for a while.


Awesome!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Almost Seared Salmon

I've been a little gun shy with higher heat cooking lately - I've scorched a few meals and they didn't go down as well.  This salmon came out fine, but I think next time I'll reverse sear (cook normal like this, then finish it off with a real high heat flash fry.