Monthly Archives: March 2015

3103, 2015

Keala Kennelly Win’s Women’s Pipeline Pro Surfing Contest Sponsored by Surf N Sea

By |March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surfing’s Keala Kennelly, 36, drew upon every ounce of her Pipeline and competitive experience today to win the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro, presented by Brazilian Show Room. A seasoned professional and big wave specialist who has been ranked as high as #2 in the world, Kennelly was unstoppable in waves that ranged from clean 4- to 6-foot barrels in the morning, to hefty double-overhead, wind-blown beach break conditions in the final. The Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro is a QS1,000 event sanctioned by the World Surf League, and is run in conjunction with the Pipe Pro Junior Men’s event.Runner-up to Kennelly was North Shore’s rising star Honolua Blomfield (Haleiwa); third place was former touring professional Melanie Bartels (Waianae); fourth was Moana Jones (Haleiwa) – the youngest of the finalists at just 15 years of age who was impressive in the solid surf on hand.
From the outset of the 35-minute final, Kennelly took a totally different approach to the other finalists, heading further west towards gnarly waves at Off-The-Wall. It was there that she scored some of the biggest rides of the day, opting for high-risk vertical turns and critical close-out maneuvers that shot her to an early […]

2103, 2015

Mike Stewart wins 2015 Quiksilver Body Surfing Extravaganza!!

By |March 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike Stewart, in a tight battle with long time body surfing rival Mark Cunningham, won the Quiksilver Body Surfing Extravaganza. Surf was small in the 1-3 foot range and the event was held
at Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu, the more consistent peak in the area. Super glassy  ocean conditions prevailed all day and about 45 contestants were up for the challenge! Body surfing is the art and sport of riding a wave without the assistance of any buoyant device. Bodysurfers typically equip themselves only with a pair of specialized fins that optimize propulsion and help the bodysurfer catch, ride and kick out of waves. It is considered an art form and most of the wave riders love the feeling of having nothing but their bodies to pull off the spins, tube rides and off the lips that they do in the surf. The event was sponsored in part by Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant, Viper Fins, Da Fin and the Lifeguard Association. Thanks to Rick Williams for the organization. This event is a community service style event run in conjunction with the Surf n Sea Pipeline Womens Pro presented by Brazilian Show Room and the WSL Pro Junior. Thanks to […]

803, 2015

What Makes for a Really Good Day Learning To Surf?

By |March 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First you must choose the correct location for the weather and surf conditions that day. On the North Shore of Oahu you mostly want to avoid fronts arriving and Westerly winds. If your in doubt on the weather please call us at 808-637-2977 before 9:00am on the day of your surfing lesson and we can help you reschedule your lesson if necessary.

603, 2015

How to Buy Your First Surf Board

By |March 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After a students first surfing lesson, I’m frequently asked where can I buy a surfboard. My advice DO NOT buy a surfboard until you’ve rented one of similar size, shape and thickness and ridden it successfully. I can’t tell you how many beginner surfer students I’ve meet who sent to a surf shop and got sold a high proformance surfboard ment for an advanced surfer.  The problem is that once you ride a board you can’t return it.  If you have to buy a surfboard right away go to Costco and buy the Storm.

203, 2015

Falling in Love with Surfing Everyday

By |March 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I remember first falling in love with surfing and waves one day as a young girl playing in the tiny shore break waves on an Eastside beach on the island of Oahu. While our family did not hit the beach very often, this day, while the sun burned my fair Irish skin, I remember the feeling of small waves breaking over my head and loving the feeling of being enveloped in water . Fast forwarding to the future and teaching surfing….everyday I thank the ocean for choosing me.