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Thoughts On Surfing The North Shore

First Ever Big Wave Surfing Contest For Women

The World Surf League took a gigantic step towards gender equality in announcing that it will include a single women’s professional big wave contest this surf season. Big wave surfing in recent years has seen a huge surge in women surfers charging waves over 20 feet Hawaiian. Following in the footsteps of unheralded hero’s like Phylis Dameron who charged gigantic Waimea Bay in the 70’s and 80’s on a 39 inch piece of foam also know as a bodyboard, today’s young ladies charge hard on modern surfboards and are growing in number each season.

By |October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gender Equality In Surfing, Should Women Compete Against Men and Is It OK For Alana Blanchard to Cash – in On Her Body?

Gender equality in surfing definitely does not exist. Currently as of 2016 there no WSL, World Surfing League contest scheduled on the North Shore for women. The women’s WSL tour consists 17 women competing in 7 surfing contest compared to the men’s tour that contains 34 surfers competing in 10 surfing contest. The prize purse disparity is even worse the winner of a men’s surfing contest receives on average a $100,000 while the women’s champion only receives on average $40,000. The economics trickle down from there, because women receive less face time at surfing contest they are less viable to sponsors and as such the male dominated surf industry justify s paying less money in sponsorship.

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oxybenzone, a Common Product in Suncreen’s Commonly Used By Surfer’s, is Killing our Reefs

Virtually ever surfer in the world applies sunscreen before they paddle out in the surf.  Tragically one of the most common ingredients in most sunscreens is oxybenzone which not only is harmful to humans recent studies have show that it cause deformities in coral larvae, making them unable to swim, settle out and form new coral colonies.  It also increases the rate at which coral bleaching occurs.

In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly all Americans were contaminated with oxybenzone. Not only that, but some studies have shown that it penetrates the skin and then increases the production of free radicals when exposed to light. You definitely don’t want a sunscreen ingredient that reacts to the sun by increasing free radical production. This is one way in which oxybenzone is considered a carcinogen. [5]

Using natural sunscreen is a no-brainer. Zinc oxide has long been one of the safest and most trusted sun protection ingredients. It’s a physical sunscreen, which means it blocks the rays from getting to your skin, rather than just neutralizing them.

Using sunscreens with zinc oxide can give you protection from the sun with a side of peace of mind that you are […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children’s Surf Camp Description

Surf Camp Dates: Weekly from June 13 – August 26, 2016

Surf Camp Days:  Mon, Tues – Thurs, Fri (Wed is rest day)

Surf Camp Hours: 9-11 AM

Surf Camp Location: Chun’s Beach, North Shore Oahu

Ages: 10 – 17

Cost: $312 

ABOUT THE CAMP: Our CPR, AED and lifeguard certified surf instructors will teach surfing to all levels, surf etiquette, ocean safety and awareness.. We offer a minimum 5:1 ratio but give one on one attention where we see fit and depend on the student and parent to express their concerns and expectations. We spend most of our time in the water but spend some time on the beach teaching too, our goal is to encourage all campers to learn water skills and become strong waterman and lifelong surfers.

WHAT TO BRING: lunch, snacks, bottle water, towel, hat, sunscreen and bathing suite. We provide long sleeve surf shirts and all surfing equipment.

For booking and questions please call us 808-637-2977.

By |June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr. Beach Should Name at least 4 of the Beaches on the North Shore of Oahu as Top in the World

The North Shore of Oahu has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet the famous Dr. Beach never names them in his list of top beaches because of the big surf during the our winter months. Dr. Beach is wrong. Most of our beaches have lifeguards, and in the summer months virtually all the North Shore beaches are super safe. For example the North Shore’s Waimea Bay has the best and largest sandy beach of any beach in Hawaii. it resembles a gigantic swimming pool in the summer months with a sandy bottom and sea turtles swimming near the edges. Dr. Beach should recognize the North Shore Beaches for what they are and include a warning to always consult a lifeguard when entering the water or better yet hire a surf instructor to teach you to surf.

By |May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is the Surfing Capitol of the World In More Ways then One

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is the Surfing Capitol of the World In More Ways then One. Surfing lessons are offered daily in safe small wave coves. In the winter season would be surfers can watch spectacular waves crashing on white sand beaches in safety. Always, always consult a lifeguard or hire a water safety professional guide to keep you safe when entering the ocean on the North Shore of Oahu.

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beaches with shade on the North Shore of Oahu

Beaches with shade on the North Shore of Oahu are hard to find.  The best way to find a shady beach on the North Shore of Oahu is to bring a beach umbrella with you.  However, be super careful that it is well anchored in the sand even on days with little wind.  If the wind is strong 15 mph or more do not use an umbrella instead look for a Kamani tree.

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Places to Swim on the North Shore of Oahu

Best Places to Swim on the North Shore of Oahu.  The best place to swim on the North Shore is during the summer at Waimea Bay.  If you decide that you want to swim at another beach on the North Shore, choose one that has a lifeguard on duty.  When swimming on the North Shore always check in with the lifeguard on duty.  Following is a list of beaches that have lifeguards on the North Shore; Haleiwa, Laniakea, Chuns Reef, Waimea Bay, Ehukai and Sunset beaches.  Please also get a surfing lesson or surf guide if you are new to surfing or even just new to surfing on the North Shore.

By |May 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alec Cook “Ace Cool” 1956 – 2015

Alec Cook, better know as Ace Cool went night surfing at 20 ft Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu to catch some waves under the full moon by himself. Armed only with a headlamp and glow stick tied to the front of his board, he never returned.  Many might question the sanity of paddling out to Waimea at 20 ft even in the day light let alone after dark, but for a waterman who had been surfing huge waves for over 30 years it was just a good way to avoid the crowds.  Like so many other surfer’s Alek Cooke’s love  of the ocean ran through every vein in his body making Waimea Bay a fitting final resting place.  Alec was know to be a showman and like so many living in the surfing capitol of the world, sought fame and glory.  In Alec Cooke’s way it was by riding huge outer reef waves before anyone else did and claiming it with postcards, poster’s and t-shirts.  News of his disappearance  spread far and wide to all corners of the internet providing him with the fame he sought in life. Alec however was a little different then the rest […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Triple Crown of Surfing

The Van’s 2015 Triple Crown of surfing competition details are below:

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #2 Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  November 12 – 23, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #1 Vans World Cup of Surfing, Sunset Beach Park, North Shore Oahu, November 24 – December 6, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #3  Billabong Pipe Masters, Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  December 8 – 20, 2015

 

VTCS CHAMPIONS

2014
Julian Wilson
AUS

2013
John John Florence
HAWAII

2012
Sebastien Zietz
HAWAII

2011
John John Florence
HAWAII

2010
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2009
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2008
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2007
Bede Durbidge
AUSTRALIA

2006
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2005
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2004
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

2003
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2002
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2001
Myles Padaca
HAWAII

2000
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1999
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1998
Kelly Slater
USA

1997
Michael Rommelse
AUSTRALIA

1996
Kaipo Jaquias
HAWAII

1995
Kelly Slater
USA

1994
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1993
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1992
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1991
Tom Carroll
AUSTRALIA

1990
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1989
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1988
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1987
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1986
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1985
Michael Ho
HAWAII

1984
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1983
Michael Ho
HAWAII

By |October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments