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World Surf League is Giving up on Hawaii for 2019-2020 Surf Season

World Surf League is Giving up on Hawaii for 2019-2020 Surf Season
The World Surf League claimed/confirmed that it will not be running the Pipe Masters on the North Shore of Oahu in 2019.  This is because the City would not agree to let the World Surf League move the Billabong Pipe Masters from being the last event on the World Championship Surfing Tour to being the first event.  Many believe that as the birthplace of both  surfing and pro surfing that Hawaii should always have the honor of being the last stop on the world tour, the World Surf League believes otherwise.  However it’s been difficult to find out where they want to move the final event too.  It’s hard for me to believe that the World Surf League is giving up on Hawaii.

Below is what is being called a “preliminary” schedule for 20018-2019.  My sources are telling me that it’s far from over with multiple parties filing contested case hearings with the City over the matter.  More as I get it.

WSL PRELIMINARILY PERMITTED EVENTS FOR HAWAII 2018/2019
HIC PRO – Sunset Beach – Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2018
HAWAIIAN PRO – Haleiwa – Nov. 12-24, 2018
VANS WORLD CUP OF SURFING […]

By |February 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today I get My Surfer’s Eye or a Pterygium Removal

Today I get My Surfer’s Eye or a Pterygium Removal.  After 3o years of blood shoot eyes from too much sun exposure I ‘m finally getting one of my baby blues fixed.  After all this time the pterygium final started to enter the cornea of my eye and is causing my vision to blur.  I’ve always know I would have to have this procedure done, the idea is to wait as long as possible.  One thing I did start doing years ago was to not surf in the middle of the day. My thinking was I could use sunscreen to protect my skin buy no way could I keep a pair of sunglasses on surfing Pipeline.  While it did not stop the pterygium from growing, hopefully it prevented more dangerous things from developing.  Another benefit of waiting so long is that surgery techniques have improved.  For starters glue is now used instead of stitches.  Also a skin graph is used on the first go around rather then  waiting to see if the pterygium will grow back.  Pre instructions for the surgery include no eating or drinking anything for 12 hours prior and no high heel shoes to be worn to […]

By |February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Buy the Right Size Surfboard

How to Buy the Right Size Surfboard
Beginning surfers frequently buy too small of a surfboard when they buy their first board.   We suggest that you rent surfboards until you get good enough to ride one that is 9 feet or less in length.  Most surf board rentals are around $20 a day whereas a new surfboard can cost between $500-$1,000.   So for $500 you could get 25 days of surfboard rentals.  In 25 days you should be able to move down in size at least  a 10 ft surfboard an so on.

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Things to do on your Hawaii Vacation

Planning on a Hawaii vacation and and are wondering what you should do.  First don’t stay in Waikiki, it’s kind of like Las Vegas.  There are lot’s of hotels and cement and little of authentic Hawaii left.  Second plan your activities on week days if you can to avoid locals week end activities.  Third take surfing lesson on the North Shore of Oahu.  The North Shore is the birth place of competitive surfing and features the best surf schools on the island.

By |February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stand up Paddle Boarding is a Must Do on the North Shore of Oahu

Stand up paddle boarding is a must do when you visit the North Shore of Oahu.  A 45 minute paddle  up the Anahulu River will thrill young and old as you paddle past green sea turtles on smooth water.  If you go in the later afternoon you will see the sun setting on the horizon and fall in love with colors too orange to tell.  Stand up paddle boarding is easy but if your a bit unsure get a lesson.

By |February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Will the World Surf League really pull out of Hawaii?

Will the World Surf League, WSL really pull out of Hawaii?  Recent news stories in the Honolulu Advertiser indicate a showdown between the WSL and the City Parks Department.  The fight is over a request by the WSL to change the status of two of its event permit applications.  The City in a letter to the WSL  states that it would be unfair to the rest of the surf contest applicants to do this because all of the allocated time slots are in contention.   Background; the City Parks department rules allow for a limited number of events on the North Shore.  These rules are generally supported by both the North Shore and surfing community because they cap the number of time beaches and surf spots are taken away from free surfers.  With all of that said there is an exception in the rules that allows the Parks Director to do whatever he/she wishes.  For example there is a rule that states that no two surfing events can run in same permit period, however, the Eddie Akau event has an annual holding period that runs through multiple other events.  This works because the Eddie needs 20 ft or large waves to run while […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surfing in Hawaii is the Best way to Participate in the Culture

Surfing in Hawaii is practicing an ancient Hawaiian sport that is indigenous to Hawaii.  For thousands of years Hawaiian people have enjoyed surfing waves in warm, crystal clear water.   If you plan on visiting Hawaii learning to surf is one of the top things to do.   You can go to a hula show and enjoy watching the culture or you can surf or take a surfing lesson and actually participate in Hawaii’s culture.  The choice is up to you.

By |February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Surf Lessons Oahu are on the North Shore

The North Shore of Oahu offers the best surf lessons Oahu
It’s simple, the North Shore of Oahu has the best surfing waves and the best beaches on Oahu.  If you want to learn to surf you will find a great selection of surf schools with expert instructors on the North Shore.

By |February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If the Oceans Die will we run out of Oxygen?

If the Oceans Die will we run out of Oxygen?  Some say yes.  The world’s oceans are also know as the lungs of our planet.  As much as 70% of the world’s oxygen comes from tiny plants called phytoplankton.  Sadly since the  1950 there has been a 40% decline in their numbers.  Besides supplying most of the oxygen we humans breath phytoplankton also provides food for most of the ocean’s creatures.  So while I can’t answer the question definitely, if there is even a remote chance that if the world’s ocean’s die we lose 70% of the oxygen we breath is it worth taking the chance?

By |February 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living the Dream on the North Shore of Oahu – Yes and No.

Life on the North Shore of Oahu can be a little bit blissful for some of us.  We call it “living the dream”.  It’s a term usually saved for those of us who get to live and work at the beach.  The North Shore is known for it’s beautiful sunsets, white sandy beaches  and amazing surf spots, so for a surfer it’s truly a dream life to live.  However there is a dark side to the North Shore that goes beyond too much traffic on the week ends.  For starters the cost of owning a home is out of reach for many of the locals who are a part of our close knit community.  Along with housing there is a growing divide between the haves and the have nots.  It’s a reflection of the over all high cost of living in Hawaii.  The Aloha State for the first time anyone can remember actually had a net decrease in the number of people living here a number off set by a record 9 million visitors last year.

By |January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments