Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shacks and Shakas!

Here are two amping teasers for the anticipated movie called "Shacks and Shakas" by Marcus Rodrigues and Mike Kini due out in September. Check it out! Can't wait! aloha and mahalo. I'll see everyone at the Maui premieres. Stoked!

Shacks and Shakas Bodyboarding World Premiere from Kanaka Kai on Vimeo.

Shacks & Shakas Sandy's Sampler from kini on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TURBO Romero 2011/12 model.

TURBOs new board range is out and I'm really happy how my board model came out. Below is a picture of my 2011/12 model. My other color combination besides this one is blue deck, white rails, and orange bottom. Check out all of TURBOs new board range at

Living Large a flipmode initiative.

My clothing sponsor clothing put together this cool clip of the new range. Corio (owner/designer/chout hags) and Ewan D are featured in this clip. Check it out. Incase you where wondering what living large meant, here is what the guys at flipmode clothing said,
"What is Living Large?? Well for starters it’s the name of our winter range. But it’s also a way of life….Following on from our summer range “The Good Life”, Living Large is about making a statement in your life. Whether it be spending all your money on clothes, going all out at parties, charging big waves, becoming the new Evil Knievel etc… You are on this earth for a short time so better make it a good time!! Live life to the fullest, live LARGE………"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cool Off The Wall sequence.

Somehow my friend from Panama sent me this sequence. It's a pretty cool angle of a reverse I did at Off The Wall this past February. I can't wait for this winter to come already. It's going to be good times for sure. Aloha everyone and thank you for the support. Life is good:) enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011


Got my tickets and I'm amping for some waves, competing in the IBA Puerto Escondido, Mexico event, and having good times with friends. I'll be leaving on August 1 and coming back home on the 17th. Mexico has always been one of my most favorite zones to surf at. I've been there about 3 times so this would be my 4th time there. It's really consistent with waves and the people there are very friendly. I feel really confident out there and I'm looking forward to this event. The last time I was in Mexico was in 2009 and I got some fun waves. I went there with my good friend Shea and he somehow got a cool photo of me. Below is the photo and hopefully I can get some ramps like these while i'm there. I'm amping and super Stoked! Aloha

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SUP guy.

Well the waves have been small here on Maui lately. I still manage to try and get into the water somehow on some kind of wave riding vehicle. This past weekend I went SUPing with my brother Jonah, my uncle Daniel, and my cousins from Florida and it was good times. It was their first times SUPing and they still had a great time for sure. SUPing is also a great way to stay fit so I was stoked to enjoy this day keeping fit and riding some waves on the SUP with family zones. All of these photos were taken by my cousin Danny from Florida. aloha:)

Guy hags SUPing zones somehow.

Sequence 1. Cruising somehow guy hags.

Sequence 2. Paddel somehow guy hags.

Sequence 3. Floater somehow guy hags.

My brother Jonah and I SUPing somehow somewhere in Lahaina zones.

Jonah SUPing on a wave zone while guy hags cruises in the back ground.

My cousin Nicky SUPing somehow for the first time.

Monday, July 18, 2011

TURBOs new board range.

I found this photo on the TURBOs facebook page. It's a sneak peak of TURBOs new board range for this year. They are looking epic. These bad boys should be in stores late August or early September. I've been riding my new model for awhile now and I can honestly say that it's the best one i've ridden so far for sure. Go out and get some:) aloha and mahalo for the support

More high light USBA Sandy Beach clips.

Here are two more USBA high light Sandy Beach clips that I found on the internet somehow. The first one is edited by my friend Kainoa Behasa and the second clip is edited by banzaibetty. Check um out. aloha

SANDY BEACH PRO 11 from kainoa behasa on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

High light clips from the USBA Sandy Beach Pro.

My good friends from the Boogie Nation crew put together 3 cool clips of high lights from this past weekends USBA Sandy Beach Pro. Check them out and also check out all of their other clips. Sick vimeo zone. aloha and mahalo for the support. Congrats to both the Hubbards for taking out the pro divisions and also to everyone that came out and supported the USBA. Stoked to see everyone ripping and having fun. Good times:)

USBA Sandys Pro 2011 from Boogie Nation on Vimeo.

Usba Sandys 2011 amateur/pro from Boogie Nation on Vimeo.

USBA Sandys Dropknee/Standup 2011 from Boogie Nation on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New boards.

My new boards came in the other day and they look sick! I can't wait to test them out. Glenn Taylor shapes the sickest boards. These are my board models for this year and the boards I ride are the same boards they sell in stores. New colors and stamp logo. Check out TURBO Bodyboards at
These boards should be out by September. aloha.

USBA Sandys comp photos somehow.

Here are some photos from the USBA Sandys comp this past weekend. I was blessed to have my family come out to Oahu and support my brother and I. Without my parents, I wouldn't be where I am at today. Thank you and I love you guys. Also, thank you to everyone for the support. I appreciate the kind words and positive vibes. aloha and mahalo!

Robin and I at breakfast zones.

My mom and pops.

Family photo at breakfast.

My pops and I at the contest.

guy hags.

Back flip sequence shot by Robin during my first heat.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Chile clip.

Here is a clip I edited myself somehow of my recent trip to Arica, Chile. Check it out. Thank you for the support. aloha :)

Jacob Romero Chile 2011 from Jacob Romero on Vimeo.

USBA Sandy Beach results.

So the USBA Sandy Beach contest has come to an end. The waves were pretty good and the weather was awesome. This was the most competitors the USBA Sandy Beach has ever had and the level of riding was insane. I think there was about 50 plus entrees in the Pro division and about the same for the amateur divisions. The DK pro had about 16 entrees. It was awesome and everyone was ripping. In the end it was Jeff Hubbard taking out the pro division followed by Skipp 2nd, Garner 3rd, and Tamega 4th. DUBB won the DK division and my good friend Alan Lamphere got 2nd. I ended up getting knocked in the semis being beat by Garner and Skipp. It's not the result I wanted, but I can't win them all or make the final all the time. I still had a great time hanging out with a lot of new and old friends as well as my mom and dad, my brother Jonah and his fiance Rusti, and my gf Robin. I wanted to thank everyone for the support! Especially to my mom, dad, Rusti, and my gf Robin for spending long days in the hot sun supporting my brother and I in our heats. I Love you guys :) Aloha and mahalos again everyone. Life is good!

Jonah and I cruising somehow

Friday, July 8, 2011

Half point frame grabs.

Here are more half point photos somehow. These are frame grabs from Mike Kini. One of the main guys behind "Shacks and Shakas" which will be done sometime in the next month or so. He's been coming down to shoot everyday since I've been here and has been getting some cool clips. The USBA contest starts tomorrow and it should be a great event. Come down and support. aloha and mahalo!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eddie Solomon fundraiser and half point photos.

This Sunday right after the USBA contest is Eddie Solomons fundraiser at D&Bs. Lots of prizes to win and are being given away. There is also the premiere of Josh Garners film called "V". It should be an epic film and good times for sure. Click on this link for more info on Eddie Solomons fundraiser.

Mauricio was at Sandy's as well to take some photos. He sent me a couple from yesterdays session. The current has been strong and taking care allkine hags, but there were still some fun ones to be had. I was able to flipmode somehow and complete my first hagastand floater. Check out the photos. If you're on Oahu this weekend. Come and support the USBA at Sandy Beach and the fundraiser on Sunday. Aloha and mahalo for the support.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Half point fun.

I'm on Oahu at the moment surfing and having fun with good friends before the Sandys contest this weekend. I arrived today and got to surf some fun half point. It was my first surf in about 2 weeks somehow. It was good times for sure catching up with old friends and fighting the current. Here is a photo Andrew Rams shot this morning at half point. aloha and mahalo!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Good times on 4th of July.

Yesterday was the 4th of July which is Independence Day here in the USA. Robin, Sarah, Michael, my mom, pops, Jonah, and I all went to Lahaina for BBQ some grinds, watch the sunset, and enjoy the fireworks in Front Street. Robin bought and put together this cute little BBQ grill she got and we cooked some hot dogs and corn somehow at Puamana beach park. After the sun went down we all headed to Front Street to watch the fireworks. It was awesome to cruise with everyone and enjoy the firework show. I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July as well. Thanks for the support everyone. aloha and mahalos :)
All photos by: Robin

Robins BBQ grill.

Beautiful day in Maui zones.

Sarah and Michael enjoying the sun.

guy hags taking a little dip in the ocean zone.

Robin and I with a fancy sunset photo.

Jonah sleeping somehow.

Pristine sunset zones in Lahaina.

Moon zones.

Crowd zones on the pier.

My mom and pops having a good time.

Allkine firework zones.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Maui life.

After a long 2 month trip around the world to locations such as Peru, Chile, California, and Australia it is always nice to come home and enjoy my Maui life. To me, my Maui life means enjoying my time with my family, friends, gf, pets, and just enjoying everything on Maui. I love it here and its good to just relax and enjoy my home zones.
This past week I was able to watch my good friend Riley Dutro win his MMA fight. I've known Riley since high school and I was stoked to finally watch one of his fights live. He ended up winning with a decision after 3 rounds. Congrats Riley!!!!!!
I've also been staying fit while I enjoy home. Maui gets pretty bad with waves in the summer so I try to excersise everyday somehow. My brother Jonah has been my personal trainer and I've been going to the gym with him or Robin about 4 times a week. Robin and I also went on a bike ride through Haiku which was about 14 miles round trip. It was my first real hardcore bike ride and I enjoyed it for sure. Excersising and enjoying good times with Robin on our bike ride was awesome.
Lastly, my pops built a pizza oven in our backyard and I was super excited to try it out for the first time last night. My pops, mom, Jonah, Rusti, Kyle, Robin, and I all made our own pizzas and it was great. Earlier in the day, My mom, pops, Jonah, and Kyle went fishing and they caught a mahi mahi weighing about 15-20 pounds. Small kine. Kyle and Jonah cooked this Mahi Mahi dish which was amazing as well. It was a good time last night enjoying each others company and making pizzas and eating allkine mahi mahi zones for sure.
Maui is my home and I couldn't see myself living any where else. I love it here!!!!!!! I'll be on Oahu this week for the USBA sandys contest and then cruising home for a couple weeks, then off to Mexico for the IBA contest in Puerto Escondido. As for now, I'm enjoying my Maui life :) aloha and mahalo for the support everyone! LIFE IS GOOD........with guy hags.

Guy hags riding through Haiku zones.

Robin on bike zone.

Robin and I cruising through Haiku.

Good times :)

Guy hags all pau after bike zones.

Guy hags cruising with fire in Pizza zone.

Making fire and preparing the oven zone.


My pops making his pizza.

My pops "the master" showing Rusti and Robin how it is done somehow.

My pops pizza before going in the oven.

In the oven zones.

My pops final product.

Kyle and Jonahs mahi mahi dish. so good!

Guy hags making his pizza

Guy hags pizza somehow.

Robin making her pizza.

Robins pizza somehow.

Kolohe and I ready for kiss. hahah jk. :)