Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OTW Inverts with Aubuchon Imagery

My good friend and amazing photographer Maurice Aubuchon sent me some invert photos from an Off The Wall session on 2-23-12.  This was probably my funnest session of my 2012 North Shore season for sure.  A bunch of my friends where out killing it and having a good time.  Maurice shoots for SURGE Bodyboarding.  It's an online mag and you can also purchase items on their site.  Click on the link http://surgebodyboarding.com/  to check out SURGE.  SURGE 5.0 will be out sometime in March so be sure to check that out.  Maurice also shoots for the aloha and helping everyone out.  You can check out his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506464418 Aubuchon Imagery.  Mahalos and aloha everyone for the support.  Also, a BIG thank you to Maurice Aubuchon for the photos.  I will see everyone on the North Shore again next year.  aloha

Friday, February 24, 2012

North Shore 2012

I'm back home on Maui from my North Shore 2012 winter season.  Even though I didn't do well in the Pipeline contest, I feel like this was a very productive winter for sure and I had a bunch of good times cruising with my good friends from all over the world and from Oahu and the outer Islands.  Congratulations to Jeff Hubbard for winning the pipe comp in probably some of the best waves I've seen for a Pipeline contest.  Also, to Matt Holzman for winning the wave of the contest and Sacha Specker for winning the DK division.  Everyone was ripping and I was stoked to watch it live for sure.  I've also been filming with Richard Lornie from Chout films and we got some cool clips so keep an eye out for my TURBO 2012 North Shore winter podcast which will be out in 4 weeks or so.  I'll be cruising Maui zones for 3 weeks enjoying time with my family, gf, and friends until I'm headed off to Australia for the Box comp.  Thank you to everyone for all of the support and positive words!  Also, to my sponsors TURBO Bodyboards, The Foam Company, and Flipmode Clothing.  aloha and mahalos

Pipe comp.  Photo:  James Dawson
Pipe comp:  Mauricio
Pipe comp:  Mauricio
Hawaiians amping for HUBB!
GO BIG PROMO at Alamoana
Stoked fan somehow
Reverse OTW.  Frame grab:  Mike Kini
Invert.  Frame grab:  Mike Kini
Reverse backdoor.  Frame grab:  Mike Kini
Reverse backdoor.  Photo:  Marty
Pristine backdoor.  Photo:  Marty
Guy hags aloha :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flipmode Clothing Mash Up

Sorry for the delay in blogg posts.  I'm on the North Shore at the moment and have been here for almost 2 weeks.  I'll post an update on my North Shore season in the next post, but for now enjoy this new fresh clip by my clothing sponsor Flipmode!  aloha and mahalo for the support.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Home 3.0

I recently got the flu somehow so I've been resting and managed to put together my last home edit.  All of the footage is from a couple of fun Honolua Bay sessions.  I was supposed to fly to Oahu today, but changed my flight to Monday so I can rest and be 100% for the Pipeline comp and the North Shore.  I will be there the whole month somehow.  Mahalo for the support everyone!  aloha

Maui boys

My friends Shea Sevilla, Kahekili Labatte, and Nic Drose all got coverage in some kind of publication this past week.  Shea Sevilla and Kahekili Labatte both got photos of them ran in the new Australian Riptide Magazine and Nic Drose was on the front page of the local Maui News Paper yesterday.  I was super stoked on all of the shots and more amped to see them in the mags and on the front page.

Kahekili Labatte in the new Australian Riptide magazine.  Photo:  Mitch Nibbs
Shea Sevilla in the new Australian Riptide magazine.  Photo:  Brent Schlea
Nic Drose on the cover of the local Maui News paper yesterday.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Harbor fun

Super small, but fun Harbor yesterday.  There's about 1,001 backflips in this clip somehow.  Check it out.  It's from Klotwar Media and this is what he had to say about this clip, "This is the start of a new series of films presented by Klot War Media. It'll feature riders from all over the globe. Basically who ever is in Town at the time. Progressional experimental manuevers on a bodyboard followed by some erratic and classic commentary is what to expect. Be sure to see more chronicle episode's to be soon released.

This is a Test on my new Camera. Still getting the bugs out, but I think its almost ready. 
Check out klotwarmedia.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Invert and Reverse

Here are a couple of photos Wade Saunders sent to me from a session at home on January 4, 2012.  This day was the best day of the winter for sure at this spot and I was stoked to share it with my good friends.  If you look closely at the invert shot you can see a rainbow:)  aloha

Friday, February 3, 2012

TURBO Charged!

Just got a bunch of goodies from my board sponsor TURBO Bodyboards for this 2012 North Shore Hawaii season.  This is one of my new board color combos for 2012/2013.  Orange deck, white rails, and blue bottom.  The shape is the same as my older models, but this model features deck nose bulbs for extra grip.  I'm still working on my stamp somehow though.  Also, new for 2012 is TURBO's new coffin board bag.  It looks insane and I got a bunch of TURBO shirts to cruise with somehow.  Thank you to TURBO Bodyboards for all of the support!  2012 is going to be a huge year and I can't wait.  Also, thank you to everyone for the continuous support!  I appreciate everything for sure :)  aloha and mahalo!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chout The World

Richard Lornie from Chout Films does it again.  He just released his new movie called "Chout The World".  If you haven't seen it yet, you are missing out.  This film features Bodyboarders from all over the world.  Oahu, Maui, Mexico, Australia, and The Canary Islands are the destinations where you can watch some of the top guys in our sport kill it!  Personally, I love the whole movie.  If you watched Richard Lornies first film called "Chout" then you know what's in store with this new movie.  There is not one dull moment in this film.  Just straight busting and getting huge pits.  Go to your local Bodyboard shop and get a copy now.  If they don't have them, then tell them to stock them.  haha :)  I know The Foam Company has only 10 copies of Chout The World.  So hurry before they run out.  aloha and mahalo!
Chout The World cover
Chout The World back cover

Chout The World trailer

Chout The World (Jacob Romero) Extras

Sunset times with Robin

Yesterday afternoon Robin and I got some plate lunches from "Da Kitchen", water, drinks, and my Gopro and watched the sunset and cruised on the beach somehow.  It was good times and we saw lots of whales cruising allkine zones as well.  Being home feels great and I enjoy every second I'm here.  I'm thankful that I live in such a beautiful place with my amazing gf, family, and friends.  I couldn't ask for more :)  Life is good!  aloha and mahalo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Frame grabs

Below are some frame grabs from this recent WNW swell that hit Maui and Hawaii on January 30 and 31.  I took my Gopro out and got some cool clips.  January has been really good for waves here on Maui and I'm stoked.  I will be heading to the North Shore of Oahu sometime next week.  I hope everyone else has been getting waves.  Thank you all for the support.  aloha and mahalo!