Friday, January 31, 2014

No.6 Maui rippers

             Below are two fresh podcasts edited by Mike Kini!  The first one is of me with footage from Canary Islands and the first half of the winter season here on Maui.  The second clip is of my good friend and No.6 teammate ripping his home zones of Maui and being the first Dropknee rider to drop knee Peahi "Jaws".  Sit back and enjoy these two epic clips.  Mahalo to all of you for the support and to No.6 for all of the support!  Aloha and mahalo

Jacob Romero - "Hypno" from MichaelKini on Vimeo.

Miles K - "Natural Energy" from MichaelKini on Vimeo.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Waves, waves, and more waves

              This 2014 has been off to an epic start.  There has been so much waves and good times!  I've been surfing mostly everyday and Life has been good.  I've been at home for about a month now and it's been amazing spending time with my family and friends, eating good food, enjoying epic sunsets and sunrises, and living the island life.  There's no place like home for sure!  
              I'm excited to see what 2014 will bring.  I'm more amped and motivated to take my Bodyboarding to a new level and with all of the support from my family, friends, sponsors, and all of you I feel like anything is possible and I'm unstoppable.  Below, are a bunch of photos taken within the last 2 weeks.  I hope you are getting some waves where ever you are in this world!  Life is good :)  
Reversing.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Home zones 
Best Acai bowl.
Kale Cesar salad.  My mom makes the best
Barreling.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Verting.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Flipping.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Flipping.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Barreling.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
DK love.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
Reversing.  Photo:  Marcus Rodrigues
Flipping.  Photo:  David Baker
It's all about the next generation.  Dylan Lee from Maui and Mitchell Hibbott from AUS.  
First time putting my nephew Paxton to sleep.
Brown right, blue left
My good friends Pat and Alan island hopped to Maui from Oahu to enjoy some Maui waves.

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year 2014

                Happy 2014 everyone!  I hope you all had a fun and safe time bringing in the New Year!  It's been an amazing 2014 so far.  My two good friends from New Jersey are here and enjoying my Maui home zones!  We've been Bodyboarding, Kombuchaing, enjoying Maui zones, Hiking, eating good food, making shrimp pizzas, night diving, watched the sunrise on top of Haleakal, and just having good times.  It is my friends Pat's first time to Hawaii.  My other friend Matt has been here before and has been taking some epic photos.  They are here for another couple days so hopefully we can get some more fun waves.  Below are a bunch of photos shot by myself as well as Matt Catalano (follow him on instagram for some epic photos @moceans), and Awe!  Thank you everyone for the support!  Life is good!
Reversing.  Frame:  Awe
Before and after from a Kumu my brother caught.  Prepared by my mom
Kombucha then hiking with Brody and Pat
First night dive sesh in about 8 years 
Chop da wood men fire 
Hiking Waihee Ridge
Barefoot lidat
Hawaiian Village
Shrimp Pizzas
My new pet named guy
My nephew Paxton.  
Hit reef cute kine minahs shek um
Kombucha with my bro
Valley dipch
Freezing sunrisech
Epic photo shot by:  Matt Catalano
My brothers and I.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
My home!  Churches.  Photo:  Matt Catalano
An epic shot by Matt Catalano
Some DK shots at Churches.  Photos:  Matt Catalano