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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Momo Sakuma heads to shore after surfing at Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu in 2016.

Sometimes you just have to take a chance on adventure

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Momo Sakuma heads to shore after surfing at Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu in 2016.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 12:18 am
That first day at Laniakea, I lost my board. It occurred to me, as I struck out for the receding shore, that I could also lose my life. Read More
COURTESY KARIN AMIMOTO INGERSOLL
                                Author Karin Amimoto Ingersoll with her yougest son, Nahe‘olu, in 2015.

Old names of isle surfing spots revisited by local author

COURTESY KARIN AMIMOTO INGERSOLL
                                Author Karin Amimoto Ingersoll with her yougest son, Nahe‘olu, in 2015.
“Waves of Knowing: A Seascape Epistemology” examines the profound importance of wave riding to Native Hawaiians and the negative impacts of its commodification through surf tourism. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer enjoys a wave to himself at Suicides off Diamond Head.

Self-knowledge flows in waves as new year dawns

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer enjoys a wave to himself at Suicides off Diamond Head.
One thing that won’t be missed about 2016 is the record and incessant crowding encountered at Oahu surf spots throughout the year. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christmas trees on the reef at south shore surf break Suicides in October.

Tonggs tree tradition makes Christmas bright

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christmas trees on the reef at south shore surf break Suicides in October.

Updated on  December 24, 2016 at 11:53 pm
Family time, food and stories about a favorite surf break all make for a joyful Christmas morning. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The downward dog position helps surfers pop up to their feet after catching a wave.

Yoga trainer Lee helps surfers find Zen

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The downward dog position helps surfers pop up to their feet after catching a wave.
Yoga class with Jennie Lee is filled with laughter as well as poses. She has a direct, down-to-earth approach and a wry sense of humor that puts things in perspective. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                They’re not rideable waves, but these gifts are sure to put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this holiday season.

Best gifts for surfers offer memorable experiences

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                They’re not rideable waves, but these gifts are sure to put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this holiday season.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 9:57 am
Surfers are experientialists, so give your favorite wave rider something to look forward to, from a pass to go surfing on Christmas Day to a rental close to a favorite break. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customers line up for the grinds at Diamond Head Grill in Kapahulu on Nov. 11.

Surf grinds improve, but hunger is always there

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customers line up for the grinds at Diamond Head Grill in Kapahulu on Nov. 11.
South Shore surfers share their favorite places to grind, past and present, including a few newcomers to the lineup. Read More
 
COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE
                                Paige Alms wins the Peahi Womens Challenge at Jaws on Maui on Nov. 11.

Women meet demands of big-wave competition

COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE
                                Paige Alms wins the Peahi Womens Challenge at Jaws on Maui on Nov. 11.

Updated on  November 20, 2016 at 7:49 am
We may not have elected our first female U.S. president, but another glass ceiling was broken when the first World Surf League women’s big-wave championship event was held on Maui. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / 2015
                                Surfers catch waves at the inside of the Queens surf break in the waters off Waikiki to surf under a full moon in 2015.

When waves go flat, yoga and swimming fit the bill

BRUCE ASATO / 2015
                                Surfers catch waves at the inside of the Queens surf break in the waters off Waikiki to surf under a full moon in 2015.

Updated on  November 14, 2016 at 12:09 am
Although we know we should paddle out every day to stay in shape, there comes a time for every South Shore surfer when to do so seems ridiculous. Read More
 
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Groms, or young surfers, go out surfing at “Suis “ off Diamond Head from Makalei Beach Park.

Grading the groms: Some kids seek more than free rides

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Groms, or young surfers, go out surfing at “Suis “ off Diamond Head from Makalei Beach Park.

Updated on  November 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm
Thank goodness for school. In late July and early August, just before the academic year began, Suis, which had been heavily trending with the middle and high school set for about a year, reached peak grom. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sydney Iaukea worked a Suis left on Wednesday.

Birthdays bring waves of presents among Suis surfer girls

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sydney Iaukea worked a Suis left on Wednesday.

Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm
On my birthday I went surfing at Suis after work, even though I was feeling sick, the sun was setting, cold winds were whipping the minuscule waves and there were at least six people out, including the groms. Read More
FTR - In this September 17, 2008 photo, a tiger shark swims in the ocean three miles offshore from Haleiwa, Oahu.  (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Autumn is shark-bite time, but Mr. Fin has no calendar

FTR - In this September 17, 2008 photo, a tiger shark swims in the ocean three miles offshore from Haleiwa, Oahu.  (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm
On a recent afternoon as I paddled in from Suis, I slid into the water and swam to stretch out, towing my board by its ankle leash. After a few strokes I felt a sudden, violent tug on the leash. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Mark Cunningham, a world bodysurfing champion and announcer at the 2016 Point Panic Bodysurfing Experience, took part in the action Sept. 16.

At the end of the day, love and waves don’t keep score

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Mark Cunningham, a world bodysurfing champion and announcer at the 2016 Point Panic Bodysurfing Experience, took part in the action Sept. 16.

Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm
The parking lot at Point Panics was full, and my son, Rory Wallace, was scheduled to compete in a bodysurfing contest in 20 minutes. He left his fins with meand went to find parking. Read More

Talk therapy comes free in community of surfers

I was surfing a steep right at Suis when the Sundance Kid dropped in on me and cut back, running over my feet. Read More
Updated on  September 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Don Wallace, left, Brian Chang and Kerry Dickenson played catch-up during the Tonggs Gang minireunion last month at Kapiolani Park.

Talk about the present stirs memories of days long past

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Don Wallace, left, Brian Chang and Kerry Dickenson played catch-up during the Tonggs Gang minireunion last month at Kapiolani Park.

Updated on  September 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm
After surfing on a recent Sunday morning, I nearly missed my old surf gang reunion. Read More

Here’s to clean, calm waters for us and our ocean friends

It was a rare, uncrowded August evening, only three of us out at Suis, surfing beneath the ghost of a fat quarter moon. When the saffron sun cleared Barbers Point and touched down in the sea, I realized that the season was changing already, heading toward autumn’s dreamy days of glassy waves. Read More
Updated on  August 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Lou, the Tonggs neighbor, is a fixture in his front yard

The surf breaks at Tonggs and Rice Bowls are easy to access through a public beach right-of-way, but a lack of public showers causes a ripple effect through the neighborhood. Read More
Updated on  August 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2003
                                Rabbit Kekai poses with competitors in the inaugural Rabbit Kekai Gromboard Contest at Waikiki Beach. The surf legend’s wisdom lives on in those he taught, including the columnist.

Tide turns, and it’s time to teach ways of the waves

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2003
                                Rabbit Kekai poses with competitors in the inaugural Rabbit Kekai Gromboard Contest at Waikiki Beach. The surf legend’s wisdom lives on in those he taught, including the columnist.

Updated on  July 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm
On a recent windy evening, when I checked Suis after work, the ocean was a choppy, baleful green, and there were seven people out. But I saw a set from shore, so I went. Read More
COURTESY WILLIAM FINNEGAN
                                Author William Finnegan in 1966, age 13, in his family’s Kulamanu Street backyard.

Surfer with a Pulitzer Prize writes of being an outsider

COURTESY WILLIAM FINNEGAN
                                Author William Finnegan in 1966, age 13, in his family’s Kulamanu Street backyard.

Updated on  June 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm
One day out at my home break, Suicides, a surfer surprised me by asking if I’d read William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.” Yes, and it’s good, I said. “Get Diamond Head, Makaha,Mokes — even Tonggs, ah?” he’d heard. Read More

Husband vowed to take her for better and for surf

Salt spray and energy fill the Honolulu air as the waves charge shoreward in the vast, light-filled arena that stretches from Portlock to Point Panic, peaking with transparent beauty in Waikiki. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2016 at 12:16 am