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Function, survival both trump style in surf wear


Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm
As autumn rolls in, surfers weigh fashion versus function when out in the water. Read More

Surfer, homeless populations shift when parks close down


Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 11:21 am
When evicted from one park, many houseless people shift to the next. Surfers do the same. Read More

Disasters remind surfers we’re not alone


Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm
For many Hawaii residents, the volcano-spewn gases and particles known as vog bring asthma, coughing, headaches, skin rashes and irritated eyes, but our local haze was overshadowed by the thick, toxic black smoke that blackened California skies and rained ash as far south as San Francisco Bay. Read More

Kakaako closure boots bodysurfers from exclusive spot


Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The loss of access to the bodysurfing-only break at Point Panic would be hard but bearable — if there were a time frame for reopening. The prospect of an indefinite closure made some, well, panic. Read More

Surfers miss distant waves, loved ones when ocean’s flat


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm
In previous early autumns, Oahu’s South Shore surfers have exalted over glassy, head-high waves, but this year’s mostly flat fall has prolonged our “endless bummer” of a summer. Read More

Film charts rich heritage of royals surf haven


Updated on  October 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm
“Ka‘ahele Ma Waikiki,” a wonderful new film created by John Clark and Ann Marie Kirk, contains footage of Waikiki surfers in 1913 and of Duke Kahanamoku paddling out to Queen’s with his youthful entourage in the 1960s. Read More
 

Wait for glassy waves offers time to reflect


Updated on  September 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm
When the tradewinds relent in late September and October, we get windless, glassy, peeling waves. And sometimes, when it’s small and inconsistent, Suis is actually uncrowded. Read More

Proper sharing of waves can be tricky proposition


Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Summer officially ends this week, and the passing of the season brings a classic opportunity to reflect on the passing of life. Read More

Runaway seal provides reminder of inseparable kinship


Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 12:41 am
Within weeks, mom Rocky was teaching Kaimana to swim and simply be at home in the ocean. Read More
 

Amid all-too-brief rides, joy exists in waves unridden


Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Everybody’s been talking, in the Suis lineup, about what a disappointing summer it’s been, thus far, on the South Shore of Oahu. Read More

Sans Souci a tradition with local moms


Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm
My mom and her best friend from high school, Auntie Pauline Kealoha, claimed the golden sands of Kaimana Beach as their own once their kids had graduated high school. Read More

New day, great wave help ease sting of discourtesy


Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm
The last time I hazarded a Sunday sesh, there was this guy waiting on the outside for the left-breaking waves while I chased the inside rights. Things didn’t go well. Read More

Surf4HUGS empowers kids coping with illness


Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm
For the 14th year, Surf4HUGS will take sick children and interested siblings out on surfboards and launch them in the waves at Baby Queens in Waikiki. Read More

Women shred stereotypes at Surf Film Fest


Updated on  July 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Whether you’re a crowd-fearing summer grumpster like me or not, a perfect place to chill is the air-conditioned Doris Duke Theatre, where the 10th annual Surf Film Festival is playing for a month. Read More

Young surfers catch mindfulness along with waves


Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 9:48 am
The first summer swells are rolling in and, as usual, mind-boggling crowds are swooping into the Suis lineup, jockeying for position. This year, however, something’s changed. Read More

Champion surfer’s dad writes book on achieving excellence


Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm
In his brief but illuminating memoir, Chris Moore, a Honolulu-born surfer and competitive swimmer, examines his parenting successes and mistakes with refreshing candor and humor. Read More

Summer swells bring Oahu surfers together


Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 10:36 am
Summer brings with it the smells of sunblock and limu, the taste of sea salt and kalbi, the cannon of a big swell, the tradewinds, warm water and the illusion of endless time. Read More

Battle scars come with surfing lifestyle


Updated on  June 4, 2017 at 11:49 am
It was one of the first spring swells on Oahu’s south shore and I got careless, pitching over with my board following and nailing me in the ear. Read More

Surfers remember lost people, waves


Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Most surfers ask guardian spirits to protect them in the sea and say prayers of thanks after a good wave — not just for the wave, but for all the good people and experiences in life. Read More

New grom gang needs to learn respect


Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm
It’s springtime, which brings a population explosion in South Shore lineups on Oahu. Read More

No stopping arrival of Mother’s Day, south swells


Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm
On Mother’s Day, Oahu’s south shore traditionally receives the season’s first epic swell — the better for surfers to flee our mothers, if we’re lucky enough to still have them. Read More

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