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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Saying goodbye to old friend brings reconnection

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Now, 40 years later, I stood on a big lawn overlooking a sandy cove and the rocky break named Jocko’s after James Sutherland’s older brother, 1960s champion surfer Jock Sutherland. Read More
COURTESY DOWNING FAMILY
                                Keone Downing paddles into the waves in Waikiki with his grandson Steel Scott for their weekly play date. Waikiki is a special place for the Downing family: It iswhere they learned to surf.

Downings take activist role in Waikiki debate

COURTESY DOWNING FAMILY
                                Keone Downing paddles into the waves in Waikiki with his grandson Steel Scott for their weekly play date. Waikiki is a special place for the Downing family: It iswhere they learned to surf.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm
In a March 7 public hearing, Keone Downing spoke out against the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ proposed replacement for the Royal Hawaiian groin, installed to prevent sand drifting from the beach in front of the Waikiki hotel. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer bails on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Surfboard leashes pose own dangers in ocean

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer bails on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Updated on  March 6, 2017 at 10:00 am
By getting snagged on a rock or coral head, leashes have caused some surfers to have been held underwater and drowned. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Surfing for fun, grandfather a grom at heart

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Since he retired, surfing is Captain Cal’s job. He can be found first thing every morning at Makalei Beach Park, gazing out to the horizon. Read More
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BKFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM

Sharks at isle surf spots generate tales of terror

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BKFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 11:15 am
When we enter the ocean, we enter the wilderness. Humans are, after all, mere visitors in this vast, mysterious realm. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A couple paddles out to Suicides off Diamond Head.

Couples’ love of waves matches love for each other

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A couple paddles out to Suicides off Diamond Head.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm
While you won’t find surfers handing out soggy valentines in the lineup, one might just offer you a wave. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BRUCE ASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rory Wallace bodysurfs Ehukai on Oahu’s North Shore.

Dream day at Ehukai keeps sadness at bay

BRUCE ASATO / BRUCE ASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rory Wallace bodysurfs Ehukai on Oahu’s North Shore.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 2:11 am
For years, catching good Ehukai was an impossible dream — work and less-than-ideal surf conditions got in the way. Read More
 
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The lineup waited for waves at Suicides — “Suis” — off Diamond Head in October.

As more stake claim to surf spot, aloha suffers

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The lineup waited for waves at Suicides — “Suis” — off Diamond Head in October.
When country breaks get enormous waves from the west-northwest, it’s possible for a smaller wrap-around swell to make it to town. Read More
COURTESY ZAK NOYLE
                                Nicky Droze surfs Off the Wall on the North Shore.

Plant-based diet keeps surfers’ energy up

COURTESY ZAK NOYLE
                                Nicky Droze surfs Off the Wall on the North Shore.

Updated on  January 23, 2017 at 12:23 am
Green and orange vegetables, beans and tofu, nuts in moderation and grains can all play a role in a healthy surfer’s diet. Read More
 
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

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