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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Peter Ono tosses flowers in to the ocean at Makalei Beach on April 21.

Surfers remember lost people, waves

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Peter Ono tosses flowers in to the ocean at Makalei Beach on April 21.

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
COURTESY KEOKI SAGUIBO
                                Tandem duos have fun at last year’s T&C Surf Grom Contest’s FreeSurf Expression Session at Queen’s Surf in Waikiki.

New grom gang needs to learn respect

COURTESY KEOKI SAGUIBO
                                Tandem duos have fun at last year’s T&C Surf Grom Contest’s FreeSurf Expression Session at Queen’s Surf in Waikiki.

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
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer catches a wave at Tongg’s on March 12.

No stopping arrival of Mother’s Day, south swells

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A surfer catches a wave at Tongg’s on March 12.

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
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Brian Chang asked his aunt to use her house for the Tonggs Gang reunion last month.

After 40 years, Tonggs Gang reconvenes in Waikiki

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Brian Chang asked his aunt to use her house for the Tonggs Gang reunion last month.

Updated on  April 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm
Last month, 30-plus members of the Tonggs Gang milled about, hailing one another, clapping shoulders, shaking hands and chugging beers beside tables heaped with food. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Gymnastic workouts train groms to channel energy

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Pure joy is contagious, and I caught some on a visit to Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural surf training class at the Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across the highway from the famed surf break. Read More
COURTESY TONY HEFF / WSL
                                Mahina Maeda surfs her way to third place in the 2017 Wahine Pipe Pro in March.

Women surf strong and free with support

COURTESY TONY HEFF / WSL
                                Mahina Maeda surfs her way to third place in the 2017 Wahine Pipe Pro in March.

Updated on  April 16, 2017 at 4:11 pm
Despite all the advances female surfers have made, the sport remains dominated by male surfers. Read More
COURTESY CASCADIA RESEARCH COLLECTIVE
                                A group of sperm whales off Hawaii island in October 2013.

Air Force missile tests could impair lives of whales

COURTESY CASCADIA RESEARCH COLLECTIVE
                                A group of sperm whales off Hawaii island in October 2013.

Updated on  April 9, 2017 at 6:01 pm
The Air Force is seeking permission to fire missiles that could result in behavioral responses, such as panic and disruption of feeding or breeding, in an estimated 219 marine mammals. Read More
 
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

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