Monday, November 29, 2010

++SAH VID++ Hawaii Rock Jump, Dive, Froth...

Aussie Day on the North Shore, Waimea rock jumping, deep sea muff diving, and backflips that hit the gnards, nuff said, watch the vid!  More bizarreness headed your way...

Hawaii Rock Jump, Dive, Froth from Surf Ambassador Hendo on Vimeo.
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Myrtle Monday: Reefer Madness

The disturbing image you see above was unfortunately something I had to deal with during one of the lay days at the Reef Pro.  I mean, who in their right mind would want to go stare at all of that flesh on a Sunday when there's better things to do like play World of Warcraft or organize my vintage RL Stiein book collection?!  Sheesh, can't a guy get a lil piece...

Thanks Hulaw for da foto
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

++SAH VID++ Opening Day At Pipe

Even though it ain't technically the "opening day" at Pipe, this was the first day Pipe awoke and showed us her beauty.  The monster is alive, feel the rage!

OPENING DAY AT PIPE from Surf Ambassador Hendo on Vimeo.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's A Misty Morrrrnnning

Check out da legend I stumbled across amidst the Reef Hawaiian Pro... roooooooooots!
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Friday, November 12, 2010

++SAH VIDEO++ First Daze On The Rock

Thanks to the sick footy and cameraman skillz of Picket Hercules, I was able to chop up some clips and throw this lil ditty together for yall to froth on!  Hopefully I'll be able to pump more of this things out and keep you all posted on my wild adventure out here.  For now, chew on this! 

First Daze On The North Shore III from Surf Ambassador Hendo on Vimeo.
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All Hail SlaTen!

Kelly freaking Slater, the man, the myth, the legend has done it yet again!  Yea I know this news is late but fack I'm out here on the coconut wireless with fecal internet floating around like the Ghost of Christmas past trying to wait for my anime pics of Star Moon to load, how do you think I feel?  Fack!  Anyways, Slater gets 10 World Titles so from now on we shall call him SlaTen!  As if we didn't already know that he signed a deal with the devil, this just goes to prove that hard work, determination, and hot babes can take you places in this world!  Great job Slates, don't give up the dream!  ROOOOOOOOTS!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Andy Irons; Eternal Legend

A celebrater of life and a striver of froth, I'm usually not one to be down in the dirts or found in a sub happy mood.  Out of respect to the legend that is Andy Irons, his family, and friends, I've dedicated this week to mourning the loss of an Eternal Legend.  The news shook me up and left me speechless for quite sometime.  After re-composing and gathering my thoughts, I'd just like to share a few stories and insights about the Andy Irons I knew and idolized.

I think the first time I ever saw Andy Irons was sometime back in the mid 90's when Billabong's movie entitled Alley Oop came out.  The vid starred mega-groms including: AI, Wardo, Timmy Curran, Taj, Yuri, and a few other legends all competing for the Billabong Jr. challenge somewhere in Aus.  At the time I was a grom with a brain like a sponge that took quotes from movies and overplayed 'em till people got sick of me (come to think of it, not much has changed).  Just my luck, the vid was packed with quotes and good surfing.  By far, Andy stole the cake for being the most memorable character in the flick loaded with quotes and a sick and smooth new style that I hadn't seen up until that moment!

Andy's patented layback hack will never escape my mind 
AI Quotes from Alley Oop:
1.)  "Chris Ward is a fa-reak dude, anybody who can do an air on a single fin is a fa-reak dude" said a young Andy after watching Wardo boost an air on some old skool retro lemon.  First quote loaded in the memory bank of SAH grom and used every other day.
2.)  "I fuckin love girls man, love 'em" expressed an excited Andy during a sit down interview.  SAH grom notes: Wardo and chicks are good, noted.   
3.)  "Screw the final dude, goin up to her place for a lil rendezvous after the final" expressed AI when asked about the prize money.  Wardo, chicks, and chicks; "shit this guy is fuckin rad" I thought to myself.  Little did I know that my new found idol tattooing classic quotes and stylish laybacks into my head, would some day become a 3 time World Champion, an absolutely unforgettable icon, a remarkable waterman, one of the sports best competitors to ever live, a great brother, a loving husband, and an all around eternal legend!  Also, little did I know that I would someday be in the presence of such a legend and have the utmost privilege of getting to watch him surf Pipe, Sunset, Haleiwa, and Lowers right before my awe-struck eyes!

The thing I loved best about Andy Irons was his realness in and out of the water.  He surely wasn't afraid to tell it like it was and surf his best no matter who he drew.  Andy was different, Andy had personality, Andy was a character.  Such admirable qualities are a breath of fresh air in a surf World sometimes doomed by lack of character and a sense of genuine realness.  Andy was absolutely real and will be forever missed.  

It is with all my heart that my deepest wishes go out to Andy, Brucey, Lindy, the Irons family, and all of Andy's friends and people whose lives he had a lasting memorable impact on just like he did me.  Thanks for the memories, the smiles, the quotes, and a unique style of surfing that was in a World of it's own!  Rest in Peace Eternal Legend Andy Irons and please be sure to save me a left when I see you on the other side...
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kona Surf Film Fest 2010!

My buddy Kona Chad aka Splinta The Rat is having a Surf Film Fest on December 3rd and 4th on the Big Island of Hawaii and to say that it's gonna be frothy is surely an understatement!  Here's the skinny:
Folklore, Tombomb, Hurley, & Blue Waiaka present the 7th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival...
So! Dec. 3 & 4th, 2010 we are at it again! the 7th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival is a go. Always a super good time and a benefit for the Big Island community, the Surf Film Festival is a showcase for the newest, possibly obscure, and most interesting surf movies out. Tell your friends and send in your movies - anything having to do with riding waves! Stay tuned and for more info go to
to send your movies -- deadline is Nov. 13th, 2010:::
chad / film fest
74-4908 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
The time is now people!  Get your ass out there, shred some frothy beasts, have a nerdbot like myself chop up an edit for yaz, and get your vid in by Nov. 13th!  Whether you are a filmmaker, a surf flick aficionado, or just a lover of the ocean, this is gonna be an event you will not want to miss!  Click here for more info and click the like button on facebook!  See you there bradas and wahines!
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Myrtle Monday: I Love Halloween

Why do I love Halloween?  Cause it gives myrts like this an excuse to dress ridiculously scandalous and not feel like a complete hooker on skid row (party went off by the way!).  I mean, they're in a gym for Poseidon's sake!
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