HONOLULUAN

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by

Releasing May 1st (May Day)

Aloha kakou!

New release for tomorrow: Honoluluan tee. It is an official unofficial term that was used more frequently in the earlier days of Hawai’i-nei. It a nutshell, it’s a term applied to urban Honolulu and it’s residents. Gone are the days of bare mountains and valleys. These days, high rise buildings, hotels and urban developments dot our skyline, making it a more metropolis city instead of country. Honoluluans are now the heart of the city, literally and figuratively.

28 SECONDS OF RADNESS

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by

ONE KINE DAY DVDS AVAILABLE NOW IN-STORES & ONLINE

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by

The locally shot / made, Chuck Mitsui-helmed film One Kine Day has finally been released on DVD, and we are now stocking them both online and in-stores. The film has won a few Film Festival awards, including the Audience Choice Award for the HIFF. Support local and show Chuck and his pride and joy a little love! Check out the trailer after the break.

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ROB’S FIRST OMILU

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by

Sunset beach to Haleiwa run. Lost 3 big strikes but couldn’t get em to stick. Only got opelu heads back. Need to adjust the stingers. Was able to hook this guy up in 150ft. One big shark fin and whale following us. – LABIN

EL CAMINO REAL

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 by

By now you are probably thinking I am a mouthpiece for a Cali visitors bureau. Truth is I became enchanted with California in 1967 during a 24 hour layover in San Francisco whilst in transit from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center to the conflict in south east Asia. I still sport the American Eagle on my arm as a reminder of that day. ‘Tis true 45 years of reality has worn off much of that initial magic but after having visited or lived in many great metropolises around the globe I have never stopped California Dreaming.

Travelers heading south from Los Angeles via Pacific Coast Highway will treated to some of the most beautiful shorelines in the USA. Along this route are located affluent neighborhoods with such names Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Seal Beach and our favorite, Newport Beach. Should you wish to relocate here be sure your cash flow exceeds 200k per annum. Sure Newport is the stereotypical beach town, the bikini shops, surfboard rentals on the sand, the eateries from gourmet to corn dog. This writers favorite happens to be bar called Blackies by the Sea, I am pretty sure I have dropped 200k for liquid refreshments in this dive over the years. But look landward, see those mansions tucked into the hillsides, I think that’s were all those reality show housewives live. Who else could patronize the specialty stores lining the strip, what the heck, 95 bucks for a bottle of scented olive oil?

My suggestion; pack your cooler, load up the kids and head to south Newport and the Wedge. Here sometimes, an outrageously vicious shore break tests the mettle of even the most skilled of surfers. If this fails to excite you, meet me at Blackies, they have a drink there that’ll raise the hackles on the back of your neck. This one’s for you, Domonique.  A fun video by a SoCal band called Fools Gold,..get it, California, the Golden State, Fools Gold. As always, it’s been a pleasure! – POPS

SEAN NEWSOME AT WORK

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY, K2!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by

WHERE STAY?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by

“Kuli’ou’ou Ahupua’a Maunalua Bay or in haole terms Hawai’i Kai scenic lookout near Hanauma Bay.” – Naone

FITTED MATCHES

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by

One of the most teched out matches you’ll ever set eyes on. Come through the shop and check them out. They’re so nice, you may not want to even use them. Crutches, anyone?

LOʻI ROOTS

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by