Rene Matthyssen

Name
Mr. Rene Matthyssen
AKA
Cuzzo
Favorite place in Hawaii?
West Side Oahu.
One thing you can't live without?
Adventure.
What are you doing when you aren't working?
Thinking about work.
Favorite FITTED hat?
Anything black on black.
What inspires you?
Being original.

DOMO WOULD GO

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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So I took Domo on a little hike today around the eastern most corner of our island. I consider it to be the most rugged coastline on Oahu and definitely not a hike to go on with out a guide. Luckily for Domo I just happen to be quite familiar with the area as I have been coming here since I was her age. You do the math.

The hike starts at the Makapuu Lighthouse where it veers off the paved path and begins to descend a very steep and very rough trail. Many loose rocks to pay attention to and Domo drew blood almost immediately after a slight misstep. She took a quick dip in the tide pool to sanitize her scratches before we left the tourists behind and began to trek towards my favorite part of the hike which is always without people. Not too many souls willing to risk life and limb to view the unspoiled coastline.

It was about a 3 hour hike and Domo tried her best not to be impressed with what was around each bend but I am certain that on her long flight back to the beast coast she will undoubtedly be reminiscing about the blood, sweat and tears she spent conquering the hike of her life thus far.

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WEST SIDE FLOTILLA

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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MEHANA TIME

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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I’ll keep this short because you already know a good time was had by all when the Tongans and Hawaiians get together to celebrate a first birthday. The two sides of baby Mehana’s ohana came together in classic island style to throw a damn good baby luau! The homemade food was only out done by the most festive money dance I have ever bore witness to. The amount of love that was being showered on baby girl was remarkable. Congrats to Nate and Ulu on the big day.

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NO TIME FOR DREAMING

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

LIVE BAIT IN SD

Friday, July 11th, 2014

COCO

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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FOREVER NOW

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Um yup you guessed it… went fishing last weekend. One must always take advantage of light winds when living on the east side. Called up habit fisherman Sky to join me and we launched about sixish. Still a little uncertain about launching in the dark out of Heeia… plenty coral heads to reef your motor if your not in the know. Anyways we get to the “corner pocket” and take a strike but it doesn’t stick. OK. Make another pass and bang! fish on… oh how those Ono love the color purple. With our nerves calmed we head out to the buoy and join about ten other boats working it to death. Lots of birds and small Aku breaking the water. First pass we boat an Aku and then nothing for 20 mins. All the other boats are having a hard time as well so we decide to stop trolling and Sky drops down his deep jig as I use the sonar to locate the schools down below. Well the next couple hours had us hooking up Shibi after Shibi and not even our stoked smiles could keep the looks of disappointment off the other boats faces as they trolled around us with no such luck. Live and learn baby. With the fish box good and bloody we called it day. – RM

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MAKAHA INTERNATIONAL

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

FEVER BASE

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Team Fitted entered the largest fishing tournament in the state a couple weeks ago. Ahi Fever as it is known was quite the experience, 200 boats feverishly roaming the ocean vying for the grand prize of 10k cash for the biggest Ahi… all taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. No grand fishing tale to tell here, the big one eluded us. We did manage a few healthy Ono on the first day so it wasn’t a total white wash. Oh well you can’t catch them all. Special shout out to Uncle for captaining the Hookalele and Paiea Projects family member Jeff for captaining the Doreen K. Until next year. Later – RM

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SOUL MUSIC

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014