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.

AMERICAN DREAM

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

KONA DAZE

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

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TAG TEAM

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

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Went out yesterday with Uncle on his self described work boat the Vitamin Sea… and work we did! Luke and I handled deck duties while Uncle kept a sharp eye on the glassy seas through the stabilizing binoculors. As you can see this was no leisure cruise, 15 minutes in we found some birds and got a couple aku and shibi in the boat. The pressure was off but the mission was still in motion, you see we had been hearing whispers of Ahi coming up way outside for the past two days. The intelligence was so reliable that we all decided to take the day off from work to go hunting. After chasing birds around and checking all the so called spots with no luck I relocated to the bow of the boat to take in the majestic views of the Waianae coast from offshore… spectacular. A few minutes later I glance over at the rigger and notice the line had popped then look down at the deck and see Luke hunkered over the Penn 130 like someone said something bad about his mama… no smiles. Time to go to work, for the next 30 or so minutes Luke and I took turns tag teaming the beautiful Pacific Blue Marlin until we had it in full submission on the side of the boat with two gaffs firmly stuck in its head. We pull the pelagic beast over the side and all crack a well deserved cold one and it’s only 9am. Reset the lines sit back for the smooth ride home… but the work wasn’t over yet. Halfway back to the harbor we take a triple Short Bill Marlin strike, one comes unhooked. We worked the other two heavy metal gold reels until at leader, then hand line the slimy guys over the gunnel. Once again well deserved cold ones are cracked and we reset the lines and motor on. Finally arrive to just out front of the harbor and find another bird pile that we just couldn’t pass up… two more Aku… everyone smiling! I can’t complain. – RM

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MISS ALOHA HULA

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

CUZZO GREY

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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RESPECT

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

EWA’S FINEST

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

WHEN GOOD TIMES GO BAD

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

STREET URCHINS

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Street Urchins blog

Congratulations to the entire Sig Zane gang on the grand opening of their new retail location in Chinatown. Check them out if you happen to be wandering the downtown streets on any given Aloha Friday, as that will be the only day of the week that they will be open for business. I like that schedule! – RM

MAKUA NEVER FAILS

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Whoever said Disneyland was “The Happiest Place on Earth” obviously has never been to Makua with the ohana. Many mahalos to Uncle Nick for holding down the camp site, Uncle Blake for the horsey rides, Uncle Rico for the all-wheel rides on the quad, and last but not least Uncle Kai for making it all happen!

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