DOMO WOULD GO

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by

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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 by

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MEHANA TIME

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by

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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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RECAP OF AGENDA LONG BEACH

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 by

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Last week Thursday, I took the first flight out to LA and pretty much spent like 30 hours in LA/Long Beach to check out the Agenda Trade Show. A quick in and out trip to meet with some of our wholesale accounts, potential accounts and to network and keep the channel of communication from Hawaii to the mainland strong. It was also good seeing some of the homies whom I haven’t seen in a while, kill it at the show. This show did seem a little busier and more packed then the last one in Long Beach, but last one, I was just at our booth all day showing, so that could be the reason why. But we should be showing again soon, stay tuned!

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RE2PECT

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by

I am in no way, shape, or form a New York Yankee fan, but growing up playing shortstop, I followed shortstops like Royce Clayton, Nomar Garciaparra, A-Rod before he was juicing and of course Derek Jeter. Tonight was his last All-Star game, he’s definitely had a great career and it is only fitting that he gets the “RE2PECT” he deserves.

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NO TIME FOR DREAMING

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by

ISLAND REGGAE FEST 2014

Monday, July 14th, 2014 by

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This past Saturday was Island Reggae Fest, thrown by Cukui, over at Great America in Santa Clara. CT and I drove down to support and spend the day with our Cukui family and this was my first time checking this event out. This is a crazy event! Hella people and families were out enjoying the day at the park, good island music, some (hella) people were putting it in the air, good vibes all around, it was dope, really felt like I was back in Honolulu, but with a certain “city” feel to it. It kind of felt like Birthday Bash over at the Waikiki Shell. Of course I was thinking how much FITTED product I would see and I definitely didn’t expect this  but FITTED hats and shirts were EVERYWHERE, Island Camo, Wai’Ale’Ale prints, Aloha’s, Kamehameha’s, were all over the place. Definitely a good feeling seeing all the FITTED gear being rocked. Shout out to Cukui family, Jae, Orly, Justin, Danny, Hot Rain, Chris Reezy, Blaine, Boog, ThaKuya and most importantly, Happy Birthday, Nixon!

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SHOP CHECK: 180 BOARDSHOP

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 by

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So I’m a day late on posting the weekly “Shop Check” feature but I was in Long Beach for the Agenda Trade show. Stay tuned for that post soon. But on to the featured shop, we are headed back to the islands, specially Maui, to feature one of the very shops to carry FITTED, 180 Boardshop. They carry other brands such as, in4mation, Huf, Cukui, Crooks and Castles, Diamond Supply Co., illest, 808allday, to name a few. Its a great shop ran by great folks! They have been down since day 1 with our wholesale program and we are definitely grateful for their continued support throughout the years.

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Check them out and say what’s up to the owner, Chris. He’ll take care of you!

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LIVE BAIT IN SD

Friday, July 11th, 2014 by

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by

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