ROYAL HAWAIIAN STYLE

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BOATING 101

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by

PARADISIAC

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Just as each person has their own different religious belief, each one of those unique views is accompanied by some version of heaven. That being said please believe me when I tell you that I have found my own personal eternal paradise on the island of Huahine. This French Polynesian gem is a boater’s dream conjured into an island. Kristen, Capri and I had the ultimate pleasure of spending a leisure filled week on my new favorite place on the planet. We arrived with no itinerary and once again relied on our intuition to show us the way. The island is small and extremely friendly, with only 5,000 people residing full time it allowed us to unplug and get lost in the best possible way. You know my style. Our days were consistently filled with adventure and the steady company of Hinano which I adopted as a second wife for the duration of our stay. Don’t worry Kristen also took a liking to her so we all got along just fine. The remote location makes you feel as free as one could want, and my ladies being the island girls that they are, went it Au Naturel most of the time. Cheers to me. The constant supply of fresh coconut water, wild watermelons and abundance of papio had me seriously contemplating never coming back to reality, scratch that, making a new reality. Becoming a castaway never looked so attractive as it did on the magical island of Huahine! Simple leisure in all its glory. Until next time. Aloha – RM (more…)

SOUTH

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by

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As you know we just got blessed with the biggest south swell of the year which only means good things to me. I have been wanting to search the south shore by boat looking for a decent, hidden, uncrowded wave to surf for a while now and we did just that on Tuesday. After inviting a couple of the boys and Fitted designer gal Christina who I must mention was the only one down enough to show up we set off on our search. Launched from Ala Wai and turned right towards reef runway with eyes peeled for anything with promise. Make it all the way to Hickam AFB and still nothing but big, sharky, murky waves very uninviting and with just a two person crew neither one of us were very eager to hop in to the unknown. Then Christina gets a text form her man recommending we check rice bowls in front of Diamond Head so we turn around and haul ass back down the coast. We find what we think is Rice bowls but the wind is blowing hard and the peak is all over the place and I wasn’t very comfortable anchoring the boat in the not very defined channel. By this time we are beginning to feel like the picky surfer that drives from spot to spot in his car and never even ends up surfing because nothing is good enough. Screw that shit. OK time for the captain to make a decision and here it is, we are gonna go straight to the crystal blue waters of 3′s anchor and get barreled. I know it wasn’t the exotic break you were envisioning but who can deny that with a little size 3′s is one of the premier waves on the south shore. Not me. Anyways luckily for you guys Christina had her Gopro with home made mouth mount handy and was able to take a couple snappos for your enjoyment. Always good to get out there because as the old saying goes… “you can’t catch them sitting on the couch”. Aloha – RM

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COLD CHILLIN’

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by

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OHANA ITO

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by

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SPORT OF QUEENS

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

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LIGHT TRADES WEDNESDAY

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

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Since the wind finally decided to back off, we made a Wednesday run to the deep looking for you know what. No such luck with that, but nicely rewarded for our troubles with a tasty Mahi on the way in. – RM

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SUNDAY SERVICE

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by

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ROUTINE THURSDAY

Friday, May 15th, 2015 by

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Routine Thursday here, rose at 4:00am, meet with first mate Sky 4:30am, load and gas boat 4:45am, trailer boat out to Waianae harbor 5:45am, launch boat and motor out to R buoy 6:30am, two Aku and a Shibi in the boat 7:00am, head 14 miles out to the pinnacle looking for Ahi and find a bird pile worthy of National Geographic but the rough seas make it difficult to stay on the pile 9:00am, head towards the point 10:00am, long rigger pops on the 1000 fathom and Sky reels in a piece of a cargo net 11:00am, shit!, get to the point and take a double Shibi strike on the corners at noon, stoked!, see schooling Mahi jumping all over so continue to work the area 1:00pm, running just inside the 40 in front of Yoks the long rigger pops and Sky reels in a Mahi 1:45pm, redemption!, slow and steady troll back to the harbor 2:45pm, put the boat back on the trailer and wash the bloody decks 3:15pm, hydrate with a Cuzzo Light 3:45pm, good times!, trailer boat back to the east side 4:45pm, unload gear and cut fish 5:45pm, tired, knocked out cold right on schedule 7:00pm, good night. Thankful – RM