With the DNA of a Sunset Beach surfing champion, 25-year-old Mason Ho followed his father Michael's legendary footprints to post his first ASP victory in the HIC Pro. His dad won this particular event four times between 1988 and 1996, and now Mason becomes the 30th name on the HIC Pro winner's cup. His win earns him $15,000; takes him to No.1 on the ASP Hawaii regional rankings; and earns him a wildcard into the Round of 64 of the first two events of the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that starts next Tuesday.
Change of date due to lousy weather. It's this saturday the 23rd!
Dont miss out on the biggest annual beach clean up in Hawaii this Saturday starting from the Beautiful Turtle Bay Resort. Da Hui hosts the 9th Annual North Shore beach cleanup at Turtle Bay. The day kicks off with an early morning check-in followed by a group cleanup/treasure hunt. Soak up the North Shore lifestyle with a free BBQ, live music performance and pro-surf autograph session. This is a non-alcoholic & drug free event. GO HERE
Yes, there's an APP for that.
Lets give a blantant plug for our North Shore dude, John who shapes for one the one and only JJF and has done so since John John was well, even a younger kid. This App features new store locater information.
5 November. Pyzel Surfboards announces the re-launch of their Pyzel Surfboards App for iPhone. The newly updated app allows users to locate the nearest dealer or order a custom board through the store.
The new store locator feature allows you to search through the dealers by country or select the “Nearby” option to find a list of the nearest dealers to your current location. The newly updated app also allows users to view vital information for all types of boards.
Revered for his smooth yet eccentric style, Buttons set new standards for progressive surfing. Photo: Maassen
About two months ago, surfing legend "Buttons" fight against lung cancer began.
It had already spread all over his body.
"We wanted to explore all possibilities that we can to fight this battle and to conquer it," Kaluhiokalani's wife Hiriata Hart said.
He was then admitted to Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica California to fight the disease with a holistic approach.
Adding to the problem, doctors found Buttons also had pneumonia....Please see the entire story and interview with Makua Rothman. GO HERE
Hawaiian set the standard for radical skate-inspired surfing in the 1970s
The Surfing World and Hawaii lose a legend. 2 November, 2013 : Over the clicking of a celluloid reel, a stiff narrator says about Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani "Sometimes his surfing is so radical, it makes him look like a wizard casting spells over the waves." Today at age 55 Buttons passed as a result of complications related to lung cancer.
In the 1970s Buttons, along with Mark Liddell and Larry Bertlemann took the shortboard revolution to the next level with radical skate-inspired maneuvers. Buttons polished his act with switch-stance off-the-lips, 360s and laybacks - moves that were incredibly futuristic at the time.
As the North Shore of Oahu readies for the Triple Crown of Surfing season, Reef announces that Kaipo Jaquias, Brad Gerlach, and Michael Ho will be competing with defending champ, Sunny Garcia in the Reef Clash of the Legends at the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, Nov 12-23.
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