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Author Archives: Gary Kewley

CSO (Chief Surfing Officer) of SNN (Surf News Network). Reporting surf for over 3 decades for the Aloha State.

Sunday Jan 16th…Da Hui Backdoor Shootout… Mason Ho wins!

Win or lose, everybody wins at the 2022 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout! For example…Kala Grace and one of the best rides of the entire event… …Read More »

Always looking for way to do a good JOB…no matter what!

When it’s pouring rain on the North Shore of Oahu we find ways to have fun no matter what!! This flood was crazy and we …Read More »

WHAT A TEAM!



A short film on Pipeline. JJF

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. It took many different shapes over the years to get to where it is now. It …Read More »

Replay: Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Day 3…WNW 8-12 feet and “Pumping”

Pipeline is pumping, again, and just like that: we’re back on, live. The North Shore in January tends to be a pretty busy place. (Which …Read More »

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is postponed for Thursday due to expected onshore winds…

We’re into the Team and individual Events …one more day needed. Mahalo. SNN

John John Florence surfing Solid Haleiwa…

1-10-22 Large WNW John John Florence putting on a clinic at Haleiwa on January 10th, 2022 Featuring Kai Lenny, Kolohe Andino, Jack Robinson, Jamie O’brien, …Read More »

Mark Healey.Waimea.Sunday Jan 9th, 2022

PUMPING -and PACKED- Waimea Bay on the first Big Swell of 2022! (10-15′ occ 18′) Mark Healey (healeywaterops) surfing big waves at Waimea Bay on …Read More »

How did Pe’ahi do on the first really Big WNW?

Well, for starters it was half the crowed at Waimea with twice the motor craft…oh, and it was bigger. SNN A big west swell created …Read More »

KOA ROTHMAN

FIRING BACKDOOR! DAY 2 DAHUI BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT! Pipeline and Backdoor turn on and the squad sends it! Front page frame grab shows some of the …Read More »

Mason Ho 2021 Highlights

THE BEST OF THE BEST! MASON HO 2021 HIGHLIGHT REEL! HERE IS A COMPILATION OF ALL OUR BEST CLIPS FILMED THIS YEAR!! (ONE HOUR) ALL …Read More »

Latest episode: “Silver Linings” chronicles Smith’s recovery and return to ripping

Speed -and power- Spray for days… Some of the most inspired surfing -ever- at J Bay…SNN Notice the spray coming off Jordy’s INSIDE rail!   …Read More »

Koa Rothman & Pipe & Da Hui Backdoor Shootout!



Day 2 for the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout…Watch Live.

Front Page Frame Grab of Mason Ho’s  Rail Grab. Epic waves were the call for the Hui Shootout that went on Thursday January 6th. Reef …Read More »

Going once, Going twice…SOLD!

Surf Legends, USA 2130 Highway 35, Building B, Suite 224 Sea Git, NJ 08750 The Vintage Surf Auction is on schedule for Saturday, January 8th …Read More »

So good it’s amazing & amusing

It’s like seeing it for the first time…every time! Front page frame grab shows John John near 18′ above the trough. SNN Frame grab above …Read More »

SurferToday’s “Athlete of the Year 2021”

3x World Champ Gabriel Medina… Words by Luís MP | Founder of SurferToday.com On the second pandemic year of the 21st century, SurferToday opted to …Read More »

End of 2021 Outside!!!



12 days of Christmas! Video

Mason Ho surfs a fun novelty wave on Oahu. 

Very Good JOHN JOHN FLORENCE At Very Good ROCKY POINT

Frame grabs show: JJF looks like the rest of us getting out into the line up…and that’s where it stops… 

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