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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.

“…It’s finally happening!” Eli Olson

Eli the Elevator got a respectable 15th out of 40. “It’s something you wait your whole life for…” he said. “Super Bowl Arena…listen to that …Read More »

BIGGEST EDDIE AIKAU EVENT IN HISTORY EVERY PADDLE OUT, WIPEOUT AND GLORIOUS RIDE!

Already 94,102 views in less than 24 hours (Out on Jan 27, 2023)… As the insane content highlighting one of the most memorable days in …Read More »

ICON TALKS STORY

Shane Dorian on Billabong Pro Pipeline, Predictions for ’23 CT Plus Surfers to Watch at Pipe Big Wave surfer, YETI athlete, and Momentum Generation icon …Read More »

DUSTYS GOTTIT…AND SO DOES HONOLUA BAY



“We just hugged it out” Kelly Slater after giving Chris Owens his slot in ‘The Eddie’

An act of selflessness and humility from 11x World Surf League Champion, and one time Eddie Aikau contest winner, Kelly Slater, who chose not to …Read More »

HOLY SHHHHH….PE’AHI ON BIG SUNDAY JAN 22

JAWS XXXL “EDDIE AIKAU SWELL” GIANT SURF SESSION!!! It was a giant session with XXXL waves. While the whole surfing world had their eyes and …Read More »

Comp is OFF for Tuesday… Day 3 of holding period for the 2023 WCT Billabong Pro Pipe …

Holding period: Sunday January 29 through February 10. Tuesday 645am report. Surfs a mix plate of crossed up NW and N at about 3-4′ but …Read More »

MORE VIEWS MORE FUN

A close out set for Big Sunday competitors (and jet skies) Palm tree mojo for the battle outside No better amphitheater 

The Eddie: a different angle

Frame grab of unidentified charger proving you have to be good at falling not just surfing. SNN The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea …Read More »

FULL RESULTS are in for BIG SUNDAY: EDDIE WENT

We want to send a Million Mahalos to Faith Wenzl who does so much behind the scenes.  At the end of the EPIC Day there …Read More »

WHO I THINK WILL WIN THE EDDIE AND WHY



TODAY! Don’t Miss… the first-ever North Shore International Film Festival…

…Friday, Jan. 20 at Turtle Bay Resort. Dress Up! 🙂 “The North Shore International Film Festival is founding an organization that will become the most …Read More »

CONGRATS TO NS LIFEGUARD LUKE SHEPARDSON: WINNER OF ‘THE EDDIE’ 2023

2nd place is 2016 Winner John John Florence 3rd place is Mark Healey 4th place is Billy Kemper 5th place is Kai Lenny  6th place …Read More »

Welcome To The 2023 WSL Championship Tour 

2023 CT and Olympic Qualification Season Kicks off at Billabong Pro Pipeline on January 29 Fully combined Tour Schedule, Revamped Format, and Equal Prize Money …Read More »

ON THE PSYCHO J.O.B.

And licking his chops! UNEXPECTED SURF SESSION TURNS PSYCHO! 

JAN 11 & 12 2023 PE’AHI JAWS

During the first day of the Jaws XXL “Marcio Swell” the wind turned onshore right around the peak of the swell at 2 ‘o clock. …Read More »

STAB VID: The Pick-Up

California Goes Huge, The Eddie (Almost) Went, Sharks At Pipeline, And Leash Hacks For Solid Surf We’re back with The Pick-Up, presented by Vans. In …Read More »

Honolua Bay Surfing

 Jan 12, 2023 A powerful and extra-large long-period swell 01/11/2023 High surf warning for north and west facing shores west facing shores 20~25ft was forecast. …Read More »

~430pm. SUNDAY FINALS PAU. DA HUI BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT IN MEMORY OF DUKE

FULL STORY AND RESULTS COMING AS SOON AFTER THEY POST ‘EM…MAHALO THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR KALA GRACE WHO’S IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER HIS WIPEOUT EARLIER. …Read More »

JAN 11th 2023. INSANE XXL JAWS PADDLE SESSION GOES DOWN

In our opinion one of the best hard-core Pea’hi vids ever at this size…the crew was just sending it…risking it all in hefty, long period …Read More »

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