I have really been enjoying my time at home on Kauai a lot over the last few weeks. Recently, I had a great but long trip overseas to Australia for two IBA contests and to Bali and Java for lots of free surfing and photos for Movement Mag. The WEST Oz trip was super fun I had a week in Margaret River with my brother and friends and had some sweet waves at the Box for the IBA contest. It was Refreshing to see Mitch Rawlins and Jacob Romero do so well as both are great free surfers but don’t always get lucky in comps, but they did Perform at the Box. From there I went to Bali and Java with Ben Player for a Movement trip with Sasha Spex taking photos, and we had a blast surfing great waves every day, all day. It was a very different trip hanging out with friends with no contest pressure and also seeing indo again as I had not been there for quite a long time. After that I was back on the east coast of Oz hanging with “mates” and competing in the IBA Port Macquarie Festival of Bodyboarding. It was actually relaxing just to hang out near the beach and compete every day and surf at the so called “Capital of bodyboarding In Australia” with so many positive people and amazing riders. I won the contest which was really special as the final had some great waves and talent and the boys were ripping hard. After that I got to hangout in Cronulla for a few days and surf fun waves at Shark Island, and get ready for the Invitational contest there in a few months. So now my stint on Kauai and home is winding down. I am thrilled to have been surfing and hanging out with friends and family every day here recharging my batteries for my next adventure. I will be heading to Chile for the IBA Arica chile challenge and then to southern california for the USBA US open of bodyboarding, then to Brazil for the IBA Brazil Pro, then finally to Oahu hawaii to compete in the USBA sandy beach pro. So i’ll be a road warrior for the next couple months and that should prove very entertaining and adventurous. Good times await ahead always.
The contest in Puerto Escondido Mexico was amazing. I had such a great trip hanging out with my friends while staying at the awesome Aqua Luna Hotel and Surfing great warm water waves at Zigatela and Punta Colorada every day. I am super happy to be home for a few days preparing for my next trip to the IBA event #5 in Sintra, Portugal. Before I leave I thought I would update the blog with some cool photos the IBA crew Sasha Specker and Ray Collins took of me whilst I was competing in Mex. You guys are legends. And a huge thanks to all my friends and family and fans that always are so supportive you guys are awesome. My brother dave gets an extra shout out as he was so great helping me stay focused and relaxed during those final two heats, Mahalo bro.
Evan Fa was over on Maui too and shot some cool photos before he jumped in the water.. Here are a few of his shots. Mahalo Evan..Well The waves have been really tough the last week here in Hawaii so those sessions on Maui have really helped me weather this down time. Besides training at halfpoint the last week I have tried to keep busy by doing spring cleaning.. I have been cleaning my house, garage, car, even doing my taxes and now donating blood. We even watched Alice in Wonderland at Imax 3-d which was awesome. Some how I hope the waves get better as I am running out of things to do around the house.
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I took a bunch of photos this weekend during my trip to california.
Photos of the USBA HB event the 662 San Clemente surf and sport promo etc. etc.
Heres a few photos to enjoy. I am off to Australia for a few weeks to do some promotions and photos shoots.
I hope to score some sick waves on this trip and will keep you up to date on all my adventures through this sweet site.
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Sorry for the lack of updates as I went on a little surf mission to Molokai this past weekend, with some of the Boogie Nation crew shooting for the next video BN9 . We had some great waves and fun times. 3 days. 5 sessions, 15 hours of surfing, 21 new boards creases, 28 airs, 37 air spins, 42 barrels, 54 ars’s and 101 laughs. Every one was ripping and all the crew had some career waves especially Adam Bice who made the trip and shocked a lot of people with his new aggressive riding style. Thanks to Klum and Dub who cooked up food for the boys on the trip and Tim Hamilton and Dphil who helped shoot the footage for the 9.