Amazing Experience

October 1st, 2014 | by kirbyfukunaga


Been an amazing trip so far. Everything has been perfect. Good dives and good rides.
No contact with the outside world.
All we have is each other.
Back to the basic life.
And finding out what I really want in life.
This place is so beautiful.
Untouched and so pure.
Nature at its finest.

Another great year of my life went by.
Hope this year will be another great one.

Have a wonderful day!

Surfing Mannerism is RESPECT

October 1st, 2014 | by kirbyfukunaga

a couple of years ago i had a bad experience out at bowls. wrote this blog and didn’t post it because i was mad at that time. i’m not mad anymore so i’ll post it on a positive note that maybe somebody can learn from this. here it is:

ever since i started traveling, i learned about surfing mannerism. i learned the easy way from friends teaching me, and i learned the hard way by getting into fights. it’s something that’s not taught in school or in a textbook, but at the same time, it’s pretty simple to figure out. it’s all about plain and simple RESPECT!

so yesterday, i paddle out to bowls with my 3 friends from japan. there were only 3 other locals out, along with a couple of foreigner surfers. the waves were absolutely perfect! we were all happy and taking turns catching waves. BUT, there was one longboarder i haven’t seen before out so i knew he wasn’t local. he started ruining the awesome vibe. he wouldn’t drop in on me or any of the other 3 locals, but as soon as i tell one of my japanese friends to go on a perfect wave, the guy turned around and dropped in on him. then he would ride it all the way in. 2 freaking times in a row!!!! then he started feeling comfortable and thought it was ok to take everybody’s waves. he was paddling back out to the lineup and just being aggressive. i could feel the tension in the lineup as the other 3 locals were getting pissed off at the guy too. so he paddled back out and i said “hey brah, where you from?” he said “japan.” i said “hey, this is not japan, this is hawaii.” he didn’t seem to understand so i told him to “beat it.” meaning, go in. and he went in.

this is dropping in. and this can get you into a lot of trouble. i’ve seen guys sent to the hospital after getting beaten for dropping in.
and i seen angry locals in other countries, including japan beating up people for dropping in.

so here’s my advise. don’t drop in! especially in another country. if you are at your home break, then sometime it’s ok. but to go to another country and drop in on other people is disrespectful. pretty easy yeah?

Day 5

September 30th, 2014 | by gonaminori

Banyaks day 5.
The Dream continues.
Good waves.
Good barrels.
Good fish.
Good sunsets.
Good shells.
Good food.
Good friends.
Good memories
Good everything.

I love this lifestyle.

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    ハワイオアフ島出身。1990年から世界を巡るプロサーファーとして雑誌、TV、ラジオなど多くメディアに露出している。ハワイ大学を主席で卒業後、日本に住んでいたこともある親日家。流暢な日本語も話し、ネイティブなアロハスピリットの持ち主で世界中に仲間も多い。AM 5時には、海をチェックしてノースショアなどハワイのその日一番良いポイントでサーフする毎日を送っている。最高位のライフガードライセンスを全て取得しており、日本人観光客に向けたハワイガイドも行う。ここ数年は雑誌の表紙の撮影や水中撮影など、プロフォトグラファーとしての顔も見せる。また、スキンダイブのスキルも高く、ウォーターマンとしての評価も高い。1日10,000人前後のアクセスがある人気サイト。ハワイと日本を結ぶサーフィン情報サイト 『 GO NAMINORI 』 の設立者でもある。今まで日本人にサポートしてもらった恩返しとして、サーファーができる東北復興支援プロジェクト 『 WE ARE ONE 』 の代表も務めている。