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December 2011

Holidays! John, Happy Happy Holidays! Did you have a good Thanksgiving Dinner? I sure did and I am looking forward to Christmas Dinner, hopefully I can keep the weight off as I’m enjoying the holiday season. I wish I could have spent time with my parents during Thanksgiving, but I am hoping to see them during New Year’s. They live in Southern California so it’s not really a far trip to see them. Man, I remember when I was a kid growing up in Okinawa on the military base, my mother would make this outrageous Thanksgiving Day Dinner. My mother has 12 brothers and sisters so you can imagine the amount of people that would come plus, she would invite anyone that would come from around the neighborhood. Most of the time my father was away so I guess she wanted to make it extra special. She would start to cook almost three days in advance, getting things ready and I remember one time, we had two 14lbs turkey with stuffing, home made lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie and all the fixings… Mmmm! Boy, when I has a kid I could eat everything in sight and run around with tons of energy... Now I eat a big meal and just want to sleep, haha! If I ate as much as I did when I was a kid I wouldn’t be able to surf as often as I’d like that's for sure! I wanted to let you know that we just picked up Rip Curl wetsuits at the shop and the price points on the suits are real good and the quality is excellent. Rip Curl has brought on a new designer for the US items and things are looking better every season. Oh, here is something that I think most women would find awesome, we will be getting the whole collection of the Rip Curl “Heather Brown” t-shirts, bathing suits, boardshorts and rash guards. She is an artist form the North Shore (Google her if you don't know who she is, and check out the picture of her on the right). I’m sure by the time you get this newsletter we will have them in stock and on our website. For accessories we officially have the largest stock of FCS fins, leashes and deck pads. If you have not been in the shop for the past month you are missing out! For Christmas our FCS rep came by and educated us on all the new gear, so now we are fully in tuned to help you make the right decision. You know changing you fins on your board makes a BIG DIFFERENCE, so if you don't plan on getting a new board for Christmas, just change your fins out and it will feel like a new board! If you don't believe me, challenge me by demoing a pair for free. YES, we have a BIG SELECTION of demo fins for you to try, just bring your ID and a credit card to demo the fins. YES we do have the NEW Slater 5th Fin he has been riding in some of the events. Check out the picture of Slater holding the board with the center fin.

I know, I know where the heck are the good deals right? Well this year we are going to be hooking you up with some real awesome deals plus when you use your Hawaiian South Shore Royalty Rewards® card on any of the sale items it is just like getting an additional 5% back on your purchase!!! AND when you come in during December and make a purchase on anything, we will be giving you a NO PEEKING ENVELOPE.

Customer of the Month

What size board do you surf? 5'10" Firewire Dominator Where do you surf? Marineland, any Kewalos (Rennex-Big rights) If you can travel to any destination in the world that is not related to a surf travel, where would you go? Europe, Greece, Italy (to see the old buildings)

Name: Dwayne Kaneshiro

If could meet any onein the world that is either dead or alive who would you want to meet? Jose Angel, Hawaiian waterman from the 60's, known for surfing Waimea and Sunset backside. Fearsome deep sea diver, too.

What do you do for work? Prep cook and independant CDL driver

If you could change one thing about Hawaii what would it be? I wish it wasn't so crowded!

What do you do on your off time? Surfing, hiking, camping, fishing

Any comments or thoughts about Hawaiian South Shore? You guys are awesome, everyone is always upbeat! Knowledgeable staff, not pushy, but helpful!

Chobani Is Helping Me Lose Some Weight!

Greek Yogurt Vs. Regular Yogurt: Which Is More Healthy? How does Greek-style yogurt stack up against its conventional rival? By: Angela Haupt, Kurtis Hiatt Move over, regular yogurt. Going Greek is in, and this exotic option has elbowed its way onto refrigerator shelves everywhere. Most give a big thumbs up to its taste—tangier and less sweet, as well as creamier—but is it healthier than its conventional counterpart? First, to be clear: Both Greek and regular yogurt, in their plain, nonfat or low-fat forms, can be part of a healthful diet. They're low in calories and packed with calcium and live bacterial cultures. But our Mediterranean friend—which is strained extensively to remove much of the liquid whey, lactose, and sugar, giving it its thick consistency—does have an undeniable edge. In roughly the same amount of calories, it can pack up to double the protein while cutting sugar content by half. Those are "two things dietitians love," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and author of The Flexitarian Diet. "For someone who wants the creamier texture, a little bit of a protein edge, and a sugar decrease, going Greek is definitely not all hype." And it's really got a following: In the past five years, Greek yogurt sales nationwide have skyrocketed, likely because it satisfies consumers' needs for health, convenience, and taste, according to Nielsen, a global marketing and advertising research company. Here's a closer look at how the two stack up nutrition-wise: Protein. Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps promote fullness. A typical 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams, the amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat. That makes it particularly appealing to vegetarians, who sometimes struggle to get enough of

the nutrient. An identical serving of regular yogurt, on the other hand, provides just 9 grams, meaning you may feel hunger pangs sooner. Carbohydrates. Going Greek is a smart choice for low-carb dieters. It contains roughly half the carbs of the regular kind, 5 to 8 grams per serving compared with 13 to 17. Plus, the straining process removes some of the milk sugar, and lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant. Remember, that "both types of yogurt can contain high amounts of carbs if they're sweetened with sugar or another sweetening agent," says Kari Hartel, a Missouri-based registered dietitian. "No matter which type you choose, opt for yogurt with less added sugar." Sodium. A serving of Greek yogurt averages 50 milligrams of sodium—about half the amount in most brands of the regular kind. (Low sodium versions of regular yogurt are available.) Too much salt can boost blood pressure and increase the risk of other heart problems. The federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines urge Americans to cap sodium at 2,300 milligrams a day, or 1,500 milligrams if they're older than 50, African-American, or have hypertension, diabetes, or kidney disease. Calcium. Regular yogurt provides 30 percent of the federal government's recommended daily amount. Greek yogurt loses some of its calcium through the straining process, but still packs a wallop. A 6-ounce cup typically supplies about 20 percent of the daily recommendation. If you're still worried about calcium intake, load up on milk, seeds, and almonds, says Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Though most experts agree that Greek yogurt has a nutritional edge, both kinds help you lose weight by keeping you full on fewer calories. The key is sticking to plain, nonfat, or low-fat varieties. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard researchers found that yogurt can keep help keep age-related weight gain in check. People tended to lose nearly one pound every four years if they added a daily serving of yogurt to their diet, probably because of the way bacterial cultures affect our intestines.

How To Duckdive Duckdiving tends to be a difficult thing to learn for many surfers. I think the hardest thing is learning to time it right, although there are a few other steps where people often have trouble. Here’s how you do it: • As a wave approaches, take a few hard paddles directly at the wave to build speed.When the wave is a few feet away, grab the rails at your chest and push down on the front of the board. Get the board as deep as you can. Once it’s as deep as it will go, submerge your body after it. • Right after you begin to follow your board underwater and just as the wave is about to pass over you, push down on the tail of the board with your knee or foot to get the board fully underwater as far as it will go. You can pull yourself toward the board to get your body under, but don’t pull so hard that you cause the board to surface too quickly. • Your other leg will bend up behind you like a scorpion. The last thing you should see when a surfer duckdives is his or her foot disappearing into the sea. It’s a funny thing to watch, but very graceful when done right. • As the wave passes over you, pull up on the nose of the board and allow yourself to float up to the surface. If you’re especially deep, a frog kick can propel you back up. • The motions of the duckdive should be smooth as all the moves flow into each other. Timing is a huge part of a successful duckdive, and this is where experience will be your friend. Only practicing will help you acquire the subconscious “feel” that will let you know precisely when you should begin your dive. For instance, you want to start your duckdive early enough so that you have time to fully submerge the board, but not so early that you float back up before the wave gets to you. • I learned to duckdive my bodyboard before I even owned a surfboard, and this helped a lot with learning wave timing and the motions of a duckdive. It’s easier to duck a bodyboard because it’s a lot smaller than a surfboard. If you have access to a bodyboard, I highly recommend taking it out for a few duckdives just to get comfortable with the motions and the act of diving under a wave with a board.

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Bring it back with you the next time you visit us in January and open it in front of one of our employees. We’ll give you the prize inside!


You Could Win... * $100 Gift Card* $50 Gift Card * $10 Off Your Bill * Triple Points * And Many, Many More Prizes! Bring your unopened envelope into HSS in January and open in front of an employee. No tampered or opened envelopes will be accepted.

New Future Fin Demos In Stock! Just bring in your ID and credit card to demo for 5 days for free!

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Make sure to grip your board HARD. Powerful waves have a knack of causing you to lose your hold on the board, sending it flying out from behind you as the turbulence catches it. The deeper the duckdive, the better. Using your foot to push the tail under will save your board from pressure dings. Harness the circular motion of the wave and try to work with it. If you do it right, a duckdive can seem almost effortless since the flow of water will help you surface on the other side. Fact: Yes, the duckdive is called a duckdive because that’s how water birds get under waves. It’s fun to watch a duck or other bird nonchalantly paddling around in the ocean, diving under waves that break outside of him.


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