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Hawaii travel and surf guide

USA Japan Vol. 4 2009




"It's Hard to believe that every year these suits get softer, stretchier, and warmer." Nathaniel Curran

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tourist and local residence of the Hawaiian Islands. The new Goodtimes Travel and Surf Guide has come out once again even better than the last one like promised. G o o d t i m e s Magazine is an international magazine is a bi-monthly publication that connects the world through peaceful good times here in Hawaii. We enjoy making the magazine and appreciate all the support and kindness from all those who help out and support our magazines. It has been up and running for 4 years and though we face struggles, we never give up to bring you all good times for days of surf and days of no surf. We still want to share the goodtimes of the islands. Our Hawaiian Islands is small but has so many good things to do. Our air and water is still so nice, and we strive to make our world a better place for our children. Malama (take care) da aina (land) and kai (sea) and continue to spread the Aloha spirit. We need to continue to respect each other and share the waves. Even though we are part of the United States we are still an island chain and need to listen to mother earth. Hawaii is so beautiful and in everyday stress it is easy to forget the good things our Hawaii has to oer. We have created Goodtimes Hawaii Travel and Surf Guide to help you remember and help you enjoy life on the islands. We get the best pictures, best stories, best spots and the best people and great sponsors to keep Goodtimes in your hands. Support the companys who help our Mother Earth and continue to support Goodtimes Magazine as we strive to educate all to create a better place to live. Respect the locals, our reefs, our marine life, the oceans, the land and most of all respect Hawaii. We are small but together we are big, so no mess with the best or you will find yourself in a bad situation. Don’t litter, pack your trash always and never disrespect the locals. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) and remember your roots! Peace be with you and your ohana (family)! Aloha and Enjoy! Ricardo Gibo 16

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Aloha to all

Contents 18

Hula is Hawaii’s poetry




Jack Johnson



a32 Activities 38

Triple Crown of Surfing


Surf spot guide


Hawaiian Folklore

Staff Publisher Executive Director Managing Editor Art Director Staff Designers Contributing Designer Translators Photo Editor Staff Editor Staff Photographer Contributing Photographer

Contributing Writers USA Marketing Director Brazil Representative Europe Representative Japan Representative

Mediaholic Inc. Ricardo Gibo Leila Maghanoy Ale Mizukami Aguinaldo Gibo Bruno Dana Mimi Roriuchi Akira Yashiro Ricardo Gibo Katrina Maghanoy Ricardo Junji Bruno Lemos Dustin Hay Jared Hay Steve Quick Lika Maya Clemente Coutinho Francisco Chagas Levy Cruz Paiva Gilson Wiederkehr Agustin Munoz Chris Klopf Kumiko Hirassa Steve Barilotti Ricardo Junji Ricardo Gibo Ale Mizukami Marcia Gibo Yudi Yamada Daniela Midory

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Hula is Hawaii’s poetry by Leila Maghanoy Hula is Hawaii’s soul expressed in beautiful motion. All throughout the islands you can find halau’s (group of dancers/students) dancing to entertain the public, but the movements and gestures performed by the dancers are just the surface. Hula is more than just dancing; it is a serious endeavor and a way of life in which many students and teachers dedicate their lives to hula. Underneath this surface is a cultural system that celebrates creation and procreation, a pantheon of gods and their descendants on earth, mythological and legendary explainations, historical events and places, ancestral beings and natural manifestations of life forces that nurture and sustain Hawaiian people. Hawaiian’s like ancient Greek, had a pantheon of gods and myths describing the super naturals. Cultural stories about the gods and historical events passed on in the oral tradition by oli (chants) and mele (songs) which are accompanied by music and dance. It is similar to modern poetry; utilizing rhyme, hidden meanings and multileveled symbolism, unifying repetition, anger, joy, grief, embarrassment, honor and humor. It is said that a goddess was the first to dance hula. Pele (the fire goddess) had a younger sister named Hi’iaka. Hi’iaka had a best friend named Hopoe and were always together. They both loved the deep mysterious forest and knew the forest was older than any being they knew. When the 2 best friends travelled throughout the forest they were always respectful and kind 18

to both animals and plants that lived there. They admired the wonderful forest for its beauty and old wise age. While visiting the forest they would sit for hours listening to the tree branches creak and sway with the wind, watch the birds flutter about and listen to the soothing sounds of the streams. It was as if the forest had a language of its own. The two best friends would always mention how they wish they could understand the language the forest spoke. The forest being so old must be very wise and could teach them many things. Laka, the goddess of the forest was very impressed by the two friends who had such a deep love for the forest and were always so respectful when entering and never harmed a thing. Laka decided to grant them their wish. In a dream one night Hopoe found she could understand the forest. The swaying branches told a story to which the wind set a melody. The stones rolling in the streams were like drum beats keeping the rhythm. Hopoe awoke the next morning and shared her dream with Hi’iaka. Now they were able to tell the stories of the forest by movement of their hands and bodies. Hula was then shared with others. It was because of Hi’iaka and Hopoe that we are able to appreciate Hawaii’s soul and learn what the forest knows. Hula shows are always a site to see and now knowing the meaning on how hula came to be will be far more beautiful and touch your inner soul.

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Jack Hody Johnson is a singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker, father and surfer, from Hawaii known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. He achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales in 2001. He has since released four more albums and a number of EPs. He is well known for his annual event titled “Kokua Hawaii Foundation” where all the money earned goes back to the community. Jack Johnson as a Surfer Jack was blessed to have grown up in a house with Banzai Pipeline in the front yard. Seeing, hearing, smelling and touching the waves of the infamous north shore gave him the advantage of following in his father’s (Jeff johnson) footsteps of carrying the honor of Wa-


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terman. Jack began surfing at the age of 5, and by the age 17 he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu’s north shore. He was eventually disqualified after failing to catch three waves. One week later, however, his professional surfing path ended when he suffered a surfing accident at Pipeline. He needed almost 150 stitches. A blessing

in disguise, Jack used the recovery time to improve his guitar skills just before he took o for the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he played in a party band and studied film. Today Jack Johnson can still rip like a professional and watching him surf is like listening to his music-it touches your soul! Jack as a Musician 27

Music came later, in his teens, when he picked up a guitar and a few licks from beach-party jam sessions. In high school (Kahuku high School), he sang and played guitar in a goofy punk band called Limber Chicken. He had some ghetto punk band back then with Loren Crisler, Luke Moffatt, and Cale Tilley. Johnson’s songwriting influences growing up included Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, Ben Harper, Fugazi, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Sublime, and A Tribe Called Quest.

ra. That is where he began to develop his real passion for music. He graduated with a degree in film. His first breakthrough came after he befriended G. Love on a day of surfing. G. Love would later record Johnson’s song “Rodeo Clowns” for his 1999 album Philadelphonic. His fourtrack demo soon caught the ears of Ben Harper’s producer and right-hand man, J. P. Plunier, who worked with Johnson on his debut album Brushfire Fairytales in early 2001 with Harper and his Weissenborn lap steel guitar making a guest appearance. Johnson also played rhythm guitar for the party band Soil while he attended UC Santa Barbara.

Johnson graduated from Kahuku High School and then went off to attended the University of California, Santa Barba- Albums • • • •

2001 - Brushfire Fairytales 2003 - On and On 2005 - In Between Dreams 2008 - Sleep Through the Static


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Soundtracks and EPs • 2000 Thicker than Water (re-released in 2003) • 2001 Out Cold • 2002 September Sessions Pirate Looks At 40 and F-Stop Blues • 2005 Some Live Songs EP • 2005 Sprout • 2006 Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George • 2006 A Brokedown Melody Let It Be Sung and Home • 2007 I’m Not There – Bob Dylan’s “Medley: Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind/A Fraction of Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie” • 2008 Sleep Through the Static: Remixed (Remix album)

With the responsibility of being a father of 3 (congrats to his number 3 entering the world this year) and understanding the importance of saving Mother Earth he started the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation, which has raised more than $250,000 to fund an educational program to teach Hawaiian kids about the islands’ ecology and ways to preserve it. To support the foundation, Johnson and Kim sponsor the annual Kokua Festival on Waikiki, which features arts, music, and educational activities. Jack is a great father-a mellow teacher and active in play. He can be found at Sunset Beach Elem. school playing with his kids or at Rocky Point relaxing in the water or on the sand with his kids. Mahalo nui loa

Jack for you donation of $10,000 each to the libraries at Kahuku and Waialua and $5,000 to the general library fund. Jack Johnson spreads the Aloha spirit with his big heart. Born May 18, 1975 Origin North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano Years active 2001–present Website

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Jack as a Father



Oahu has 112 miles of shoreline and there is a beach to satisfy every kind of beach goers interest. From those who just want to sunbathe, snorkel, surf, kayak, swim, make sand castles, or just see sunsets, Oahu’s shoreline has it all. The people of Oahu thrive on the beach culture at all hours of the day, if you haven’t already noticed slippers are a must

along with your swimsuit. Oahu’s coastline has 63 beach parks but not all have lifeguards on duty regularly. Most have restrooms, shower facilities and parking. All beaches in hawaii are open to the public. Even in exclusive residential areas and at beach side resorts, public access to the shore must be provided. This beach guide will help you find the best beach to accommodate all interest. Here’s some of my favorite beaches to take the whole family, but to tell you the truth all of the beaches here in Hawaii are beautiful! Check with lifeguards for information on conditions of the water, and obey all posted signs. When in doubt don’t go out and most of all never turn your back to the ocean! Always put sunscreen on to protect yourself from the suns rays. 30 SPF and higher is recommended.

Waimea Bay -

North Shore, Oahu Activities: bodyboarding, bodysurfing, shortboard surfing, big-wave surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, walking/running on the sand, and sunbathing Amenities: parking, showers, restrooms, lifeguards, and picnic areas Waimea Bay is a beautiful beach to take the family for an all day at the beach event. Bring a cooler of refreshments,and food and an umbrella would be good. The only trees are on the grassy area near the picnic areas and it is a far walk to the shore. There is a big rock in the bay which is known to have locals jump rock. There is a sign that states no jumping, but know there are all different heights to jump off of. Please don’t jump head first because there are shallow spots and people have died from jumping off incorrectly and landing on their head. It is fun when done correctly and each jump has a different adrenaline rush. The bay is beautiful all day and great place to swim the distance of the bay. Waimea Bay when walking into the water has a drop off, it gets deep fast and at times the shoreline is huge and dangerous. If there are waves check with lifeguards to insure everyones safety.

Laniakea “Turtle Beach” -

North Shore, Oahu Activities: bodyboarding, shortboarding, longboarding, sunbathing, and honu (turtle) watching Amenities: Honu (turtle) Guardians Laniakea, also known as Turtle Beach is the place where you can see the giant Hawaiian sea turtles basking in the sand. This beach is great from those who want to do some ocean sports, walk the long shoreline, or stop for a photo opportunity with the honus (turtles). It is against the law to touch or harm the honus (turtles) and to insure everyone obeys the law there are Honu Guardians to regulate the beach. They can give you more information about each honu and are volunteering their services there so be kind. There is not much of a swimming area, but lots of sand to sunbathe and make sand sculptures.

Sunset Beach - North Shore,Oahu

Activities: bodyboarding, bodysurfing, shortboard surfing, longboard surfing, stand-up paddle board, swimming, sunbathing, and biking on the bike path along the beach Amenities: Beachfront parking, bike path, showers and restrooms across the street and lifeguards Sunset Beach is an infamous beach where many surf competitions are held. It has nice sand, great waves and beautiful sunsets. When the waves are pumping, it’s a site to see all the surfers catch nice waves. The sand is great for sand castle making and sunbathe all day. It is like a boardwalk beach scene. Most locals hang out there during sunset to view the sunset with some beer and poke and the ladies sunbathe and walk the beach regularly. It is a great beach to take pictures and get your feet wet. 30

Kailua Beach Park -

Southeast shore, Oahu the Windward side Activities: canoe, kayak, windsurfing, stand-up paddle board, swimming, sunbathing and long strolls Amenities: parking, showers, restrooms, and picnic/BBQ areas Kailua Beach Park is a 3 mile stretch of golden fine sand and refreshing turquoise water. It is busy and more on the windy side, but it is great for many marine sports. There are 2 offshore islands people visit by boards, kayaks, canoes or small boats. They are protected bird sanctuaries and are interesting to see. The water on this side is calm and a great beach for the children to play in the water. Shallow shoreline and absolutely nice to take a dip in the water and take some great photos.

Makaha Beach Park -

West shore, Waianae, Oahu. Near Makaha Resort and Golf Club Activities: Shortboard surfing, longboard surfing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding Amenities: Beachfront parking, shower, restrooms, beautiful sunsets, many local impromptu parties, lifeguards and a playground Makaha Beach Park is a great beach for all to enjoy. Please try not to leave any valuables in the car or keep hidden if you have any, because thieves may be tempted. On fun wave days children and beginners can frolic in the waves close to the shore while more advance can shred in the waves farther out. The sand is beautiful and the water is always perfect. If you get hungry the Makaha Resort and golf club is up the hill and serves great dishes to crave any hunger. Tell them Leila sent you and you will get great service!

Yokohama Bay -

West shore Waianae, Oahu. The south end of Ka’ena Point State Park Activities: Shortboard surfing, tide pool exploration, long walks, and swimming in big tide pools Amenities: Parking, showers, restrooms, close-up surfing action, lifeguards in the beginning of the beach and beautiful mountain range Yokohama Bay is named after a Japanese sugarcane worker who used to fish in the area during the plantation days, and people gradually begin calling the area Yokohama, and so the tradition continues. If you follow Farrington Highway till the ends (on he west side of Oahu) you have reached Yokohama Bay. It has great tide pools for kids to swim with no worries and great sand for play. The mountains behind you are amazing and the view is amazing. Not much of a swimming area at the end, but near the lifeguard towers has more swimming spots. It is neat to take a stroll and see Ka’ena Point State Park. Back in the day the road use to connect and people were able to drive to the other side of Ka’ena Point towards Mokuleia.

Ala Moana Beach Park -

South shore Waikiki, Oahu Activities: shortboard surfing, longboard surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoe, swimming, sunbathing and walking/running Amenities: Parking, showers, restrooms, picnic/BBQ areas,food concessions, local kine parties often, and lifeguards Ala Moana Beach Park is a 76 acre park full of action. A lot of action takes place here and you can meet all sorts of people. the water is mellow onshore but outside has breaks for surfing. It has lots of trees for shade and you can hang out sunbathing on the grass or sand. There is a lot of grass space to play outdoor games or just have the kids run around, and lots of beach space to hang out. Evenings brings local parties and runners run here often. It has lots to do here and if you want to shop the Ala moana shopping center is right across the street.

Makapu’u Beach Park -

Southeast Shore of Oahu Activities: Bodysurfing, bodyboarding, sunbathing, and girls Amenities: Parking, showers, restrooms, lifeguards, and beautiful scenery Makapu’u Beach Park is a mecca for expert body-boarders and body surfers, but extreme caution is a must. It is a beautiful beach with beautiful scenery for all to enjoy. Check with lifeguards always at this beach. The sand is great and the waters are beautiful in color. Perfect for sunbathing which a lot of lady’s do over there. Perfect photo opportunities for all. 31



Bishop Museum Located at 1525 Bernice Street in Honolulu, the Bishop Museum is the only researching institution of natural and cultural history in the pacific. Charles Reed Bishop is the founder of the Bishop Museum in the honor of his wife, princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. It was founded in 1889 and contained array of royal clocks, crowns, masks, weapons and Hawaiian feather capes. It is the largest museum in the state. The museum also features a please touch exhibit, lei making classes, hula lessons and a lunch room. The whole family can enjoy the museum because it really has something for everyone.

The museum is open daily 9 am-5pm except Christmas day. For more information call 808-847-3511.

Iolani Palace Located in downtown Honolulu Iolani Palace was the home for Hawaii’s former government. It was built in 1882 for King David Kalakaua. Iolani Palace is the only restored royal palace in the United States. Up until 1893 this Renaissance style building was the offical residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Lili’uokalani, who were the last two monarchy’s. In 1969 the palace was used as a government building and more than 10,000 artifacts were sold at auction. About 4,000 of the artifacts have been recovered, so visiting this historic palace you will be expected to follow strict rules of no water, no candy, no gum, no ball point pens, no photos, turn off cell phones and beepers, and you must keep your booties on at all times. The tour starts with a video explaining the history of Iolani Palace. The palace features 7,000 feet of where the royal balls and receptions took place. In 1895 the throne room was where Queen Lili’uokalani was put on trial after she was accused by the Republic of Hawaii for knowledge of treason. She was imprisoned in the bedroom for 8 months on the second floor of the palace. The palace is still used for large gatherings where Hawaiian’s come to renew their hope that the queens prayers will be granted. Tours of the palace are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am-2:15 pm. There is also a wonderful gallery that showcases the crown jewels belonging to the Hawaiian royalty. Reservations are recommended.

For more information call: 808-522-0832 32



Blue Hawaii Show Located in Waikiki, this great show features fun rock-n-roll Elvis Presley music. Jonathan Von Brana has been impersonating Elvis in Las Vegas and Waikiki showrooms for more than 2o years. The Blue Hawaii show is known to most as the best Elvis Presley impressionists in te world. Von Brana and his cast of talented dancers and musicians gives the audience of all generations a rocking night to remember. It’s tribute to a great rock-n-roll singer and his music. It features live and recorded music, dinner and or cocktail shows.

For reservations call 808-923-1245.

Magic of Polynesia Located in waikiki this exciting show is a must see. It is not your typical corny magic show. It is amazing entertainment with great performers. The star of the show John Hirokawa is the winner of the most original Merlin award from the International Magicians Society. John will astonish the audience with his spectacular magic tricks. John and his wonderful cast of exotic Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, state-of-the-art sets, tropical birds, animated props, and outstanding music that makes it a non-stop spectacular event full of remarkable entertainment. The Magic of Polynesian has it all- humor,suspense,excitement, beauty and unbelievable magic. There is two nightly shows and dinner packages available.

For more information call 808-831-5541, 808-971-4321 33



Waikiki Aquarium Located at the end of Waikiki, across the street and down a bit from the Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium is the third oldest aquarium in the United States. It was opened in March 19, 1904 in hopes to show the world the riches of Hawaii’s reefs. The aquarium has a wonderful array of ocean exhibits. Explore the shark tank,the nautilus, the endangered Hawaiian Monk seal, tropical reef fish, coral heads and much more beautiful marine life. It is a beautiful educational experience with audio headsets if desire.

For more information call 808-923-9741

Sea Life Park Located 15 minutes away from Waikiki near Makapu’u Beach, it is a great place to be entertained by and interact with all sorts of marine mammals. Here at the park you can get in the water and swim with the dolphins, touch stingrays and be amazed with great shows at the parks Hawaiian Ocean Theater. The show features dolphins, sea lions, and penguins. The hawaiian reef aquarium here is full of tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles and reef animals. Sea Life park gives you an opportunity to feed, touch and observe a variety of marine life.

For more information call 808-295-7933. 34



Dole Plantation Located near the pineapple fields of Wahiawa, the Dole Plantation is the place to enjoy: the best pineapple express, wander through the world’s largest maze, learn about the crops grown in the islands and enjoy a plantation garden tour. The 20 minute fully narrated train ride is full of history and educational information about the delicious pineapple. The pineapple maze was recognized in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records. The center of the maze is the shape of a pineapple and prizes are given to those who find 6 stations on their trip through the maze in the quickest time. It offers fun for the whole family and great photo opportunity at every corner. The Plantation garden tour is an educational walking tour that gives you an in depth look at a variety of crops like bananas, papayas, mango, coffee and much more. Be sure to stop in the country store and purchase a great variety of gifts to bring back home with you and enjoy the famous dole whips.

For more information call 808-621-8408.

Polynesian Cultural Center Located near on the Northeast side of Oahu in Laie is 42 acres of cultural fun for the whole family. For more than 50 years, the center’s friendly islanders represent Hawaii, Fiji, the Marquises, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga. These are referred as to as Polynesia and here at the center you can explore their villages, learn their songs and dances, and admire their beautiful arts and crafts. Visitors can participate in Maori tattoos, Tahitian fishing, Hawaiian bowling and so much more. The Polynesian Culture Center was founded in 1963, to help support students attending nearby college,Brigham Young University of Hawaii. Besides the wonderful pacific island villages, the center features an evening show with a cast 100, a canoe pageant, an award winning luau, a marketplace and preserving Hawaiian culture. It features beautiful dancers, talented musicians and fresh flower leis for each guest. This will be an all day adventure.

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The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a Hawaiian specialty series of professional surfing events, offering three events to men and three events to women. For the men, those events are the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park; the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach; and the Billabong Pipeline Masters at the Banzai Pipeline. The women’s events are the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park; the Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach; and the Billabong Pro Maui at Honolua Bay, Maui. All events, with the exception of the women’s Billabong Pro Maui, are staged on the North Shore of Oahu - a coastline world famous in surfing terms for its clockwork winter swells that reach 50 feet in height. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is second only to surfing’s world title as it is con38

Kelly Slater and Jamie O’Brian photo: ASP

sidered to be the ultimate test of a surfer’s ability to master the big waves at three unique venues - each with its own set of challenges for the surfer. In addition to individual event champions, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing crowns an overall men’s and women’s champion each year. This goes to the surfer who has performed best across all three competitions, making them the most proficient bigwave rider in the world. It is a unique combination of sport, culture, history, lifestyle and travel in the birthplace of surfing: Hawaii. Revered around the world as the premier professional surfing series, the Vans Triple Crown is staged annually in the giant winter waves of Oahu’s North Shore. Randy Rarick 39


When the waves are up, Haleiwa can be a section is famous for its grinding barrels

Men’s Reef Hawaiian Pro Defending Champion Michel Bourez The men’s Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park was won by Michel Bourez from the French Polynesia by a slender margin of 0.27 from Brazilian Jihad Khodr. The final day of the event, held on November 22nd 2008, was marked by dramatically inconsistent surf, typified by the semi-final heats. Despite running consecutively, the first semi-final saw Bourez almost eliminated in a ‘barrelfest’, despite scoring 9.93 on his best wave. In contrast the second semi saw big names Bede Durbidge and Joel Parkinson crash out with paltry scores as the sets failed to materialise. 40

heavy, fast wave that offers the rider every kind of maneuver. The inside “Toilet Bowl” and wringing wipeouts.


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Women’s Reef Hawaiian Pro Defending Champion Carissa Moore The final day of the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park took place on 20th November. Surfers experienced good clean four to five foot waves and a powerful display of Hawaiian teamwork secured a win for youngest ever champ,’superstoked’ 16 year old Carissa Moore. The event was particularly competitive due to the wide open WQS situation this year and when north shore local Coco Ho saw her chances of winning dashed she ensured Moore victory in the final minute by popping an air over Australian Layne Beachley to deny her the wave and the points she needed. This took nothing away from Moore who qualified via a wild card and surfed consistently throughout. 41

Sunset Beach

The venue that is known to make or break This wave demands spontaneity as it or a wipeout you’ll never forget.

O’Neill World Cup of Surfing Defending Champion CJ Hobgood The men’s O’Neill World Cup, Sunset Beach took place from 24th November to 4th December 2008 with surfing beginning on Friday 28th. Sunset consistently provided huge surf, day two being particularly challenging due to stormy conditions. Many competitors, including Brett Simpson and local veteran and former ASP champ Sunny Garcia, saw their hopes for ASP World Tour qualification dashed with early elimination, while Reef Hawaiian Pro champ, Michel Bourez and finalists Jihad Khodr and Kekoa Bacalso also crashed out before the quarter finals. The final was contested in clean, twenty to thirty foot surf, with former ASP World Tour champ Floridan C J Hobgood taking the Cup. Marcus Hickman fell foul of poor wave selection, the Hawaiian finishing third, while Jordy Smith, who has never finished below the quarter finals in the triple crown, came in fourth after snapping his board and hurting his leg. The competition now moves to the Banzai Pipeline for the final leg of the triple crown and final event of the ASP World Tour. Hawaiian Dusty Payne is competition leader so far, with C J Hobgood and Joel Parkinson second and third. Gidget Pro Defending Champion Stephanie Gilmore The women’s Gidget Pro, Sunset Beach took place from 24th November to 1st December 2008. Surfing began Friday 28th but was halted during the stormy conditions on day two. The final on December 1st saw superb surfing from the Australians, especially Nicola Atherton, who knocked out Sofia Mulanovich and Layne Beachley on the way to the final. The day went to Stephanie Gilmore who not only won the event but with it, clinched the ASP title for the second consecutive year. She was pushed all the way by Brazilian Silvana Lima who was frustrated after Gilmore scored an excellent righthander in the final minutes.


a champion. A deep-water spot of ferocious power and upcompromising volume. lurches and heaves with unpredictability. It promises a ride of unparalleled adrenalin


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The deadliest surf spot on earth. The most bong Pipeline Masters the longest run-

Pipeline Masters Defending Champion Kelly Slater, Florida The men’s Billabong Pipeline Masters took place from 8th to 20th December 2008. Surfing began on 9th Dec, employing a dual heat structure where surfers go head to head, and ended on 12th Dec. Joel Parkinson became Triple Crown champion after 2009 ASP World Tour champion Kelly Slater won an unprecedented sixth Pipeline Masters title. Riding a short five foot eleven board, Slater pipped fellow American Chris Ward in a low-scoring final, in what was the duo’s eighth head-to-head. Although Slater was always in the lead, a low scoring second wave meant that Ward was always in the frame. However, a late 6.83 from Slater left Ward needing a combination with no time to realistically recover. This years Triple Crown hopefuls Dusty Payne and CJ Hobgood were eliminated in Round 3, by Parkinson and Evan Valiere respectively. 44

photographed wave in the world. Competition began here in 1971, making the Billaning professional surfing event on the planet.

Joel Parkinson photo: ASP


Honolua Bay


photo: Bruno Lemos

Billabong Pro Maui last year Surfing commenced on 10th December and progressed quickly up to the quarterfinal stage, with 2009 ASP women’s champion Stephanie Gilmore, Hawaiian Pro winner Carissa Moore and defending Triple Crown holder Layne Beachley among the qualifiers. Sofia Mulanovich was a noticeable early casualty after losing out to Moore. However, delayed due to poor surf at Honolua, the final day of surfing on 19th December was relocated to Ho’okipa Beach Park on the other side of Maui. Stephanie Gilmore won an exciting contest against Melanie Bartels to claim her second Billabong Pro Maui and first Triple Crown title. Seven time world champion, Layne Beachley, bowed out of professional surfing with semi-final defeat by Gilmore. Brazilian Silvana Lima lost out to Bartels in the semi-finals but her consolation was taking second place in the ASP women’s tour.


MEN’S EVENTS Reef Hawaiian Pro Nov. 12-23, Haleiwa O’Neill World Cup of Surfing Nov. 24-Dec. 6, Sunset Billabong Pipeline Masters Dec. 8-20, Pipeline Total Prize Purse: $640,000

WOMEN’S EVENTS Women’s Vans Hawaiian Pro Nov. 17-23, Haleiwa Gidget Pro Sunset Beach Nov. 24-Dec. 6, Sunset Billabong Pro Maui Dec. 8-20, Honolua, Maui Total Prize Purse: $205,000 48

OTHER EVENTS John Kelly Environmental Awards Dinner & Party Nov. 14, Surfrider Foundation, Waimea Valley, 7pm Rell Sunn Aloha Jam Nov. 20, Waimea Valley, 6pm Opening Ceremony, 25th Aniversary Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau Dec. 3, Waimea Bay Beach Park, 3pm Surf Night Dec. 4, Sunset Elementary School, 5pm Billabong Lifeguard Party Dec. 12, Waimea Valley, 6pm

Triple Crown Champions - The Women

Triple Crown Champions - The Men

2008 Stephanie Gilmore, Australia 2007 Megan Abubo, Hawaii 2006 Sofia Mulanovich, Peru 2005 Chelsea Gerogeson, Australia 2004 Chelsea Gerogeson, Australia 2003 Keala Kennelly, Hawaii 2002 Neridah Falconer, Australia 2001 (Not Held) 2000 Heather Clarke, South Africa 1999 Trudy Todd, Australia 1998 Layne Beachley, Australia 1997 Layne Beachley, Australia

2008 Joel Parkinson, Australia 2007 Bede Durbidge, Australia 2006 Andy Irons, Hawaii 2005 Andy Irons, Hawaii 2004 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 2003 Andy Irons, Hawaii 2002 Andy Irons, Hawaii 2001 Myles Padaca, Hawaii 2000 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 1999 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 1998 Kelly Slater, Hawaii 1997 Mike Rommelse, Australia 1996 Kaipo Jaquias, Hawaii 1995 Kelly Slater, Hawaii 1994 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 1993 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 1992 Sunny Garcia, Hawaii 1991 Tom Carroll, Australia 1990 Derek Ho, Hawaii 1989 Gary Elkerton, Australia 1988 Derek Ho, Hawaii 1987 Gary Elkerton, Australia 1986 Derek Ho, Hawaii 1985 Michael Ho, Hawaii 1984 Derek Ho, Hawaii 1983 Michael Ho, Hawaii

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Legend in Hawaiian folklore: Night Marchers or Hukai-po by Leila Maghanoy According to the legends in Hawaiian folklore, Night Marchers are a march of glowing spirits who come from the water and head towards a scared site or “Heiau”. They are said to be armed spirit warriors in route to or from battle, carrying weapons and clothed in decorated hawaiian helmets and cloaks. The Night Marchers are spirits that can only be seen vaguely, and chanting to the beat of drums. Some say these restless souls are looking to reclaim rightful territory, replay a battle gone awry, or avenge their own deaths. Others even say they are searching for an entrance into the next world. Hawaiian legend says these spirit are only seen between the 27th and 29th of a month with a new moon. These nights are known as the nights of Kane. In most cases the Night Marchers are seen in areas where there has been a lot of bloodshed in battle. Another thing to beware of before you go roam the beaches of Hawaii on a Night of Kane is if you look a Night Marcher in the eye, you will vanish and never be seen again. If you think you are in the presence of the Night Marchers, it will usually be accompanied by rain, wind, mist, or high surf. I was always told that if you see little light/fires, which are their raised torches and hear drums beating to get out of there, hide or if your too late put your face in the sand and don’t look up no matter what! If the Night Marchers see or even sense a human they will go and try to kill whoever is in presence. However legend says if one is with another relative, then their life will be spared. On the North Shore of Oahu, Mokuleia is known to be as the scared land of the lost souls and is said to have lots of Night Marchers. So be warned and remember that the Night Marchers can never be interrupted, never try to look in their eyes and if you find yourself in their path “play dead”. 73

Say “Hello” to the Sharks of Oahu’s North Shore See the beauty and splendor of Hawaii’s sharks as they rise from the depths to greet you. This thrilling experience never before offered will profoundly affect your feelings toward sharks as you join them in their habitat three miles outo to sea.

THE SHARK (”mano” in hawaiian) is still highly respected in native Hawaiian culture and is featured in many myths and legends.

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Two hour Shark Cage & Boat Shark tours are available. Tours depart every morning and continue throughout the day (depending upon weather conditions). Masks and snorkels are provided on tour. The vessel “Kai Lolo� at Slip No. 35. Haleiwa Harbour.

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Hawaiian coral reefs are the largest in the United States, and provide important habitats for 6,500 dierent species of plants and animals, including our peaceful turtles, monk seals and whales. Reefs also oer abundant seafood and shoreline protection, plus making beautiful places to swim and snorkel. Today our coral reefs face numerous threats, including overfishing, pollution from marine debris and coastal development, damage from anchors and humans trampling all over the coral, and even global warming. 76

Coral is alive Coral is living colonies of animals called polyps. These polyps can be various colors of blue, green, purple, red and yellow and give the reef an appearance of a beautiful aquatic garden. Along with the beauty it also provides an important habitat for thousands of species of native animals and plants. Coral reefs produces many microhabitats or “niches� which allows many organisms to live together in the same community. This makes reefs the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. They are compared to like a tropical rain forest and the existence of our reefs our vital to our existence here on Earth. 77

Help Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs When walking on the reef try to step around the live corals, which are usually a live with bright color. Whatever rock you turn over please make sure to turn it back to its original position. Boats should be careful to where they drop the anchor. Don’t pollute! Plastics and other debris can harm or kill many species in the reef community. Please understand that debris doesn’t just have to come from littering on the beach. A small gum wrapping thrown on the sidewalk gets washed into the storm drain and flushed right out to the reef. Volunteer to help local environmental organizations and agencies with stream and coral reef monitoring programs, adopt reef projects, participate in beach and underwater clean-ups. Get involved and tell your friends to get involved as well! together we can make a difference and we all have to do our part in making a difference now. Don’t wait until it is too late (actually it may already be too late) to start caring about Mother Earth because she is crying for our help! 78

Malama na honu (care for the Turtles) Help spread the ALOHA to the turtles: Our Hawaiian sea turtles are protected by State and Federal laws. It is prohibited to harass sea turtles and is punishable by law. Please view the sea turtles from a distance of 5-6 feet away on land or sea. Do not touch, feed, harass or tease the turtles, and remember they are wild so need to keep that way.

By feeding turtles you may change their natural behavior, causing them to become sick or die from ingesting unnatural or contaminated food. Watch your fishing lines! Turtles may get tangled up in the fishing lines and often result in death. Please don’t litter because turtles mistake debris as food and result in harm or death. For more information, please visit 79

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Pidgin Hawaii’s 3rd Language Pidgin originates back in the days of our hard working plantation workers, who came to Hawaii in the 19th century. Pidgin is a mixture of Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and even other influences. Pidgin has its own vocabulary and grammar. You can pick up a Pidgin dictionary in the bookstores. It is basically the Hawaiian Language English and you wont hear this type of talk anywhere else in the world but in Hawaii. Helpful common Pidgin words/phrases: Eh’ howzit? : How is it going; what is happening; how are you Fo’ WHAT? : Why Any kine: anything ALLBUS: destroyed; messed up bad Lolo: dumb; stupid Like Beef?!: Want to fight; like fight Chocho lips : thick lips; big lips Bolohead: no hair on head Moke: big tough local guy who loves to fight Babooze : clown or dummy Bachi: Japanese curse; bad luck; bad karma Grind : To eat Hana Hou : one more time Broke da mouth: delicious Garans: guaranteed Mahalo Brah’ : Thank you pal/brother



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PRIVATE COURSES Oahu Country Club - 150 Country Club Rd., Honolulu, 96817 Pro: Andrew Fieldman - Par: 71 - Yardage: 5,820


Waialae Golf Club - 4997 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, 96816 Pro: Greg Nicholas - Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,529


PUBLIC COURSES Bayview Golf Course - 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Kaneohe, 96744 Pro: Tommy Ukauka - Par: 60 - Yardage: 2,231


Hawaii Country Club - 94-1211 Kuna Rd., Wahiawa, 96786 Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,430


Hawaii Kai Executive Golf Course - 8902 Kalaniana’ole Hwy., Honolulu, 96825 395-2358 Pro: Jhon Inzer - Par: 72 - Yardage: 5,820(men), 5,591(women), 6,614(championship) Hawaii Prince Golf - 91-1200 Ft. WeaverRd., Ewa Beach, 96706 Pro: Tommy Hins - Par: 36 - Yardage: 3,138; 3,099; 3,076


Kahuku Golf Course - R.R. 83 Kamehameha Hwy., kahuhku, 96731 Par: 70 - Yardage: 5,398


Kapolei Golf Course - 91-701 Farrington Rd., Kapolei, 96707 Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,186


Makaha Valley Country Club - 84-627 Makaha Valley Rd., Waianae, 96792 Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,091


Mililani Golf Club - 95-176 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani, 96789 Pro: Ron Kia’aina - Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,360


Olomana Golf Links - 41-1801 Kalanianoale Hwy., Waimanalo, 96795 Pro: Casey Nakama & Margo Stubblefield - Par: 72 Yardage: 6,326(championship), 5,887(white), 5,456(red)


Pearl Country Club - 98,535 Kaononi St., Aiea, 96701 Pro: David Ishii, Pamela Kometani, Gregory Meyer & Beau Yokomoto Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,787(championship), 6,232(men), 5,536(women)


Waikele Golf Course - 94-200 Paioa Place, Waipahu, 96797 Pro: Gordon Tsujimura - Par: 72 Yardage: 6,663(championship), 6,261(men), 5,226(women)


RESORT COURSES Makaha Resort Golf Course - 84-626 Makaha Valley Rd., Waianae, 96792 Par: 72 - Yardage: 7,077


Turtle Bay Resort Golf Course 57-049 Kuilima Dr., Kahuku, 96731 Pro: Larry Keil - Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,225(men), 5,574(women), 4,851


Ko Olina - 92-1220 Aliinui Dr., Kapolei, 96707 Par: 72 - Yardage: 6,867(blue), 6,450(gold), 5,361(red)

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