Hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month - Michael McChrystal

 hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month

When and why did you initially get into surfing?

I didn’t start until college in Santa Barbara

Did you have a time period you laid off from surfing?

It wasn’t a full layoff but I lived in Tokyo for 4 years and only surf a handful of times. It was super difficult to get to the beach since I didn’t own a car while I was there. 

What is your favorite thing about surfing? 

Just being out in the water. Whether it’s 1 ft or 5, it’s always gonna be a good time. 

Where is your favorite place to eat after surfing?


What is your favorite item on the menu?

I make a smoothie with a big scoop of Protein. 


What other hobbies do you have besides surfing?

Not really a hobby but any free time I have I spend with my two daughters. 

What type of work do you do?

I teach surfing lessons at Kewalos 

Tell us about the board you recently purchased from us. 

What model and size is it, and how do you like its performance?

Most recent was the 5’9” Hydra by Lost/Libtech. Super fun, catches plenty waves, super loose. 

Do you have any additional comments? 

I’ve built my quiver up on boards purchased at the shop. Best selection on Island. 


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