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Looking Back on 25 Years of Hawaiian South Shore

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Looking Back on 25 Years of Hawaiian South Shore

Looking Back on 25 Years of Hawaiian South Shore   This November marks the 25th anniversary of Hawaiian South Shore, a business that holds a special place in my heart. It has become so much more than a surf shop for me; it is a passion, a community, and a family. Over the years, I have celebrated some of my happiest memories with the Hawaiian South Shore ohana. As I look back at 25 years with you all, I’d like to share the story of how Hawaiian South Shore came to be and some of my favorite milestones here. As...

Hawaiian South Shore November 2020 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore November 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020   Looking Back on 25 Years of Hawaiian South Shore   This November marks the 25th anniversary of Hawaiian South Shore, a business that holds a special place in my heart. It has become so much more than a surf shop for me; it is a passion, a community, and a family. Over the years, I have celebrated some of my happiest memories with the Hawaiian South Shore ohana. As I look back at 25 years with you all, I’d like to share the story of how Hawaiian South Shore came to be and some of my...

DOMINATOR 2.0 BY DAN MANN

Posted by DAVID KELLY

DOMINATOR 2.0 BY DAN MANN

  The Helium Dominator II   From Designer Dan Mann:  " The Dominator II has the same float and fast planing that everyone loved about the Dominator years ago, but today it's more refined and tuned to suit a wider variety of surfers. From rippers like Kevin Shulz to beginners like my neighbor in Coronado, the Dominator II is my favorite all-round board to date. The Dominator II arrived at surf shops all over the world last week and I'm so stoked for everyone to ride it." SHOP DOMINATOR 2.0 NOW

World Champion Taylor Jensen and His Wife Nava Young—the First Family of Modern Longboarding

Posted by DAVID KELLY

World Champion Taylor Jensen and His Wife Nava Young—the First Family of Modern Longboarding

The First Family of Modern Longboarding *All Photo Credit to Taylor Jensen @taylorjensentj   Taylor Jensen is a staple of competitive longboard surfing. He has won three world titles—back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2012, and his third in 2017. He’s also had a wide variety of other competitive success, including two wins at the US Open of Longboarding. Most longboarders have heard of Taylor, but not as many know his wife, Nava. But as it turns out, they should! Taylor and his family stopped by the shop during a recent visit to Hawaii, and while we were chatting he let...

Active Skin Repair—a First-Aid Kit in a Bottle

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Active Skin Repair—a First-Aid Kit in a Bottle

Active Skin Repair—a First-Aid Kit in a Bottle

First Aid Kit

The Difference Between Firewire’s LFT and Helium With Rob Machado

Posted by DAVID KELLY

The Difference Between Firewire’s LFT and Helium With Rob Machado

Firewire is known for leading the surf industry in terms of modern, high-tech board construction, and recently they have added a number of different construction options to their boards. Two of the most popular—LFT and Helium—provide similar all-around benefits such as light weight and durability, but also have their own specific advantages, depending what you are looking to do on your board. Rob Machado has been designing boards for Firewire for the past few years, and has a lot of experience on both types of construction. He recently did a little video to explain the difference between the two, and...

Hawaiian South Shore October 2020 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore October 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020   How to Face Your Fears in Bigger Waves *Photo Timmy Reyes With all of the heavy-water antics that the best in the world are doing these days, it is easy to become desensitized to big wave surfing. These days it can often seem like if you aren’t charging 50-foot Peahi, then you aren’t charging at all. But the reality is that we all surf at different levels, and that big waves and the fear that comes with them are largely relative. While it might take a massive Mavs bomb to get Aaron Gold’s blood pumping, for...

Breaking Down the Firewire Glazer with Rob Machado

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Breaking Down the Firewire Glazer with Rob Machado

Over the past few years, Rob Machado has made waves with his fish designs that he has released through Firewire. The speed and flow of a twin-fin really match his stylish surfing and has inspired thousands of surfers around the world to stop trying so hard and just enjoy the ride. But lately, Rob has been feeling the thruster again and decided he wanted to ride something a little less alternative. The Glazer is a short, stubby, user-friendly thruster that has helped Rob fall back in love with a middle fin. It has lots of volumes, which makes it easy to paddle...

Who is Chris Christenson?

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Who is Chris Christenson?

Chris Christenson is one of the most respected names in California. Known for his versatility and attention to detail, Christenson shapes a wide range of boards, from retro fishes and longboards to some of the best big-wave boards in the industry. Christenson has shaped boards for some of the best surfers on the planet, including big wave pros Ian Walsh and Greg Long. He also collaborated with snowboarder Jeremy Jones, shaping the Jones Storm Chaser, which is a swallow-tailed fish-style snowboard. Christenson has been shaping since the age of 18. Mentored and influenced by Dick Brewer and Skip Frye, he...

What is HYFI Construction?

Posted by DAVID KELLY

What is HYFI Construction?

WHAT IS HYFI? Our unparalleled epoxy technology, HYFI, is a unique multi-layer construction that feels like nothing else out there. Think of it as a futuristic exoskeleton for a surfboard that allows it to be lighter and stronger than ever before, while still maintaining the ideal spring-loaded flex for maximum performance. Jason Stevenson and his JS label (famous for the tractor logo) have been producing some of the most high-performance surfboards on the planet for more than two decades. No one questions the design elements of these boards, and a number of guys on the world tour ride them, including...

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