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Hawaiian South Shore July 2020 Newsletter

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Hawaiian South Shore July 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER JULY 2020 Staying Safe in the Sun   Understanding the UV Index and How to Stay Safe in the Sun   I was chatting with FCS rep Keoni Watson the other day, and he mentioned that the UV index was going to be super high this weekend—pushing as high as 11. That sounded pretty gnarly to me, but I realized that I didn’t really know what the UV index meant, or where it even came from, so I decided to do some research. I found an online guideline from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and discovered some really interesting...

Reintroducing Ben Aipa – Honolulu Surfing Legend

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Reintroducing Ben Aipa – Honolulu Surfing Legend
Reintroducing Ben Aipa – Honolulu Surfing Legend

Getting to Know Daniel “Tomo” Thomson

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Getting to Know Daniel “Tomo” Thomson
Daniel "Tomo" Thomson the man behind the greatest Surfboards.

Hawaiian South Shore June 2020 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore June 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020 The History and Science of Surf Reporting and Forecasting on Oahu All of those who surf and live in Hawaii have become accustomed to daily surf reports and forecasts, but many of us are unaware of the science and history that go into those reports. This information is not only interesting for us from a cultural perspective, but also useful in better understanding the ocean and swells, which in turn makes us better watermen and women. The original surf reports were anecdotal observations from surfers and other coastal people. In 1968, a man named Larry Goddard began...

An Introduction to Billy Tolhurst

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An Introduction to Billy Tolhurst

A Central NSW Shaping Staple for 50 years Billy Tolhurst epitomizes Australia’s blue-collar ethos. A surfboard shaper from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Tolhurst shaped his first board in 1964 when he was 12, and by the time he was 15 he had his own surfboard label. His board design eventually took a backseat to jobs in surveying and civil earthworks, but throughout the 1970s and ’80s, he continued to refine boards at night and on the weekend. By the time he went back into production mode in the 1990s, Tolhurst was a master craftsman, with Tolhurst Surfboards quickly...

Swells 101: How Are Waves Formed?

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Swells 101: How Are Waves Formed?

  It might seem like the simplest of questions, but the reality is that many surfers don’t actually know where their waves come from. And little wonder. In an age of computer-guided swell models and customized spot forecasts, it’s easy to live from surf reports to surf reports rather than understanding the science ourselves. But 20 years ago the idea of an online swell model didn’t even exist, and 20 years before that the only surf reports in existence were word of mouth from the guy who got to the beach earlier than you. Go back a couple of hundred...

Dan Mann Talks Us Through the Twice Baked

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Dan Mann Talks Us Through the Twice Baked
Dan Mann Talks Us Through the Twice Baked

Hawaiian South Shore May 2020 Newsletter

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Hawaiian South Shore May 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER MAY 2020 Surviving the Surf Shutdown How the Surf World Dealt Withthe COVID-19 Quarantine It has been a rough couple of months for the world, with COVID-19 infecting millions and effectively shutting down the economy. Andalthough our troubles might pale in comparison to those who have lost family members and friends to this pandemic, it’s been a prettyrough couple of months for the world’s surfers. Here in Hawaii we were allowed to surf throughthe quarantine, but in most areas of the world lineups have been empty, due to government bans on surfing. As you can imagine, people have been...

Who is Ben Skinner? Skindog Surfboards

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Who is Ben Skinner? Skindog Surfboards

Introducing Ben “Skindog” Skinner Once in awhile, top-level athletes and influencers sneak under the radar, whether due to their geographical location, a lack of desire for self-promotion, or any number of other factors. But it is only a matter of time until talent and style catch up with them, and eventually, the world knows who they are. Ben “Skindog” Skinner is one such athlete. A surfer and shaper from Cornwall, England, Skinner originally grew up on the island of Jersey, located between England and France. Not a lot of people know where that is, so surfers from the island don’t...

Fuel for Athletes: The Delicious Benefits of Oatmeal

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Fuel for Athletes: The Delicious Benefits of Oatmeal
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