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How to Survive Wipeouts & Hold Downs

Posted by GABE TURNER

How to Survive Wipeouts & Hold Downs

  If you are from Hawaii, then you know that winter means big waves on the North Shore. Pacific winter season, with the most notorious stretch of heavy-water coastline right in our backyard. Let's talk about wipeouts and hold-downs, and how to survive them. How you survive during a bad hold-down has a lot to do with what wave you are surfing. If you are somewhere heavy and shallow, that breaks over reef (like Pipeline, for instance), you probably don’t have a lot of control. At best, you should try to maintain spatial awareness so you know if and when you...

Hawaiian South Shore Hybrid Wetsuit Top/Rash Guard

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore Hybrid Wetsuit Top/Rash Guard
Best Wetsuit Top and Rashguards here at Hawaiian South Shore. FREE SHIPPING on all USA Address! SHOP NOW!

Hawaiian South Shore February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore February 2021 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2021     The Slater Connection—How Akila Aipa Became a Household Name Akila Aipa was content to quietly create beautiful, custom boards in the Waialua Sugar Mill, without much fanfare or hype. But when you are a master craftsman (and an excellent surfer with an undeniable pedigree, to boot), people will eventually begin to take notice. A few years back, Kelly Slater (which is from the same generation of pro surfers as Akila) asked Akila if he would like to collaborate on a quiver of boards, to see if they couldn’t dial in something special. Akila ended up...

What Are The Vektor System Fins?

Posted by DAVID KELLY

What Are The Vektor System Fins?

  Like many of Hawaii’s progressive surf designs, the Vektor Fin system found its start in the Waialua Sugar Mill. Ryan was foiling and cutting fins for other shapers, and started playing around with his own templates—just to do something different, with a focus on drive. Once the fins were developed, he started testing them on the North Shore, refining the templates and foils after each surf. The fins started out pretty big, but after a lot of hands-on R&D, the were shrunk down a bit to their current size. When you first look at Vektor Fins, you immediately notice...

WETSUIT SIZING AND CARE

Posted by DAVID KELLY

WETSUIT SIZING AND CARE

How to find the perfect suit and make it last Finding the Right Size Wetsuit The purpose of this article is to help you find the proper fitting wetsuit. Most wetsuits are designed to trap the water inside your suit. So if it’s too big and baggy the warm water trapped in the suit will flush out and fresh cold water will enter. The goal is to have a suit that fits snug, but if the suit is too small, then comfort is compromised. Finding the right size is actually easy if you know what to watch for. If you...

Hawaiian South Shore January 2021 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore January 2021 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2021   Christmas Gifts and the Tradition of Ryukyu Glass When I was growing up in Okinawa, it was a US-occupied area with a heavy military and US presence. There was actually a Coca-Cola bottling company there, as many US companies were taking advantage of the tax breaks that were available from basing business in occupied areas. Okinawa is part of the Ryukyu Archipelago, a chain of islands in southern Japan that include Yanaguni, the home of a mysterious underwater monument. The Ryukyu area is also known for its exemplary glasswork, created by local artisans who developed their...

Surfboard Tail Designs – What’s the difference between them?

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Surfboard Tail Designs – What’s the difference between them?

A note from HSS owner, David Kelly... In our Oct 2017 newsletter, Spencer Chang said that the MR Super Twin is by far the best board he's ridden—and that says a lot, because he's purchased a number of boards from us over the years. He said he liked the way the swallow tail felt. That reminded me of the Hayden Untitled I once rode. It was a friend's board, and I remember it actually had way too much float for me. The first wave I took off on was overhead, and I thought I was going to get pitched. But...

Who and What is Thunderbolt Technologies?

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Who and What is Thunderbolt Technologies?

    Mark Nelson founded Carve Sports, Inc. / VERITAS SURFCRAFT in 2014.  Since that time, Mark and his team have partnered with Yu Sumitomo of Thunderbolt Technologies, and elite longboard surfers including CJ Nelson, Harley Ingleby, Ben Skinner, Taylor Jensen and Kai Sallas.  Together with their shapers, this team has created exceptional lineups of high performance and classic longboards and fun shapes and established distribution of their boards in most major surf markets around the world.  Brands include CJ Nelson Designs, Harley Ingleby Series by Tolhurst Surfboards, SkinDog Surfboards, Flying Diamonds Fins, Taylor Jensen Series and Kai Sallas Longboard...

Hawaiian South Shore December 2020 Newsletter

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Hawaiian South Shore December 2020 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020   Taylor Jensen’s TJ Pro—The Preferred Board of a Three-Time World Champ Good surfers win contest, but good boards help—and Taylor Jensen’s TJ Pro has helped him collect three longboard world titles. Designed with shaper Dan Mann, the TJ Pro is Taylor’s go-to competition board, and comes in a stock size of 9'0". Originally available in Firewire Timbertek, but now in Thunderbolt Black (carbon fiber) and Thunderbolt Red (xeon fiberglass) The Thunderbolt Red provides a bit more flexibility and responsiveness, whereas the Thunderbolt Black is stiffer and provides more control in larger, more powerful waves. Regardless of...

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

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