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WHO IS LIB TECH?

Posted by David Kelly on

WHO IS LIB TECH?

When Mike Olsen started LibTech in 1977, most people had no idea that he’d one day be selling commercial surfboards. LibTech started as a snowboard company, creating lightweight alternatives to Burton and Sims, which dominated the market in the early years of the sport.

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Hawaiian South Shore June Newsletter

Posted by Kayla Przybilla on

KUROSHIO CURRENT AND ITS EFFECT ON THE WEATHER David Kelly | Owner, Hawaiian South Shore I’d never heard about the Kuroshio Current until a couple of days ago. My wife was watching a documentary, and asked me if I knew what it was, or that it was possibly the reason Hawaii has had such wonky weather over the past few months. Anything that can affect the weather (and by extension, the surf) has my interest, so I decided I’d better dive in and start researching the phenomenon. The Kuroshio Current is a north flowing current located near Japan. It is similar...

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Hawaiian South Shore May Newsletter

Posted by Kayla Przybilla on

I GUESS SHE WAS RIGHT… AGAIN David Kelly | Owner, Hawaiian South Shore I got my first tattoo when I was in the Navy, and I guess it was more of the influence of the people around me. Many on board the ship had them, and I was open to the idea of getting one. I have one on my chest and another on my leg. The leg tattoo was the first; it’s a sailing ship, in the form of a pirate’s ship. After being on board the ship and learning how things worked, I got really intrigued about how to...

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