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David Kelly's Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma

Mar 25, 2024

David Kelly's Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma

What is聽Basal聽Cell Carcinoma and How to treat it? I've always been careful about sun protection. I use sunscreen and wear a long-sleeved Rash Guard when surf. I'm also more susceptible to skin cancer because of the meds that I'm on to suppresses my immune system. I had a kidney transplant about 24 years ago so I get yearly dermatology appointments. One day, I noticed a small black dot on my right nostril. It looked like a tiny mole , but it didn't bother me much. Until it started to hurt. Photo from:聽www.advancedskinmd.com 聽 It felt like a pimple that was...

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Jan 11, 2024

CJ Nelson "Outlier" Surfboard Review by Christian

REVIEW:聽CJ Nelson Outlier Christian shares his experience with the CJ Nelson 7'6 Outlier surfboard.聽He聽 described it as highly versatile, excelling in various wave conditions. Christian has been using the CJ Nelson 7'6 Outlier for about two months and praises its wave-catching ability, especially at its length, and its performance in both small and larger surf conditions. He enjoys surfing from the middle of the board, highlighting its speed and the fun of riding it as a single fin, which offers a pivot-like feel. The board's performance in different wave heights is discussed, with Christian noting its speed and control, particularly...

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Nov 20, 2023

Paddling to Glory: The Randy Rarick Story

The Master Shaper Randy Rarick is an iconic figure in the world of surfing. He was born on July 27, 1947 in Los Angeles, California. From a young聽 聽age, Rarick was drawn to the ocean and became an聽 聽accomplished surfer. In 1967 at just 20 years old, he won聽 the United States Surfing Championships. This launched his professional surfing career. Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, Rarick competed on the world surfing circuit. He won several notable events including the Duke Kahanamoku Classic in Hawaii and the Peruvian International Surf Championships. His smooth style and innovation on the waves made...

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Firewire Cymatic Surfboard Review

Aug 16, 2023

Firewire Cymatic Surfboard Review

聽Cymatic Surfboard Review Here is Matt McMullen's review of the Slater Designs Cymatic surfboard after testing it out on the North Shore. Matt is an experienced surfer from Huntington Beach who normally rides hand shaped poly boards. For this trip, Matt rented a 5'5" Cymatic model with the new Volcanic construction. At 5'10" 155lbs, the small size provided a very loose, fast feel. He opted for the Eric Arakawa futures fins in a thruster setup. Matt found the light EPS volcanic construction made the Cymatic extremely quick and responsive, especially for its size. The combination of drive from the thruster...

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Firewire鈥檚 Tomo REVO: The Future of Surfboard Design

Jan 25, 2023

Firewire's Tomo REVO: The Future of Surfboard Design

Firewire's Tomo REVO If you're a surfer, you're likely familiar with Tomo's boards. Known for their futuristic, symmetrical design and all-around rippability, Tomo's boards have become a favorite among surfers of all skill levels. One of Tomo's most popular designs is the EVO, a board that blends down-the-line speed with a rounded nose and decreased swing weight to create a great groveler for small waves. But now, Tomo has taken the EVO to the next level with the release of the REVO.聽 The REVO features Tomo's vee quad concave, which Firewire calls "the cutting edge in performance hull design." This...

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Jan 25, 2023

Your Guide to FCS II Carver Fin Family

Carver Family The Carver family is part of the FCS II Essential Series, designed for powerful, drawn-out turns on point breaks and open-face waves. It is recommended for boards with higher rocker.聽 The Carver family fin is ideal for surfers who want to achieve smooth, continuous turns and maintain control in larger, more powerful waves. 聽 Design and Performance The Carver family is designed with a focus on stability and control, allowing surfers to maintain their speed and momentum throughout their turns. The fin's shape and design provide the necessary lift and grip to navigate through point breaks and open-face...

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Harley Ingleby MID 6 Surfboard Review by Tiny

Nov 7, 2022

Harley Ingleby MID 6 Surfboard Review by Tiny

MID 6 Surfboard on Quad Setup on South Shore Oahu Surfing 聽 聽 Tiny (195 lbs), a regular at our surf shop, recently purchased a 7'10" mid 6 surfboard and has been putting it to the test at various surf spots in the South Shore of Oahu, including bowls, rock piles, and Haleiwa. He recommends a four-fin or quad setup for this board length. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this board is a great option for those looking for a little more length in their surfboard. Come check out our selection of mid 6 surfboards and find the...

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Oct 7, 2022

(DEC 2019) STAYING HEALTHY BY STAYING DISTRACTED

STAYING HEALTHY BY STAYING DISTRACTED The holidays are here and for a lot of us that means eating. Lots of eating! There鈥檚 nothing better than Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and I can鈥檛 wait for some of the ono grinds I鈥檒l be enjoying in the next few weeks. I鈥檓 sure I鈥檒l probably enjoy a bit too much in fact. One of my friends once told me that Thanksgiving isn鈥檛 over until you hate yourself, and that the same rule applies for Christmas dinner too (that one made me laugh). Overeating isn鈥檛 something we do only on holidays. Overeating and obesity have...

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TAYLOR JENSEN TJ PRO Surfboard Review by Todd

Oct 7, 2022

TAYLOR JENSEN TJ PRO Surfboard Review by Todd

TAYLOR JENSEN "TJ PRO" Surfboard Review by Todd Miller Todd got he TJ Pro Carbon Surfboard from Hawaiian South Shore and this is his verdict! How's the board? " The board is really good, very responsive, it noserides really good. A lot of Drive!" 聽

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Oct 3, 2022

Surf Maneuvers Series PART 7: Layback Snap

Surf Maneuver Tip 7: Layback Snap 鈥淒ropping the wallet.鈥 The 鈥淟arry Layback.鈥 Layback snaps have been called a lot of things over the years, but regardless of the name you give it, this maneuver is pure aggression鈥攚ith a little bit of function thrown in. The layback snap is exactly what it sounds like鈥攁 sharp, radical snap that breaks all of the rules of technique we have discussed in this series and ends with the surfer lying on their back on the face of the wave, all speed and momentum lost. So why would anyone do it, you might ask? First...

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Dec 31, 2021

Lost Sub Driver 2.0 Surfboard

聽The Sub Driver 2.0 - Lost's Flagship聽High Performance Shortboard The Sub-Driver has been the go-to small-wave board for 鈥ost鈥檚 team of pro riders since it was introduced over a decade ago. Kolohe Andino rode this board to five WQS wins when he qualified for the Championship Tour in 2011, and just about every other pro on the team has ridden it as well. But it also thrives under the feet of everday surfers, who enjoy the clean outline, forgiving rails, ample volume, and medium rocker. The latest version has been updated with a wider, more forgiving nose, a smoothed out...

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North Swell Mid-Week Officially Moves Us Into Winter

Oct 20, 2021

North Swell Mid-Week Officially Moves Us Into Winter

Technically an Indian Summer occurs when a period of unseasonably warm weather occurs during autumn, after the first frost but before the first snow. Of course, we don鈥檛 have frost of snow in Hawaii (except on Mauna Kea), so we can鈥檛 have a real Indian Summer. But if there were ever a Hawaiian version, this year might be it. After having our first northwest swell of the season in mid-September鈥攁 solid eight-foot pulse that had the big wave crew pulling out there mini-guns and heading to Sunset Beach鈥攖he North Shore fell back asleep. Meanwhile, the South Shore has been pumping...

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Two Ends of the Spectrum at the Malibu Classic

Oct 12, 2021

Two Ends of the Spectrum at the Malibu Classic

The longboard world tour ended with a bang this week at Malibu, one of the spiritual homes of traditional surfing. Blessed with a late-season southern hemisphere swell, First Point lit up with long, dreamy walls that were perfect for noseriding. When the dust settled, we crowned two world champions from opposite ends of the age spectrum鈥攂ut the one thing they both had in common was world-class surfing. Photo of Joel by WSL / THOMAS LODIN At 45 years old, Joel Tudor had done it all. He鈥檇 won two longboard world championships, single-handedly brought traditional longboarding back to the mainstream, and...

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Weekly Surfing Update (July 1- July 9 2021): Celebrated Fourth of July With a World Full of Swell

Jul 7, 2021

Weekly Surfing Update (July 1- July 9 2021): Celebrated Fourth of July With a World Full of Swell

馃帀Celebrated Fourth of July With a World Full of Swell馃帀 As we celebrated Independence Day here in the US, the Southern Hemisphere celebrated with us, serving up pumping surf in numerous regions during the July 4 weekend. 馃摲 @keana.rivet Things got started in Tahiti late last week, when Teahupoo turned on in a big way with one of the most hyped swells of the season. This one was forecasted weeks ago, and according to sources on the ground it ended up delivering the size we鈥檇 been expecting鈥攁lthough video has yet to start trickling out. And Teahupoo isn鈥檛 done, as a...

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News-Hawaiian South Shore March 2021 Newsletter-Surfing News Hawaii-Hawaiian South Shore

Mar 12, 2021

Hawaiian South Shore March 2021 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2021 聽 Cargo Slowed Due to COVID-19 at Los Angeles Port - Expect Shipping Delays As if COVID-19 hasn鈥檛 affected life enough already over the past year, the latest news out of Los Angeles is that there is a huge backlog of cargo ships stuck offshore. Nearly 700 stevedores are either sick or out of work due to COVID-19 infections and quarantines, so there simply aren鈥檛 enough people to process all of the cargo ships that come into the port. On top of that, everyone stuck at home during COVID-19 this year has been ordering things to help...

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News-Who is Taylor Jensen?-Surfing News Hawaii-Hawaiian South Shore

Sep 22, 2020

Who is Taylor Jensen?

Hailing from San Diego, CA, Taylor grew up with a passion for riding any type of surf craft that he could get his hands on. At the age of 13, he fell in love with Longboarding and since then he has become one of the most successful and dominant competitive Longboarders in the World today. Over the course of his career, and with many more years to go, he has racked up 3 WSL World Longboard Titles, 6 North American National Titles, 3 Australasian National Titles and over 50 professional career victories along the way. When he鈥檚 not chasing swells...

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Foods that Give You Energy in the Day and Help You Sleep at Night

Aug 18, 2020

Foods that Give You Energy in the Day and Help You Sleep at Night

Foods that Give You Energy in the Day and Help You Sleep at Night Between work, family, and surfing, life can be exhausting sometimes. But responsibilities keep coming, and so do swells鈥攕o it's up to us to find the energy to keep up. Fortunately, there are a few things we can do to make sure our energy stores are topped off. For one, getting enough sleep each night is essential. But beyond that, we can also benefit our bodies by eating the right foods. Here are five foods that can help give us energy during the day鈥攁nd a couple more...

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News-Hawaiian South Shore June 2020 Newsletter-Surfing News Hawaii-Hawaiian South Shore

Jun 11, 2020

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...

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