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Hawaiian South Shore July 2024 Newsletter

Hawaiian South Shore February 2020 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

The GOAT Kelly Slater Visits Hawaiian South Shore

We are soooooooo stoked The GOAT Kelly Slater visited us.

Everybody was stoked, Sean and The Team had time to talk story from him and learned a lot, and broke down a few of his boards for us, and showed us two new boards that are coming out maybe next year that he is surfing and testing.

He checks out all his brands that we carry -  Outerknown, KLLY Sandals, Endorfins and of course his boards 

(Great WhiteS BossBoss UpFRK and FRK Plus and Cymatic). He did an Instagram post for us for each section. Check Out Slater's Visit...

🏄 Prolozone Therapy: Finding Relief to Chuck's Chronic Back Pain

I recently had the opportunity to connect with my friend Chuck, who has been struggling with chronic back pain for the past 20 years. During our conversation, he shared his journey and the remarkable results he's experienced with Prolozone therapy.

Trying Prolozone Therapy

Chuck had been dealing with persistent back pain ever since a snowboarding accident two decades ago. Despite trying various treatments, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, and electrical stimulation, he had not found a lasting solution to his condition.

That is, until he learned about Prolozone therapy

Eager to find a solution, Chuck decided to give Prolozone a try. He connected with Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, a naturopathic doctor at the Steelsmith Natural Health Center, who specializes in this innovative treatment. 

Prolozone therapy involves the injection of a natural blend of oxygen, ozone, and other nutrients directly into the affected area. This combination helps to reduce inflammation, promote tissue regeneration, and stimulate the body's natural healing processes.

Chuck's Results

After his first Prolozone treatment, Chuck reported feeling about 30% better. Encouraged by this initial progress, he continued with the therapy, completing a total of four sessions."I can testify that my back feels 70% improved after the four Prolozone sessions," Chuck shared enthusiastically. "I'm planning to have one more session to see if I can get even better results."The cost of each Prolozone session at the Steelsmith Natural Health Center was less than $300, making it a relatively affordable option for Chuck's long-term pain management.

A Permanent Solution?

One of the most appealing aspects of Prolozone therapy, according to Chuck, is its potential to provide a permanent solution to his back pain. Unlike other treatments that may only offer temporary relief, Prolozone aims to address the root cause of the issue, potentially leading to long-lasting improvements.

As Chuck continues his Prolozone journey, he's curious to hear if others have had similar experiences with this treatment. If you or someone you know has undergone Prolozone therapy, we'd love to hear about your results and insights. Please feel free to share your story in the comments section below.It's important to note that this article is not intended to provide medical advice. The experiences shared here are specific to Chuck's case, and individual results may vary. If you're considering Prolozone therapy or any other medical treatment, it's always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional.


Member of the Month: Dane Minami


When and why did you initially get into surfing?

It was a long time ago, but I think I started surfing when I was around 14 or 15 years old.  I was bodyboarding up until that point and decided I wanted to try out surfing.  I bought an old beater single fin shortboard and started learning how to surf at Rock Piles and In-Betweens in town.  After many failed attempts, I remember the first time I stood up riding the whitewater and I was instantly hooked. 

Did you have a time period you laid off from surfing?

 If so, when and why did you start back up?

I believe all surfers go through different seasons where life and other priorities may mean surfing less or taking a break completely for a period.  I went through several seasons when I took breaks from surfing, but the longest was for about 5-6 years after my second daughter was born.  With two young kids, there was a lot less time for hobbies and I got really busy with work and other commitments.  After a long, extended break from surfing, I remember taking a friend out to surf and I ended up getting hooked all over again.  I started surfing regularly, bought new surfboards and rekindled the stoke.  I think at the time my wife probably thought I was going through a midlife crisis. After I started up again, I wondered why I stayed away for so long.

What is your favorite thing about surfing? 

Aside from the fitness and health benefits, my favorite thing about surfing is how challenging it is.  No matter how long you’ve been surfing or how old you are, you can still get better or do something you’ve never done before.  With the surf, there are so many variables involved and no two waves, or surf sessions for that matter, are the same.  It really teaches you patience when the waves are junk and inconsistent and you learn to appreciate when the waves and conditions are good.  We definitely get more than our share of subpar waves when surfing on the south shore. 

What product did you most recently purchase from us and why?

I’ve bought a bunch of boards from Hawaiian South Shore over the years, but my two surprise favorites are boards I would not have normally bought.  I recently picked up an oversized, 5’10” Volcanic Sweet Potato and a 6’6” CJ Nelson Milo Fish in Thunderbolt Red construction.  Both come in right around 45 liters and almost 10 liters more than my shortboard volume.  Now that I’m in my 50s, and a weekend warrior, paddle fitness and wave catching is definitely not what it used to be. 

How do you like it so far?

I’ve been riding mid-lengths more often these days but miss the maneuverability and feeling of riding a shortboard.  The Sweet Potato and the Milo Fish have a mid-length volume stuffed into a shorter length.  So, they both paddle well but you can still throw it around and fit into some of the smaller wave pockets. 

In my opinion, these types of boards are fun and perfect for the smaller, softer conditions we often get in town.  Not the best boards when it gets bigger, but there are other boards for that.  Thunderbolt and Volcanic are my favorite constructions and both are super durable and resistant to pressure dings.  They cost a little more but are worth it in my opinion, especially the Thunderbolt. I still shortboard on occasion but usually wait until we get better, longer period swell.  Otherwise, I’m on one of these two boards or one of my mid-lengths. 

What fins are you using with your new board?

I am currently using the FCS MR Twins plus trailer on the Milo Fish and the Futures Quad Controller fins in the Sweet Potato. 

Have you used other fins in the past and how do these compare?

I recently tried a set of FCS Power Twins plus trailer in the Milo Fish and I think I may like it even better. I’ve tried other fin combinations in my Sweet Potato, but so far, I think I like the Controllers the best.

Where is your favorite place to eat after surfing? 

My favorite place to eat after surfing is Lanikai Juice in Kaka’ako

What is your favorite item on the menu?

Kailua Monkey with vanilla whey protein…yum!

What other hobbies do you have besides surfing?

I barely have enough time for surfing so I’m pretty much forced to have just one hobby.  Maybe when I retire one day I can have more.

What type of work do you do?

I work for the US Navy as a civilian and recently retired from my part-time job with the Hawaii Air National Guard. 

Do you have any additional comments or suggestions for us?

Want to thank David and the team at Hawaiian South Shore for bringing in high quality surfboards and accessories, and for the outstanding customer service. 


🌊 Sharkbanz New Testing with Bull Sharks 



In a recent test conducted over three days, Sharkbanz demonstrated its effectiveness in deterring bull sharks. During the testing period, there were over 1,200 shark interactions. Test dummies without Sharkbanz were attacked every 46 seconds on average. Remarkably, when the dummies wore Sharkbanz, they were never attacked.

Sharkbanz products utilize electromagnetic induction to create a field that disrupts a shark’s sensitive electroreceptors. This electromagnetic field has been proven to have a deterrent effect on bull sharks, significantly reducing the risk for ocean goers. Many Sharkbanz users have reported successful deterrence of bull sharks in real-world scenarios, underscoring the device’s reliability and effectiveness.

Real-Life Testimonials

Many Sharkbanz users have shared their life-saving experiences, emphasizing the device's importance. Here are a few testimonials from satisfied customers:

Martha D., Surfer, Cape Cod, MA (USA) "I surf in Cape Cod, and it's infested with Great Whites! Sharkbanz has saved my life! Thank goodness for this miracle gadget! I refuse to surf without it. I actually like to wear two Sharkbanz at once since it creates a bigger, stronger protection wall around me! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!"

Greg, Clyde, and Joe, Surfers, Watermen, Oahu, HI (USA) "Saw one big fish this morning between 8-10 ft - maybe even larger with stripes!!!! Frickin nutz. I bought Sharkbanz about two weeks ago and have been using it every time since. This morning was the closest encounter I’ve ever had. The shark took a ninety-degree turn and took off!"

Scott Fegette, Carpinteria, CA "I got my Sharkbanz 2-3 years ago when Great White sightings picked up off my local break near Santa Barbara. Just as I thought it was gonna either bump me off or take a chomp, I reflexively kicked out my foot with my Sharkbanz on, and the White did a quick 90-degree turn and swam away fast. Needless to say, I always wear it now."



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Reviews From Surfers

Patrick Baker about USED Firewire Seaside Helium 2 (5'6) FCS

I always have loved the Seaside. Super fun, super fast , super easy to paddle. The board just makes me happy. So, when I saw this used Seaside board for sale at Hawaiin South Shore with a sick paint job, I was stoked . I grabbed it! I The board is magic on those small, summer weak days!

Check out USED boards here


Maria V about Harley Ingleby MOE MINI 5 Fin (6'6, 6'10) FCS II Thunderbolt Black Grey Carbon

I am focusing on relearning how to shortboard after 5 years on my 9’4 single fin, and I love my 6’6 mini Moe! This board is perfect, I was able to paddle and catch waves with no problem and was able to duck dive it too. I already have a 7’4 Moe and it is one of my favorite boards ever. The 6’6 Mini Moe is just as fun but in shorter faster version! You will not regret buying this board! My husband rode it as well and he now is trying to steal it from me 🤣. Mahalo Hawaiian South Shore!

Franko Noah Portugal about CJ Nelson PARALLAX PLUS (7'10-9'9) 2+1 Fin Thunderbolt Back FULL CARBON

I got the 8’3” parallax in Thunderbolt Black. The parallax plus Is a definite refinement from the earlier versions, slightly thinner rails and a more tame convex nose. Took this out in some well overhead rollers, ridiculous speed and drive. Was able to connect the sections from rockpiles to bowls on a high line trim. Im running the 9.5” parallax fin with the 3.5” sky sides, CJs recommendation on his page, might seem like too much fin, but it works incredibly. Hands down one of my favorite daily drivers.

Surfing News This July - Surfing at the 2024 Olympics in Tahiti

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will feature surfing for the second time, with the competition taking place in Tahiti, French Polynesia. The surfing event, scheduled from July 27 to August 4, will be held at the famous Teahupo'o wave, known for its powerful and dangerous barrels.

The competition will include 48 surfers, with quota spots filled based on performances in various surfing competitions. France and underrepresented National Olympic Committees also received quota spots. Surfers will be judged on their ability to navigate the challenging left-hand break at Teahupo'o, favoring goofy-footed surfers.

However, the plans to build a new $5 million judging tower on the reef have faced strong resistance from local surfers and fishermen, who are concerned about the potential damage to the delicate marine ecosystem. There are fears that disrupting the coral reef could lead to increased ciguatera poisoning, which is a major issue for local fishermen.

Hawaii Representatives 

Among the top surfers expected to compete are two athletes from Hawaii -Carissa Moore and John John Florence.

Carissa Moore, a five-time world champion, will be defending her gold medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The 31-year-old Hawaiian is currently leading the 2023 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour standings and secured a quota spot for the USA.

John John Florence, a two-time world champion, will be making his second Olympic appearance after competing in Tokyo 2020. The 31-year-old Hawaiian is currently ranked second in the 2023 WSL standings and has also earned a quota spot for the USA. Check out John John's Limited Edition Olympic Boardshort.

Concerns about Environmental Impact

Environmentalists, locals, and surfers have joined forces to protect Teahupo'o's culture, corals, and other sea life. The proposed preparations for the event, which included building temporary housing, roads, and a large structure out on the water, called for drilling into a coral reef. This opposition quickly grew, as the plans threatened to disrupt the ecosystem and attract a dangerous algae.

Cindy Otcenasek, the president of Via Ara o Teahupo'o, a local environmental organization, expressed her concerns about the cultural and environmental significance of the area. "In Polynesian culture, people believe gods and spirits are everywhere, in the coral, in the ocean. The ocean is considered to be our most sacred temple," she said.

Adjusting Plans to Accommodate Local Concerns

In response to the growing opposition, Olympic organizers have adjusted their plans. They will not be building any Olympic housing, and athletes will stay on a nearby boat instead. Homes of locals will serve other Olympic housing needs. The size of the planned structure, a platform for judges to watch the competition from, has also been shrunk.

Barbara Martins-Nio, a senior event manager for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organization Committee, acknowledged the incident where a boat working on some Olympic construction hit a piece of the reef and broke it. She called the accident "awful" and said that Tahitians have a "special relationship with nature … and it was like a bomb for us."

Since the incident, Martins-Nio said, the relationship between the organizers and locals has improved. The Olympic group is moving slowly and asking for more input from the local groups to ensure that construction work is fully transparent and respectful of the local culture and environment.

Preserving the Mana and Waves of Teahupo'o

Despite the fears, some on the island still see the Games as an opportunity. Much of the local population is in favor of the Games, the economic benefits it could bring, and the standing it will give their little corner of French Polynesia.

Peva Levy, a Tahitian surfer who first rode the waves at Teahupo'o more than fifty years ago, described the place as having a special energy, a feeling known as "mana" in the local language. He expressed concerns that changing the reef could also change the shape of the famous waves, saying, "If the reef cracks and breaks off, there will be no more wave over here, it will be finished for us."

Kauli Vaast, a 21-year-old surfer competing in this year's Olympics, emphasized the importance of respect in these types of places where one faces mother nature. "Magical things happen here, you feel this energy and you must show respect," he said.

As the 2024 Olympics in Tahiti approach, the surfing community and local residents are closely watching the developments and hoping that the event can be held in a way that preserves the mana and waves of Teahupo'o while also bringing economic opportunities to the island.


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