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Hawaiian South Shore March 2024 Newsletter

Hawaiian South Shore February 2020 Newsletter

Keeping Your Knees Surf-Ready with Controlled Articular Rotations

How to surf better - Hawaiian South Shore

The knees is one of the most important joints in the body, and knees are particularly important for surfers, since most of our movements on a wave are powered by our core and upper legs. Surfing is a dynamic sport that involves a lot of twisting and torquing movements, which means that the knees are put through a lot of stress during every session. In order to ensure that we are surfing at our best—and to help reduce the risk of injury—it is important to maintain healthy, flexible knees that are ready for anything.

The exercise is quite simple, and only takes a minute to perform. The Instagram post suggests that you repeat it three times per knee, once per day. All you have to do is sit on the ground, support your upper thigh with your hands, and bend and unbend the knee slowly while articulating the lower leg (i.e., rotating it one direction and then the other). By doing this, you are able to keep the joint mobile, improve nutrient flow to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and work out any tightness or crepitus from past trauma.

I suggest doing this exercise in the morning right after you wake up. Not only is it a great way to get the body moving and start your day, but it also warms the knees up before your daily activities (and, hopefully, before a fun dawn patrol surf session!).

Keep those knees healthy and we will see you in the water!



Member of the Month - James Wilkes Hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month


When and why did you initially get into surfing?


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

When I was living in NYC from 2013-2015. On a rare occasion, I would surf Long Beach and Rockaway Beach

What is your favorite thing about surfing? 

Challenge and sense of nirvana.

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

Firewire Sweet Potato for winter waves on south side. Watch my review of the Sweet Potato here.

Firewire Sweet Potato Surfboard Review

How are you liking that product so far?

Loving it. 

What fins are you using with your new board?

Futures vapor core and stretch quad


Where is your favorite place to eat after surfing?

Smash Burger and buffet at 100. Sales


What is your favorite item on the menu?

Big burger and buffet 

What other hobbies do you have besides surfing?

Strength and conditioning at UFC gym

What type of work do you do?

Real estate sales and therapeutic massage 

Do you have any additional comments or suggestions for us?

Bring Brett back asap


Hawaiian South Shore Spring Sale

Check out the items we have on sale for Spring, we have Firewire surfboards, LOST surfboards, JS surfboards, Christenson Surfboards and FCS Fins.

Take advatange of this discoadvantageunted boards and accessories and get ready for Spring and Summer surf sessions.


Adaptive Surf Lessons at the iconic Turtle Bay Resort at the Jamie O’brien Surf Experience led by 5x Para Surfing Champ Victoria Feigi

Adaptive Surf Lessons at the iconic Turtle Bay Resort at the Jamie O’brien Surf Experience led by 5x Para Surfing Champ Victoria Feigi

"After sustaining my spinal cord injury and becoming a wheelchair user, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to really surf again. When I saw para surfing with my own eyes, it changed my perspective about what I thought possible for adaptive surfing and what I thought possible for myself. That inspiration helped me win 5 world titles consecutively. I want to help others experience the thrill and empowerment of adaptive surfing

Turtle Bay is a perfect location for an adaptive surf experience with instructors with expert knowledge, accessible facilities, specialized equipment, and gentle, uncrowded, tropical surf breaks in a spectacular beauty. I truly believe more people with injuries or illness would surf if they knew it was possible for them." - Victoria Feigi

To sign up for the Adaptive Surf Experience with Victoria Feige at Turtle Bay Resort, individuals can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of Turtle Bay Resort or contact them directly to inquire about the Adaptive Surf Lessons.
  2. Express your interest in participating in the Private Adaptive Surf Experiences with Victoria Feige.
  3. Provide any necessary information about disabilities or special requirements to ensure a tailored surfing experience.
  4. Coordinate with the resort staff to schedule your private lessons at the Turtle Bay location.
  5. Enjoy a personalized surfing session with two instructors per student, including Victoria Feige, the 5-time Para Surfing World Champion.

At Hawaiian South Shore, we proudly support adaptive surfing, ensuring that every surfer's experience is as stoked as ours.

By collaborating with Victoria Feige and the Jamie O'Brien Surf Experience at Turtle Bay Resort, we aim to make the joy of surfing accessible to all individuals, regardless of physical limitations.

To join our Adaptive Surf Experience, simply reach out to us through our website or contact us directly. Express your interest in participating in the Private Adaptive Surf Experiences with Victoria Feige at Turtle Bay Resort.

Adaptive Surf Lessons at the iconic Turtle Bay Resort at the Jamie O’brien Surf Experience led by 5x Para Surfing Champ Victoria Feigi

Our team will guide you through the process of scheduling your private lessons and provide any necessary assistance to make your surfing adventure unforgettable.

Together, let's embrace the spirit of inclusivity and passion for surfing that defines the Hawaiian South Shore community.


Customer testimonials: 

Talk about a fast board! Very responsive, easy to catch waves even on small days. Perfect board to transition to if you’re downsizing from a midlength as it is super easy to paddle and has just the right amount of float.


I've been wanting a Christianson Lane splitter for so long but it's really challenging finding one with my volume!! Thank goodness you guys had one, and I snatched it up immediately! The board goes mental and the customer service you guys provided was second to none.!! Mahalo to the entire crew at Hawaiian South Shore!!


 Chris Christenson surfboard review


The ability to pivot and have hold at the same time is important to me.


Rocked my Florence Marine windbreaker today I got with you guys. Impressed with how awesome it is every time!