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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Your Results May Vary!


A neat little photodocumentary of Honolulu and it's day and nightlife.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pre or Post Surf Cup of Joe

Trung Nguyen
Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus - 'Doris Maurice' to his chums
Trung Nguyen Coffee:Inspired Creativity

Dragon Coffee Menu

...or indeed involved at all!

French colonists, realising that conditions were ideal for coffee cultivation, first planted coffee in the South Central Highlands region of Vietnam. The coffee also proved popular with a local resident: the common palm civet (Paradoxurus Hermaphoditus), a weasel-like animal, which quickly developed a taste for the sweet, fleshy outer layers of the coffee 'cherries' - the fruit of the coffee bush.

It was found that the fruit seeds, what we know as coffee 'beans', passed though the civet largely undigested and the resulting beans, when washed and sun-dried, had undergone a remarkable change to produce a uniquely smooth and delicious flavour. Perhaps this was because the civet would choose only the best and ripest beans to eat, but also because the beans had been modified by enzyme reactions on their journey.

Civet The legendary 'Café Chôn' (also known as Kopi Luwak in Indonesia) is rare, very expensive (approximately US$350 per kilo) and is sometimes of dubious authenticity. Indeed, many people who claim to have tried weasel coffee in Vietnam have probably actually been drinking Trung Nguyên's 'Legendee' coffee.
Legendee is produced by an enzyme treatment process developed exclusively by Trung Nguyên that mimics the changes produced in the coffee beans by the civet and produces a coffee every bit as distinctive and good as the genuine article but at about a tenth of the price (and, fortunately, without any involvement from the weasels!).

The special process used in making Legendee seems to release a whole spectrum of flavours that normally lie dormant. Rich and complex, Legendee is superb when served hot, sensational when served iced, and is certainly one of the finest coffees in the world.


Saturday, March 15, 2008


Stand Up Paul Gross. His stand-up interpretation of George's Velo Kneeboard.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

California Counterpart

Jdubsingles investigates the fun of dialing in some cool designs for the myriad of fun breaks in SoCal. Jdub demonstrates here that more rail used = high yield in performance. It's a 6'6" Greg Liddle.

Monday, February 18, 2008

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004)

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones. A good documentary. Worth the watch at 2+ hours. Now beat up the brat with a baseball bat.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Time permitting, please open your ears to Pilioha, a new traditional Hawaiian Band playing every Wednesday at our favorite evening Go-To, Aku Bone.

Click here for a sample of their Hawaiian rendition of "Riders In The Sky."

Kamehameha Grad, Gary Krug's Falsetto is a beauty to listen to.

Friday, February 15, 2008

We proudly support our local surf shop!

Support your local artists. Support your local boutique. Support your local surf shop. Support your local breakfast institution.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Griffin and Sabine Trilogy

Since today is February 14th, indulge yourself in this creative, imaginative "non-fictional" tale, Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence. If you're artsy fartsy and enjoy a good dose of literary romance, give this bit of illustrated reading a chance. This most unusual book captures postcard writings between two artists separated by the Earth's hemisphere. Griffin is an UK-based artist who is intrigued and enamoured with lavishly illustrated and authored postcards he receives from Sabine, a mysterious exotic woman living on a remote South Pacific island. The dialogue that follows is the essence of the book; it is an "extraordinary correspondence."

It's actually a trilogy, but the first installment is the winner.

Amazon Link Here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Good Luck

Double Rainbow = Good Luck

6 o' clock mellow A-frame.
Evening Cap Logging.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grandma made Peanutbutta n Jelly Sandwiches

An interesting Swaylock's post from the wise Bernie aka Oneula who says, "We're always reinventing the wheel I guess..."

Monday, February 11, 2008

Jimmy's Bike- Bowls

Sweet custom pinlining.
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Tradeswell remnants were favorable for some nice conditions for logging. Light trades were blowing, and we could smell the meat from several BBQs on the beach.

Camera Obscura

Her pick from 2006.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Bonzer bottom with an almost standard tri-fin set-up

Contrary to popular belief, the bonzer platform does have variations. See, for example, this 7'2 conventional tri-fin glass set-up with the bonzer bottom. Bonzer channels are still present.

So is this a thruster??????

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Boards for Sale

Edit: DanO Fish and Tyler Longboard sold today.

Kahaluu Special 6'4 Round Pin Single- $350 with Skip Frye Flex Fin
Donald Takayama 9'0 DT-4- $500

e-mail me at alamoanabeachpark@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Equipment For Sale

6'4" Kahalu`u Special single fin- $350
9'8" Tyler Craftsman Noserider- sold
5'8" DanO Fish- $500
9'0" Donald Takayama DT-4- $500

Drop me an e-mail at alamoanabeachpark@gmail.com. Serious Inquiries only.
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Multi-finned Stubby

Matt Riley riding a Dennis Ryder Hull. An interesting contrast to the movie below.

Gothic Dolphins vid.

Monday, February 04, 2008

More Hulls

Fresh from a trip to Putnam's garage this past week, I was highly motivated to study up even harder on hull design, especially as applied to the South Shore style of waves. Seeing the history of an almost proprietary style of surfing that the Liddle clan defined- on display in a North LA County 2-car garage really got me thinking about how I could push the hull design here in Hawaii. Ventura Point, Pitas, and Rincon offer hull friendly point break kindness. But what about the Ala Moana reefs? We'll have to see.

6'10 and 6'0 Andersons.

KP's Anderson Pescado got put to use at 4-5' Ventura Point, and it really shined off the bottom. Nice straight butter knife cutties into the whitewater, too.

Thruster on a hull? Yup.

Profile of a water slingshot.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Underground Headquarters

"And then there was the Liddle League probably the most noticeable of the lot in the crowded lineup. Collectively, the group worked at Greg Liddle's factory and shop in the Valley, and they surfed together daily, making the run over the hill to test the latest ideas that often sported drying hot coats, or still powdery sand jobs Surfing daily from Santa Monica to the Ranch, the boys were super smooth surf freaks in a straight-line, pivotal surf world. They knew it and they let it out. Their casual styling fit perfectly into the Malibu lines and were a direct Neolithic throwback to the Kivlin, Dora, Edwards years when smooth was cool and emulated. These guys were the real "Roots of Cool." They came as a group of round board rebels, and enjoyed the waves and the camaraderie, sliding down surfings timeline and being just as smooth as those that showed them the prophetic way. But now they were going at flank speed!"
-Ken McKnight, from Six Feet to Fit on Allaboutsurf.com

Being able to meet up and chat with the multi-talented Esteban Bojorquez and the "Idea Man," Kirk Putnam has been the highlight of the California trip thus far.

The shrine of Bojorquez, part of his living art space.

Bojorquez (S. Krajewski) and K. Putnam.

The art of Bojorquez.

Check out the latest installment of The Surfer's Journal, and flip to the article on Esteban and Karen Bojorquez.

The art of Bojorquez
Bojorquez steel guitars
Bojorquez' art on display at Mollusk Surf Shop Venice
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Friday, February 01, 2008

California Trip- Great news!

The California Trip is coming to an end, and we were put in quite a good mood from the good news that came out of Laker-Land.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Long lines

My California trip has been slow thus far, as surf has been hampered by weather and toxic water. Today, it apears to have cleaned up significantly, and the nice weather and incoming swell made the surf pretty fun. Man, is the water cold!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Tyler 9'6" Riddler- Slipping it out and drifting with no loss of speed.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

California Trip- Wetsand Surf Shop

Wetsand Surf Shop (446 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93001, 800-750-7501) in Ventura, is not necessarily as retro/throwback as it is conscious about the product being sold. Click here for their blog. Almost all surfboards are local SoCal shapers with an emphasis on Ventura, and many of the boards are made using BioFoam. They've got spoons, stubbies, keel fishes, quad fishes, alaias: you know, the board du jour (or any board that Dan Malloy has been spotted on). Folky music is playing in the background, and their are some corporate looking offices in the background behind the farm fence.

Film Noir (I'm on a California Trip Now and it's Raining.)

Chinatown: brooding and sensational. Evocative of a California era that never really was. Watch it in the evening with a glass of cabernet, and delight in a true classic thriller.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hifumi Restaurant (Chinese Cultural Plaza, 100 North Beretania Street Suite 113
Telephone: 808.536.3035
) used to be a small, little hole-in-the-wall in Kalihi with an line waiting to dine inside. Now, after a move to Chinatown, Hifumi is a big hole in the wall in the Chinese Cultural Center with plenty of open tables. Under the new ownership, food can be anywhere from OK, to good, to really great. It just depends on what you order.

With that in mind, we offer the following advice- just get tempura. Don't waste your time with the combinations or specials. Just get the tempura. Make sure you get the "Giant Shrimp Tempura." It's about $12. Bring your own beer, too. These are the things you need to remember.

BYOB is always good, right?
Giant Shrimp Tempura is what they are known for. The panko bread crumbs make the tempura look and taste very crunchy. Check out the giant forearm size of this shrimp tempura.

Here's a Hifumi Chicken Teriyaki-Shrimp Tempura-Sashimi combination. Retails for $18.75. On the far right is the sashimi- I've never found the sashimi to be fresh-tasting here. The chicken teri was okay.
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