Sunday, October 25, 2009

Possible Eddie size NW Swell?

Swell models show wave height may reach 20ft+ Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Doesn't look as large as first model forecast. Still have time for weather system to
intensify before reaching close to the Hawaiian Islands.

Swell models forecast for possible "Eddie" type of NW swell
setting up for next Saturday. Three times over head swell
should starting showing up Friday and peaking into Saturday
through Sunday. Expect Waimea and outer reef surf breaks
to be in action. An update to this swell will be posted
this coming Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HD SurfCAM Testing

Testing begins with new HD SurfCAM.

Hardware configuration of this SurfCAM will allow portable & remote operation from any location in Hawaii that has
broadband wireless 3G coverage.

Plans being made to deploy this SurfCAM mainly to Waimea Bay, and other various North Shore breaks during
high surf and/or special event activity.

HD SurfCAM vs Biglook:

HD SurfCAM image of 1280 x 720 will fill your web browser screen from end to end.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Kermit Quest

Quest to capture injured Hawaiian Monk Seal "Kermit" continues. Kermit is one of a the few
Hawaiian Monk Seals that visit White Plains Beach. Kermit has a large fish hook caught
in the bottom left side of his mouth. This was first reported approximately 11 days ago when
Kermit was sighted off Rabbit Island on the Windward side. He travelled to Waimanalo Beach,
Sandy Beach and now White Plains Beach. He is moving very slowly and usually staying close to shoreline.
Monk Seal Rescue report that Kermit is probably not eating due to his injury and is becoming weaker
each day. His left side of his face is swollen and may have infection setting in. Please report
monk seal sighting to NOAA Local Hot Line 220-7802



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Purchase Photo or Video Media

Hi-Res Photo or HD Video media will now be purchased via our SmugMug galleries.

Just sent in my order. I really liked the new online ordering process on SmugMug. I think it's really clear and straightforward...and convenient. I also really like all the photo size/texture options and I think it's relatively reasonably priced. It was easy to use.

Mahalo again and thanks for your pictures!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


BillabongXXL Global Big Wave Awards 2009.
Live WEBCAST Friday April 17th 7pm.

Broadcast on ESPN May 28th 9:30pm PST.

Hawaii's North Shore lacked the huge surf that was
experienced around the world this winter.

However, we did capture a few photos of local surfer Mercedes Maidana
from Argentina charging Waimea Bay with the guys. Mercedes has been
working hard surfing big Sunset and Waimea Bay. Glad to see
her selected this year for the Billabong Girls Performance Award!

The Best

From: loneranger64
Subject: The Best.
Date: April 5, 2009 8:24:57 PM HST

Bill Palmer from RI New England.

I have nothing else to offer you but thanks... I'm not in the business.

But, I Love your website. Thanks for the great video clips.

You're the best. When I mention this place, I always refer

to your stuff. Thanks.

Aloha Bill,

Thank you very much for the kind words from RI.

Our winter hasn't been too favorable for shooting this year.

We hope to have some new fresh footage coming soon as our
South Shores will start to show some summer action.



Saturday, March 14, 2009

Canon 5D Mark-II DSLR

HD Video footage captured with our new Canon 5D Mark-II DSLR.
More sample footage coming soon.

Sample footage by clicking on Canon 5D Mark-II DSLR title above photo image or go to:

New HDV & Photos from Canon 5D Mark-II 21MP 1080i HDV posted 3/22/09.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

HD720p Smug Mug

Currently testing out Smug Mug's HD 720p video hosting.
HD720p to cell phone resolutions available.
Give it a test drive and email us your test results.

Click on HD720p Smug Mug Title above or copy and paste link below.


Stay tuned for follow-up information.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pipe Gone Wild! 2/6/09

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii 2/6/09 4pm HST.

Pipe firing late Friday afternoon as large NW swell peaked.
Pro & local surfers charging Pipe Prime Time EPIC conditions.
10-15ft occ 20ft peelers, a-frames and deep spitting tubes ripping through
the lineup.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weak Winter?

Well is it going to be another weak winter for huge out-of-control waves for our North Shore?
Other locations around the globe getting more than their share. Let's hope Hawaii will have a BillabongXXL entry before the end of the holding period which ends March 20th 2009.

Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 Makahiki

Makaha Beach Oahu, Hawaii.
2009 Makahiki SUP & Canoe Surfing.
Early Morning Hour.

See full video clip on our SSH-TV :

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Eddie? Update 1/16/09 6pm HST and Final

1/16/09 6pm HST:

NW swell dropping Thursday. Reinforcing Friday 18-20ft.

Weather forecast for strong winds & heavy rain will create poor surfing conditions during
this large swell event.

Severe weather will probably create blow out choppy ocean conditions as front approach and pass the islands.

Poor ocean conditions. More large NW swells showing up in swell models.

Not the Primo conditions the Eddie would be looking for.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

New Years Day early morning dawn patrol session. 1-2ft occ 3ft WNW wrap action.
Sunrise trying to shine through heavy off shore thunderstorm cloud layer.
Lightning storm video footage below providing extended fireworks display
for the New Year.

More Lightning

More lightning over Waikele (Central Oahu) early morning hours Friday 31Dec08.