Aloha is Alive and Well

People all around have been saying that the Aloha Spirit has left Hawaii, but we see differently. We had the pleasure and honor to have been able to share part of our day with the Keaulana Family from the West side of Oahu. We got to the beach and started setting up our Hobie Mirage Tandem Island for a day of fishing and up drives surfing champion Rusty Keaulana, who we’ve met on many occasions at the beach. Rusty made a call to his father, the famous Buffalo Keaulana and to his equally famous brother Brian Keaulana and they both came down to the beach to talk story. The Keaulanas (and friend Bunky) had just purchased 3 TIs and wanted to see how we had ours rigged up for fishing. We were star struck, but tried to keep our composure and show them what we did to modify our TI for fishing in Hawaiian waters.
After talking for a bit, we got our TI in the water and went fishing. Throughout the day we could see the Keaulanas with their hibiscus red TIs sailing around on the inside. We continued fishing and got lucky with a Mahimahi and a Shibi, then headed in to the beach. When we got in, Jimmy and more of the Keaulana family were on the beach just having spent some time with Malika Dudley, Lanai Boy, and a host of other people riding the C4Waterman SUPsquatch. It’s MASSIVE, but not as big as the have to see it to believe it!
An amazing day with people full of Aloha. We feel truly blessed.
“Respect the land, respect the ocean, respect your friends, neighbors, whoever is around.” From

PUKA Tournament

We fished in the AQUAHUNTERS PUKA Tournament on Saturday, September 10, 2011. In short, the PUKA Tournament is FUN! You have to catch fish that will spell “PUKA” to win. In case of a tie, the team with the most weight wins. We partnered with David “Boogie-D” Elgas and made a run for the title, but we fell short only spelling KA for the day. Three teams spelled PUKA, but the winning team (Scott and Byron) had a 50 pound ono and took the title! What a challenging tournament. We’re planning on practicing hard and bringing home the title next year! Winking