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May 08, 2008        
Entry Submitted by: Merlin
After another glorious year of surfing and ocean activities I have traded my beach-bum, carefree, diving, surfing life for a wonderful little girl name Emily. We were married on March 15, 2008 and have since moved to Logandale Nevada to start a life where I might be able to provide for a family. Before leaving the island (in March) I dedicated almost all my free time to the sport I had learned to love, cherish, and relish.
Somehow the waves seemed to know of my near departure and gave me a farewell of perfect sizeable breaks and tubes which turned out to be the most enjoyable rides I've ever experienced. Much Mahalo to my partner in surfing - Randy for the good memories and to Josh Webber for the photographs. Visit the Surfing Photos page for surf pictures.


May 30, 2007        
Entry Submitted by: Merlin
So I got a call from Jared on Thursday afternoon while at the office. "Get up and leave work" were the first words I heard and I jumped up and walked straight for the time-clock to punch out. I knew the swell and surf were up a bit, but I wasn't sure where and how good the break was. Jared had gone out to pinballs in Waimea Bay that morning and had an epic time surfing without a crowd. He, Randy and I headed back out that afternoon. Waimea is a generally a slow break and smaller than usual this time of year so I borrowed one of Jared's long boards and Randy borrowed his roommates. There's was only one other guy out there so we mostly had the waves to ourselves. Needless to say the waves were awesome and we had a thrilling day of surf. Jared snapped a couple photos of Randy (at right) and I (at left). At about sun-down we all three dropped down on a wave and rode it into shore. None of us had surfed at that location before and, even though it was a small wave break, it's definetely in my top 10 days of good surfing. Mahalo to Jared for the photos!


May 30, 2007        
Entry Submitted by: Merlin
Obviously surfing is one of the biggest sports and attractions in Hawaii. My skills, and experience in this area are like that of a child learning to walk. There are enough other resources, people, and even (BYUH) surf class, to help people become familiar with this great activity. I have procrastinated posting any info for this reason. After a year and a half of weekly surfing, I think I have become comfortable with my (small kine) skills to occasionally share some of my experiences and limited knowledge on this subject.
Let me start by giving all the new-comers and students a little advice: If you're interested in purchasing a surf board then that's wonderful. Please be sure to research the whys/whats/and hows of each type or particularly length of board. If there's anything I've learned it's that a long board (8-10 feet) is by far the best and most enjoyable board to learn to surf with (with the right size of waves). Too often I have surfed with newbies that try and use a short board and get frustrated and eventually give up the sport. Also, perhaps for this reason most 2nd-hand surfboards (at least in Laie) up for sale are short boards. So don't go throwing money down on a board just because it's available and cheep unless you know what you're getting into.
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