Introducing my step father Dean-0;)! He crashed while skiing at 50 mph!!!! This picture was taken the day after his accident. The damage was a partially collapsed lung and a couple broken ribs. Ouch!!!! The doctor had the insert a long needle attached to a valve into his lung to inflate it again. He is one tough SOB!! Two days later he was hiking up to 10,000 feet on Snowmass mountain. Little bit CRAZY!!! He's almost healed up now. Thank god it wasn't worse!!
Pipeline was going off today!!! It was 8-12 feet and perfect. The crowd was super crazy due to the Triple Crown season. I got one super deep barrel and got pinched just as I was coming out. It was the longest backside tube I've ever gotton at pipe. Mental!!!
Here's a picture of the drop on that wave. It was a pretty late drop. The sequence is coming soon. Tomorrow it's on!! Leeeet's goooo!!!!
Threedice/Dice Wax representing from Pipeline to Japan!!
Juri did the Haleiwa Triathlon on Sunday. It was really fun to watch. I got to see her swim, ride by on the bike, and run. I was sooo proud of her!! The amazing thing is that she ended up getting third place in her age division 25-29 yrs and she got a trophy!! Only the top three got trophies. It was also the biggest female age group in the event.
She is SUPERWOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS BABY!!!!!!!!!
Last week was a really difficult week for me. I lost early at the OXBOW contest and it really hurt. It was a hard pill to swallow. Maybe losing can also be a good thing. It has motivated me even more to pursue a World Title. I'll be putting my head down a training harder than ever to be the best I can. I am getting back out in the water and hitting the lip!!!
I have been shooting for the Hawaii issue of On The Board Magazine this week. Here's a few shots. They are from Pupukea and Off The Wall. My friend Moonwalker took the photos. Big ups!!
Getting a little air......
10's..... Rasta cutback..... Tha set up.......
A big swell is coming on Monday!!! Leeeeet's gooooo!!!!