One of the highest honors in all of surfing is to have a statue erected. A monument to one’s contribution to sliding upon the sea. There are surprisingly few statues of surfers, only four that I can think of off the top of my head, in fact. Kelly Slater in Cocoa Beach, Yancy Spencer III in Pensacola, Duke Kahanamoku in Honolulu and Kook in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
A fifth will soon join the ranks.
“Ricochet the Surfing Dog.”
The beloved Golden Retriever sadly passed away last March after a battle with liver cancer though her life was full. Ricochet used her surfing skills to bring joy to many, including veterans suffering PTSD. She traveled north and south, east and west, mostly going straight in the whitewash but sometimes bashing the lip.
Artist Susan Bahary, renowned for creating “inspiring dog sculptures” is not about to let the pup’s memory fade. She is asking the public to help raise $145,000 in order to create the bust which will, hopefully, live forever in Del Mar.
All funds will go to NSAM strictly for the building of our Memorial and a full tax donation will be given. Our sculptor, Susan Bahary, is offering her artistic services at no cost, other than for the mold and casting costs. Therefore, you will be helping to build the Ricochet memorial at the same time your donations will help build the National Service Animals Memorial in the nation’s Capital!
"It was pretty heavy, and she was going at a very fast pace.”
North Shore locals are furious after a cop on a quad-bike almost took out a couple of little girls playing on the beach a couple of days back.
Here’s the scene.
Three Honolulu Police Department cops on quad bikes are stymied in their progress by two little girls playing in the middle of the beach.
Instead of, say, asking the kids to move or taking a different line, the head cop, just…drops it… and flies around the kids, missing ‘em by a couple of feet.
The former pro turned surf coach Kahea Hart posted the video on his account yesterday.
And, after apologising for the quality of the footage, the filmer freaked out when he thought he was going to see a kid squashed, Hart narrates the vision as it switches to slow-mo:
“These two little girls are lying on the beach, no clue to what’s behind them…she decides to gun it and comes to within two feet of these children. It was pretty heavy, and she was going at a very fast pace.”
From what I understand… (the quad-bike patrols) are to prevent those popup influencers parties and holiday drinking on the beach but these patrols are out every weekend in the mornings speeding down the beach.
Now, if an incident like this happens while on patrol how would these officers perform when there’s an actual emergency or some thing that needs to be addressed.
Like I said in the video, I felt very sorry for this officer clearly out of her element not enough training and experience on the machine or in the sand was done prior to the situation. I would not like her to lose her job, but a lot more time needs to be spent training a lot more time needs to be spent wisely with our taxpayers money.
If these guys are in a patrol, it needs to be in the late afternoon, and when the sun goes down and the Chronic come out two case the vacant luxury second home along the beach.
We who LIVE here know that but where is the thinking from the law enforcement and city of Honolulu?
As you might imagine, North Shore locals were unfavourably disposed towards the cops’ behaviour.
Why are they patrolling the beach so intensely? 3 officers needed for monitoring of families hanging out? So much for quiet peaceful time. Go away cops.
Whoever approved this nonsense of law enforcement atvs zooming on the beach should be held accountable. Where is the justification? I’ve seen them going so fast down the beach at crozier that I’ve been scared I’d be run over. Thank you for bringing this issue up. We the people, the law abiding tax payers are not having our money used in a way that is logical or providing safety to us.
Her expression while almost running over these kids is concerning, why the fuck is she smiling?
This is effing nuts! The police have absolutely no place on the beach, especially with our phenomenal lifeguards. During covid at the end of summer, I watched from a beachfront house as two cops, obviously answering a “concerned citizen” report, schlepped in closed shoes and street uniforms all the way out almost to the shoreline in the midday heat at Ke Iki, to issue tickets to a couple. These two had only been there for five minutes and were sitting, looking at the water to assess ocean conditions before getting in. There was not a single other person on the vast beach to “infect”. What a waste of taxpayer money, then and…still?! Fish out of water
Maybe would be better if they was patrolling at night when theives and chronics are on the hunt .. not to much crime during the day time on the beach. kinda just harassing and irritating.
They were also ripping right next to the surfers on Jet Skis this morning. Don’t know why we need police literally in the water with us while we surf.
And so on.
Have you ever had a nice experience with police?
And do you like the idea of cops banging down the beach on four-wheelers in the middle of the day while the thieves and vagabonds sleep in their lairs?
Kelly Slater’s girlfriend appears to clap back at Shakira after singer ensnares surf champ in thirst trap!
You may be in his DMs but you're not in his police report. We are not the same."
It is easy to blame a man, or woman, for stumbling in a relationship. Especially when that man, or woman, is notable. Direct messages filled with amorous petitions, flirty comments left underneath otherwise blameless photos, digital notes passed underneath digital tables. Easy to blame, yes. The happily coupled should, of course, avert eyes, stay focused, practice restraint and self-control. Should not fall prey to momentary lust that will certainly lead nowhere but perdition and/or a lawsuit.
The Colombian songstress with the voice of an angel is impossible to resist. Impossible from the tips of her toes through those truth-telling hips all the way up to the hair on her head.
Impossible and, much to the chagrin of men everywhere, Shakira is newly single having spectacularly broken up with Spanish soccer stud Gerard Piqué earlier in the year.
Enter Kelly Slater
One of Shakira’s first orders of business, post-split, was to go surfing. One of her second orders was to follow the world’s greatest surfer, Kelly Slater, on Instagram. Now, Slater all this would be fine and well except for the fact that the 11x champion has been in a committed and loving relationship with his Chinese girlfriend for nearly two decades. By all accounts, they appear very happy together, traveling the world with their small Chihuahua etc.
So why is Kelly Slater “liking” photographs of Shakira’s gam?
As previously stated, impossible to resist but in a new video, what must be Slater’s girlfriend claps directly back at the multi-time Grammy award winner and anyone else hoping for a little extracurricular Cocoa Beach cuddling.
The couple, who simply must be Slater and his girlfriend by the looks of it, are sitting in a car. That Slater figure is wearing a white tank top with a blue neckerchief and sits quietly nodding while his girlfriend declares, “You may be in his DMs but you’re not in his police report. We are not the same.”
Now, the adult learner explosion has been bad for many but also good for many. Costco, rinse kit manufacturers and surf schools, to name but three. Now, as the grumpy local knows, there can be such a thing as too much and certain beaches have too much surf schools. Various municipalities, trying to keep order, have turned to a permit solution, wherein operators must apply for official recognition in order to teach the Sport of Kings.
And let us make our way across the Pacific to Hawaii’s Big Island where a novel approach to regulation went horribly awry.
Seventeen hopeful surf school owners had gathered in the Old Kona Airport Pavilion, on Friday, waiting to see if they would receive one of only four permits being offered for the very popular Kalahu’u Bay. The Department of Land and Resources had decided to drop balls in a hopper, bingo style, in order to select the programs allowed to instruct the vulnerable.
The balls were dropped, spun and selected.
One person, Wesley Moore, getting three out of the four slots.
His companies were not created until 2021.
Green Stegehuis, who was born and raised in Kahalu‘u Bay and has been surf instructing for years was not happy, telling Big Island Now, “It wasn’t illegal, but it’s not pono [right]. This is right before the holidays and this is when we get our income. Our entire family is like what now, come Monday?”
Schools which have been operating for decades now shuttered.
Dan Dennison, spokesperson for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources that held the lottery, said it was all fair and square, per the rules, and nothing can be done. If Wesley Moore wanted to be a bro and kick a few of his permits to others, he’s not even allowed as they would go to the next on the waitlist.
Does Wesley Moore sound like a bro name?
Surfing’s “Ghandi” Griffin Colapinto falls under spell of charismatic faith-healer Joe Dispenza!
“I’m leaving this retreat with so much love in my heart and an understanding of how POWERFUL us humans Beings actually are.”
Only three months ago and but two weeks before his failed swing at tearing off Filipe Toledo’s bolted-on crown, Griffin Colapinto posted an extraordinarily personal message on Instagram.
Not for nothing is the twenty five year old referred to as the Gandhi of surfing. You’ll remember he helped cool heads following the furore from Brazilian surf fans after he won the Surf Ranch Pro in May.
And so, Griffin Colapinto’s search for meaning amid the chaos of life is unsurprising.
In the lengthy missive (which you can read here), Griffin Colapinto explored his feelings of emptiness and his search for meaning despite becoming the most successful Californian surfer in over thirty years.
Griffin Colapinto explained his pivot to Sādhanā, an ego-transcending spiritual practice from India and the grave warning issued by Kolohe Andino, a believer in the Christian doctrine, who wrote, “No false idols.”
The phrase is loaded as hell and is associated with the Ten Commandments where it warns against worshipping anything other than the divine.
Now, in a new and equally personal confessional, Colapinto has told of falling under the spell of the best-selling author Doc Joe Dispenza, a man who believes a woman’s infertility can be cured by the power of thought and whose chiropractic degree is from an institution that subsequently lost its accreditation for “poor teaching methods.”
Who were all there, either to Heal themselves of life threatening diseases and traumas, or just better themselves as people and to live a happier life. On this retreat we ended up meditating a total of 35 hours and all the other time we were being informed on the PURPOSE and SCIENCE behind these meditations. That way when we went into the meditation we had a strong BELIEF and DIRECTION of what we were doing.
I’ll tell you right now. It was one of the best weeks of my life! I’m leaving this retreat with so much love in my heart and an understanding of how POWERFUL us humans Beings actually are. This Practice is changing the world for the better and that is why I’m sharing.
So, when I first showed up I had a thought that I wouldn’t share this on social media, just due to the fact that I thought I could use this Practice to have an edge on my competitors in my Surf Events.
But as the week went on I realized that would be a very limited thing to do and An Unlimited Person does not behave that way. An Unlimited person shares their secrets.
I learned that to Attract the things we want in our life, it takes a clear intention, an open mind, and an open heart.
It’s also important to walk, talk, and act as the person who has already achieved their dreams. So for instance, I wanna be a world champion surfer. I must walk, talk, and act like it. Do world champions speak negatively, judge, gossip, complain? Those are all limited actions.
So to have the awareness to not fall to the limited and stay unlimited is very important. In these meditations is were we strengthen that awareness. We draw the events to us by changing our bad habits and become a new person.
Then the rest is up to life, god, source, the universe, to Attract your clear intention when you least expect it. In a very MAGICAL way!
Griffin Colapinto continues,
The thing about this retreat that’s really game changing is the science side of it. We learned all about frequency, atoms, molecules, brain waves, energy etc. and the way they play a massive role in our universe.
Witch is a huge part of why this is changing the world! It doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you are religious or Athiest. The science Is what bridges the gap and unites every one of us.
Another mind blowing experience was the Coherence Healing. We witnessed some very surreal moments in this meditation. All I’ll say is if I had an illness, the first thing I would do is go for a coherence healing.
I mean 2,000 people all in the same room with the same intention to heal those before them by sending them their love energy. Cancer, Tumors, Als, blind, loss of hearing, liver disease, depression and much more. We witnessed these healings first hand!
We are all part of a web, each and every one of us is connected to it. A change or healing in just one person affects the web and Change creates new possibilities. Your personality creates your personal reality!
Clearly our world is not in its best state right now. But don’t worry because there’s a higher consciousness emerging! I saw it and felt it.
Not everyone is quite so taken by the good Doc, however.