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The Gnarly Nomads win inaugural Red Bull Party Wave

July 20th, 2014

The Gnarly Nomads took their Oregon Trail themed covered wagon craft into the great Pacific Ocean, battled their way through the waves and claimed victory at the first-ever Red Bull Party Wave at the iconic Queen’s Beach.  

With a total of eight teams competing and more then 5,000 onlookers checking out the action, The Gnarly Nomads made Lewis and Clark proud by earning a total score of 73 out of 90 points. The Gnarly Nomads constructed their craft out of plywood, PVC pipes and carved homemade wooden paddles. Taking just a week to build and never-before testing their craft on the water, their vessel had no problem stoking a few great waves, while other teams, such as Maui-based Team Unsinkable with a Titanic theme, did not get so lucky and did in fact sink their craft. All students at the University of Hawaii, The Gnarly Nomads brought their trades from all over the world, with origins stemming from Italy, Brazil, New York, Los Angeles, Florida and Michigan.

Team Extreme, with extreme stuntmen and watermen, took second place with a total score of 70 and Team HH Surf Castaways, made up of HH Surf School employees, claimed third place with 68 points.

Kawehi at Nextdoor

July 19th, 2014

Drake and Blake? Or, Blake and Drake?

July 18th, 2014

Interpol-All the rage back home

July 13th, 2014

New Song off the new Interpol Album “El Pintor” Out September 9. Check out some epic John John Florence footage mixed in this vid.

We review five whiskeys that make you happy

July 11th, 2014

Photo:Caleb Taosaka

Dewar’s Highlander Honey 40%
Despite low expectations of another honey flavored alcohol, Dewar’s Highlander Honey was pretty tasty. It wasn’t too sweet and was fairly smooth. Also, interesting to note that it’s made from honey harvested from bees in Scotland.-C

Smells like summer. Tastes like Mariah Carey’s honey. Oh, that sweet fantasy honey baby.-D

Midnight Moon Apple Pie 35%
Midnight Moon’s Apple Pie whisky was delicious. It makes me feel many feels at the same time. If I spawned a child, took their applesauce and mixed it with my whisky, I imagine the result would taste like this.-C

This stuff taste like sex on the first date: innocent with a hint of shame. Seriously, it does taste like apple pie. Apple pie so good Jason Biggs would stick his dick in it.-D

Lexington Bourbon 43%
From the picture on the label I imagined that Lexington Bourbon Whisky would taste like horse. I was correct, but not in an unpleasant way. Smells a bit like vanilla and candy.-C

Feels warm and fuzzy. Kinda like Mogwai before it gets wet and turns into a gosh darn gremlin. It’s got a horse’s ass on the bottle, which strangely arouses me. It’s only strange to because its a stallion and I like bitches. Meow.–D

Tullamore D.E.W. 40%
The bottle of Tullamore D.E.W. reminds me of something you’d find in your father’s whiskey cabinet. Its taste is reminiscent of manhood and the feeling of hairs on your chest. Very pleasant. -C

This stuff looks serious. Like ZZ Top’s beards–serious. Smells and tastes like whiskey should…a blackout.-D

Midnight Moon Blackberry 50%
Blackberry whiskey from Midnight Moon smells like rubbing alcohol and boasts a 50% alcohol content. It has a heavy flavor with a slight berry aftertaste. They even include whole blackberries inside the bottle as little moonshine whisky nugs for when the drunchies set in.-C

This is some fancy–ass moonshine. It’s got real blackberry’s in it! Still it is moonshine and not to be fucked with. A 100 proof is perfect for drinking and not driving. Be responsible kids.-D

Review’s by Caleb & Dick. These whiskeys will be at Siren Summer tonight at The Mercury Bar for a tasting from 9-10 pm. Ya heard!

Whiskey and Women.

July 9th, 2014

Whiskey and Women
Mercury Bar
1154 Fort Street Mall

Friday July 11, 2014

Free Whiskey Tasting
9-10PM courtesy of:
Lexington Bourbon Whiskey
Dewars Highlander Honey
Midnight Moon
Tullamore D.E.W.

Live performance by
Erin Smith


#Lomography #Film #Kaimuki

July 9th, 2014

Lance was kind enough to sell me an old Lomography waterproof fisheye camera that he was no longer using. Been snapping a few around my neighborhood, The Kaimuki Shire.

See more photos @Aloha.Shirt

This is Dane Reynolds

July 6th, 2014

THIS IS DANE REYNOLDS from Desillusion Magazine on Vimeo.

Dane Reynolds is one of the most unique characters in the surfing world. He moves to his own beat and is one of the most misunderstood individuals by the the surfing media. Director Sebastien Zanella does a great job of of letting Dane tell about himself in his own words. Everything about this piece is so enjoyable.

The Safehouse presents #BADDYGIRL

July 5th, 2014

The Safehouse presents BADDYGIRLDJ Tittahbyte’s Mixtape Release Party live in Honolulu at The Safehouse Saturday, July 5th, 2014. This is a free event for ages 21 and older only.

Tittahbyte, real name Riana Stellburg, is an up & coming event photographer-turned-DJ. Her activity in the hip-hop/nightlife entertainment industry has surely made its impact with multiple openings/closings for prominent hip-hop artists such as Childish Gambino, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, as well as the creation of a number of local events promoting the hip-hop community in Hawaii.

Tittahbyte has put out several mixes on Soundcloud but “B A D D Y G I R L” is the first live mix she will be physically distributing. Unlike her other tracks, which are more for ‘personal listening’ B A D D Y G I R L is for those nights out when you’re having a great time with your friends and you’re in that state of mind where you really feel the music.

Sounds from DJs Packo, Super CW, and Taco will kick off the event. First 50 people will receive a free CD copy of BADDYGIRL.

Come early to enjoy Happy Hour from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Details on the Show:

Where: The Safehouse Lounge at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd 3rd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814
When: Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Ages: 21 and Up
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 9:00 pm
Price: No Cover

If you are not familiar with Tittahbyte, visit her Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/tittahbyte

The #BacardiPoolParty Independence Day Mango Edition goes Big (Island)!

July 3rd, 2014

Hapuna Prince Hotel
Friday, July 4th
62-100 Kauna‘oa Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743