Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Bukit

"Discovered" in the early '70s by traveling Aussies, Bali's Bukit peninsula is blessed with tradewinds, an open swell window, beautiful cliffs and small pocket beaches, warm water, and barreling lefts. We spent some quality time on the bluffs, on the sand, and in the ocean.


Canggu, Bali is a rural region that has recently captured the eyes and hearts of the world's best surfers as a sanctuary and retreat from Bali's hustle and bustle. Moni and I enjoyed our bike rides through the rice paddies and villages to the ocean each day, sharing the road with motorcycles, barking dogs, and children around every corner yelling, "Hello Mister!"

Bali 2008

Moni and I visited the Island of the Gods, Bali, in August 2008 to celebrate our honeymoon. We started in the rural backwoods of Canggu, biking to the beach each day and visiting local temples on the high tide line.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Girl Power!

We had some epic surf over the past week, and Moni and good friend Rebecca were the only women in sight consistently charging double-overhead plus waves with the fellas. Here is a sequence of a wave the two shared. Rebecca paddled back out laughing, explaining that she was happy Moni went as she (Rebecca) was too deep. Good work, ladies --- charging steep and deep, sharing waves, and smiling afterwards. We could all learn from you! Photos courtesy of Pat Campion.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Kilauea Hale

"Hale" means home in Hawaiian. After a few days on the island, we checked in to a hale on the cliffs above Secret Beach on Kaua'i's north shore, truly one of the most beautiful pieces of earth we have ever seen. Friends arrived, and the festivities began. At the peak of our celebration, we had something like 19 people living under one roof -- one big, happy family, an 'ohaha nui.

The view from the deck/lanai

Os and the Kid, enjoying the pool

Tailor made for romance -- the view from the master bedroom

The legendary Christer "Da Kid" Cole and his lovely Kai

A big man and his castle, Ryan Seelbach, surveying the domain

The soon-to-be married, legendary "Oregon John" a.k.a Johnny Bowling, with his garage sale find -- a choice 7'4" Terry Chung thruster, which he put to good use throughout the week.

Moni, living the dream.....

Kit, aquaman

Kaua'i the Beautiful

We arrived on the island of Kaua'i on the first week of June, and got straight to business -- out of the 5/3 fullsuits and straight into the ocean!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hawaiian Wedding -- Kilauea Male 'Ana

So after four and a half years of dating, Moni and I tied the knot in Kilauea, Kauai, on Sunday, June 8th, 2008. We were joined by family and friends on the blufftop above Secret Beach and were blessed with all things great --- friends, music, food, laughter, memories. We hope you enjoy the photos --- courtesy of our pal and amazing photo-genius, Colin Vincent.

The old Stevie Wonder tune comes to mind about now .... "Isn't She Lovely?"