BIG ISLAND ’13: O’Haole Classic

A skateboard contest, Repellent, an underground water adventure, a new friend named Kat, and skate rock Hawaii style just one day before the big wedding…

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The day before the big wedding, they had the first annual Ohana Classic skateboard contest out at the brand new Waikoloa skatepark…

Judges StrubingSenn
These two haoles were recruited to judge…

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Halftime entertainment…

DSC02654.jpgSaw a lot of flailing…

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But also some serious precision…

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Brian Sandlin designed and built the place and it shows…
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Get in there Senn dog!

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#OJeanshorts style for miles, uh jus keedin…

Hanalei OlloClipLocal ripper, Hanalei McGuire blasting the hip all day…
Photo: iPhone with Olloclip

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Don’t leave home without the Olloclip…

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This kid tried and tried and then frustratingly told me, “If you wanna see the make, watch our local skateshop video…”

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This wizard had first place to grab…

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And this haole had a popsicle to grab…

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Repellent provided the rock for the finals…

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Token drummer shot…

Anaikin Nosegrind
Chris had to stop himself from judging the finals, but nothing could stop Anakin from winning the contest nosegrind thru the corner putos!

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Quick tribute to Danny Sargent shaka style…

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And then Strutang served up a beautiful crail air…

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Handed out a bunch of goodies and we was out…

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On the way back, Captain Senn took us to a remote undisclosed location…

DSC02690.jpgPassed a few camp sites…

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And then Skate Rock broke out, Hawaii style…

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First the mandatory shaka…

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Senn fired up a blunt…

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Then a crailblock from Senor Strubes…

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Then off to our destination. The way he points and directs, Senn Dog was born to be a captain…

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Underground river, semi cenote situaish let’s do this…

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If you’re gonna go, you gotta GoPro!!!

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Eagle eye Senn spots someone in the darkness…

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Better take the Poi Pounder in just in case…

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Way back in the black, all by herself Nope, not Haole Berry; it’s Kat from Santa Cruz, CA…

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Definitely a highlight, mahalo Chris!

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Said peace out to Kat, and we were on our way back…

DSC02684.jpgStopped for some mandatory sunset shots…

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Coach here, born to boogie…
DSC02693.jpgOne last artsy shot for Strubing and back to town for dinner…