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BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: A Teenage Jewel Thief, a Heel Turn Betrayal, and Raising the People's Eyebrow

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 32:15 Very Popular


Long before he raised the People's Eyebrow, dropped the People's Elbow, and laid the smackdown on the candyass world of Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ran a jewelry theft ring in Waikiki. He and his peers worked the posh shopping district, snatching and grabbing whatever they could get their hands on and then pawning their haul for cold, hard cash. As a result, he was arrested nearly ten times before he turned 17 years old. But perhaps the only thing more insane than that story is the tale of how Dwayne Johnson transcended a life of petty street crime to become one of the biggest cultural icons of the 21st century.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes of Hollywoodland each Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of Badlands: Hollywoodland on-demand right now at amazon.com/badlands.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Unveiling Paradise: Your Go-To Destination Wedding Podcast
EPISODE 14: The Best Locations for a Destination Wedding in the U.S.

Unveiling Paradise: Your Go-To Destination Wedding Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 33:10


Episode SummaryWe take on our favorite US-based destination locations in this episode. Being a professional wedding planner and photographer in Hawaii - it's assumed Hawaii will make the list. Does it? Find out this answers and more in this episode. Tune in to hear Joe and I share our professional advice, and list our favorite locations for a destination wedding in the United States. Episode NotesFrom tranquil and peaceful, to chic and rustic and everything in between - the United States has something for every wedding. What vibe are you looking for with your destination wedding? As a professional photographer, Joe is DYING to shoot at the Neon Graveyard in Las Vegas. As a self-proclaimed alcoholic, I love the idea of a wedding in a winery. The destination you choose will 100% set the tone for your wedding, so do your homework and select wisely! Brides, grooms, friends and family - this episode is a great starting place for your destination wedding planning. Support us: patreon.com/unveilingparadiseExploring the Best Locations for Destination Weddings in the United StatesWhat's your wedding vibe, and how do you want your wedding guests to feel? There's a US-based wedding venue for you!Las Vegas =  24/7 nonstop partySedona, Vail, Beaver Creek = Peace and tranquilityNewport, RI=  Classy and upscaleWine Country (Napa, Temecula) = Rustic and chicHAWAII = Tropical and amazing, the BEST location for weddings. In my opinion :)Links and Musings from this Episode:Elvis Chapels no more? On Joe's bucket list - Neon Sign Graveyard The first hotel in Waikiki is the historic Moana SurfriderFun Fact: You can get married at a chapel in the Mall of AmericaEpic New York wedding venuesHere we are! Unveiling Paradise: IG @unveilingparadiseJoe: IG @josephesserTessa: IG @fredandkateeventsEmail us with your burning questions about destination weddings, the iphone 14, or anything else you can think of and we'll answer them in an upcoming episode: unveilingparadisepodcast@gmail.comSupport the show

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!
2nd Date Update: Dead Dog Urn

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 15:00


Mikey calls us about a girl named Sarah that he matched with on Bumble. They connected really well because of how they're both huge animal lovers and both have dogs of their own. He loves the fact that Sarah even spends her free time volunteering at an animal shelter. Mikey immediately knew that she was a good-hearted person, so he took her out for a special dinner for a special lady at Herringbone in Waikiki. Over dinner, they got to know more about each other. Overall, it was just a great time connecting on a deeper and more emotional level. He thought Sarah was super sweet and told her he would love to see her again. But every time he tries to plan another date, she's always too busy either with her job or volunteering, or whatever excuse. He wants to figure out what her deal is. Follow us on Instagram: @thekeolashow Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheKeolaShow

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History
455: Attorney Arrested For Stabbing in 1972 Thanks To DNA | Daily Brief

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 5:14


This week, a 77-year-old disgraced ex-lawmaker was arrested for his suspected involvement in the 1972 stabbing death of a newly arrived 19-year-old woman in Hawaii. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that on Tuesday, September 13, authorities arrested Tudor Chirila Jr. in his apartment. He was booked into the Washoe County Jail on a complaint/warrant for being a fugitive from another state. Bandages can be visible on Chirila's neck in his booking shot, indicating that he may have tried suicide prior to his arrest. On January 7, 1972, Nancy Anderson was discovered dead in her Waikiki apartment. The woman had been stabbed "several times and died at the scene," according to the Honolulu Police Department. After decades of inactivity, the Honolulu Police Department requested assistance with DNA analysis from Parabon NanoLabs. A suspect's likeness was then drawn by the lab, and "predictions were produced for the subject's ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape." Chirila was charged with second-degree murder, and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Honolulu Police Department. The criminal complaint states that at 5:29 p.m. on January 7, 1972, Honolulu Police officers responded to Anderson's apartment for a "potential suicide." After arriving at the residence, several policemen noticed a "blue and white towel with red stains near the entrance," along with additional probable blood stains and spatter throughout the apartment. Anderson apparently suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso and lower extremities. Anderson's body was reportedly discovered by her roommate Jody Spooner. She had 63 stab wounds, and her death certificate said she died of "hemorrhage due to stab wound of heart." Several suspects' DNA samples were analyzed, but the results came back negative. Chirila "may be a potential suspect in the investigation," Detective Michael Ogawa of the Honolulu Police Department learned in December 2021. He attended the University of Hawaii as a graduate student, and his records suggest that he spent some time in Hawaii around that period. Ogawa contacted a detective from the Reno Police Department in February 2022 to beg for assistance in "covertly collecting a DNA sample from Chirila." According to the press, Reno police "did not have any possibilities to secretly get Chirila's DNA sample," but in March, Ogawa contacted the Newport Beach Police Department in an attempt to obtain a DNA sample from Chirila's biological son. The son gave his assent, and the results showed that the DNA found on a towel inside Anderson's house matched the DNA found on the boy. Ogawa secured a warrant on September 1 to photograph and collect a DNA sample from Chirila. A investigator visited Chirila at her house on September 6 to collect the specimen. According to the warrant, Chirila attempted suicide on September 8. However, he is considered to have a good chance of survival. The court document states that DNA samples collected from the towel found inside Anderson's flat match those of Chirila. The Reno Gazette Journal states that Chirila practiced law in Nevada for a long time. During that time, he served as an assistant attorney general and as an attorney for the city of Reno. In 1994, he attempted but failed to become a justice on the Nevada Supreme Court. Reportedly, he was jailed in the midst of his campaign for failing to pay more than $33,000 in back child support. Prosecutors allegedly withdrew all accusations against him the following year, including those that he had kidnapped his fiancée for the purpose of rape. Chirila was the president of the infamous Mustang Ranch Brothel until he filed a lawsuit against the establishment's owner in 1998, claiming he was wrongfully terminated Apparently, as reported by CBS News After Anderson completed his high school education in Michigan, he uprooted in October 1971 and headed for Hawaii. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday

Chicken Noodle Scoop
I gotta ask... Waikiki? // Hawaii Trip tea

Chicken Noodle Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 70:27


A dream trip to Hawaii recap with Gabi and Justin xx Follow Along: Instagram: Outgoing Pod / Gabi / Lexi Youtube:Gabi / Lexi Tiktok: Gabi / Lexi xoxo love you all! All AD sponsors brought to you by Washed Media. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/outgoingpodcast/support

ThinkTech Hawaii
Kuhio Ave. Food Hall Owner Mike Palmer (Beyond the Lines)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 31:32


Beyond Dining. The host for this show is Rusty Komori. The guest is Mike Palmer. We talk with Mike about his wonderful dining venue at the International Marketplace in Waikiki featuring 10 restaurant concepts and three bars. We also talk about the challenges and triumphs of the very competitive restaurant industry and the reasons why he is a successful business leader. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6mTzxc4G7w47Jcr_G482jrb Please visit our ThinkTech website at https://thinktechhawaii.com and see our Think Tech Advisories at https://thinktechadvisories.blogspot.com.

Hawaii News Now
HNN News Brief (Sept. 16, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 2:38


Man accused in 1972 Waikiki cold case murder appeared in court on Friday.  Enrollment continues to drop at Hawaii's public schools.  The city says it has replenished its supply of toilet paper for public parks.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
This is Now (Sept. 16, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 24:32


Waikiki cold case murder suspect Tudor Chirila appeared in a Reno courtroom on Friday for his first extradition hearing, but declined to make a decision right away on whether he wanted to waive his right to fight the process. The 77-year-old was arrested at his Nevada home on Tuesday. He faces extradition to Hawaii after his DNA was linked to the murder of 19-year-old Nancy Anderson in 1972.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KHON 2GO
Sept. 15: Extradition pending for 1972 Waikiki murder suspect

KHON 2GO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:23


Tune in here tomorrow at 7 a.m. for everything you need 2 know, with KHON 2GO.

Hawaii News Now
This is Now (Sept. 13, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 24:31 Very Popular


Authorities have arrested a 77-year-old Nevada man for murder in the 1972 stabbing death of a 19-year-old in Waikiki. The suspect was identified as Tudor Chirila, a former attorney. Court documents say he was arrested for second-degree murder. Honolulu police have been working for years to reexamine evidence in the murder of Nancy Anderson. She was found fatally stabbed in her Waikiki apartment on Jan. 7, 1972.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
Sunrise 5 a.m. (Sept. 7, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 15:51 Very Popular


Waikiki has gone from the state's premier tourism hub to a crime hub in recent years. And now, city leaders are getting serious about restoring peace and safety. They're launching a new, coordinated crackdown of criminals known as "Safe and Sound Waikiki."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

AIN'T THAT SWELL
Gold Cone Piece Blitzing! With His Holy Frothness Nick Carroll

AIN'T THAT SWELL

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 39:21


Nobody has reported on more World Title Showdowns than 23-time Gold Cone Piece Award Winner Nick Carroll (of House Frotherian). He was at Waikiki in 1914 when Duke Kahanamoku flogged Tom Blake's much loathed kook-box design on nothing but a piece of driftwood. He was at Manly in 64 when Phyllis O'Donnel and Midget shoved it fair up the seppo blow-ins to record the first "official" global championships. He saw the Wounded Gull steal everyone's chippies for four years straight, watched Layne and then Steph win 7 a piece, he sniffed the blood on the sand at Backdoor at the height of the Slater/AI war of 03, and he even watched his younger bruv, Sir Thomas Victor, throw away the un-losable crown in 88. Yep, he's marinated in every win and loss pro surfing has had to offer and boy oh boy does he have some insights into how this latest chapter of the Rip Woz Finals will play out at Trestles. On your feet Swellians, his Holy Frothness Nick Carroll hath entered thy building!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scared To Death
Right Ghost, Wrong Man

Scared To Death

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 79:46 Very Popular


SCARED TO DEATH IS EXPLICIT IN EVERY WAY. PLEASE TAKE CARE WHILE LISTENING. Dan had two really fun haunted house types of tales this week. He kicks it off with a haunting at The Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki. It would appear that a death that took places many, many years prior has resulted in a female ghost hanging around. When a male visitor stays at the hotel, it would seem she thinks he is someone else. Mistaken identity gone wrong! Then in his second tale, we encounter a new set of Darren's in the Lee Family Haunting. Lynze also has her usual two tales. A clown haunting that spans from childhood to adulthood and possible demonic attachment, but not how you'd think! New Merch:  Amazing new Tall Man collection in the store now! Ready for you to wear to those cool fall night camp fires! badmagicmerch.com. Also! Labor Day Sale starting 9/2 at noon PST and ending 9/5 at midnight PST. Enter code LABOR22 for 22% off your order!Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: This months charity donation is going to Camp Easton, a boy scouts camp here in CDA. Camp Easton is where we are hosting our Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp!! We are donating $15,400 to them and putting $2000 into the scholarship fund! While visiting the location on many occasions, I have come to know some of the staff and hear about the needs of the camp. As with all places that are host to camps, they have a laundry list of repairs and upgrades that would be incredibly beneficial! Standup: If you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here and possibly see Lynze in the crowd, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour will be back this fall. Go to dancummins.tv for ticket links to shows in Nashville, Palm Beach, Portland and MORE!!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!Please keep doing so. Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.com  Send everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcastPlease rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen. Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IGWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/lvsqbKPwZdIWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey MontoyaAdditional music production by Zach CohenVarious free audio provided by http://freesound.orgOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."

ThinkTech Hawaii
Let's Meet Executive Chef Colin Hazama (Community Matters)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 45:20


Now the Executive Chef of the HFWF. The host for this show is Jay Fidell. The guest is Colin Hazama. The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival has announced the appointment of Chef Colin Hazama as its new Executive Chef. HFWF was founded by two notable Hawai‘i chefs—Chef Roy Yamaguchi & Chef Alan Wong—to promote Hawai‘i's local culinary talent and agricultural bounty. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Colin Hazama has cooked in fine dining from San Francisco to Hawaii, as well as leading Waikiki's landmark Royal Hawaiian hotel. A James Beard nominee for Rising Star Chef in 2010, he was named in PBN's Forty Under 40 in 2015 and awarded the 2018 Chef/Restaurateur of the Year by the HLTA. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6mAjbhHpq-LyAm9pcuN3zJ Please visit our ThinkTech website at https://thinktechhawaii.com and see our Think Tech Advisories at https://thinktechadvisories.blogspot.com.

Choose Your Happy Place
Travel to Honolulu Hawaii with Tracey Middleton

Choose Your Happy Place

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 44:05


In this episode we will be covering all of our favorite things from Honolulu Hawaii. Tracey was born and raised in Manoa and I came to Hawaii every summer to work for our Dad. We will cover from the minute you land at the airport and everything in between. The number one question I get when people are planning their trips to Oahu is where is the best place to eat. We will share, in our opinion, all the must-eat places in Waikiki. We also will share favorite beaches, hikes and must see places. Must eat in Oahu: Rainbow Drive-Inn- plate lunch Zippys (bakery on back) Coco Curry House- Japanese curry Leonards bakery- malasadas Da Cove Health Bar- Acai Bowls 7-11- Spam Musubi Bangkok Chef- Thai food Peppa's Korean BBQ- Korean food- Manoa Asuka- Kalihi-  Hot pot restaraunt Marugame— udon-  Kuhio Ave   Best sushi in Honolulu: Yanagi Sushi- Kapiolani Blvd Manoa Sushi- Manoa Off the hook poke market- Manoa   Best desserts in Honolulu: Liliha Bakery Waiola Shave Ice Mr. T- Ala Moana shopping center   Best beaches in Honolulu: Ala Moana- paddle boarding, swimming, kid friendly, snorkeling Waikiki- beginning surf (surf lessons), catamarans The wall- beginning of Queens beach- boogie boarding (left of wall) Queens beach- concrete walkout to the ocean- a little bigger waves for surfing Haunama Bay- Snorkeling- $$$ and need reservations   Best Hikes near Honolulu: Diamond Head- 1.6 miles roundtrip $ Manoa Falls- 1.6 miles roundtrip- $ for parking lot Makapuu lighthouse- 2 miles roundtrip Koko Crater trail- 1.6 miles out and back   Must see places near Honolulu: Pearl Harbor & Arizona Memorial- free but need reservations (other ships cost $) Swap Meet- Aloha Stadium The Pali Lookout The Dole Plantation $$$ Scuba Diving- wreck drives and turtle cleaning station Diving with Sharks  

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!
2nd Date Update: Broccoli Brillo Pad

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 18:23


Alan calls us about a girl named Lori that he matched with on Tinder, who's this super hot blonde. They've been clicking for a while talking back and forth on the app, so they finally decide to meet up for drinks at Maui Brewing in Waikiki. They get a couple of rounds as they enjoy each other's company and surprisingly laugh a ton. Alan shares how their chemistry was off the charts. So they decide to get a quote-unquote “nightcap” at Alan's place. Alan says how the night was amazing and really was looking forward to seeing Lori again, but she's been acting distant in her texts. He wants to figure out why. Follow us on Instagram: @thekeolashow Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheKeolaShow

Hawaii News Now
First at 4 p.m. (Aug. 8, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 15:22 Very Popular


The suspected gunman who sent beachgoers into a panic Sunday in Waikiki may have been involved in a drug deal just moments before, according to witnesses and police sources.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
HNN News Brief (August 9, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 2:49


The suspected gunman who sent beachgoers into a panic in Waikiki may have been involved in a drug deal just moments before, according to witnesses and police sources. Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.”  The sale or rental of body boards made of polystyrene are now banned in Maui County. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
Sunrise 5 a.m. (August 8, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 14:21 Very Popular


Police arrested a man Sunday who was reportedly carrying a gun on a crowded Waikiki beach and triggered a scare that left people running in all directions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
HNN News Brief (August 8, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 4:07


A man reportedly carrying a gun on a Waikiki beach triggers a scare that left people running in all directions.  Actor Roger Mosely, best known for his role in the eighties version of Magnum P.I., has passed away.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talk Story w/ Gaven Sugai
KSP #24 - Founder and CEO of Shop Kolohe, Rose Wong, Shares How To Become A Successful Entrepreneur

Talk Story w/ Gaven Sugai

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 75:38


On today's episode we have the founder and CEO of Kolohe Jewelry, Rose Wong. Rose is a successful entrepreneur that continues to thrive in Hawaii with innovative ideas. Shop Kolohe is a unique business where they specialize as a jewelry bar where they are able to create customized jewelry for each customer on-the-spot. Let's listen to Rose's story, and how she was able to create her business at a young age to a successful business including opening two stores in Waikiki.  We talk about how Rose started Kolohe Jewelry, how her business thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic, what she was like growing up, her experience opening up a pop up shop in California, her advice on becoming a successful entrepreneur, and much more. Mahalo nui to Rose for talking story with us today, and for sharing what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur! If you liked this episode, please like and subscribe!

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!
2nd Date Update: Water Is Wet Argument

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 18:41


Joelle calls us about a guy named Wayne that she met at a coffee shop one day, a super handsome guy. After having a brief and fun conversation, Wayne asks her out to dinner at Deck. They enjoy a meal with some drinks and a beautiful view of Waikiki. What she loved the most was the intellectual conversations they would have and says she's happy that she met someone that could keep up a debate with her. The date ended well with Wayne dropping her off at her place and saying he would call her tomorrow. But days have passed and she still hasn't heard from him. She's wondering what's going on? Follow us on Instagram: @thekeolashow Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheKeolaShow

The Hawaiiverse Podcast
37. John Michael Van Hohenstein

The Hawaiiverse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 94:08


John Michael Van Hohenstein, better known as Johnny The Ripper, is a professional longboard surfer born in the Philipines, but raised in Hawaiʻi. After picking up a surfboard at an early age he quickly honed his skills and is becoming one of the best longboarders in the world with his timeless style, nimble cross stepping his toes to the nose, riding backwards, and all while having the time of his life. This Waikiki grom has accumulated many sponsors already such as Moku Surf Shop, Banán, Paia Fish Market, and F-45 Kahala. Heʻs won multiple longboard competitions at such a young age and is only getting started. With over 45,000 followers on Instagram, insane photos and videos, he's definitely a profile you should follow. In this episode we talk about moving to O'ahu with his dad and brother and growing up homeless in Waikiki, how he got into surfing, having respect for the locals as an outsider, some tips for surfing, and some much more. Enjoy!

Panana St. Podcast
Episode #103 Leaving California. KGB Kapolei. Man With Sword 7-Eleven Waikiki. Graham Boxing. Pure Wonka.

Panana St. Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 172:59


On this podcast we talk about a bunch of topics, from the creepy TikTok terms of service, an argument that led to a man with a sword at a 7-Eleven in Waikiki cutting off another man's hand, what if we gave a burger to someone 1000 years ago? And what would food look like 1000 years from now? Oh yeah... and Nate's Moving to Texas.

Wellbeing
Michael Raymond - An Air Force Veteran's Journey with PTSD

Wellbeing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 24:19


Today on Wellbeing, we talk with Michael Raymond about his PTSD journey. Michael served in the Airforce for 16 years as an Avionics Technician and Electrical Engineer Officer working on Fighter Jets such as the F-111 and F/A18F Super Hornet. After a near-death experience involving an engine explosion during a plane flight over Waikiki beach, Michael was medically retired battling with mental and physical illnesses including Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since his PTSD diagnosis Michael has found success in his recovery by undertaking innovative Psychedelic Therapies. Today Michael is a part of Mind Medicine Australia's lived experience board.   In this episode, Michael talks about the aircraft incident and how it affected him, the culture towards PTSD and mental health in the air force, how PTSD affects his relationships with others, his journey coming to terms with his PTSD, how PTSD affected his emotional state and his daily life, the challenges military personal go through in opening up about their PTSD, how friends and family can help those going through PTSD, and his experience with psychedelic therapy.      “I was closer to the engine (of the plane), and I was mechanically minded enough to know it wasn't very good, the sound of the explosions.” - Michael Raymond on this episode of Wellbeing  Tune in tomorrow when we speak to someone going through Complex PTSD. We would love to hear from you! If you would like to suggest topics, give us feedback, or just say hi, you can contact us on wellbeing@2nurfm.com  Host: Jack Hodgins Wellbeing website: https://www.2nurfm.com.au/wellbeing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

500 Ironic Stories
Perfect Hawaiian Honeymoon

500 Ironic Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 14:52


Arriving for a Hawaiian honeymoon after a June wedding sounds ideal. How will the bride and groom react when Mother Nature has other plans? Fiction short story with text and audio. The post Perfect Hawaiian Honeymoon first appeared on 500 Ironic Stories.

BTG For President
11 in Waikiki

BTG For President

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 59:46


BTG For President Episode #254 I took the family on a vacation trip to Hawaii. A much needed family time. We soaked up (literally) as much of Hawaii as we could. From the over priced food to the unlimited water we stayed in. We definitely paid the price for quality time. 11 in Waikiki #B4P254 Support the network by paying your laugh tax or becoming a premium subscriber HERE Get Show merch here: MERCH Follow us at: Twitter Instagram

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History
411: 7-11 Employee Chops Off Customers Hand With Sword! | Daily Brief

Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 1:26


An investigation was underway after a sword severed a man's left hand at a 7-Eleven in Waikiki. Shayne Enright, spokesperson for Honolulu Emergency Medical Services, said emergency responders were called just after midnight Friday. According to Enright, the man was found with "multiple lacerations, puncture wounds, and a severed hand" at the entrance to the parking lot. The left hand. A hospital was called to treat the 40-year-old man in critical condition. At the Kalakaua Avenue store, no one who was working at the time answered the phone. A call to 7-Eleven's Hawaii corporate office was not returned immediately. The attack was witnessed by Swiss tourist Michael Suissa, Hawaii News Now reports. "The victim started screaming and crying, and then I saw that half his hand was on the floor," Suissa said. The man wielding the sword is a worker Suissa has interacted with in recent days. Police did not confirm the 46-year-old man they arrested works for 7-Eleven, according to a Honolulu TV station. An attempted murder investigation has been launched by Honolulu police, according to the station. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday

Earth Oddity Podcast
Earth Oddity 230: Teenage Mutant Ninja Ukrainians

Earth Oddity Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 79:11


News Links for the Week:Woman Sues Man for $10,000 After Bad Date, Unloads on Judge During Hearing: https://www.complex.com/life/woman-sues-man-bad-date-unloads-on-judgeMan Pulls Gun on Women Who Didn't Thank Him for Holding Door Open: https://www.newsweek.com/man-pulls-gun-women-who-didnt-thank-him-holding-door-open-police-1725379Sailfish leaps out of water, injures woman off Florida coast: https://news.yahoo.com/sailfish-leaps-water-stabs-woman-180435054.htmlEerie glow in sky confuses Australian town and outs cannabis farm: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-62261094Man loses hand following 'sword attack' at Waikiki 7-Eleven: https://www.kitv.com/news/crime/man-loses-hand-following-sword-attack-at-waikiki-7-eleven-suspect-arrested/article_68308d6a-09ef-11ed-880f-0f354237ae70.htmlRussia Says It's Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops Created in Secret Biolabs: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-says-its-losing-because-ukraine-has-experimental-mutant-troops-created-in-secret-biolabss?source=articles&via=rssWe would to thank Cajun Curl Original Spice for their support! For some spice that's extra nice that taste spicy but doesn't feel spicy, check them out over at www.cajuncurl.com. Be sure and use coupon code "EOP10" and get ten percent off your order.Special thanks to Silencyde for providing the music! Check out his music on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/silencyde or on his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Silencyde and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Silencyde/Like what you hear? Please consider joining our Patreon. Sign up at the $5 dollar level and get access to Earth Oddity Extended where you get an extended version of the show and an all exclusive show once a month! You can find that at www.patreon.com/earthoddity We want to hear from you! Please email the show You can also follow us on Twitter @_earthoddity and on Instagram at _earthoddity. You can call us at (662) 493-2059! Please don't hesitate to leave us a voicemail, we want to hear your voice! don't forget to join our group page and take part in all the hilarity that ensues! Finally, Earth Oddity Podcast has a Discord server now. Would you like to join? Use this link; https://deref-mail.com/mail/client/Xr1c2SWng28/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscord.gg%2FW9BKfXC and tell us who you are. Have a great week and we love you! God bless you every one!

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Fringe Radio Network
Earth Oddity 230: Teenage Mutant Ninja Ukrainians

Fringe Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 79:11


News Links for the Week:Woman Sues Man for $10,000 After Bad Date, Unloads on Judge During Hearing: https://www.complex.com/life/woman-sues-man-bad-date-unloads-on-judgeMan Pulls Gun on Women Who Didn't Thank Him for Holding Door Open: https://www.newsweek.com/man-pulls-gun-women-who-didnt-thank-him-holding-door-open-police-1725379Sailfish leaps out of water, injures woman off Florida coast: https://news.yahoo.com/sailfish-leaps-water-stabs-woman-180435054.htmlEerie glow in sky confuses Australian town and outs cannabis farm: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-62261094Man loses hand following 'sword attack' at Waikiki 7-Eleven: https://www.kitv.com/news/crime/man-loses-hand-following-sword-attack-at-waikiki-7-eleven-suspect-arrested/article_68308d6a-09ef-11ed-880f-0f354237ae70.htmlRussia Says It's Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops Created in Secret Biolabs: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-says-its-losing-because-ukraine-has-experimental-mutant-troops-created-in-secret-biolabss?source=articles&via=rssWe would to thank Cajun Curl Original Spice for their support! For some spice that's extra nice that taste spicy but doesn't feel spicy, check them out over at www.cajuncurl.com. Be sure and use coupon code "EOP10" and get ten percent off your order.Special thanks to Silencyde for providing the music! Check out his music on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/silencyde or on his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Silencyde and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Silencyde/Like what you hear? Please consider joining our Patreon. Sign up at the $5 dollar level and get access to Earth Oddity Extended where you get an extended version of the show and an all exclusive show once a month! You can find that at www.patreon.com/earthoddity We want to hear from you! Please email the show You can also follow us on Twitter @_earthoddity and on Instagram at _earthoddity. You can call us at (662) 493-2059! Please don't hesitate to leave us a voicemail, we want to hear your voice! don't forget to join our group page and take part in all the hilarity that ensues! Finally, Earth Oddity Podcast has a Discord server now. Would you like to join? Use this link; https://deref-mail.com/mail/client/Xr1c2SWng28/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscord.gg%2FW9BKfXC and tell us who you are. Have a great week and we love you! God bless you every one!

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Hawaii News Now
First at 4 p.m. (July 22, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 14:27


An attempted murder investigation is underway after a man's hand was allegedly cut off with a sword outside a Waikiki store. The suspect, 46-year-old Jason Walker, remains in police custody. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KHON 2GO
July 22: Neighbors talk about usual crime in Waikiki

KHON 2GO

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 6:15


Listen to your daily news on the go with the KHON 2GO podcast, from Monday to Friday, at 8 a.m.

Hawaii News Now
Sunrise 5 a.m. (July 22, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 17:01


Honolulu police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man's hand was allegedly cut off with a sword outside a Waikiki store. Officials said the incident happened just past midnight at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Kalakaua Avenue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hawaii News Now
Sunrise 5 a.m. (July 19, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 16:48


Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi says he's trying to crack down on repeat, low-level criminals on Oahu, particularly in Waikiki and Chinatown. He says a new county policy will prevent those criminals from being released on their own recognizance. Instead, they'll be held overnight by police on weekdays and appear in court the next morning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Machshavah Lab
17th of Tammuz Reflections on Waikiki

Machshavah Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 11:30


Synopsis: In lieu of a 1-page article on Parashas Balak, here is a 4-page article I originally wrote as a Facebook post last summer, entitled 17th of Tammuz Reflections on Waikiki. The impetus for this article was Jonathan Lear's, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation, and the insights it triggered as I observed the taanis on Waikiki. Come to think of it, this article IS related to a pasuk from this week's parashah: "Behold! It is a nation that will dwell in solitude and not be reckoned among the nations" (Bamidbar 23:9). ----------The Torah content for these two weeks has been sponsored by Judah and Naomi Dardik in loving memory of Rabbi Moskowitz zt''l, who taught his students to pursue truth by asking questions, who modeled love of Torah and learning, and who exemplified living a life of the mind.----------If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.----------If you've gained from what you've learned here, please consider contributing to my Patreon at www.patreon.com/rabbischneeweiss. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct contribution to the "Rabbi Schneeweiss Torah Content Fund," my Venmo is @Matt-Schneeweiss, and my Zelle and PayPal are mattschneeweiss at gmail.com. Even a small contribution goes a long way to covering the costs of my podcasts, and will provide me with the financial freedom to produce even more Torah content for you.If you would like to sponsor a day's or a week's worth of content, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.com. Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.----------Patreon: patreon.com/rabbischneeweissYouTube Channel: youtube.com/rabbischneeweissBlog: kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/"The Mishlei Podcast": mishlei.buzzsprout.com"The Stoic Jew" Podcast: thestoicjew.buzzsprout.com"Rambam Bekius" Podcast: rambambekius.buzzsprout.com"Machshavah Lab" Podcast: machshavahlab.buzzsprout.com"The Tefilah Podcast": tefilah.buzzsprout.comGuide to the Torah Content of Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss: kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/2021/04/links-to-torah-content-of-rabbi-matt.htmlWhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GEB1EPIAarsELfHWuI2k0HAmazon Wishlist: amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y72CSP86S24W?ref_=wl_sharel

fresh pacific
Waikīkī surf breaks and stories with John Kukealani Clark

fresh pacific

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 44:03


Epic sunsets, sparkly surf, thatʻs summertime! Waikīkī stories this week on FRESH PACIFIC. Sit back and enjoy surf historian John Clark describing Waikīkī in terms of its water flow and its people. He describes the pivotal Ala Wai dredging, then the hotels starting in the 1900ʻs. The beach boys! WWII, then movie stars and statehood. Throughout, the amazing lacy surf breaks that attracted aliʻi (royalty) of old, and continue to distinguish Oʻahuʻs South shore today. John adds Kapiʻolani Park history and the competitive swimming culture of the 1920ʻs onward. Olympic swimming champion, Duke Kahanamoku, who practiced in Honolulu Harbor and at Waikiki beach, was a bridge between Hawaiʻi and the rest of the world. ʻWhen he actually got into swimming pools, he was into fresh water and walls where you could make a turn and push off, so his times got even better." John describes one of Dukeʻs unforgettable rides, one that people are still trying to match. I have to gaze skyward in thanks when John points out that Kapiʻolani Park could very well be a mish mash of hotels right to the foot of Diamond Head if King Kalākaua had not set that glorious acreage aside, a tribute to his wife, Queen Kapiʻolani. Music this week is from Steve and Teresa. Their distinctive sound has never been duplicated. Or surpassed. Their first release, Caching a Wave, was recorded in one 3-hour session in 1981, just the two of them. Itʻs a killah. Iʻve bought and given away three copies of the vinyl re-release since it came out at Aloha Got Soul. So happy to play a few cuts for you with this week. John is equally engaging on camera, you may enjoy this Hawaiʻi Department of Education video that features John on the topic of Waikiki surf breaks. https://uhalumni.org/manoa/story/historian-firefighter-writer-says-place-names-capture-history I never forget the amazing book from UH Press called Waikīkī, A History of Forgetting and Remembering by Andrea Feeser and Gaye Chan. I love this book for helping me sort out my emotions about Waikīkī. Because everything they say about it being totally magic? Itʻs true despite everything weʻve done. Feeser and Chan help me see tension inherent in the concept of "vacation mode"-- a state of entitlement with no responsibility. How can? I see us now trying to get tourists to care. And itʻs deeper than that. Feeser and Chan contend that the logic of colonialism and capitalism is what makes us desire this exploitative idea of the "good life." And for people who have saved 20 years for this very special vacation in Hawaiʻi, what you seek really is here! And weʻre looking for ways to share it with you. #Waikiki #Surf #Hawaii #Surfing

Creates Happyness Podcast
Comedian Simmone Park

Creates Happyness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 51:23


Creates Happyness Podcast welcomes special guest: Comedian Simmone Park! This amazing, captivating and inspiring woman shares her road to comedy and personal discovery. Tune in and listen to Nadine, MJ and Marni listen in awe to the journey of Simmone Park. From her start in Toronto Canada to Long Beach all the way to the comedy stages of Honolulu; Simmone has had an amazing and unconventional life. Personal trauma, revelations and self improvement are a part of the episode we have ready for you. Tune and check it out. Creates Happyness Podcast, creating happiness from Toronto to Waikiki! Find your joy! Follow Simmone Park on IG @sparkthepower Mahalo for listening and for your support. Join us every Friday for a new episode! Hit us up on IG @createshappynesspodcast also on Facebook at Creates Happyness Podcast. If you want to be part of our show you can email us at createshappynesspodcast@gmail.com Mahalo's to TC and Jason Paige for their voice work and Jason (Budman) Paige for production. Nadine PHD in Psychology and Medium/Psychic You can find Nadine @Heyneyhey on IG MJ with over 10 years of broadcasting experience in 3 different markets. You can find MJ @mjondaradio on IG Marni Improv comedian with radio experience. You can find Marni @marniramirez on IG --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mj-nadine-marni/support

ThinkTech Hawaii
Midtown Flunk Vol 17 (Humane Architecture)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 28:19


Highrise Hype Around Ala Moana Mall. The hosts for this show are Martin Despang and DeSoto Brown. Developers in the high rise high to mid end market in Honolulu Hawaii have found a new playground which they call “Midtown” being the area between Waikiki and Kakaako around and on the Ala Moana Mall. In a series of volumes this show observes, discusses, and assesses recently completed as proposed projects in the area based on ecological and economical, climatic and cultural parameters. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6kDcGh5KYsLd28-x3DBXGjI Please visit our ThinkTech website at https://thinktechhawaii.com and see our Think Tech Advisories at https://thinktechadvisories.blogspot.com.

Hawaii News Now
First at 4 p.m. (July 8, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 16:03 Very Popular


Police are asking for witnesses to a brutal case of animal cruelty in Waikiki. Police said on June 15, officers responded to the rooftop of an apartment at 431 Nahua St. after a witness reported seeing a man slicing a dog's throat with a large knife. When police arrived, they found a pool of blood and a blood trail down the fire escape, but they weren't able to find the suspect or the dog. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!
2nd Date Update: First Cousins

The Keola Show: 2nd Date Update ON DEMAND!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 16:31


Koa calls us about a girl named Nani that he matched on Tinder. They chat for a while and he loves the fact that they have similar upbringing and values. He takes her out to Moani's in Waikiki to have a few drinks and pupus. They're clicking well and already having such a great time that at the end of their date, Koa already asks Nani on a second date. She excitedly said yes! But when he tried to make plans the next day, she didn't message back. It's been a week and she still hasn't responded. He's so confused about why she ghosted him after a seemingly amazing night out. Follow us on Instagram: @thekeolashow Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheKeolaShow

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons
How to Utilize Mentors to Launch Your Business with Omni Casey

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 45:38


Today's Guest: Omni Casey Omni is a real estate investor, broker, and coach who has been in real estate for nearly 20 years. He is also a co-owner of New Leaf Redevelopers, with his wife and three kids, and Co-Author of THE CASH-FLOW BREAKFAST CLUB. His real estate career started in Hawaii, where he grew up, but for the last 10+ years, he and his family have been living in Northern Virginia, where he has actively been growing their real estate investment portfolio and a top-performing real estate team. His mission is to help others achieve their financial freedom, and he has coached hundreds of real estate investors and agents to create and execute a plan to grow their investment portfolios. Omni has recently been featured as a guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast, along with many other popular shows. Highlights From The Show: We begin the episode with Omni sharing his background story and how he ended up in real estate. Omni shares that he grew up in a very entrepreneurial family that had a few companies in construction. He knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur but didn't know it would be in real estate. He ran several retail businesses prior to real estate, and just like many in the game, he was inspired to go down this path by the Rich Dad Poor Dad book. He sought mentors, coaches, and masterminds' guidance and started his real estate career in Waikiki as an investor and later became an agent. For the last 20 years, Omni has been pouring himself into real estate as an investor and broker. He is now located on the East coast, where his wife comes from, and they are investing all over the country. We then talk about how Omni got his mentor and developed his learning processes to a point where he was ready to launch his business. He was looking for someone in real estate to be his mentor, and he found one of his customers who happened to be an experienced investor. The mentor looked for the pain points in his business and Omni offered to help and provided value by doing a lot of groundwork until he had enough experience and money to start his own investing. His mentor was doing multi-family, residential, and commercial investing, but he backtracked to smaller deals so that Omni could be involved. When it was time to do his own thing, he started with a realtor license to remove the roadblock of getting the right agent. Next, we talk about how Omni started his investment journey. Omni shares that he and his mentor were investing heavily in condos and lightly in single-family homes in Waikiki. Once he had enough money and wanted to branch out to do his own thing, he couldn't afford anything in Hawaii, so he had to find other markets. He started investing in single families and duplexes throughout the United States in the markets that met his budget. Omni tested many markets and bought properties in low-profile areas. He learned, and now he is in great areas and has been able to assemble good teams that are making his investments more passive for him. We then talk about Omni's strategy of finding and acquiring deals. According to Omni, his primary real estate strategy is buying and holding for the long term. They do the BRRRR strategy, but sometimes they do flips and wholesale properties they don't want to keep in their portfolio. Omni shares that they rely heavily on wholesalers to find deals, and he has been overly committed to becoming their number one client. Last year turned out to be their best year. They do cash purchases, then refinance and use the BRRRR method to reposition financially to fix and wholesale properties they don't like. Lastly, we talk about how he was able to purchase so many properties last year in a strong seller's market and his plan for the next five to ten years. He started coaching people on how to invest, and the number one complaint was that there were no deals, and he wanted to prove to them that there were deals. According to Omni, when people start to get nervous about buying, that is when he goes all in and makes his offers. Real estate has never let him down in his strategy of buying and holding long-term because it works in any market. Omni also shares that everything he is doing now is to educate his kids, the people he is coaching, and get into things that will stretch his comfort zone. Make sure you don't miss another amazing episode of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast with Omni Casey and get valuable information on how to utilize mentors to launch your business! Notable Quotes: “It's hard to find an agent that knows how to help an investor.” Omni Casey “When you want to learn from someone who is doing it, don't do it with a ‘tell me what I can do' mindset. Look for their pain points and be a solution.” Omni Casey “Taking action is the common denominator for every successful person in any industry. Stop waiting for everything to be perfect and just start.” Mike Simmons “Buying and holding properties for long-term works on any market, even in a strong seller's market.“ Omni Casey Thank You for Listening! Connect with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Linkedin, Facebook Help Out the Show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. Resources and Links From Today's Show: Omni Cash Flow Book Omni on Instagram Omni on Facebook Omni on YouTube Rich Dad Poor Dad More Resources From Mike: Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months WINNING DIRECT MAIL - How to CRUSH IT with direct mail! 7 Figure Investor Video Course - Scale your business to 7 figures. I'll show you how!

The Hawaiiverse Podcast
32. Justyn Ah Chong

The Hawaiiverse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 102:41


Justyn Ah Chong is an award-winning Native-Hawaiian filmmaker from the island of O'ahu. He has worked as a director, cinematographer and editor at ʻŌiwi TV, and was a 2020 NIA Tero 4th World Media Lab fellow. His film “Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki” premiered at the Maoriland film festival in New Zealand winning the Peopleʻs Choice Award for best short drama and has been screened at festivals all around the world from Toronto to Los Angeles. Most recently he helped produce the film “Hawaiian Soul” about the late great George Helm and continues to share culturally-inspired, place-based stories through his production company Olonā Media. In this episode we talk about filmmaking, what it means to be Hawaiian in these modern times, being connected to culture, and much more. Enjoy!

The Superlatively Yes Podcast
It's All New Again!

The Superlatively Yes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 62:36


Hi Friends! We recorded this episode of The Superlatively Yes Podcast for you TODAY so you could have the most updated update! Jasa is back and going strong in Franklin and I am traveling this week, so maybe you can hear some sounds of New Orleans in the background of this episode. It means the world to us that you are sharing some of your precious time with us.    All my love, Tanya   Here are the show notes we promised you:   Jasa's wedding round-up: top 3 moments - we'll do more each episode.    >The look on Cliff's face >The speeches. Including Hunter. >The music >The ringbearer   Honeymoon round-up: 3 favorite scenic locations (we'll do more each episode)   >zip lining over waterfall / Waimea Falls - Fantasy Island >snorkeling 3 tables near Shark's cove / Shrimp truck across the road > 3-hour hike.  Almost died. Worth it!   Talk food to me: Hawaiin delights   >Luau.  Pork, rice, noodles, chicken, potatoes, haupia >Rinka Japanese >Leonards: malasadas  > First morning home: macadamia nut and chocolate chip pancakes Mickey.  From Mickey to Waikiki engagement to honeymoon.  Jasa's Pages: Insta: https://bit.ly/3GQKeS2 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3NCJzXf   Tanya's Pages Insta: https://bit.ly/3NSDXaS Facebook: https://bit.ly/3MlOB8M Jennifer's Pages: Insta: https://bit.ly/3Nlfz1 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3NoGj1c Tanya and Jennifer's Book: https://amzn.to/3Gi2x2a

303Endurance Podcast
Womens Achievement in Multisport

303Endurance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 34:07


Welcome to Episode #341 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars and stimulants to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance and a faster finish line!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Full Ironman Returns to Coeur de Alene What's new in the 303 USA Triathlon Celebrates Women's Achievements in Multisport for 50th Anniversary of Title IX Triathlon and Run Races this weekend Video of the Week Sam Long Final Prep for Challenge Roth   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News: Full Ironman Returns to Coeur de Alene The IRONMAN Group, announced today that the stunning city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho will once again play host to a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon on Sunday, June 26, 2023, as part of a unanimous vote in Tuesday's City of Coeur d'Alene council meeting.   “We are so thrilled to see such an appetite for full distance triathlon racing in Coeur d'Alene,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “With the longstanding history Coeur d'Alene has built within the triathlon community over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across Northern Idaho's best terrain on offer.”   The 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene triathlon course will mirror characteristics of the half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon. Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile double-loop swim in the breathtaking Lake Coeur d'Alene. The 112-mile double-loop bike course will take athletes alongside Lake Coeur d'Alene and through a beautiful northern Idaho with sweeping mountain views before a transition at City Park. Athletes will cap off the race day with a multi-loop run course through McEuen Park to a vibrant finish downtown on Sherman Ave. What's New in the 303: USA Triathlon Celebrates Women's Achievements in Multisport for 50th Anniversary of Title IX COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Triathlon both honors and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark gender equity law that changed the landscape of what's possible for girls and women in this country, and today kicks off a five-month celebration of the achievements women have accomplished in triathlon.   USA Triathlon has long had a tradition of promoting women in multisport, including equal prize money for elite events, the formation of the USA Triathlon Women's Committee in 2010 and February's landmark achievement of adding the 40th school in the nation to offer women's triathlon at the varsity level, which set in motion women's triathlon to become an NCAA Championship sport.   A five-month celebration of women's varsity collegiate triathlon and women in the sport of triathlon and the multisport community kicks off today on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and runs through November, following the fall 2022 women's varsity collegiate triathlon season. For those who are interested in being a part of the celebration please email diversity@usatriathlon.org.   The five-month celebration will include the Together, We Thrive Powerful Women in Multisport Series, a social and digital content series that will focus on women who helped pave the way for women to compete in triathlon. To kick off the series, USA Triathlon has highlighted on its social media pages nine women in multisport who share what Title IX means to them in its Nine Days of Title IX celebration.   USA Triathlon will give 10 multisport women's legacy packages to influential women in multisport, which includes one USA Triathlon Lifetime Membership and one free entry to USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships and the Toyota Legacy Triathlon. USA Triathlon will also award the inaugural Together, We Thrive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Award.   USA Triathlon is launching its Women's Series, a series of locally organized USA Triathlon Sanctioned events across the country designed to grow and support the women's multisport community, in 2023. Applications to be included in the series will be accepted July through August with the formal announcement of participating events coming in late fall. The series will include a combination of women's-only triathlons and duathlons, instructional clinics and social gatherings that will accommodate new athletes to experienced athletes.   1974: Triathlon was invented by the San Diego Track Club with the Mission Bay Triathlon. The club has a storied history of leading the way in gender equity   1978: Judy Collins and her husband, Commander John Collins, both participants in the 1974 Mission Bay Triathlon, launch the Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon in Waikiki, which combined the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Honolulu Marathon, and a local cycling club route.   1979: Lyn Lemaire, a 28-year-old from Massachusetts, becomes the first woman to compete in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. Lemaire beats all but four men in the 15-person field.   1982: U.S. triathlete Julie Moss captivates a global audience with her crawl to the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman.   1983: Sally Edwards publishes the first book on triathlon. “Triathlon: A Triple Fitness Sport,” offers a comprehensive guide for training for “a total new fitness” based on her own experience in the sport.   1986: Using funds from an anonymous donor, the Hawaii Ironman introduces a prize purse for professional athletes. And in a move unprecedented in many other major sporting events, the payout is equal for both men and women — a standard that remains the status quo.   1990: Danskin launches a women's-only triathlon series in three cities: Long Beach, California, San Jose, California, and New York City. The growth of the Danskin series, as well as similar women-only events like Trek Triathlon and Irongirl races, are credited with boosting numbers among women in the sport.   2000: Triathlon makes its Olympic debut at the Sydney Games. The United States sends a trio of women Down Under, including Joanna Zeiger, who finishes fourth.   2004: Susan Williams, a 35-year-old mom from Long Beach, California, wins the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in triathlon, earning bronze at the Athens Games.   2005: U.S. Olympian Barb Lindquist retires as a professional and helps create USA Triathlon's Collegiate Recruitment Program, which identifies talent from the NCAA swimming and running programs as a way to funnel athletes toward the Olympic pipeline. She finds future Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen.   2014: Triathlon is designated as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women   2016: Jorgensen caps her pro triathlon career by grabbing gold at the Rio Olympic Games, the first- gold medal for an American triathlete   2016: U.S. elite paratriathletes Grace Norman and Allysa Seely each win gold at the Paralympic Games. Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell also won medals, combining to sweep the podium in the PT2 sport class along with Seely.   2021: Katie Zaferes wins Olympic bronze at the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the U.S. is one of only four countries to qualify three women for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and one of only two countries to place all three athletes in the top-20 with Zaferes winning bronze, Summer Rappaport placing 14th and Taylor Knibb 16th.   2021: Seely won gold Paralympic again to become the only female two-time Paralympic triathlete gold medalist. Danz became a two-time PTS2 silver medalist and Norman earned a silver in the PTS5 category. Kendall Gretsch also won the first women's triathlon wheelchair race in Paralympic history and became the fifth American to win gold medals at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games.   2022: USA Triathlon adds two college programs to offer women's collegiate triathlon to reach the milestone of 40 schools. Women's triathlon is now on its way to becoming an NCAA Championship Sport.   Colorado driver accused of "intentionally" hitting two cyclists — critically injuring one — still at large Police investigating a hit-and-run that wounded two cyclists in Evergreen, Colorado, on Sunday morning. One of the cyclists, identified as a woman by local authorities, suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash.   A 2018 Ford Escape registered to 39-year-old Alan "Haley" Mill allegedly swerved onto the shoulder of an interstate highway about 30 miles west of Denver. Witnesses told police the driver deliberately hit both cyclists before fleeing and later abandoning the vehicle. Witnesses said they saw Mill attempting "to dislodge a badly damaged bicycle from beneath his vehicle" in the parking lot of a restaurant after the collision, CBS Denver reported. The SUV, which has a temporary license plate, was found abandoned the next day, police said.   "This person passed a cyclist and then drove off the road intentionally onto the shoulder and into two other cyclists and possibly accelerated while doing that," said Jenny Fulton, director of public affairs at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, according to CBS Denver.   Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Upcoming Classic Runs in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)   Video of the Week: I'm Back Motherfuc*ers || Race Simulation For Challenge Roth   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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Wing Foil Interview: Clifford Coetzer- Unifoil on the Blue Planet Show

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 98:22


In this conversation Clifford Coetzer, the founder and designer at Unifoil goes over tips for wing foil beginners, his background, how he started making foils and started Unifoil, foil design evolution, construction, stiffness, tradeoffs, testing prototypes, foil characteristics, and more, I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, thank you for your support and positive feedback. Aloha, Robert Stehlik For more information on Unifoil, please visit: https://www.uni-foil.com Transcript: Aloha  friends. It's Robert Stehlik welcome to another episode of the blue planet show in today's interview. I'm speaking with Clifford from uni foil. He's in South Africa, I'm in Hawaii. So there's like a 12 hour time difference. There's a little bit of a delay and so on, but it's a great conversation. And we get into detail on foil design tips for beginners tips, for more advanced people, all kinds of technical things about the foils. I'm trying to wrap my head around all the different aspects of how everything works together, and Clifford's really good at explaining it and making sense of it. And obviously he's tried a lot of different things. He's one of the first people to come out with the high aspect foil. And so he's definitely one of the pioneers in foil design. Really good conversation. Hope you enjoy it. Please make sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it, make sure to subscribe to the blue planet surf YouTube channel down below. I'll put some links down in the description as well. For the uni foil website, you can watch the blue planet show right here on YouTube, or you can also listen to it on your favorite podcast app to search for the blue planet show. And without further ado here is Clifford. Okay, Clifford. Welcome to the show. How are you doing today? Good Robert. Thanks for having me on man. What a privilege? Awesome. To finally meet you. Yeah. Fi glad to finally get you on the show. So here in Hawaii, it's 8:00 PM in the evening. And for you, it's 8:00 AM in, in Cape, in South Africa and Jeffrey bay. That's where you're at. That's right? Yeah. Just the start of the day. Yeah. So how long have you been living in Jeffreys bay or is you born and raised there or? Uh, No. I was actually born in Johannesburg. But at a young age I moved over to England and then I've been coming over to Jeffrey bay on holiday. So I've actually got a house year. I've been coming here for 20 years and then about 10 years ago, I actually moved to Jeffrey bay. Excellent. So trying to start off season with some tips for beginners last year, I kind had it, the, of this, I asked the question, what are some tips for beginners, but I wanted kind turn it around. So for the beginners watching, what are some good tips for people that want to get into wing foiling? For myself, I only started wing foiling last year and my biggest tip is to use the right equipment. That is critical. So myself being a bit of a heavier rider I'm about hundred and four kilos, about 230 pounds to use the right equipment is essential, especially if you in light wind. My advice is to be overpowered. Rather a wing that is a little bit too big a board that is too big and a fo that is too big. It just makes the whole learning process so much easier. If you use your equipment, that's too small.  then it becomes a struggle. It becomes, it's just hard work. It's a nightmare. So in the beginning, overpowered for sure. If possible I would recommend one or two sessions behind a boat just to be pulled behind a boat and just get, just to break down the whole process so that you don't have a ring in your hands and a foil trying to do both at the same time. So if you can get going with just the foil behind a boat toe session, get just the feeding of the foil coming up outta the water. Great. And then with the ring itself, going on just the normal sub-board walking on dry land, getting a feel for how the ring works and then combining the two together. I find that works really well. And of course, nothing beats having someone who's got experience, if you go off by yourself it's difficult. But if you've got an instructor or someone who's already wing foing and they watch you, and they can tell you're doing this wrong, you're doing that wrong cry. This cry, this, that, that advice is gold, highly recommended. If you go like a school or something rather go someone who's already competent at wing, foing it, it just makes the whole process, the whole journey so much more pleasant. Yeah. Those are some great tips, I think. And I think most of us. Everybody's still new to the sport. So we remember what it was like to learn and are happy to help others too. Yeah, just ask for help. And and just keep in mind too, that it can be dangerous in the beginning too. If if you fall on your foil and, as a surfer, like usually you try to kind catch yourself if you're falling, but that's the wrong instinct when you're foiling. You wanna just eject as, as quickly as possible 100%. Yeah, 100%. I think in the beginning days when you're trading water, you only kick the foil once or twice and you learn very quickly don't trade water, rather hang on the board, but yeah, with foing you, you learn very quickly, don't try and save it rather as you say, object off the foil and get going again. It's so much save so much easier. Okay. I'm just put, pulling up your website here. So out of your lineup what, which foil do you like for someone your size? What foil did you start on? I started on a hyper I started on, on, we used to do quite a big one a two 50. I then switched over to the two 10, and that's what I use now at the moment. I dunno if much about the hype's been around for quite a few years. So we are actually working on a version two at the moment, which will be released very soon. The hyper ones have been out now for 20, about five years now. So they've been around for quite a while. Yeah. So that's actually a high aspect wing. Yeah. So you were one of the first to you to bring out a wing that was had a really high aspect ratio, right? Like one of the first to bring out a wing like that. Yeah. So what happened was I was working with with Ivan and Nathan from signature at the time. And they started doing down winding here in Cape town. And I said to Ivan can he put a GPS on Nathan? And just to see what sort of speeds is he doing? And I knew immediately that a high spec would be very efficient. So I started doing prototypes and I did the first high spec for, and yeah, watching those GPS graphs was well, it was amazing to, to see that he could be on the fo for so long. Cause I back then, if I was on the foil for 60 seconds, this is a long time. And you had, he was writing for 13, 14, 15 minutes at a time. So it is yeah, just pretty amazing. . Yeah. And Nathan seems like a super talented kid too. Yeah. Very much he almost, I think he, he actually beat Lenny across the channel in the mole race. The first time he came over here and just was able to pump upwind and pass him. Sorry. So sorry. Did you go to that event? Actually? I did that race too. Myself. Yeah. I saw them flying by me. I was on the stand paddle really? Oh, must amazing. Went was twice as twice actually, or just actually demo demoralize  I was watching that. I was watching that, that event from here in South Africa because they had all the GPS markers on all the riders. And then as the foils guys started right at the end and it was nervewracking. And it's three o'clock in the morning here and I'm trying to be quiet, watching this race and I'm at my parents' house the next day I'm flying out to Canada and, I'm chewing my nails what's going on. And then yeah to watch those little blips on that map, travel between all the riders and just blast through, it was certainly an amazing highlight. It was yeah. Phenomenal. Awesome. Yeah. Yeah. That was amazing. But anyways, let's get into the whole. Relationship with signature foils and the foil design and all that. I have lots of questions about that, but let's start your just your background, like what, like, how did you grow up? How did you into water sports? How did you into foiling and foil design? And so as in Born in Johnsburg I really enjoyed I went to a technical school. I really enjoyed engineering. got my first job at engineering company doing fluid dynamics, doing hydraulics doing press design which I really enjoyed. I enjoyed the whole process of designing something, drawing something, and then going down to the workshop and actually seeing it being manufactured and being made, and then being installed on site and actually being utilized. I've got a real kick out of that. It's something that that I really enjoyed. So at a young age I moved over to England and I was staying in England, but then I'd come back to say every year and. I think it was back in 2002, somewhere around there, I was in Cape town and I bought these two flexi four kites that they stack together and then you're flying them. And I, the part of these kites was really awesome. And I sat there on the beach and I see this guy come over the road and he's got a helmet on and he's got this board on his one arm and this package on his other arm and he comes to the beach and he rolls this thing out. And it's just this massive long. don't know what it was, and he starts pumping it up and he had this kite and I was like, whoa, I'd seen it on TV, but you actually have someone doing it right hand in front of me. And he was the only one on what we call kite beach in, in Cape town. And when I saw that, I was like, I've gotta do this. So the following year I bought a kite obviously a cab black tip. I'm sure you know those guys, but I think everybody started on one of those coats and. Yeah that, that pretty much started my consulting journey, but I never got anywhere. I just mowed the lawn and did the occasional jump because I was living in, in, in England and I'd only come over for, month or two at a time. So I never really progressed. And then in about 2015, it was 2014 somewhere on there. I moved to a little Tanya in Africa called ner and I had a whole bunch of mates who were into surfing and yeah, initially I started up again, started kit surfing and started progressing a little bit better. And that's when I saw the, a video on, I think it was on YouTube or of, I, oh, we gotta try this looks cool. It looks difficult, actually looks impossible. I was with the, and it was like, gonna, if you try it. So I had a workshop doing CNC. I did a cutting service and so I just knocked up some molds and made this foil and we went beyond the boat and this meter long mot and this thing, picking it up out of the water, just this totally surreal, crazy feeling. I still remember it like as just yesterday, it was. So your first foils, you actually C seeded the mold and you laid up the foils inside a mold, like right from the start. The first, all my friend wings have always been in, in The very first mask that I made was just wrap ground a wood core. But from there everything was done, from CT molds, it's just so much easier than having to sit and sand apart afterwards. So when you were in England, you studied engineering in England or what were you doing in England? No I, I moved to England. I moved to England. I was 23 somewhere around there. And what made you decide to leave South Africa and go to England? What happened was that they made it possible to get it a two year work visa. So you could go over to England and you could travel around and, go and check the place out. And I went I was only planning to go for a year and I came back to South Africa and all my friends were still doing the same thing. Everyone's still getting to the same place. Nothing had changed. And I was like I've only got a year left on my visa and I'm looking have this opportunity again. So I'm and yeah. Someone and I staying there for 10 years. Did you in England been England? All over , but I was staying in London for a couple years and then I moved north to, to Peter. I was in Luton for a short amount of time then up to Peterborough for eight years. Okay. So you never did, you did, like you said, I guess in school, you enjoyed engineering and so on, but did you have a formal education in, in like aeronautical engineering or foil design or ring design or anything like that? Or just it's all self taught more or less? Yeah. On the aortic side. Yes. I took go to college but I didn't do aortics or hybrid dynamics that, that all came much later on from radio control, the aircraft  Yeah. Okay. Yeah, came to while that interviewed him and he has like a really good understanding of the whole engineering side of the foils as well. But he, and he, I guess he just taught himself and how to use the programs and all that kinda, stuff's pretty impressive. And he has like a background in, in glider airplanes and, or, model airplanes and so on. But anyways, yeah, that's interesting. I'm just cur curious, like how you figured all those things out, I guess just by, by trial there. A lot of it, I guess so, yeah, there is no engineering class for hydrofoils really, it's, we very niche at the moment. Yeah. I think maybe in the future they'll do something, but the principles beyond a hydrofoil and a small aircraft is very much the same. The end result is very different, but the principles of flight are very much the it's design just basics of is I guess the big thing is the, that water is much more dense than air, obviously. So it's that, and. Fluid dynamics are different probably too, but yeah, South Africa to, from there, I made this first foil and realized that it was way too small. It was only about a, I think it was about a 600 square centimeter. So you needed like 20 kilometers an hour, whatever it was, plus just for the foil to engage that you could lift up. So the wipe parts were classic. Every session you, you had come out with this, whiplash. Continued designing different ones and trying different ideas. And eventually I started getting this pile of all these prototype foils, stuck in the corner of the workshop and, I didn't wanna go and just throw them in the bin. It's just, it's, the amount of time that you put into them and the cost of the material. So I thought let sell them. So I put them on on our local second for website gum and. From doing that, I had one guy buy one and then his friend phoned him and it's listen, you made a foil for my friend. Can you make me one? And slowly but surely I, I just started making all these foils and just one after the next and just, I just snowballed. But that was all kite foils. And then my wife she's from Canada. She wanted to move to Canada. So we started the process of of getting my visa to move to Canada. And we left doing NASN at the time. So we moved to Jeffrey's bay. When I was here, I was like I've gotta do something while I'm waiting for my visa. I wasn't expecting it to be a, you a couple of months kind of thing. And in the end it took just over a year. So while I was here, Jeffrey's a good mate to mine. He he saw one of my fores in the back of my truck. And he is what is that? I was like to kit for him. So he is like, cause he's a surfer. So I think it was probably a week later, he phone me up and he goes, listen, can you make one of these things for surfing? I was like, yeah, I can't see why not. Let's try it. Back to the CNC at that time I sold my business. I didn't have access to a CNC, I to go to another mate mines place to U CNC. So I made up this this four of the surf world and it's actually Gumby. He were actually on the way to the beach and this thing was busy curing. That's how excited we were to, to get in the water. So anyway, he jumped in the water and he started pedaling out. And a few minutes later, a couple of his mates picked up and just they don't know that there's a fo at the bottom of his board, he's just laying in the water and he, and the wave comes and he paddles. So this wave and he stands up in this fo picks up out of the water. The guys are riding work blocks. The guys running were like screaming their heads. So I could hear them from the beach, this cause it just unheard of it just unseen. He was, he is literally the first guy, probably in South Africa. I dunno. But one of them definitely the first guy in, the Cape that had been on a surf for, so that, that pretty much started the journey of surf oils. And from there I had to Because I didn't have access to a CNC machine anymore. I had to machine up steel molds. So I went into an engineering shop and I had, that is when I came out with the vortex 1 75, which later on came to be a very popular foil. Okay. It is about around that time that I spoke to Ivan from signature and we started chanting and was like can we collaborate on this foil? And, can he use the foil design? And I was like, yeah, for sure. And at that time, foiling was still. Pretty much for surfing was pretty much in its infancy and I'd never ridden anyone else's foil before, so I didn't really know what foils were supposed to feel like, I've only ridden my own designs, my own feel, and I'd never ridden anyone else's foil, so I wasn't too sure. What is this supposed to feel like? But I just aimed for having as even foot pressure as possible on the front and back of the foil and yeah, that's, that was pretty much the design that us on the map, if I can put it that way. So signature foils it, they approached you because they heard that you're making good foils and then basically you started making designs for them. Yeah. So how did that relationship work and then how did you start your own brand? While you're also cause it's a little bit confusing cuz basically their foils are exactly the same as yours or are they different? No. Only our only, only when we first started. Oh, okay. So the vortex they called it the PTH. And then ours, the hyper they called it Theros  but they have got their own design end out cause obviously we totally independent now. Okay. And then I guess your newest foil is the vortex, right? No, the Viper. Oh the, the Viper. Yeah. Yeah. And then, so the Viper is from what I understand a little bit of a blend of between it's like a little bit of a blend between the best aspects from both the vortex and the hyper, that's right. So our vortex is our low aspect foil which is very popular in, in, in the early stages. And everyone's pretty much transitioned over to medium aspect or high aspect foils, just cause of the efficiency. The efficiency's so much higher on, on a narrow wing. So what everybody wanted was a foil that, that, that surfed like a vortex, but pumped like a hyper. So then did a collaboration with Adam Bennetts and this is what we made was the Viper. OK. Yeah. Okay. So in, in the early days, yeah, you had the collaboration with signature fo, but, and you still designed their foils, right? No, they've got someone else who's doing their designing now. I see. Okay. And then what made you decide to start uni foil? Or how did that get started? It just from sending the foils out of my workshop it just snowballed and, eventually it's you gotta came up with a name brand. I was like, oh, that is a lot harder than you think , it's not easy to come up with a name brand. I'll tell you what. Yeah. And, there's so many different names of what do you call your product? What are you call your brand? And in the beginning I actually had names of various fishes which I called the foils. And, but I still didn't have a brand name. And one day I was just thinking about it. And I just thought, uni being one being like a uni cycle and I thought uni foil and I was like, that's it? That is what I'm gonna call this brand uni foil it relates to being number one and it relates to being, a single file that you're writing. And that's pretty much how I came up with the name of uni. Yeah, like a unicorn  that's still coming  okay. And yeah, and Adam Bennetts is an amazing foiler yeah, like he phenomenal so a lot of I guess having good team writers like that I'm sure is very helpful. When in designing the foils. Yeah, no, he's got crazy talent. I think it's absolutely imperative that you have a team writer who has the ability to give you feedback that you can work on. Yeah. Very important. Okay. So yeah, I remember to came over to Oahu for this event that we had a few years ago that it was called hundred wave event and he had a team and the team had to catch a hundred waves and he had one of those signature Albatros foils, and they had a whole team of signature team. And, but came to wild was just like pu pumping around in circles, like catching one way after the other, just catch, like that's the first time I really saw someone just pumping like that. He does, he makes it look easy, but yeah, so talk explain to me how why are high aspect foils so efficient? What makes them more efficient in medium aspects and what, what are the what are the good and the bad? What's the good and the bad of the high aspect? Like what, yeah. So just kind talk a little bit about that know, and then also why you go, why you went back to a medium, more medium aspect versus a very high aspect way is a wing that has a very short cord line is always going to have less drag than a wing with a long cord line. Cause it's the amount of time that the water takes to travel over the cord. That's what gives you your drag. So if you can reduce that down you have less drag. So the highest  was designed to be as efficient as possible. It was purely designed for straight line to get from a, to B as efficiently as possible. So when I started designing that Ivan gave me GPS records just showing the average speed that Nathan was riding at to, I think it was 20. One or 23 kilometers an hour, somewhere out there. So I tried to optimize the efficiency at that speed to get as little drag as possible. So high aspect fours is all about efficiency. The disadvantage of high aspect fours is they do tend to not turn as well. Being such a wide w span they're not really intended to be written in the surface as much. That is my theory back then. And then these high aspect foils reached away and there was some riders that started using them in the surf. And I was like, no, you're not supposed to do that, that they're not made for that, but the guys were ripping on them. And I was like, wow, that's amazing, that they got the ability to turn that foil the sharp as what they could, but that's the real disadvantage is if you're an average to get a higher expert to really turn it, doesn't want to, it tends to Trapp pretty much on rails. That's why we came up with the mid aspect, foils mid aspect, foils for surf. Foing is just way better. These vis, when I get out on a session I actually just feel like I'm adding Bens, when you're doing these turns, cause you just, what I found with the high aspect stuff was you went along with the, for the right it'll going to the left and it's okay, we're going to the left and you pretty much follow the four where it wants to go. And it's a bit of a wild beast and changing over to the right. But you just think turn left and you do this nice, turn to the left. They just turn incredibly well, fair enough. The efficiency isn't as high as the hypers, but it's not very far behind in, in terms of pumping. So how did you achieve that and sorry to interrupt you, but how did you achieve the that turning the more turn in the Viper versus the versus the hyper just automatically by getting to a low it's gonna turn better that immediately it's gonna allow to turn better. Then the hyper profile is actually quite a slow profile. It's not a very fast foil. It was only made to cruise at, like I said, 22, 25 K an hour. And it, it does a very easy lifting for and the VI though has got a completely different profile. It's quite a bit faster than the hyper profile, but the front cur of the wing also helps it to turn. But of twist in the ring also helps it to turn. So there's me, there's different things that you can do to the foil to change its characteristics. So it, little bit of curve in, in the curvature of the foil itself. Yeah. So what happens is on aircraft, you've got DRI where the wings are like this. So when you're flying with it with an aircraft that has DRI, when the wings start to tilt over to the side, you have less lift on the w that is tilted. So then automatically it selfs. So now on the hydrofoil, that's the opposite. You actually put a curve into the ring like this. So when you turn over to the side, you lose the lift on the side, that is got the main lift. So automatically you're making the fourth unstable, so you're making it so that it turns a lot easier by adding in that little bit of a curve. Then I guess the downside of adding curve is that it makes it a little bit less efficient, cause the tips are not creating as much lift, right? Yeah. Yes. Or the surface area. Yes. Your actual area versus your projected area is not close, between the two, so then you lose efficiency, right? Yeah. Last week I talked to AIAN from access foils and he said to him, like the surface area of the wing of the foil is not as important as the wing span and the aspect ratio and things like that. Like he said that's why they use the wingspan as a measurement rather than the surface area. But your foils, you measure the surfaces square inches. Is that the number on the foil surface inches? And then is that the projected surface area or the it's actual, the actual surface it's actual, actual, actual surface area. Yeah. Okay. So how would you say high aspect foil, it seems like it creates a lot more lift at the same surface area, right? If it has a wider wing span, but a smaller surface area, it seems like it creates a lot more lift. Is that correct? You say it does generate a bit more lift. It's more efficient. So the lift data generates it generates it with a lot more efficiency. Basically, so it's basically your surface area dictates what amount of force your foil can pick up, not your span, not your cord. They do two degree, but the main thing is the surface area of the foil. So that's why we measure our foils in surface area. In hydraulics, the formulas, ethical speed times a, pressure times your area, it's got nothing to do with span or anything. And it's the same with the foil. When you're designing a foil and you're design a foil to lift a certain weight, you go on the surface area times the coefficient of lift, not the span. If we had to measure our foils with span our low expect foil has the same span as like for example a VI in 90 has the same span as a vortex one 50. If I had to say that the foils measured on the span, it would be very confusing to go through the different ranges or different designs of foils. Based on those numbers when somebody phones me up and says, what size foil do I need? The first thing I'll ask is what is your weight? Because your weight dictates what size foil you're gonna riding at whatever speed not the span of the foil. That makes sense. But I guess, because like you said, because the high aspect flow are more efficient. They basically create less drag. So you basically create, you can go faster and then that creates more lift because you're going faster. Is that basically why it feels like a smaller high, it just seems like a smaller, high aspect flow, smaller surface area, high aspect flow creates more lift than a bigger low aspect foil to me, but I guess it's because of the speed yeah. That you're traveling at higher speeds. Yeah. So a high aspect foil will have a much wider speed range. A low aspect foil tends to ride in a much narrower speed range. And then it blows out, whereas a high aspect foil can ride slower and it can ride faster. So your speed range on a high aspect foil. The speed window is definitely bigger. Yeah. Okay. You like, people used to say, like for beginners, it's better to use a low aspect foil cause it's more predictable and easier to use versus high aspect foil. Would you say that still applies or would you yep. Yes. I wouldn't necessarily even go to a low aspect foil, just a medium aspect, foil to learn to foil on, on a high aspect. Foil is you're going to make the journey very painful. It's not recommended. There's tons of guys that have done it. Now I'm talking about surf oiling for ring foiling different Keer fish for surf oiling to learn to surf oil on a high aspect foil. Definitely don't recommend it. It's and also it depends on your skill levels and your abilities and stuff. But generally I would recommend to, to learn to surf for on a high aspect for it, it just makes it so much harder, so much more difficult. With w foiling it's very different because you've got the third or, or something to hold onto. So your stability is, you are way more stable with a wing in your hands or kiting your hands than, without, so for w foiling, that's fine. You can start to learn on a high aspect quite easily. Okay. So would you say that winging is the one of the easiest ways to learn how to foil or what, like you said, behind a boat? Yeah, I guess behind a boat is probably one of the easiest ways, but without having a boat, if you, yourself, what would you say is the easiest way to get into foil? Oh, without a doubt ring foing is it's way easier than without a doubt ring foing is so much easier. And it's like I say, if you have the correct gear, you can be foing in three, four sessions, easily. Okay. It depends on age abilities conditions. But you can be easily foiling, in three, four sessions, I've got a bunch of mates that have learned to w for who already are foiling, however, but to, to learn to winful, you know, they're riding toe side on their first nation. But as I say, if it is possible and you can go out behind a boat first just to get that initial feeling of the foil, picking up outta the water. It's very weird that, when you first do it, and if you're learning with just a a wing as a power source it's a bit of a challenge, but it's certainly a lot easier than trying to learn with the kite that's. Yeah. That's next level. Yeah, totally agree on that. I've, I recently started using a more high effect of foiling. And one thing I noticed is that when you hit some turbulence in the water, like there's foam in the water or something from a wave, it seems like they just drop right away versus a lower as yeah. Lower aspect. Foil will be less sensitive to turbulence. So why is that? Why are they more sensitive to the turbulent water? Dunno how to say I just presume, because it's the amount of water on, on the surface area of the bottom of the foil just cause it's air. Yeah, dunno. Yeah. So you're not like, yeah, I was puzzled why that is. I guess it's just maybe cuz like you said, it has, it doesn't travel over the foil as long. So maybe, yeah, I don't, I dunno, but I thought you might have an answer for that, but no, I haven't got a clue. Yeah. Okay. But I liked your explanation of why they have less drag just basically cuz it takes the water less time to travel from the front leading edge to the trailing Android. So it just slips to the water faster. Yeah. Also your, your Paraic GRA is also a lot lower because on a high spec foil, you'll find that you fall nine times outta 10 is, is going to be a lot thinner than a lower aspect for the lower spec. Foils tend to be quite fat and junky where high spec foils are a lot thin. So you also goes lower drag just from your frontal drag. Yeah. And you said you're redesigning your high aspect, foils your hyper line. You're gonna come out with a new version of it soon, or? Yeah so the hypers have been, not now, like I said five years now, I think that came out 2017 and a lot of guys want to go faster. So the hypers were made to, to cruise at 22, 23 K an hour. That's just their cruising speed. So yes, that can go a lot faster. But the hybrid twos are now going to be purely for ringing. And then we bring in out a different range for down winding. So the hybrid twos are going to be quite a bit faster. The store speed will be a little bit higher. They're going to be aimed purely at in foil. So with foiling, you can have a higher stall speed on the foil, cause you've got that source of power. Like how much higher is the stall speed? Even for, I kind being able to kind like at the end of a jive or attack, if youre almost, you're almost stalling and then you can pump back out of it. It's nice to be able to do that without dropping off. But but having a super efficient foil is also a really nice and then having a higher top end, but I guess it always comes at a price on the low speed as well. But when you're talking a faster profile, is it just thinner or like what how did you make it faster? I'm just curious. It's a completely different section. So the section that was used in the, on the regional hyper, the maximum thickness was at 25%. If I remember correctly, somewhere around there and now the maximum thickness has just been moved further back. So you have a little bit less lift. You make the foil, excuse me. So when I made the hypers, because I didn't have access to a CNC machine, I didn't have I didn't have the luxury of trying many different variations Nathan and Ivan were flying to Hawaii to do the age two NTO. And I didn't have the luxury to, try this fall and that fall and try this section. So I had to play it safe if I can put it that, or I had to use a profile that I knew for definite would work. I didn't want to make a four that was too fast and it just too advanced that would stall, if you had a store halfway out and you couldn't get going again to be game over. So I had to come up with a four that I knew was going to work and it just gonna play it safe. And I knew from the data at the time that he had a very good chance of a podium finish, even winning the race because of the speed of the foil. And I could calculate over the distance, what sort of time to take him, to complete the race. But that was five years ago. Things have changed. Guys' abilities are just going through the, and so many people who are, who have got the talent and the skill to, to push the foils. Now, you've got access to stronger carbon. You've got the access to Highest, higher speed. So it's just what the guys want, they wanna go faster and faster. So yeah, it's about time that we do a revision on the hybrids. Yeah. The technology has changed so much in just the last few years and they have had the race cuz of COVID. So it'll be interesting to see what happens. Like they'll probably be it'll be probably a whole different ball game, by the time they hold it again next year, maybe. I guess it's not happening this summer either, but yeah, it'll be interesting to see like all the progression. And then what about the aspect ratio? Did you keep that about the same or did you make it even more high aspect or it has got a fraction higher. They're sitting at about eight to one now, eight, just over eight, somewhere on there. So just a little bit higher on the aspect ratio. So the first we're going to be releasing the first three, which is the one 70, the one 90 and the two ten first. And then at a later stage we'll release other sizes. And you said there, like there's different wings for winging and for down winding or are they the same gonna be the same just by size or how? We bring it out a completely different range for down winding. Oh, wow. And then what about mass? I was curious about mass links looks like at this time you only have two different sizes of mass. Is that correct? Three, we've got 7 50, 8, 30 and nine 50. Oh, you have a nine 50. Okay. Yeah. Then if it's on the website yeah, on the website, it only had two options. When you look at the mass choosing the eight 30, so you also have a nine 50, that's something I think definitely for do for wing foiling. It's nice to have a little bit longer mask because the chop and stuff, you can just fly over the chop without it, without having to follow the contours of the water, basically as much, but I guess for like down winding and surfing, having a longer mask can be a disadvantage because you don't, you're not as connected to the foil. You're more up higher. It's just that little delay that it takes turning from rail to rail on a long mot. Timing's different, everything's different. So generally the gas start on the seven 50 and if you're riding slightly bigger waves, then the eight 30 the nine 50 is it's not as popular. I use a nine 50, if I'm out in open ocean like you said, you don't have to hunt all the time, skimming over the cross. That's just, on the long, last it's awesome. You just blast over the top . But generally in, in the actual waves themselves I won't use a nine 50. I just, I don't like the delay from turning from rail to rail. I prefer the eight 30 it's yeah, way better. Okay. Interesting. And then yeah, so what about mass stiffness or like the whole stiffness? What are your, what's your take on the importance of stiffness and are, is that, would you say it's very important and like what are you trying to accomplish with stiffness or versus flex and stuff like that? That's a lot of people asking that question. You have to follow the trend. So people want stiffer Mo you've got a supply stiffer. So if that's the trend and that's what people want, then that's what you have to supply. I personally don't, on the winful our MOS are, for me personally are, are more than stuff enough. We have actually. We working on an extra stiff mask at the moment. I've just written the first two prototypes and yeah they extremely stiff. If they're totally necessary again it's up to each individual or what they want if you want a very stiff ma yes. So for me, I like the efficiency of a thin our standard ma are 12 millimeters thick at the base. So once you've written a mast with that efficiency in that speed, to go to really thick it's, that's what we love about is the efficiency. So you chopping off efficiency. So if you still have a, that the stiffness that you require, then so much better 20 writing, a 20 millimeter thick mot if however, you are required to to need such a stiff ma for pumping or for whatever it is, then, that's what you need to get. So we've also got a, an extra stiff mot it'll be available soon. It's not on the website yet. We're just finalizing the layout and the stiffness. Yeah. And then I've, I've noticed too that your like basically your front wing and your fuselage is all one piece. And I guess that's also to take out any kind of play or flex between the front wing and the fuselage rate. So this is something that I learned right at the beginning of making foils, cause my FOS used to be separate. The fuselage of the front ring used to be separate and I quickly realized that this is a weakness on the foil just because of the twist. So you'll see, there are no manufacturers that make or none that I can think of that make a separate carbon fiber fuselage. And the reason for this is because of the manufacturing process of having a two, five mold. Cause when you close the mold, you have a join line. And if your material doesn't cross that join line carbon is its weakest in sheer. And that fus just splits open the moment you apply a force on it. So right in the beginning I realized this, that Having these big wings on, on, on the, on a separate fuselage is not gonna work. That's why you'll see when guys have got separate fuselages nine times out of the 10, they might have made out of aluminum. So the first generations of the uniforms the fuselage in the front w were all just one piece, but the shipping and the traveling was just a nightmare. It was just very difficult to travel with it. And that's why we then put a split in the fuselage. But a one piece front wing and fuselage is far superior to having a connection there. And you'll see quite a few manufacturers that have changed over to this design purely for that, because it is superior in stiffness, right? The moment you have it there you drawing Allows for movement. So does, can you still adjust the angle between the front wing and the tail wing, or is there like somewhere you can trim it imperative, absolutely imperative that you are able to tune the foil to your liking. Yeah that's that's a given you have to be able to tune your foil to, to your liking. I've had two riders come from a to station and the one rider is the other one. Oh, if just had a little bit more front foot pressure and the guy's no, you mean a little more back foot pressure. And the guy's no, a little bit more front foot pressure. And they've just rid the exact same foil and they've got two different fields, so if you want that little more front foot pressure and you can't adjust that angle, what do you do? So if you have different weights, if one person raises 80 kilos and another one raises 90 kilos, you're gonna want to have a different feel fair enough. It takes years of experience to, to actually help, to feel the difference and to start to fine tune, as to what you actually like and what works well with your, what do you call it, ergonomics that that you like in, your style of writing. But there's definitely a shift in, in fo foyers going from backward press for is going from back foot pressure to front foot pressure. A lot of guys start falling and. They all write back foot pressure and slowly but surely they, that they're transitioning over to front foot pressure cause they see the advantages of it. Okay. So talk a little bit about the construction process and how involved are you in it? And so are your foils? Yeah, so we've had a absolute nightmare with manufacturing just from being able to produce the volumes that we need and the one manufacturer that we had didn't follow the layer requirements, that are stipulated to the factory and they applied what they've been doing for another customer. And I said, these wings are not gonna work. If you don't do the layout exactly the way I'll tell you to do them. And we had a batch of foils flail. So that was extremely frustrating. And to get them to follow instruction was also frustrating. So in the end we actually had to find a different manufacturer who would follow instructions, implicitly exactly the way I wanted them to, to. To lay these SWS up. And when we had the first Vipers come off the from this factory I said up on in Australia, cut the thing. And he is what? And I said, got it. So they cut the foil up into, I think, seven or eight different pieces. And we just reverse engineered it. Cause when you burn carbon you burn the epoxy off and you left is just the carbon and you can see exactly how it's been laid up. And I just wanted to be sure that they followed instruction on the way that must be laid up. And they literally followed every single layer and the Vipers are absolutely bomb proof. You can go crazy on them. They're so strong. So yeah very happy with our current manufacturer. And just all the details, all the small little details they, that they're falling to thet. So our current manufacturer is the best that we've had and the quality of the product shows it to hear that. Yeah, the fitment is beautiful. The finish is beautiful. The strength is beautiful. The the flex, everything on it is just 12 cars. I'm very happy with our current manufacturer. So I'm assuming, because to make a large volume production you have to basically go to big factory in Asia probably. So how has COVID affected that? I I guess it's really hard because you can't really travel to the factory and see what they're doing, so you kinda have to wait to get it and cut it open and see if they actually did what you asked. Yeah. That's that's tough. We kinda had a lot of issues with our standup paddle board production and stuff too during COVID. So actually let's talk about COVID a little bit, like, how was that in South Africa? It was pretty bad too for a while, right? Yeah. Yeah. They shut the country down for quite a while and then pretty much standard protocol throughout the world, I think. And then slowly we started reopening up with a lot of restrictions. It was difficult. Obviously I had to, I stopped R and D here. It does. Yeah, very difficult for Unifor because we had just started on the vis we'd moved factory and it put huge delays in, in our manufacturing. So yeah, we literally went down to an absolute crawl with being able to supply a product. Cause we had nothing that's so frustrating. Cause especially during the pandemic, so everybody wanted to get in the had free time. Yeah. Everybody wanted to buy stuff, but was so hard to get challenging very much. So would you say that like for UN what are some of the biggest challenges for you right now that what's keeping you at? Again it's one of those things I've I've been able to keep ahead as to The call for product for, which ways is the market going and to be on top of that and to listen to what people want. That is very important. For example like you're bringing up stiff masks, if people want stiff stiffer MOS, then you need to build to supply that that's, that alone is a challenge because, you need to be able to read the market and read what's required. Yeah. The thing is that sometimes people don't realize is that everything's a compromise, like you said if you want stiffer, you can make it thicker. You can make it heavier. But then is that gonna be better? Depends on the person. If, a heavier person with a big wingspan foil for them, it might make a big difference having an extra stiff mass versus, a lighter rider with a smaller foil that's surf oiling. Exactly. They might prefer really thin mass and they don't mind a little bit of flex. So it really really depends on the use case and stuff like that. And you always give up, you give up one thing and you get another thing. But yeah, there's no, no free lunch in designing things. For me, I say pick two fast, cheap or stable which two do you want? Because as you say, it's all about compromise. If you take from here, you've gotta give there, if you give there, you've gotta take here. So it's all about compromise. And that, it's also a bit frustrating because you can't make each foil for each specific rider. So you can have a a guy that raises 200 pounds that is riding a Viper 90 on a towing, but you can also have a person that raises 120 pounds, the exact same foil and they can do, but it would be nice to have one where the lighter rider rides, a lighter foil, it's impossible to manufacture like that. It's. Yeah. Yeah. And you wanna able to use the same mass on your big foils as you would on a small to, in foil that you don't wanna switch? Ideally yeah, you would use a, you would use a thinner mass for the higher speeds, but yeah, but it's not really realistic that to buy different. Yeah. Yeah. Especially the carbon mass are so expensive we got into for build construction for a while too. And we had so many problems. I just give up on it cause I just leave it to guys like you, that specialize in it. But one thing that I found really interested when interesting, when we were laying up mass and testing them was like, if you have the unit directional fiber, like how do you put the layers together? Cause if you put them all straight, then you get a very, that side to side, but then it has the torsional twist, then if you put them angles and you get like torsional stiffness, but not not so much side, side bending stiffness. And then I started reading up on it and I guess there's like all kinds of for jet fighters and stuff that get, make carbon wings. And it's it's pretty complicated technology, but yeah do you, I guess it's probably your secret sauce, but you wanna talk a little bit about that? How you do the layups and stuff. Nothing makes up for experience. Experience is the key. My, my very first carbon MOS that I made outta the mold was a 100% flop  because the first MOS that I made was just over a wood core. And it was, it just perfect, to spine. And the first malt that I made, I just thought, if I go a little bit thick on the carbon this is gonna be incredibly I'm uh, seven years ago is this seven, seven years ago. And I made this MOS and it's an absolute noodle. It's just terrible, and I was like, you know what, what's going on? What did I miss? And, just did a little bit of research and little bit of reading on it. And I was like, I just missed the absolute basics of it. And when you have a ma that is constant cord versus a ma that is tapered your tape is far superior to a constant cord. And so quickly calm the CNC cut tape type it ma and yeah, night and day difference. But for actual layups schedules, you. You just have to test, you have to lay up Dele tests. And yes. See what sort of stiffness you, you require from that. So why? Yeah. So why is a tapered mass better? I guess obviously the forces close to the board is, are the highest right, where the master attaches to the board, but why is that? And why is it more efficient? Why does it taper master? It's just the mechanics of it. It's just the mechanics of how it works. You driving your two faces in the triangle it's and the thickness because you, those two layers are trying to share each other. So when you push those two layers, apart from each other, you your strength goes up exponentially. So if you can make the base of the MOS thicker and then tape it down, because you only have probably what a third of the, in the water most of the time. So if you can have just the part of the, that's exposed to the water as thin as possible, you have, you definitely have to a cord. And then, but doesn't, then don't, doesn't it cause more like torsional flex and stuff at the end of it, if it gets the, or do more torsional flex again it's what is acceptable and what are you chasing? What you, what is, what are you trying achieve with this? If you want a, then nothing makes up for the thickness of the cord. If thicker cord, it's always you if, if go go to a thicker cord, it's always going to be superior then going to a higher you can get away with a low on a very thick cord. Cause that distance is imperative. It's what makes it so much strong. Okay thanks for this deep dive into flow design. Do you wanna talk a little bit about other equipment and I know you make wings as well, so what are you trying to optimize for in wing design and like what's your goal? So we onto our third generation wing now. Again, it's also it's also been a long learning curve. I don't design the rings myself. We have a manufac a designer who designs for the manufacturer. But we just wanted a ring that was user friendly. So something that had a lot of low end grant, because I think that's where a lot of guys struggle is the initial takeoff on the wing. So to have low end grant was definitely high on, on the list and then just very user friendly. We didn't want anything that tucked or dived that, that is actually the first generation that's shown there. So we actually two generations down from that. Those are old pictures. Oh, okay. We've just released our new wing. That's called the pin. It's on the latest pull magazine. You'll see. There's the address in the latest falling magazine. Okay. That would be released probably in the next four weeks, six weeks kinda thing. So how does, how is it different from your, from these older designs? Everything from the actual outline of the wing to the materials used now using triple rip stop in the canopy and just refined many things like to me, what I didn't like on the initial wings was the amount of handles. I don't like a wing with lots of handles, that you gotta move your hand from handle to handle. So that was one of the first things that we changed. So the new wing has only got three handles which makes a huge difference that in inability that you can just move your hand slightly up and down the handle and, to keep where wherever you wanna hold the and just the there's you can see on that there's only three handles, which picture? Sorry. A little bit lower down. Just if you scroll this one here, little bit more, little bit more, little more. There we go. Oh, this one here one. Yeah, actually that's just the second generation. You just close that and you look at the one just above where you jumping in the air. Yes. That you'll see. There's only three handles on that ring. Correct. So that is our current. And then you it's also with still without windows though. So the five meter and the six meter has windows the two, three and four doesn't have a window.  Just because the bigger sizes tend to be that little bit bulkier and, to move a big ring out the way. So we decided to put windows on, on the bigger sizes. OK. OK. And then what do you design boards as well or not? Not at this time. We are in the process of doing our boards. Again, the website will be updated very soon. We're working on a new, completely new redesign of our whole product list. So over the next, probably three, three months, you'll see that there's going to be a huge change in products available on the website. Nice. Yeah. Glen Glen is one of your team writers or distributors here on the north shore too. And I interviewed her as well, and she's pretty amazing. She was like wing fulling, pregnant at overdue already, like she was already supposed to be in the hospital giving a birth, but she was still winging  in big waves. But anyways, she's amazing. And yeah and she seems to really like the foils and she does, she's amazing on the foil, so that, and Ted as well. So I know there's some good writers here using them. Yeah. Yeah. So what's the what's the foiling scene like in South Africa? What, I guess it, it in where you live it's a crowded there. Isn't a, like a Jeffrey bays a crowded surf spot. So it's not easy to foil there. So what do you do for foiling? Like where do you go? Where is that? Where the happening places and what's going on. So our conditions don't favor foiling that much here in Jeffreys by itself. The if you go down to, to lower point with the waves got a little bit less energy, you can foil there, however you are going to upset a lot of the locals. So we don't recommend it. You in know, foiling and surfing, it's two different things. And I think safety is very important. If you are going to foil there, you need to be a competent foiler and you need to know what you're doing, and you need to steer clear of the service cause you're just gonna upset them. So I don't recommend foiling, at the foing at the surfing spots here, we have got other places that you can go foing. We mainly tow foil, so we've got the luxury of being able to choose from a variety of circuited spots where it's just, two guys and that's it. But with wing foiling, we have got a southwesterly wind that blows here which blows from the town next door St. France to Jeffrey bay. It's about 10 kilometers. And I've done it once and it's awesome. So I'm really looking forward to the summer to, to a lot more that's pretty much focusing this, doing this start winding, so be very excited. And is that with wings? Oh, sorry. Is it with wings or with paddles? No. With wings. Wings, definitely with wings. Yeah. Yeah. Just, I just find it so much safely, something goes wrong. With the w it's just so much easier, I think later on our progress to, to, just being paddle only or prone only, but at the moment, definitely with wings yeah the safety aspect is just so much higher with the wing. If something happens, the wind dies, whatever happens. Yeah. That, that's true. It's just much easier with the wing cuz you're always gonna be able to get back up on foil again if it's windy enough. But but I've also heard horror stories of people like losing their wings or like the leash ripping and the wings go flying away. You're like way outside on a small wing board and then you have to paddle in, so yeah. Yeah. I dunno if you've ever, if you've ever lost a foil. I've never not a leash. The actually I've broken leashes before on, on the board, but usually in, in the waves. And then, usually the board ends up in the channel somewhere and you can get it, but the wing like actually lost the wing one time and it just ended up, like from diamond, it ended up in Waikiki and somebody got it. And then I got it back, like weeks later, but I, somebody heard that I lost it, but yeah, it's a good idea to put your name and phone number on your wing.  yeah. If your lease breaks, if your lease breaks on a foil board and you added sea, there's no way you're catching that board. It's got, yeah, it's strong takes off and it just, it just goes on its own. Safety is extremely important. We don't any incidences you knowing, so always go out in group. We still, in early days, we, we will out with a backup jet ski or a backup boat just in case something happens. You rip your wing, whatever it is I wanted to be a pleasant experience. Yeah. And then also always go out with other people. Like the buddy system is always a good idea and don't wanna do stuff by yourself and get in trouble. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's one of the things that's putting a lot of us off is a lot of us come from a kiting background and because our wind is offshore we never cut in the offshore wind because it's just too dangerous. Whereas if you go wing foiling you eliminate a lot of that danger just because, the dynamics of w foiling is just so much it works well even in the offshore wind not recommended for a beginner obviously, but having that mentality of coming from the kiting background it, it really is something that sit in your mind, it's I'm going offshore, wind. So yeah. Yeah. It's just one of those hurdles that you need to get around. What I find is guys who don't have a kit kiting background, they feel nothing. They're just gonna jump in the water and there they go, because they haven't had that fear put into them from getting an offshore wind kite. Yeah. Challenging. Interesting. Yeah. I've never I never really got that much into kiting. I was into wings, wind surfing. For many years and then, kiting camera on, I was like, ah, I like windsurfing better still, but  I tried it a few times, but I never got good at it. But then when winging came around to me that was like the freedom of not having the wing attached to the being able to, it's kind a little bit of a hybrid between kiting and windsurfing. I, so I so wish that I started earlier with this wing ringing because I still stuck with a kite and I only started last year with it. And I so wish that I started early on because when it actually came out, I bought a wing of just too small and it just frustration. It just so frustrating. And then last year I got a couple six meters and total game changer for me, having a wing that's the correct size. And yeah, I wish I started two years ago with it because it, like you say, it gives you that freedom and you can go anywhere you like. And what really appeals to me is to be able to, to de power the wing, on, on a kite, you can't do that when you're on the wave, you've got such a narrow section that you can ride in. If you go a little bit too far to the left in the kite, toss out the sky, if you go forward to onto to the right, then you are, you're pulling against the kites. So you've got such a narrow little spectrum that you need to ride in, kite fo, whereas w foing. Go for it. You go where you want a wave power up again, and you're going, yeah. With the K2, you can't like totally de power it because then it drops out the sky. You always gotta pull in the lines. So with the wing, you can really totally just de power it. And it's pretty much not there anymore almost. And it's you can, it's to toll and surfing without needing a jet ski, really you can to yourself into waves basically, which is pretty cool. Not exactly if it's strong offshore winds, it does catch quite a bit of wing and wind. And it's hard. It'd be nice to not have it on the wave. But I guess there's some guys like experimenting with dropping the, like getting on the waves and dropping the weight or something and then coming back I've some of those videos, the guy just tosses the ring and there you guys like, yeah. I'd like to be able to do that. Yeah.  yeah. That's interesting. But anyway, so I guess in South Africa, the biggest win wing foil scene is probably in Cape town then, that's cause there's wind and there's like a wind scene and everything. So yes. Is that where you like where would you say, do you sell the most foils is it in, in South Africa or where, which market is the most. Lucrative for your most successful? I only deal with south African distribution, so I only sell in, in, in South Africa. But yeah, Cape town definitely is by far the fastest growing and the biggest scene seen um, it just works there, they you've got wind all the time in the summer season. So yeah, it just works really well. Yeah. And a lot of Europeans come when, cause it's when it's winter in Europe, it's summer and Cape town and they go down there to enjoy the wind. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Yeah. I was in Cape town quite a few years ago and I hadn't been to, to dolphin beach in, in years and pitching up there and you see literally, 50, 60, 70, 80 kites, it's crazy. It's yeah. Just hundreds of, yeah. Yeah. And I guess that's not the case where you are and yeah. So I guess you're, it's more, it's actually kind more rare to see foil people foiling there and Jeffrey, or not as many to go ago, just but is, are there ways that are like GE, like when you do go to foiling, are there ways that you can ride super long ride, get super long rides on the foil like that? Like the, those kind of secret spots you're talking about, or, yeah, we've got like our local spot where when the swell comes through, we just go through and tow there. But there are some places where you can get really long rides yeah for tow falling. It's completely different. Because of the, like I said, you've got the accessibility to choose you want to go. We don't really have crazy big waves or anything here. There's a couple guys in Cape town that ride dungeon, which is a massive wave. It's an absolute monster wave. Not for me though. That's yeah, it's a bit crazy. Here on the north shore, a lot of times when there's big waves on when you're wing foing you can catch the wave. From two miles out and ride it for like almost a mile before you get to where the surfers can catch it, so we got like this huge playground and then we just kick out and then the guy, the surfers get like the last little bit right before the wave hits the beach. But so it's pretty cool. It just opens it way up to be able to get, the foils are so efficient that you can, you don't need a steep wave. You just need a kind of, a little bit of a wall or that's something you can ride. I think as the sport progresses I think you'll have a lot more people seeing exactly that, that, that's why surfing never really appealed to me because the amount of time that you're on the wave. The amount of time that you had to dedicate to the sport. I just didn't have that, that luxury of that time and to go for a two hour serve session and catch 3, 4, 5 waves, of 20, 30 seconds each, that, that didn't really appeal to me at where's cutting, you're on the board all the time. You have a two hour session you're on the board for two hours. And I think this is when more surface see, sees an appeal of foiling where you, like you say, you can go out crazy far and you can ride for so much longer. I really think that we, in the infancy of wing foiling it's just going to grow exponentially. Yeah. Do you think it's gonna get crowded or where people are gonna be not telling other people where they're going, because they don't want more peoples to show up or something like that.  I think it's still a long way from that because there are so many spots, it's the same as with surf oiling, guys are now looking at areas that you'd never considered to go and surf because the conditions don't work. So I think it's gonna be the same as wind foing. As, as long as you've got a decent wind a steady wind, then it doesn't even have to be that steady, but consistent. Yeah you can go jump in the wood and have a blast of that. Yeah. One of the beauty, beautiful things about wing falling is that you can really do it anywhere. You don't need waves, really. You don't, you just need water and wind, so you, and you don't need like a big beach where you can launch a kite or whatever, you can just walk down some rocks and jump in and go wing, pretty much anywhere exactly that's, it's really opens it up to pretty much anywhere in the world really, which is pretty cool. Yeah. Yeah. So for you, like you said, you've been waiting for about a year. You wish you've done it sooner and stuff, but would you say for learning, is it mostly practice or is it more talent or, would for your yourself, would you say that you you learn just, is it just putting in the time to get better or do you take things from other sports and its like certain things you already know and learn learn to observe and. To me, wining foiling is no different than riding a bicycle. If you can ride a bicycle, does it require talent to ride a bicycle? Not really. It requires the time to, to climb on it. And to spend that time to, to get your muscle memory, to, to recognize, the inputs that are required to balance and windings exactly the same. So anyone that i

Hawaii News Now
HNN News Brief (June 21, 2022)

Hawaii News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 2:25


Police arrested a woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend multiple times in Waikiki. Hundreds of Southwest Airlines pilots are hitting the picket line in Dallas as they demand a new union contract with higher pay and better working conditions. Hawaii's congressional delegation says defueling the Navy's Red Hill fuel tanks will likely be pushed back about a year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Living the Aloha Life - Podcasting Pono in the 808

ALOHA and E KOMO MAI to “Living The Aloha Life” If you are enjoying our FREE PODCASTS we do each month we hope you take a moment to become a PATREON MEMBER and become a Patron of our show…We dedicate a lot of time and sweat into this Podcast and it costs us!  We have […]

Political Beats
Episode 112: Scott Immergut / Squeeze

Political Beats

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 182:21 Very Popular


Introducing the Band:Your hosts Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) and Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD) are joined by guest Scott Immergut. Scott is the CEO of Ricochet.com and the Ricochet Audio Network. He is the long-time producer of the Ricochet Podcast and the GLoP Culture podcast with Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz. He's also the Executive Producer of The Hoover Institution's Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson andGood Fellows, with Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane. Scott's Music Pick: SqueezeThey might do it down on Camber Sands and at Waikiki, but in the mainland U.S., Squeeze was mostly a rumor for much of the band's career. Highest charting album? #32. Just two Top 40 singles. Squeeze, unfortunately, was destined to join the long list of very British bands that never quite crossed over to the States.If you know Squeeze at all, it might be because of the placement of “Tempted” on the soundtrack for Reality Bites. Or, perhaps a roommate at college had the Singles 45's and Under collection on CD, as most roommates seemed to in the 1990s. But there's a heck of a lot more to the story.This is, of course, where Political Beats steps in to solve the problem. Because the truth is you won't find music any better than what Squeeze produced, particularly at their peak from 1978-1982. The highly literate lyrics of Chris Difford, filled with sharp storytelling and British allusions, paired perfectly with the beautiful, melodic, and sometimes quite complicated music written by Glenn Tilbrook. Tilbrook's soulful tenor took most of the leads (except, famously, on perhaps the band's best-known song, “Tempted”) while Difford's deep croaking voice contributed backing vocals.The duo were called the heirs to the Lennon/McCartney songwriting throne, though the comparison never really fit and actually harmed the band's output, as we discuss on the show. But they were something special, producing some of the finest pop songs of the era, like “Another Nail In My Heart,” “Pulling Mussels,” “Up the Junction,” and “Is It Love”.The band broke up in 1982, making way for a pretty awful Tilbrook/Difford duo album that was a naked reach for the charts. Squeeze reunited in 1985, fell apart in 1999, got back together in 2007 and remain a recording and touring entity to this day. Pick up almost any album from their collection and you're going to hear at least a handful of well-crafted, melodic, memorable tunes.If nothing else, you'll learn about a whole bunch of British slang, like “argybargy,” “up the junction,” “that's not cricket,” and “slap and tickle.” But we're pretty sure you're going to love this music, as well. It's not just an East Side Story, it's one everyone can enjoy on Political Beats.

Bookmarked and Busy: A Fanfic Appreciation Podcast
Approaching Fanfic as a Reader (with Temptress of Waikiki)

Bookmarked and Busy: A Fanfic Appreciation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 74:29


Summary: This week, Ren is joined by Temptress of Waikiki to talk about approaching fanfic as a reader, Authors/Fics mentioned: https://archiveofourown.org/users/mzladybird/pseuds/mzladybird (mzladybird), https://archiveofourown.org/works/22906183/chapters/54750709 (dark doom honey), https://archiveofourown.org/works/37760374/chapters/94276324 (lightning in a bottle), https://archiveofourown.org/works/21796579/chapters/52011994 (the heartbreak prince), https://archiveofourown.org/users/makeshiftcandy/pseuds/ebongawk (ebongawk), https://archiveofourown.org/users/infinitegalaxies/pseuds/infinitegalaxies (infinitegalaxies), https://archiveofourown.org/users/AteLala/pseuds/AteLala/works (AteLala) , https://archiveofourown.org/users/Blueyedgurl/pseuds/Blueyedgurl (Blueyedgurl), https://archiveofourown.org/users/Celia_and/pseuds/Celia_and (Celia_and), https://archiveofourown.org/users/hiddenreylo/ (hiddenreylo), https://archiveofourown.org/works/23180188/chapters/55484731 (Chasing Lightning), https://archiveofourown.org/works/36545083/chapters/91138651 (The Omega Experience), https://archiveofourown.org/users/feralsandgremlin/pseuds/feralsandgremlin (feralsandgremlin), https://archiveofourown.org/users/MaudeZbornak/pseuds/MaudeZbornak (MaudeZbornak), https://archiveofourown.org/works/26179915/chapters/63705580 (Silence in the Library), https://archiveofourown.org/works/28554765 (Fireball, Bojangles and Hot Derby Nights), https://archiveofourown.org/works/26174194/chapters/63689881 (I Am An Island, You Are An Ocean), https://archiveofourown.org/works/27263956/chapters/66607396 (Wanted Deadly Things), https://archiveofourown.org/works/32289586/chapters/80035996 (Deserving), https://archiveofourown.org/works/15281370/chapters/35449809 (House Arrest), https://archiveofourown.org/works/16602782 (Mitan, Midi), https://twitter.com/vtradescant2/status/1397726971623247877 (The Gator Prince), https://archiveofourown.org/users/AttackoftheDarkCurses/pseuds/AttackoftheDarkCurses (AttackoftheDarkCurses), https://archiveofourown.org/works/28335441/chapters/69422994 (Thorns), https://archiveofourown.org/works/29618985 (Before You Say I Do), https://archiveofourown.org/works/32185858 (Watch Me Ruin You) Mind the Tags: Mentions of ABO, sugar daddy, pregnancy, anal sex, throughout Notes: Find our guest on https://twitter.com/Temptressof26 (Twitter) Follow Bookmarked and Busy on Instagram and Twitter too at @bookmarkedandbusypod on IG and @bandb_pod on Twitter! Want to be a guest? Fill out https://tinyurl.com/2k5nrzk2 (this form) and Ren will be in touch! Waffle Links: http://thegeekywaffle.com/ https://twitter.com/Geeky_Waffle https://www.facebook.com/thegeekywaffle https://www.instagram.com/thegeekywaffle/

DUNZO!
232: Britney Spears Hawaii Special with Michael Cadoch

DUNZO!

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 106:08


To say this week's episode is special would be an understatement considering every moment of the topic is burned in the minds of every Britney Spears fan. We are lucky to have Michael Cadoch from the Planet 2000s podcast back to break down every iconic moment of Britney Spears Live and More, the Waikiki special from 2001. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices