Inter-Island Surf Shop News
July 1–August 2
The Honolulu Surf Film Festival turns 10! The lineup of films old and new includes in-depth documentaries on today’s biggest surf talents, creative and comedic ventures, and psychedelic odysseys. Each Thursday night, we honor the history of surf filmmaking with classics selections, including a free screening of John Severson’s Pacific Vibrations. Throughout the month, vote for your favorite surf films during the screenings and we’ll announce the winners of the audience-choice awards before our closing-night screening of Bud Browne’s Going Surfin’.
From the June 4th Star Advertiser Feature “5 Things We Love“
5. This spring, before making their first trip to Paris, a friend bought Inter-island Surf’s lightweight jacket bearing a cute retro logo for her other half. (Having heard that Parisians can snub Americans, they wanted to declare Hawaii citizenship.) In the Kapahulu store, friendly owner Barry Morrison sells new and vintage apparel and boards.
I dig the women’s denim jackets ($110) and shorts ($30 to $40), and my friends report the jacket ($149 in cotton or board-short nylon) was a hit abroad and is making a splash at home.
Inter-island Surf Shop is located at 451 Kapahulu Ave.; call 732-8882 or visit inter-island.com.
Photo: CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
“Inter-island Surf sells a jacket with a cute retro logo on the back.”
“5 Things We Love” is a shortlist of newly discovered stuff
you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat.
Staff photojournalist at Monterey County Weekly.
The plank, however, is right at home here, because it’s a longboard with a backstory.
Peter Noble, a former Monterey High School teacher and coach, first learned about the board from former Carmel mayor Ken White, another former MHS teacher-coach, who’d seen it for sale outside of a Carmel home. Noble went to meet the board owner, who was in his mid-80s, and heard the origin story. “The guy was stationed at Pearl Harbor and he and his buddy bought the board for $20 from a local,” Noble recalls. “The board was surfed last on Dec. 6, 1941. They bombed Pearl Harbor the next day.”
The 10-floor Kaiser Medical Center makai side Ala Moana Blvd. between Hobron Lane and Holomoana Street. Built 1958, demolished 1986. The filmed demolition was used in the Nov. 1986 Magnum P.I. TV episode “The Paper War.” The 32-floor Hawaii Prince Hotel Towers opened on the site 1990. Vintage black & white photo dated 7-10-61.
– Boat masts at Ala Wai Harbor visible over the parking lot
– 1953 Pacific Insurance Company building, next door right
asked by Marc Moore
Surfline’s very own Sean Collins — who shot the Jaws video — replies:
The waves at Jaws were moving forward about 20MPH. Add another 20MPH to that the speed traveling down the face of the wave and you’re about 40. So I would estimate between 30-40MPH on the average with the peaks near 50 at times. Kind of like downhill skiing but the slope is always moving and the mountain is trying to fall on you…
The waves at your typical beachbreak move in at about 7-10MPH on the average. On a really fast and steep wave a surfer might get up to 20MPH but usually averages 10-15MPH. So you could say the surfers are going at least three times as fast at JAWS.
Also, as Nick Carroll adds, it’s worth factoring in the speed relative to the water surface. Since water’s being drawn up the wave face, you’re going even quicker than it appears. This definitely counts when it comes to surfboard design — it’s why the little boards work better. (Less friction.)
This unique, beautiful surfboard was shaped by French artist Eric Maurus, based on the famous Mickey Dora’s “da cat” model, step deck design, traditional volan glassing, resin panels, glass on fin, mahogany stringer, all reminiscent of the 60’s surfboard styling.
Eric’s early influence of shaping by mentor shaper Donald Takayama, and friendship with Mickey Dora in France in 1996, was essential to his style of shaping and surfing.
Eric Maurus paintings and sculptures are also a major part of his creative process, as can be seen with the design of the 2016 Sunset Triple Crown event art.
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