Inter-Island Birdwell Jackets

Jackets were badges of honor for surf teams and competitors in the 1960’s. The Inter-Island Birdwell competition-style jackets were born from this tradition. They’re made from the same durable nylon as Birdwell boardshorts. They’re double-pinstriped, with the Birdwell label sewn on the back and the Inter-Island logo on the front.

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Barry Morrison Inter Island Surf Shop

There is a new sexagenarian surf kid at an old new surf shop in town. I want you to meet the new Inter-Island Surf Shop manager and owner Barry Morrison. Barry has tucked himself into the old Classic Surfboards shop at 451 Kapahulu Ave. reviving and revitalizing Inter-Island Surf Shop and surfboards which started in the Territory of Hawaii and has been on going above and underground first as a physical location in Kaka’ako since 1960. Barry speaks lovingly of the folks who have been involved in the company over the years and traces Inter-Island’s history back to the wood craftsmanship of Abel Gomes who assembled the early hollow board ideas of Tom Blake. (taken from a Chris Aherns article about Paul Strauch in a chapter of LEGENDARY SURFERS) I stopped by the new Kapahulu Avenue location, turned on my bright lights, and put Barry under the spots for an interview which I am sharing here with you. I want to thank Bill Brooks for the use of his original instrumental music in the background of this video, and I want to thank Barry Morrison for the use of some of the still photos found throughout the video.

RSS Oahu Surf

  • EHUKAI reported 3-4 ft at 2:30 PM HST.
    Wind is VRB 05-10.
  • MAKAHA reported 2-3 ft at 2:30 PM HST.
    Wind is VRB 05-10.
  • MAKAPUU reported 1-2 ft at 2:30 PM HST.
    Wind is NE 05-10.
  • SANDY BEACH reported 1-2 ft at 2:30 PM HST.
    Wind is SE 10-15. SHORE BREAK
  • WAIKIKI reported 0-1 ft at 2:30 PM HST.
    Wind is VRB 05. CANOES
  • SUNSET reported 3-4+ ft at 8:00 AM HST.
    Swell direction from the NW. Swell period is 8 seconds. Wind is VRB 05.
  • DIAMOND HEAD reported 2-3 ft at 7:00 AM HST.
    Swell direction from the SSE. Swell period is 10 seconds. Wind is SSW 05-10.
  • Surf Forecast for Oahu
    NOTE: Please check with local authorities regarding beach closures. Surf along north facing shores will be 3 to 5 feet today, lowering to 1 to 3 feet Friday. Surf along east facing shores will be 2 to 4 feet through Friday. Surf along south facing shores will be 2 to 4 feet today, rising to […]
  • Oahu Surf Hazards
    No high surf advisory or warnings.