Sunday, April 27, 2008



So back in mid February Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation came and asked our Ocean Appreciation club to help organize a North Shore Beach Clean up to get ready for the Kokua Festival. We accepted and put tons of work into it and the day of. We worked em. We had over 400 people show and tons of trash collected. They hooked a few of us up who organized the clean up with a private mason jennings/jack johnson show. Before that concert, we went and saw matt costa at the Next Door venue and he was so good as always.

Two days later was the private show with mason and jack. It was super rad. Only like 20-25 people were there and it was in this way cool radio venue with snacks and drinks and couches. It was an acoustic set which wa so rad. Here are some pictures from it. We didn't even have to zoom in to get these shots. It was for sure the coolest thing I have ever been too.
Here is the setup right before they played

Jack and Zach jamming out
Jack and I after the show. SHAKA! Thanks for the good times Kokua and drew, corey, Chantal, stu and malia.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008



I decided I needed to enter the blog world and let the world into my adventurous life. To catch some of you up, I have spent my last three years living on the North Shore of Hawaii. I love it here so much. It is paradise and has opened my eyes to a different world. I eat, sleep, and drink the Hawaiian lifestyle and surfing. It is extremely laid back here and is such a different way of life than on the mainland. I have started a Ocean Appreciation Club with my buddies Matt Gates and Drew Webster at BYU-Hawaii which I have been going too and have been involved with a lot of cool projects and also have been apart of a environmentalist group to protect the North Shore from large developement which is being stopped. We also work closely with Surf Rider foundation and Kokua Foundation which is Jack Johnson's environmental program to educate kids about recycling. I am also in a band called the OAC and we jam quite a bit and write songs. I have met so many good people who have done amazing things and am super grateful for the opportunity to live here and meet them. I've even picked up a little Hawaiian, Ukelele and also some pidgeon (Hawaiian Slang) which sounds nothing like da locals. Eeee! So pretty much I'm a surf bum who likes to jam and a Hippie. I can totally accept all those roles. I have so many good friends from around the globe. I plan to visit a lot of them as soon as this degree pays off. I love cultures and I love the ocean.

That is me at Chuns Reef looking over at Jocko's mean barrels and thinking I would get worked on that wave. Eeee! The Ocean and Hawaii are a part of my life now and will always be where ever I go. ALOHA!!!!