COMPETITIVE SURF CLINICS

   Boost your competitive surfing to the next level, interact with current touring pros, improve your portfolio, meet sponsors and have fun while doing it. Join Team Kahuna now and enrich your enjoyment of surfing through improvement and understanding.
   Hone your competitive skills by attending competitive surf clinics. You will work on heat strategy, positioning and learn more big moves so you can advance to a higher level quicker. All sessions are video taped for analysis and ego. Still photos will also be taken so you can work on your resume to help you get sponsored. all members receive a Team Kahuna T-shirt.
   This program is intended for advanced surfers 16 and under who are already competing on some level or who would like to start competing. It includes boys and girls using both long boards and short boards.

  
Bob's exFreddy's Interview & Picturesperience, insight and passion is unique. He coached the UCSD Surf Team in 1989 through 1990 to the NSSA National Championships and to the California State Championship the following year with such great surfers as Steve Colt, Evan Slater, Christian Rodenbeck, Tim Monk, Bernie Arana and Bill Gage. From 1994 to 1999 Bob coached the Diegueño Junior High School team in Encinitas helping the likes of Colin Hanel, Sean Marceron, Ian Harns, Daryl Goodrum, Andrew Logreco and Nick Valenzuela.
   Bob was the contest organizer for the Oceanside Long Board Surfing Club Contest in 1990, three Solana Beach Surf Festivals from 1993 to 1995 and along with his wife Peggy single handedly started the Rob Machado Surf Classic from 1995 to 2003 where they sparked the rebirth of the Menehune Surf contest. Bob has also been a surf contest judge for over twenty years and attended five judging clinics to stay in touch with today's changing competitive formats and beliefs. He has also competed in over one hundred surf contest himself and has actually won a few.
   So join in the fun and become a member of TEAM KAHUNA. The cost is $50.00 per session and includes: video footage of the days surfing action, a still shot Photo of you surfing and lunch, if you like pizza. Come out and make new friends, find out about upcoming events and start charging harder and harder.

 

Good News from Da Islands
By Bob Edwards
Aka  Kahuna Bob
    

    I just had the pleasure of spending the Holiday season break with my family on Oahu’s famous North Shore with my longtime friend, Fred Patacchia Sr. and his family, including my Godson Frederick Patacchia Jr.  We were not only on the North Shore, but we were lodging like Kings in the nicest home on Sunset Beach!  We felt the warm embrace of their Aloha Spirit and we made many new friends along the way.  The surf, as you might imagine, was pumping 24-7!     The view from the porch was unbelievable!  If you looked to your right you saw Sunset Beach with heaving huge thick peaks followed by rainbow sprays.  A glance out front brought Kammieland and Stonies into focus with softer waves by North Shore standards but by So Cal standards mighty good!   And then looking to my left it’s the Rocky Point air show and barrel riding contest.  We are talking died and went to heaven views
    Rusty, (my son) and I rode bikes to Pipeline one day to see Jamie O’Brian dismantle the other guys in the final of the Pipeline Masters.  It wasn’t even close.  Sunny, Bruce and Kalani were all scrambling for second after Jamie nailed down 3 consecutive backside barrels in a row, each one deeper than the last before they could even score one good wave collectively. 
     In Jamie’s semi heat, he and Bruce eliminated Cory Lopez and Slater, so Cory and Kelly stayed out during the break in an unprecedented two man 30 minute expression session and da guys from Florida killed it!  The highlight of the barrel riding expo was a goofy footed Slater pulling into and out of a pipedream.  It wasn’t until I got home and viewed all of my footage on the TV. that I realized the goofy foot had a white shirt on and that it was the six time World Champ. Even cooler than watching the Pipeline final live though was what I witnessed next.  Because across the Kam Highway from Pipeline sits the Sunset Beach Elementary School where the 3rd annual All Bus Kickball Tourney had just gotten underway.
     Teams from all over the North Shore were ready to do battle, Hawaiian style.  Bar B Q’s were smoking up a storm and tarps lined the school yard shielding the teams from the hot mid-day tropical sunshine.  As the teams talked pre-game strategy and sipped their chilled beverages the games were about to begin.  They were definitely pumped up!
     The Kickballers, some in the 300 pound and up category battled all day and were still playing as light failed and darkness enveloped the field.  Team “ALL RIP” definitely won the fashion statement award with their green short-shorts and white All Rip T Shirts and battled their way to an overtime loss in the final two 
     Our seventeen days in Hawaii went way too fast but it was 17 days that I will never forget and cannot wait to repeat someday.  I can tell you that the future of professional surfing is in good hands and that the Hawaiians look poised to keep the crown for some time to come.  There is an incredible focus on the North Shore right now and the rest of the world better watch out!
     After living on the North Shore myself in 1976-77 it was wonderful to return and see it so unchanged on a physical level.  There are no strip malls or big buildings.  As a matter of fact it’s as if there had been a 25 year building moratorium.  It is still country, MAHALO.  Well, its more like country with laptops.  I mean why walk out onto the porch and look for yourself when you can bring up Surfline and see the whole North Shore without getting into your car.  Tides, crowd situation, forecasts, data, data, data.  Walk out to the beach and just look?  Who do you think I am?  Greg Noll?
     So, yeah, on one hand its sort of high-tech but on the other hand the best way to get to Waimea Bay for an afternoon of sunning and world class body whomping is on the big ole fat tire bike in your flip flops and trunks on the bike bath that runs through the koa alongside of Kam Hwy.  You should try that sometime. 
     If you would like to see for yourself, I have a DVD of the highlights of our trip where you can see the house firsthand and the VIEW!  For the price of a decent hotel suite, you can land smack dab in the epicenter of modern surfing and have this world class experience for yourself.  PLEASE contact me for further information or contact Big Fred yourself at Sunset Hale Vacation Rentals.  You won’t be sorry and for everything else, there’s always MasterCard!  PRICELESS!

Edwards Family in Hawaii Surf Legend Tom Curren Beach House Sunset Beach Bob and E-Man "Let Them Eat Cake" Beach
Pool Table Hallway Rocky Point from Porch Queen Peggy Lounging Sunset from Porch Family with Uncle Paul at Dukes Peggy the Golddigger
Waikiki Santa Yellow Fish Kitchen Erica and Dad  Feddy P with Mom Jolie Little Fred and Big Fred Wave in Front of Porch