Huey in Hawaii – Part III
Whew! It’s been awhile, but I still have more Oahu photos to show you (and a video too!). I’ve been very busy with new projects and work and haven’t dedicated time to sharing photos with y’all, but now is the time. This post features photos from a session at the “Three Tunnels”, a session at some Heights above Pearl Harbor, and a couple that overlook Honolulu. Pictured here is Oahu local, Jeffrey Khau, colman sliding to switch around the corner.
While I was on the island of Oahu, Matt Kienzle was there filming and skating as well. Here’s a video that Matt Kienzle made that was up on Skate House Media, in case you hadn’t seen it yet. The video is named Ritual Union, referring to the ritual of visiting friends on Oahu and skateboarding the hills there. Many of the photos I’ve posted about my trip to Hawaii are showing the same sessions that are in this video, so I thought it would be pretty relavant to show you screen shots and then my photos of the same thing. The thumbnail for the Matt’s video is a photo I made. Click on the photo or the link to see the video. You’ll see Ethan Lau shredding the gnar barefoot.
For the mobile users: http://player.vimeo.com/video/39802550?title=0&byline=0&color=9e0000
The video features me skating, which I don’t normally get to see too often. So, I’m gonna self indulge and show you these sweet screenshots from Matt’s video.
This next shot shows the next corner. Casey shot the photo with my camera.
I liked the hills in the heights on the South of the island. One road in particular is a one way downhill and has a nice left right corner combo to session. It’s safe and sessionable. It’s in a park that has chickens, pigs, and wild Hawaiian Lions hanging out around it.
There were rocks on the side of the road to shred at this spot too.
One awesome spot we hit up in Oahu consisted of three tunnels that had a concrete miniramp all the way through them. You can drop in at the top and it pretty much goes downhill into the tunnel. There were also some banks in the back that were pretty fun. The latest Rip City Skate ad will feature a photo of Kody Noble wall riding at the spot. Check out the next issue of the Longboard Magazine to see it.
The entry/exit to the tunnel spot is interesting. At the top of the ladder is the side walk of a busy street and you just pop out of the ditch. But, it’s right next to an ice cream shop so we all indulged after getting all hot from skating.They have an ice cream eating challenge that Big Dave participated in. It involves an ungodly amount of ice cream and toppings and a banana. You only have about a half hour to complete it and if you lose you have to pay for it all. Otherwise, it’s free. Dave won. But did his stomach? He was pretty stuffed, that’s for sure. Find out how things went with Dave’s bowels in the next Huey in Hawaii post.