What a weekend. We are pretty exhausted..
Here’s a picture from our group surf sesh Friday. Gotta love the GoPro.
Saturday morning we woke up at 4:30am to drive to the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu for JACK JOHNSON TICKETS!
If you were a Kokua Foundation member, you could buy a max of 2 tickets at 9am. And if you were the general public, you could buy a max of 2 tickets at 12pm. Fortunately, Trevor became a Kokua member on Feb. 29th (deadline: 12:00am, March 1st). The first person to get in line set up camp at 10:30pm the night before. We got there at 5ish am.
We thought we came prepared – a towel to sit on, snacks, water, and we bought McDonald’s for breakfast.
We totally forgot that it rains every 15 min. in Hawaii.. and we got dumped on.. Oh, that needed umbrella.
*Got to talk to some super friendly locals who wanted their photo taken. They had NO idea who Jack Johnson was. I liked that they kept calling me “Sis.”
But after 4 hours of waiting we purchased 2 tickets to the Sunday, April 22nd concert. Center seats. Row B. Numbers 3 and 4. I have been DYING to see him perform! Trevor and I were just over the moon about the whole thing :)
Later that afternoon, we joined our friends Katy and George. We ate at Bogarts (one of our FAVORITE spots to grind!).
After “brunch”, we walked around the shops for awhile. And guess who we ran into? Again? Heather Brown! I absolutely adore her and LOVE her work.
As we entered the gallery, she was pulled into one of the showing rooms. Someone was interested in her new “Enchanted Hawaiian Islands” painting (I fell in love with the piece the moment I saw it. FYI the smallest print of it is $640. Anyone want to buy it for me? :)). A Japanese man decided to buy her original for.. $10,000! Wow. And so, for the second time in “running into her,” I chose not to say hello. The funny thing is, when we pulled over to get gas, there she was in all her glory pumping gas next to us! Trevor made some awkward statement that his new Tacoma (she drives one too!) drinks too much gas. Seconds late, the pump clicked as to say, “Uh, no. I don’t.” And she happened to look back and smile. I asked Trevor to at least take a photo of her for me. So, here it is. Simply stalker-ish.. Yikes.
We met up with Joe, Easton, and their neighbor, Steve at Puaena Point. It’s a great spot on the North Shore for beginners, intermediates, and the advanced to surf. It all depends on if you’re on the inside, middle, or outside. Fun for everyone. The only bummer was that it had been raining and because it’s so close to the river run off, the ocean was “poop colored.” Super gross to paddle out in. But definitely worth it.
Trevor had the best surf day of his life (wave of the day not pictured :()
Paddled through poop AND I cut my hand on reef AND broke my expensive fin :(
On Sunday, Trevor and I made breakfast together – scrambled egg whites, portuguese sausage, brown rice, tortillas, waffles, and orange juice. It was delicious.
We went back to Puaena Point with Katy and George. It was drizzling but we still paddled out. The waves were inconsistent and the water was packed with beginners. Trevor and I managed catch one wave together.
A few funny photos of myself.
After surf, we tried to check out the Women’s Pipe Masters. At this time is was pouring. But that didn’t stop us from snapping a few photos of us posing.
Checking out the stores on the North Shore.
We ended the night with dinner at Opal Thai Food in Haleiwa with Katy and George.
In the process of being seated, George spoke to a woman about “charging Teahupoo” and “what a ballsy move that was.” Trevor and I looked at each other and immediately recognized her from an article we read. She holds the record for Worst Female Injury at Teahupoo. Her scar now is unnoticeable. Again, I don’t say anything. But she sat next to us with what looked like her family. Trevor wouldn’t take a stalker picture, so I have this from Google search.
An epic weekend to say the least :)
*THANK YOU, THANK YOU GEORGE FOR THE AWESOME PHOTOS!