Thursday, December 30, 2010

North Shore

Chillin on the north shore of Oahu with the family and the Blanco's. All I can say is that we are lucky to live in Hawaii.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day two of the surf trip.

Well it's now day two if the Blanco's surf trip. It started with a drive to the east side. Once there things didn't look that great for the kids. So we had to make decision where to go to next. And here we are at old fateful "Kewalos". It's about 1-2 feet and ripable. Well that's what Devin, Nicole, and Tia are doing, ripping it.
After this session, we need to stop and get some ding repair stuff to fix some boards. Then to top it off, we will hit another late session at hau bush.
What can I say... Another fun filled day with the Blanco's. Chee hooo!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hanging with the Blanco's

This is day one of the Blanco's vacation. We are at pyramid rock and it's firing (4-6 feet Hawaiian). Jordan and Simon are out there battling the conditions. Hopefully they get a couple of waves. Devin, Nicole, and Tia decided to sit this session out. That was a good decision on their part.
I don't know what up with this weather (lots of rain) right now but it really sucks. We need the rain but this is getting carried away.
Well people you have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Here's the scoops from this weekend.

Aloha Gang...
Well first of all the HSA surf contest was cancelled due to lack of waves and the weather. I have mix feeling about the contest being cancelled.  Devin doesn't get to compete and surf. But I get to do things around the new house. The house part can go either way. Hahaha... Good news, we are almost at a point where we can call our new place "Home". And I cant wait for that to happen.

In between taking the kids surfing(very rare) and house work, we made our way to "Blue Hawaii Surf" Pearl Ridge to meet our friend Joel and the rest of Hurley Surf team. It was great event...Hurley and Blue Hawaii provided free stickers, posters, and hats. what a great way to start my Christmas shopping. Just kidding. If you do get a Hurley hat from me, I bought it. hahaha.

Also the Blancos are trying to fly home today. but we need to see if they get out. Hopefully they do!!! Once they finally get here, the surf sessions for two weeks is on.

Well gang that about it for now. Will keep you posted.

Devin and the Hurley Cru

Monday, December 13, 2010

Busy Weekend

It was one of those weekends where there wasn't enough time to complete everything that I wanted to do. But for the most part, I did get one major task complete. I finished building the surf rack for the garage. All the boards are out of the way and now we have room to park our cars.
Also had an unscheduled tasking of replacing the alternator on our beach truck on Sunday. But I can say the beach truck is good to go.

I want to thank Kaz for picking up Nicole and Devin to take them surfing. I was able to scratch that off my saturday to do list. Thanks again!!!

Want to also thank Arron from red dragon photography for the photo shoot this weekend. Looking forward to see how they turn out. Mahalo!!!

Well gang that's it for now. I will keep you update on the the haps ( surf contest, blanco' arrival, and what ever else) for this weekend.

Karl B

Friday, December 10, 2010

No surfing just shopping

The conditions aren't the best for surfing today. So we decided to start our Christmas shopping finally. Of course we had to make Blue Hawaii Surf at pearl ridge our first stop. They have a great deal for the kama'ainas...10% off!!!

Let the shopping begin.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Honey Girl swimwear tent sale

If your on Oahu check out the Honey Girl tent sale at 135 Nenue St. In Aina Hina across first Hawaiian bank. The tent sale runs today (9 Dec. 2010) from 2 - 5 pm.
Go check it out ladies!!!
Gents: a great gift idea for that special someone.

If you can't make it to the tent sale check out the HoneyGirl website through Nicole's link.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Something Different...Skating!!!

I am back after a week of moving into our new house. Devin got to surf a few times this past week up at north shore and our spot Hau bush. So today he decided to skate. Here we are at the Hickam hanger skating. Well he is and I'm watching.
Before we hit the skate park, we were at the Air National Guard family day event. Where there was a lot of food to be consumed. I can say I had my share. Hahaha
This has been a busy day so far. Not sure if we will make it to the north shore for the RVCA BBQ and volcom skate demo. But we will see how things goes after Devins skate session.
Till that decision is made. Alooha!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I hope everybody had a great thanksgiving!!!
I know it's been a few days since my last posting. We have been kinda busy with moving to our new house. We are almost settled in to appoint where we can start doing the stuff we love, "surf". Hopefully we can hit the beach tomorrow. Key word... hopefully.
I will keep you posted.
Karl Brue

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Well what can I say it is Thanksgiving. I am thankful everyday that I get to wake up. I am thankful that I have a great and loving family. I am thankful for the great friends I have. I'm thankful for each and everyone of you. Have a great day!!!

Oh yah I can't forget the ocean and the waves it produces for my family and I to enjoy.

Karl Brueggemann

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday Vans

Mahalo to Uncle Rod of Blue Hawaii for the sick pair vans. Now I Have a pair of dress shoes.

Blue Hawaii surf "vans"

Need to make your way down to blue hawaii pearl ridge and check out the vans build out. In my opinion it's off the wall sick.
That answers the question what I do when we don't surf...Go shopping.

What to do when not surfing?

Here's a question for the ages, What is one to do on a day off from surfing? Clean the yard, go shopping, do a BBQ, hang with family, watch football, or just chill. There are so many choices to choose from. I'm leaning towards just chilling, but I need to see what the better half has in store for me...Hahaha.
But If you have any other suggestions just post it the comments.

Looking forward to what you recommend.

Till then aloha and I will keep you posted.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kewalos type of day

Aloha People,
We are chillin at kewalos today. And to my surprise there is nobody out. With some two footers rolling in with a light on shore breeze, we can't complain.
This is a picture of the cru just chillin after their first session.
Well I will be in touch later in the day or tomorrow. Peace

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Surf with nobody out!!!

Another day at hau bush with nobody out. Nicole said it's a little small at two feet cant we go somewhere else. I had to laugh. On the other hand Devin said it's perfect for training. That's the right mindset and the added bonus I don't need to drive far from home. So I decided to stay at the home break today. Nicole maybe tomorrow we can go somewhere bigger. So until then get your training on with devin out there. Chee hooo!!!
Till tomorrow aloha.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rest in Peace Andy Irons

You will be truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to A.I's. family, friends, and fans during this time.

You will never be forgotten!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

North Shore Today

Aloha from the North Shore of Oahu,
This is a picture from where I was planted taking pictures of Nicole and Devin surfing Chuns. It was about 2-4 feet with some 5 or 6 footers rolling through and cleaned everybody out. I got to laugh about it because I'm on the beach watching. But it looked like the kids were having a great time.
Paused to video tape some more. hahahha
I'm back...The swell that they said was coming in late Sunday afternoon started to come in. The kids decided to come in as the swell was getting a little more consistence at 5-6 feet. There was definitely a lot of water moving out there. So I think the Nicole and Devin made the right choice to come in.
But we weren't done yet, because there was still daylight still to burn. We decided to head home to our old fateful surf spot hau bush.
So we made the trip to hau bush after a quick bite at everybody's favorite healthy fast food place "McDonald's".  Once at Hau Bush, the kids were like "really Dad". It small a bit smaller than the North Shore.  Nah a lot smaller, but hey at least it was ridable 2 foot waves. So after watching the waves for a few more minutes they decided to go out. But guess what they enjoyed it even if it was small. so it goes to show your worst day of surfing is always better then your best day at work. words to live by.
Hopefully I got some good video of the kids today. I already working on each of their videos that will be posted on their blogs ( and so check out their blogs form time to time or just follow them to get the updates.

That was our day in a nutshell. So with that said, till next time keep the stoke going and alooha...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blue Hawaii Surf at Pearl Ridge

Blue Hawaii Surf is now at Pearl Ridge up town. Rod and the crew open its doors for the first time today and the store looks great. So next time your at pearl ridge stop by and say hi to the staff and spend some of your hard earn cash.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Da Cru Links

Aloooha Gang,
Check it out...Devin and Nicole's Blogs are up and running. So go to their Blogs listed under the Da Cru Links and show them some love by clicking on the follow button. Its like one stop shopping for those two groms (surf adventures,video's, Picture's, and surf resume's). So follow them through their surfing adventure.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another great weekend

As I write this, we are on hawaiian airlines flying back home after a great weekend on the Big Island. Things turned out great for devin on this trip. As you know he competed in the NSSA at Banyans this weekend. He surfed in four divisions and he made three finals and just missed the fourth one by one position. In the finals he place 1st in the open mini groms, 3rd in the explorer super mini grom and 5th in the explorer menehune. That was his first win in NSSA. So stoke for him. Congratulations Devin boy!!! We are very proud of you.

Open Mini Grom finalist
Devin with Da Poke Shack bradas after his win.

On this trip we stayed at the Kona Bali Kai. It is great place to stay at for a contest or vacation. We didn't even have a need to leave the room, we watched the contest from our balcony. That was the best part for Michelle and I... Having the comforts home while watching a surf contest. Cant complain. Not to mention the added bonus, the sunsets are unreal!! If you ever need a place to stay on the big island, I would definitely recommend the Kona Bali Kai with the ocean view. I want to say mahalo to auntie Tammy and auntie Lynn for their Bali Kai recommendations. Can't forget the bradda's at the Da Poke Shack for hooking Devin up with da poke bowl.
Da Sunset
Nicole, Mahina, and Devin at the honolulu baggage claim.

Well gang you are up to date. till next time alooha.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Da Poke Shack" Kona

Howzit peeps,
If you are ever in kona you need to check out "Da Poke Shack". All I can say is....That was some great tasting fresh poke and a great staff to along with it. It's the bomb check it out.

NSSA at Banyans

View from our room and that is devin getting ready to go out.
We are on the island of Hawaii (aka big island) for the NSSA contest at Banyans. Devin gets to surf four division this weekend. We hope all goes well for him. If not it's okay because we get a mini surf trip/vacation out if it. I will keep you posted on how things goes for him.
Other than that, we are going to enjoy a fresh bowl of poke for lunch.
Aloha until the next time and good luck Devin boy.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where is this secret spot?

There is a spot with nobody out in Hawaii. Long rights to enjoy with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Zionic Team Riders

Congratulations to Nicole Brueggemann and Tia Blanco on their new sponsor Zionic Hawaii. Check out Zionic link to see what they are all about. Also go to Novus swell to enter a contest to possibly win one. Congrats Girls!!!

Till next time...Alooooha

Monday, May 10, 2010

HSA State Championships

Aloha everyone...

This week we were at Ala Moana Bowls for the HSA State Championships. All I can say is that it was a great week of surfing. All the Blue Hawaii kids surfed great and had a great time.
The highlights was that Keanu and Devin advanced to the semi's in their respective divisions. Even though they finished their day one round before the finals. Their surfing was on fire to get that far. Great Job to the both of you!!! Congrats go out to winners and Blue Hawaii kids for doing a great job. That basicly wraps up the 2010 HSA State championships. Now we need to wait and see if any of the Blue Hawaii gang gets an invite to Surfing America Nationals at lowers in June.

Keep your finger crossed

Jordan B.

Devin B.

Keanu I.

Mike I.

Da clean up Cru

Sorry EJ I didnt get a photo of you. I will get three of you next time.

Surf Update:
King of the Groms got canceled. So up on deck is NSSA event number 1 (kewalos) and T&C grom (queens) on the same weekend. Nicole will be at the T&C and Devin will be at NSSA. We will see how we pull this one off.

Thats it for now...Till next time peace out.

Monday, May 3, 2010

We are back in full affect

Its been while since we our last posting. Its more like a year ago. All I can say we have been very busy with surfing and more surfing. That is a good thing right?
Enough excuses...I'm starting a new beginning by keeping you up to date with the up and coming events over the next few months. To name a few,
HSA state championships
T&C grom
King of the groms
Surf into summer
NSSA event #1 (kewalos)
NSSA nationals
So with that said, there's going to be a lot of activity over the next couple of months. I promise to keep you up to date.

until then alohoooha.