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Dave Wassel

The Mavericks Ice Bucket Challenge. This day the water temp was below 55•, the set waves were above 55ft, and this little insider back up wave got me thru the semifinal. As far as the actual #ALS challenge, I wasn’t that excited to see people pouring water on their heads. I’ll admit, I was a bit confused. However, I did just read on USAToday that the stunts have raised almost 42 million $ in about 3 weeks and that isn’t confusing, that’s Awesome! via Instagram

Dave Wassel

Got this shirt over 20 years ago. It’s the first tangible thing I ever received from surfing. So shocked that I got something, and not sure if it would ever happen again, I tucked it away for safe keeping. I’ve gotten a few others since then but this one’s my favorite. Thanks to #ClintMoncata and the gang @volcom #ImTrueToThis. via Instagram

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#Pāpio. #Pāpiopio. #Ulua.
Nālehia caught his first Pāpio yesterday. The Pāpio or Pāpiopio is the young stage of growth of Ulua.
Ulua are certain species of crevalle, jack, or pompano, an important food item. Ulua aukea, ulua ʻeleʻele, and paʻopaʻo are some varieties.
The growth stages are: Pāpiopio, Pāʻūʻū, and Ulua.

The ulua can grow to be over five feet long and weigh as much as 200 lbs.

This fish was substituted for human sacrifices, probably because the word magic [hoʻopiopio] and the meaning of Ulua, which is the same as ulu, to grow, increase, protect, etc.
Since an ulua replaces a man, ulua also means ‘man, sweetheart,’ especially in love songs.

In mele, ulua has been used as such,
ʻAʻole nō wau i mahuʻi mua, e lilo ana ʻoe i ulua naʻu. (song)
[I never thought before that you'd be my sweetheart.] A figurative use of the word is,
Huki i ka Ulua or Get your Man!

Dave Wassel

I remember the exact moment I was introduced to #JayAdams at Pinks Garage in ’91, and he was smiling. I remember awesome surf sessions with him at OTW, and he was smiling.. I remember him parading his new son @se7enadams around the NorthShore and Backyards neighborhood, and that was the biggest smile I’ve ever seen. Thoughts,prayers, and always smiling. Thank you via Instagram