T&C Surf has partnered with artists and the water bottle brands Hydro Flask and Mizu to curate a special collection of etched, hand painted, hand drawn and embellished reusable water bottles that reflect the robust art scenes of Hawaii and the action sports industry.

The whole collection will be exhibited in a window display at T&C Surf Ala Moana from March 7-19. An in-store silent auction for the water bottles will take place on March 14 and commence at the Chalk It Up Water Bottle pARTy. Guests can bring reusable water bottles from home or purchase them in-store to have them decorated by an artist during the event, free of charge.

This interactive event will feature live art drawings on reusable water bottles, a kid’s art station, balloon animal artist and a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Honolulu Museum of Art’s youth art programs. At the same time, the event is intended to bring attention to the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House’s Plastic Fantastic? exhibition, which explores societies’ use of plastic and it’s impact on the environment.

T&C Surf, Ala Moana Center, Level 3
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu

(source: theedithawaii.com)

Hawaii Ocean Expo 2016

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The 8th Annual HawaiiOcean Expo and GT Master’s Cup is back and better than ever. Join Hawaii’ssurfers, fishermen, paddle-boarders, swimmers and anyone who spends time in or around the ocean for sports, recreation or livelihood at the only expo dedicated to Hawaii’s most important natural resource: The Pacific Ocean.


Hawaii Pacific University has graciously offered to host the annual event in the main promenade at Aloha Tower this year. Booths, food, activities, entertainment and more, all underthe Historic Aloha Tower. We This expo will mark eight years of celebrating“anything and everything to do with our Hawaiian waters”. There is somethingfor everyone of all ages at this year’s Hawaii Ocean Expo. Participating exhibitors and vendors will highlight ocean related activities such as fishing,diving, swimming, paddling, surfing, boating, kayaking, and delicious seafood.


·       Fresh Catch “Poke Games”:  Featuring Chef Reno Henriques from FreshCatch.


·       The Surfers Closet-  The Surfers Closet is one of the LARGEST surf sample sale in all of Hawaii!! ALL the major international and local brands are participating in the Surfers Closet, selling men, women, children apparel andhard goods such as bags, hats, and more at below cost prices. All the brandsthat your favorite pro surfers and skaters wear will be on sale for you beforethey even hit the stores. All of the brands representatives will be restockingtheir supply daily, so get ready to take advantage of some major deals!

·       Boaters World-  Don’t miss out on all the latest andgreatest in Boating accessories, safety equipment, gadgetry, and electronics.

·       Ocean University– Features educationalprograms from NOAA, Sustainable Coastlines, Mauli Ola Foundation, Na Kama Kai, DLNR, Hawaii Ocean Safety Team, US Coast Guard, and many other oceanconservation and education organizations.

·       Kama’aina Keiki Fun Zone – Worriedabout how to keep the kids busy and entertained over spring break? Bring themdown to the Hawaii Ocean Expo for the plethora of games at the Kama’aina KeikiFun Zone! There are so many exciting activities they can choose from, includingjumping castles, fishing games, face painting, ocean tattoos, and so much more!

·       GT Master’s Cup the largest shorelinefishing tournament in Hawaii takes place all around Oahu on Friday April 8 withweigh-in Sunday April 10 at noon

Hawaii OceanExpo 2015 is a family friendly event with something for everyone, locals andvisitors are welcome! For any ocean related business this is an excellentshowcase opportunity all weekend long to an audience of over fifteen thousandocean loving fans.


Rainbow Warriors & Wahine : NCAA Bound!


For the first time since the 1993-1994 basketball season, both basketball teams from the University of Hawaii are headed to the NCAA tournament.

Many expected that sentence to have been written twelve months ago; in the 2015 Big West Tournament, both Hawaii teams lost in their respective championship games, sending them to the postseason via the NIT and WNIT. With wins on Saturday, however, over Long Beach State (men) and U.C. Davis (women), Hawaii’s hoops teams took home Big West tournament titles each, avenging their losses from a year ago.

The wins ended a collective 32 season drought between the programs since their last NCAA tournament appearances; the Warriors hadn’t been since 2001-2002, while the Wahine ended an 18-year shutout of their own. Vince Goo, the only Rainbow Wahine coach to lead Hawaii to the tournament until Laura Beeman did it on Saturday, was the coach of the ‘Bows then.

Between the two programs, Hawaii has just one NCAA tournament win; the 1990 Wahine basketball team defeated Montana, 83-78, in the first round before falling to Stanford in the round of 32. – source HawaiiNewsNow

Defend Hawai’i Spring 2016 Collection 2

Defend Hawai’i Spring 2016 Collection 2 is now available in all DH retailers worldwide & online.

IMG_3643Defend Hawai’i “WildStyle” Logo has become the staple design in our brands evolution. Keeping it simple all the while getting our message across. We are here to Defend Hawai’i and nothing less. Featured above is our brand new 3/4 Sleeve Raglan “WildStyle” Logo
IMG_3705“Po’o” is a brand new design a part of our Spring 2016 Collection 2. An intimidating stone tiki resembling Ku, that could shake up even the bravest of warriors.

“Honey Creepin'” features two I’iwi birds reflecting off each other with the word “Defend” placed in between the two honey creepers. Continuing to bring awareness through our apparel, the “Honey Creepin'” design follows our previous collections that included the “Indigenous” & “HC Fade” designs that focus all around the I’iwi bird.

“Masked” features the stone tiki from our “Po’o” design as well as a combination of crossing spears and our popular “Don’t Mistake Aloha For Weakness” slogan.
MAIDEN BLK RYG “Moonlight Maiden” is one of our more vibrant designs a part of our 2016 Spring Collection 2.

MASKED HOODIEFeatured above is the front side too our brand new “Masked” design. Showcased through a pull-over, the spears cross over each other making a column of spears running up & down the left side chest.
AINA HOODIE“Aina Circle” features a collage of monstera leafs and ferns surrounding Defend Hawai’i. How we defend the aina circulates back around right to us. We are the caretakers of the land we have been bestowed, let us continue to Defend it.

HAWAIIAN HAWK BLK “Hawaiian Hawks”. What else must be said about this design…


Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills


Tomorrow, March 15, three anti-gun bills are scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members!

House Bill 625 would expand prohibited possessors to include certain misdemeanor crimes.  Under this bill, sending unwanted text messages and emails could qualify someone for misdemeanor stalking and possibly result in an individual being denied a constitutional right.  Constitutional rights are generally restricted only upon conviction of a felony.  The reasons for this are two-fold.  It limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only the most serious offenses, and, perhaps more importantly, felony convictions provide greater procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable convictions.  The right to keep and bear arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should be restricted only upon conviction of a felony like the right to vote, to serve on a jury, and to hold public office.

Further, by including a new category of prohibited possessors for certain misdemeanor crimes some citizens who may have taken a plea deal years ago will also become prohibited overnight and not been apprised of this additional penalty when taking their deal or fighting their case.  Gun owners may not even know they are prohibited under this new statute until they renew their permit and discover that they are now in violation of the law due to a misdemeanor crime that occurred many years ago.

House Bill 626 would establish a petty misdemeanor for drinking alcohol while possessing a firearm.  HB 626 does not set a limit for the amount of alcohol an individual can legally consume while in possession of a firearm.  Without this specification, any amount of alcohol consumption while in possession of a firearm could constitute a crime.  Individuals who possess a firearm and have had a couple sips of wine or anything containing alcohol, like Nyquil, could be in violation of the law.

House Bill 2629 would expand the existing registration requirement to implement a federal biometric registry of Hawaii gun owners.  Positive hits in this system have not necessarily been adjudicated and could cause issues with an individual’s ability to exercise their constitutional rights.  Additionally, this could result in a potential fee increase and cost gun owners more than what is already required in Hawaii due to the cost associated with adding individuals into this biometric registry.

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these bills!

ONE Championship : Global Rivals


ONE Championship, Asia’s largest and most exciting mixed martial arts extravaganza, returns to Manila once again to bring explosive martial arts action back to the Philippines. As one of the foremost fighting capitals of the world, Manila is no stranger to hosting world-class combat sports spectacles, and ONE: GLOBAL RIVALS is no exception.Headlining the event is a bout worthy of such an occasion. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States makes his much awaited return to the ONE Cage to defend his title against Russia’s Nikolay Aleksakhin. The highly-skilled Askren is widely considered to be the absolute best in his division and one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound, while Aleksakhin is riding a 6-fight win streak including an impressive submission in his ONE debut.

Besides this titanic matchup, Filipino fight fans can expect a night of stunning bouts that are sure to once again pack one of the region’s grandest stages of all – the Mall of Asia Arena.

Hawaii Elite MMA Fighter & Defend Hawaii representative Lowen Tynanes will be part of the card for ONE Championship’s Global Rivals happening on April 15th, 2016. Lowen will be fighting Japan star and former title challenger Koji Ando.

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Hau’oli La Hanau Hokule’a!


On March 8, the iconic deep-sea voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa celebrates her 41st birthday!

Our master navigators use the stars, waves, winds, and birds to find their way, following in the wake of their ancestors. Hōkūleʻa has journeyed more than 150,000 miles over the past 41 years, and a new generation of navigators is sailing around the world to explore how people and communities are working to Mālama Honua – care for our Island Earth.

We need your support to keep us voyaging – please visit www.hokulea.com/donate/ to help. …
#MalamaHonua #HokuleaWWV #Hokulea ?: @kaholokai of @oiwitv

#NativeNavigators #TheHawaiians #DefendHawaii

Lunch with Chef Reno of Fresh Catch

IMG_3358March 4th, 2016 we visited our good friend Chef Reno, owner of Fresh Catch. We visited the Fresh Catch Kaneohe location for some ono poke bowls & more. Enjoy the small video we put together & if you’re craving some ono local grinds… I’d suggest making your way to any 1 of the 4 Fresh Catch locations you can find here on Oahu.