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New Blog Address....

aloha. i just changed my blog address so this will be the last one on this system. my new address will be www.go-naminori/kirbyfukunaga. if you want to look at past blogs, you have to bookmark this address because there will no longer be a link coming back here. anyway, thanks for checking it out and hope you continue too.... mahalo....

Fresh Shikoku Air....

good evening. the new site is up and we're working on the fine tuning it. this is the scoops, the english page is gone so you have to learn japanese. haha... just joking. if you want to see a page in english, look for the english button in the webpage you check out. some have it and some don't. most of the interviews and some of the blogs are in both english and japanese so check it out. we did away with the english main page so that you can go exploring in the japanese site and check out things that wern't on the english page before. sorry if this is confusing because i'm not trying to confuse the confused. what? now, i'm confused... anyway, just have fun and every thing will be alright... i just got out of the water here in shikoku. the waves were super fun. perfect overhead faces with some perfect barrels. getting barreled twice on a wave today was normal. i'm surfed out already. i didn't want to take a photo of the waves and make all my friends jealous so i didn't. but let me tell you, it was pretty dam good....

anyway, it took me a while to get here. here's a little journal...

last week was a hectic week for us. wanted to thank naoka for working hard on the renewal of go-naminori. that boy has some skills man.... also wanted to thank ako for finding me a seat on the train at the busiest time of the year. thanks guys...

before i left shonan, i had a huge bowl of shirasu over rice. dam it was good.... thanks again k-san....

aren't the boxes for the shirasu so awesome? too hard to throw away. maybe i'll keep some of my secret things in here.... ummm....

left shonan at 7am. once on the shinkansen, it was relax time looking out at the city, country, city, and country on my way to osaka. gosh, i think there is some rubbish on my camera lens. i better clean it....

i missed the bus so i borrowed my friends 4 wheeler and rode it to shikoku... just joking....

arrived in shikoku at 9:45pm. it was a long day for me. wanted to thank yasan's friends for picking me up at tokushima station and letting me stay at such an awesome house. doomo arigato gozaimasu... photos from bob's contest coming tomorrow....

The Kiss of Death....


this is nuts....

Roxy Jam Honolulu Queens: August 23-25 2007


the ASP 3 STAR WLT WOMEN'S EVENT is coming up at queen's, waikiki. this is the poster flowing all around the world. i'm so happy for kelia. i wish she can win it. being that queen's is her home break, she's got a good chance.... nice photo hanging ten kelia...

Go-Naminori Renewal!!!!!

good sunday morning from japan. after a 3 1/2 hour train ride and a 3 1/2 hour bus ride, i finally got to tokushima. now i'm in the country breathing in this fresh air... sooooo good.... today is BOB'S SURFING CONTEST 2007 and that's why i'm here. i heard shonan was head high yesterday, so was uchizuma. so i guess we got a small south swell going here. stoked to be in shikoku....

the contest starts this morning at 6am. see ya there...

anyway, for those of you who don't know, we finally finished re-doing go-naminori. it should be up any minute or is already up. here's the scoops.. WWW.GO-NAMINORI.COM is now the official home page. it's in japanese so if you can't read it, learn how. haha. just joking. check out the content and most pages are translated so look for the english button and it will take you to the english version. also, wanted to welcome some new official go-naminori blogs. takagi masataka, yoko furuichi, yuko shimajiri, alyssa wooten, and wade tokoro. their all great surfers and we're stoked to have them on board. we also have some new guest blogs: miwa narita, lisa halim, and reiko sugiura. i've been checking out their blogs everyday for a while now and it's really interesting and cool. anyway, it's a start to another year of go-naminori and things are looking unreal. stay tuned because things will only be getting better. have a safe day and see you in the water. one last thing, thanks to everybody that's involved in this project. it's so cool traveling around japan knowing so many people are checking it out. it makes us pretty stoked to be doing this. mahalo.....


and one last last thing, stop sending me these kind of photos of hawaii. this is a double rainbow that was taken yesterday. i've only been here for 10 days and photos like this make me want to go back home. please send me photos of flat days and rain. haha....

Samoa Dream Barrels...


i will never forget my trip to samoa about 4 years ago. right off the airplane, i was pulling into 6-8' barrels for 1 week straight. the waves were so good and it was only us. imagine getting off a 7 hour flight at 2am in the morning, then driving 2 hours to get to the camp, then take a 30min nap, then head out on the boat for an all day session. that's how it was for me and i wasn't complaining. it was one of the best trips of surf for me....

scored a spread in surfing world. it was like this every day.... talk about scoring. i don't want to go back there anymore because i know it can't get any better than what we got. no way....

this was our dinner. they brought this little live pig in a bag. drowned it in the water, and put it in the imu. i took photos of the whole deal but it's too nasty to post.....

as for the pig, it tasted dam good..... oink oink.... sorry kalua, that's not nice yeah....

Hayama Beach Party....

good morning, i somehow got a train and bus ticket so i'm heading to shikoku. it will take me all day but i'm in for the ride. i don't mind riding the train past mt. fuji and catching the bus over the longest bridge in the world. i'm going to take a couple of magazines, turn my phone off, and relax.... hope you have a relaxing day too....

anyway, other than the sweat running down my body from this heat, everything else is ok. i feel great, the next swells are working its way up japan, and i've been making so many new friends. the other night, my friend yoshi from osaka came to shonan. gosh, we had such a great time. he took me to this bar/restaurant right on the beach in hayama. i think it's called "Blue Moon". i felt like i was in bali, okinawa, and hawaii at the same time. the place was set up just like how those restaurants are set up right on the beach in jimbaran. it was jam packed....

these two girls were singing live and were awesome. one was singing, while the other was dancing hula. then the band in the background had that okinawa beat to it. the wind was blowing, the stars were out, the waves were breaking right up on the shore, and the atami fireworks show was going off in the distance. a great place to relax and relax is what i did....

here is our table right on the shoreline. yoshi is on the left with the red t-shirt. man, this guy makes me laugh all the time. he's such a fun guy to hang out with. he tells everybody that we're twins. classic.... next to him is okitsu-san. he's a shaper here in shonan and a really cool guy. next to him is bori-san and his wife tsuya-san. they are such a nice couple. wanted to thank them for letting me stay at their awesome house in tsujido. gosh, if i ever build a house in japan, it's going to look exactly like theirs. next is yoko-san. yoko-san is expecting a baby really soon. congratulations..... thanks to you all for such a fun night in shonan...

here is my twin brother....

after the live music, we went to the oden center in tsujido to eat more. some of this fish was swimming in the fish tank just a few minutes ago. so fresh....

if you ever want to see what a $4000 massage chair looks like, here it is. the best massage ever!! i sat on this chair at was out cold in a few minutes. the chair squeezes your body and massages everywhere at the same time. i woke up at 4am on this chair and didn't know where i was. i felt like i was floating. it felt better than sleeping on a bed. what a great way to end a great night.... thanks again guys...

**also wanted to say thank you very much to the kimura family and everybody at the yanmari factory. the shirasu you sent yesterday was awesome. i must have ate half of it already. the best shirasu in japan. if you haven't tried it yet, you don't know what your missing out... check it out by CLICKING HERE....

Jam Packed Summer Holiday in Japan....

good evening everybody. another hot day here in japan but i'm going to stop complaining about it. it could be hotter right? i don't think so. but i come here every summer and know what to expect. what do i expect? a sticky body, wet t-shirts, a lot of water, and a little frustration. other than that, i love it here. the food is awesome, the people are nice, and the surf gets really good. i'm trying to leave shonan and go down south but i can't get a flight out of here. every single flight is booked and every single bus and train is booked too. summer holiday is in full swing and it's hard to move around in japan during this time. but i never give up.....


this is michiko uchida. i've known michiko since the the first time i came to japan. i went to the 1992 minami cup in chiba and she was one of the judges. i remember michiko was japan's top body boarder at that time. we had the same sponsors for years so we always bump into each other from time to time. she was at rise and shine the other day and it was nice to see her. michiko is the owner of BUZZ CORP. she's a very smart and successful girl. ganbate michiko-san.....


the new imac came out yesterday. oh my gosh, for all you window's users, now's the time to switch over. it's something you won't regret..... i can't wait to get mine....


this is the latest satellite. i see 2 possible typhoons forming. do you see it???

62 Years of Pain....

**i was watching the news last night and it was the 62nd annniversary of the nagasaki atomic bombing. and a few days before was the anniversary for the hiroshima bombing. it was pretty sad watching all the elderly people that survived the bombing crying on tv. it must have been a long 62 years of pain and suffering for them. i've been to hiroshima and nakasaki and it's business as usual but the deep scars were still there. my grandfather's parents were from hiroshima and when ever i use to talk to him about hiroshima, his eyes would tear up. it must have been hard for him being an american citizen living through that war. in college, i did a paper about the hardships of japanese/americans living in hawaii during WWII. i interviewed my grandfather many times and i remember how our conversations would just stop as he would just sit there and stare out the window. at that time, i was young so i didn't think too much about it but after traveling to hiroshima and nagasaki, the reality set in. it must have been hard for every japanese either living in america or japan to have gone through that war. anyway, i was thinking about it all last night and was wondering how i would handle something like that. the answer was "i would not and could not"..... it would kill me inside. and now i know how the people who actually went through it felt or feel..... PEACE.....

A Magical Place in the Philippines...

I'M SO FREAKING HOT!!!! SWEAT, HEAT, SWEAT, HEAT!!! I'M SO FREAKING HOT!!! HELP!!! wow, i just had to get that out. this heat is killing me. i even sweat when i'm in the water. when will this heat wave go away... i hope soon....

there's this one place in the philippines that's pretty amazing. it's somewhere in north samar where can only get there by boat. there is a little opening from the pacific ocean that's about 10' wide and 5' high on low tide. on the high tide, the gap closes so you can't get in. it feels like your going through a small hole in a tall mountain but when you get into the other side, it's this huge lake. probably the biggest lake in the world. it's like a maze of water going around islands and mountains so you have to keep track of where you are or you will get lost forever. the water is a deep green color and the reflection is like a mirror. we went in at low tide, checked it out, swam around, and got out before the tide came up. if the high tide comes up, you can't get out and will have to spend the night there. it's like going into a whole new world. what an experience. if your ever in the philippines, you should check it out. the captain of our boat told us it's still a secret spot and i believe him because we were the only people in there. kind of cool, but at the same time, kind of scary....

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