|Arto has the best backyard setup!
|Oblow x Kalbi
|Mahalo to Oblow and Yong-Ki for the invite as well as to Arto for the hospitality and aloha!
|...and this was the view from the backyard
|Downey and Jordan Kim aka @letsk8hi
|Dennis, Kassia, and Downey
|Kingman and Jeff
|Nos and Chun
|Don't burn the meat!
|Gregg and Cory Kaplan ( Plate Lunch )
|Jensen Oda ( HRDLCK )
|Big Mahalo to PM Tenore and the RVCA ohana for having the Shakas x Alohas and Blue Hawaii Surf ohana over to your guys annual winter BBQ on the North Shore! Dustin Barca prepping a mean uhu to go on the grill!
|Dennis and Estevan Oriol
(All photos by: Jordan Kim @letsk8hi)
|If you were a skateboarder during the 80's and into the early 90's, then chances are you know of Jef Hartsel. I've come to know Hartsel over the past 20 + years dating back to when I used to work at Island Snow back in 92' where I first met him. He's been a big influence on me and other skateboarders young and old here in Hawaii. Besides being an amazing skateboarder and artist Hartsel is also a dad and spends most of his days raising his son Nainoa along with his beautful wife Eri. I recently caught up with Hartsel this past weekend at Kapolei which is where we usually end up bumping into each other. I noticed he was still wearing the same SXA trucker hat I gave him some time last year and it really made me feel good about what it is that I'm doing. Big mahalo Hartsel for being a friend and supporting Shakas x Alohas!!!
|Russ Pope has been around for a long time and done so much for skateboarders and skateboarding. Not to mention he's also an amazing artist and human being. Mahalo for supporting SXA Russ!!! You can check out Russ' art at russpope.com and you can get your SXA Trucker Hat HERE!