Lost in Translation, October 2010

Here are some more pictures from my trip to Japan last week.  The whole trip was a bit of a whirlwind thats for sure. I ended up getting in Sunday night and staying the first night down in Tokyo Bay. Then it was off to meet up with Naki for a quick sushi mission for lunch before we met up with Cole and Carlson at the hotel we would be staying at the second night.

Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo Bay

Amazing architecture all through Tokyo

 After meeting up with the boys and getting checked in to the hotel, we were off for another round of sushi (Cole and Carlson had yet to have a go) to store up some more energy for the release of the Aviso Grasshopper in a few hours. After eating an amazing array of some of the best sushi I have been blessed to have, it was off to the Apple Store in Ginza for the Apple Store event where we showed off the very first Grasshopper in Aviso Technology to a packed house!

Cole and Carlson

Daichi, Hayato and Kenji

Getting ready for the big night!

Wild in the streets

Backstage before the show

Naki, Cole and I with the first Grasshopper!


I cant wait to get mine!

Naki and Cole

After  the event at the Apple Store it was off to the after party hosted by the NakiSurf crew where the beer flowed like beer tends to do around a bunch of thirsty surfers! After that we divided up in to smaller groups and continued our nights at various watering holes through out the city. The next day Cole, Carlson and I were off to the airport on hardlly more than a few hours sleep, but I slept like a baby on the plane dreaming about those crazy Tokyo nights and what I think was a karaoke bar…

Tokyo nights!


Cole and Naki with the first Aviso Grasshopper!

Today was another foggy, rainy day here in Southern California but we continued to see a steady mix of swell in the waist to head high range. Looks like it should continue for at least the next few days.

Here is a shot of Cole and Naki with the first Aviso Grasshopper that I took at the Apple Store in Ginza on Monday. I will be back with the full rundown tommorrow…

Aviso Grasshopper, Tokyo 2010


Back from Tokyo!

Just got back in town after a quick mission to Japan for the NakiSurf event at the Apple store in Ginza. Here are a few pics I pulled off Naki`s blog, but check back tomorrow for more once I get a chance to download a few pictures I took…

Showing off the very first Grasshopper with Cole and Naki at the Apple store

5`7 Aviso Grasshopper designed by Cole!


Aviso Grasshopper is born!

The very first Aviso Grasshopper designed by master shaper Cole was born today!  Here is a little sneek peek of the 5`7 Aviso Grasshopper , the first of three sizes that will soon be available in our cutting edge carbon fiber technology.  Tomorrow I am off with this board to meet up with Cole, Naki, and Carlson for the official release of the Aviso Grasshopper at the Apple store in Tokyo! Please check back soon and have a great weekend…

Establishing a parting line on the 5`7 Grasshopper plug

The very first Aviso Grasshopper was born today!