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2018 Na Pali Race

By Marina Miller

2018 Na Pali Race

This year the Na Pali Race was a little different than the rest. With the road to Haena closed to the general public, racers rallied at Anini Beach Park for the opening ceremony and blessing.  After the beautiful gathering, paddle board racers were sailed down to the Haena start for a 17 mile race, while the paddlers started from Anini making the race course 24.5 miles long. You can find the full winners list with race times here.  To learn more about this annual event, please visit Napalirace.com.

John Florence, Mikey Bruneau, and Kona Johnson all came from Oahu for the race. Mikey a North Shore Oahu Lifeguard won the Men's Stock Prone 30-39 division. John and Kona sailed over from Oahu. 

Racers take a moment to listen to some local knowledge. 

Mariko Strickland Lum doing the OC1 this year.

It was a beautiful cloudy day. 

Brothers Kailoa and Waioli Forrest are winners in the OC2 race.

Kai Lenny was the overall race winner with a time of 1:19:59.8 on his foil board.

Kawika Kau'i on the RedBull ski assisting the racers. 

The world champion of surfing JJF doing some post knee surgery rehab.

Tommy Tokioka, Kauila, and Kai on their winning men's 24' sail canoe team.

Evan Valerie, the race director, and his relay team at the finish line.  

John John finishing strong.

Post race watermelon provided by Tamba! Racers were stoked!!!

Filmmaker/racer Crystal Homcy and photographer Jeff Johnson.

Father and son racers! Kawai Beeby won the Stock Prone U18 and is the race's youngest ever paddler. 

It was another beautiful race. Mahalo to all the sponsors and paddlers for all your hard work. See you next year!

Photos: Marina Miller 

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Hawaii Magazine Best Surf Shop for Kaua'i 2018

By Marina Miller

Hawaii Magazine Best Surf Shop for Kaua'i 2018

Mahalo to the readers of Hawaii Magazine for voting us the best surf shop on Kaua'i!  You can the complete Kaua'i list here.

 

 

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2018 17th Annual Irons Brother Pinetrees Classic Video

By Marina Miller

2018 17th Annual Irons Brother Pinetrees Classic Video

For the last 17 years, the Irons Family and the Kaua'i surf community have come together to celebrate the aloha spirit. Sharing happiness and joy with over 300 kids and their families at the surf break called Pinetrees in Hanalei Bay. An event where the Irons Family, Tamba Surf Company, and other sponsors are giving back to the local community and the future surfers of Kaua'i.

Video by Purpose the Show

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How to be a pro surfer with Reef McIntosh

By Marina Miller

How to be a pro surfer with Reef McIntosh

Growing up on Kaua'i is a blessing in itself, but getting to spend every winter on O'ahu's North Shore is the dream. Our long time friend and part of the Tamba 'Ohana, Reef McIntosh, has spent the last 18 winters managing the Quicksilver house located on the beach at Pipeline. This prime spot welcomes surfers from around the world and Reef makes sure they all respect their opportunity. From cleaning house to waiting their turn in the line up, surfers are taught the true meaning of living the Hawaii lifestyle.

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I got a chance to sit down with Reef before the circus came into town. Here are some conversation notes I jotted down between the ongoing wave commentary off the back porch. 

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The first year Reef traveled to the mythical North Shore of O'ahu he pretty much got chewed up and spit out. The 18 year old spent all his money and came back home to Kaua'i with no surf sponsor.  Back then you could just rip and get picked up by anyone. Taking a cue from his favorite surfer, his dad, Reef just started working and surfing every day, sun up to sun down. Surrounded by guys like Bruce and Andy Irons, Reef set his own goals and worked hard every day.

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At the age of 24, with a sharpened sword, Reef returned to the North Shore with one wave in mind, Pipeline. Now as a regular Eddie Invitee, Wave of the Winter Winner 2012, Best Barrel surfer poll 2012, DaHui Backdoor Shootout 2012 Winner, Pipemaster qualifier 3 different times,and many more accolades of the the rest is history! We're glad you didn't give up on the dream.

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Q&A

Predictions for this winter: Odds are 100% for JJF.  He is confident and it will be just another day in his back yard. 

Groms to watch out for: Stone and Tiger Abubo, Coral and Moku's pack.

Uncles to watch out for: Rico!

Favorite beach on Kaua'i: the whole North Shore, anywhere you can surf and cruise on the beach.

Favorite place to eat: Wake Up Cafe in Hanalei

Wave pools in the Olympics: Will be different but the same. The wave pool will open up surfing to inland surfers. People will rely on the consistency of the wave pool instead of reading the waves and getting lucky.

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Surfing now days has become a mainstream sport for most kids growing up in Hawaii. Soccer moms are now surf moms. Lucky for the kids growing up on Kaua'i, there is huge family support, but if you don't have that, it's a struggle. With game changing, you can't just rip. You gotta want it BAD.
Tips for making it as a professional surfer today: 
Be an asset. 
Even if you're a good surfer, you need good influences.
Be more contest driven. 
Be good at social media. 
Be smart. 
Set goals in life. 
Build your brand.
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 Reef goes out for a quick surf session.

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Mahalo to Reef for the interview. Best of luck to you and all the young surfings hitting the North Shore for the first time this winter!

 

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Cyber Monday sale details

By Marina Miller

Cyber Monday sale details

Aloha everyone! 

It's that time of the year... time to give! At Tamba, we believe that the more you give, the more you get. We are giving you 30% off the entire website (excluding surfboards) and free shipping rebate for orders OVER $150. Merchandise total must be $150 or greater and the shipping fee will be refunded to your credit card by Tamba when order is shipped. 

Discount code: TAMBACM2017

Mahalo for giving Tamba to your family and friends this holiday season.

 

Check out our NEW products

 

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Donation to the American Cancer Society in Lihue

By Marina Miller

Donation to the American Cancer Society in Lihue

WHEN IT COMES TO BREAST CANCER, NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO FACE IT ALONE.

With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed, we’re more determined than ever to change the statistic. That’s why for the first time, Tamba Surf Company donated a portion of all PINK hat sales in the month of October to make strides against breast cancer. This year, we’ve contributed a humble $370 to the American Cancer Society® benefiting breast cancer screening, patient care and research. Thank you to everyone who bought PINK Tamba hats this year! 

Here is our team link. If you would like to donate to our team feel free. Mahalo! 

If you would like to learn more about the efforts of the American Cancer Society® in Lihue, or make your own personal donation, you can visit their website here.

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19th Anniversary Party Photos

By Marina Miller

19th Anniversary Party Photos

Mahalo to everyone who has been rocking Tamba for 19 years! 

To celebrate, we invited the community to the Kapa'a shop for free bbq steak, Kaua'i shrimp, salad, rice and our famous shave ice. We had raffle prizes and a silent auction benefiting the Tamba Foundation. Lots of friends old and new stopped by to celebrate and lend a hand. 

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Making our famous shave ice!

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Lots of people checking out our new gear.

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Cute baby Maxson rocking a Tamba beanie.

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Barry signing people up for the Tamba Warrior Program.

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Kaua'i boys!

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Chambers on the BBQ.

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Boss man serving up the special BBQ sauce.

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Happy 'ohana!

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Braddah Ikaika Kam from Kaua'i Fish Market and Caleb Aero chillin.

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Local corn from Ke'alohipa'a Farm in Kealia.

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Tamba rider Jae Wood and his dad Matt Wood.

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Raffle winner scoring a Tamba wallet!

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Barry our our inventory/online sales/shipping guy 

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Everyone loves shave ice!

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Tamba 'Ohana!

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Art for the silent auction by Howard Kirk

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Beau, Tiffany, and Lapelalove 

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Tamba 'ohana, Chris Foster and Evan Valiere

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Signing up for the Tamba Warrior Program!

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Tamba himself making plates for the people!

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Tamba diver Kawika Christian and Kayla Phillipson.

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Our friends Shilo Pa, Darrel Rapozo, and Ryan Mckeague set up and played some beautiful Hawaiian music. Mahalo guys!!!

 

 

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OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

By Accumula Collaborator

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We will donate $5 of all sales on any PINK Tamba hats to the American Cancer Society all month long. Mahalo!

Here are the styles of PINK hats to choose from:

  

 

 

On Friday October 6th, we joined the Mahelona Hospital for their 5th Annual Breast Cancer Walk. It was held on the bike path walk next to the Kapa'a swimming pool. This was a free event and everyone was wearing PINK!  It was a beautiful heartfelt event. For more information on donating your time or services to upcoming events contact Josie Pablo at 808-823-4138.

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Josie from Mahelona Hospital

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Hula dancers along Ke Ala Held Makalae

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