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Watu: The story of a coast's first visitors

July 19, 2015

Watu is a modern interpretation of an ancient story about the first Polynesian visitors to make contact with North America.  They were received by the Native people but after pressing their hopes of one day returning home, the indigenous community created a rainbow bridge for them.  Some Polynesians stayed while the rest crossed the rainbow bridge back to their homeland.  In this short film, two Native Hawaiians also exhibit the same yearning for a sense of place as their ancestors did so long ago.  Hearing the story, they search for this "rainbow bridge."  During their search, what they finds the ocean.  The waves become their bridge and the connection to Hawaii is strengthened.

Alongside Surfer Magazine and RED Camera Cinema, our good friends Cliff Kapono and Jensen Young-Sik set out to provide audiences with a refreshing take on California's history and the importance of home.

Watch the film on surfermag.com



KULAIWI by Cliff Kapono

January 06, 2015

Kulaiwi from cliff kapono on Vimeo.

So stoked to make it home and get a little break from the studies. Even though the waves weren't the most epic, it was enough to practice some turns Kealoha, Bertlemann, and Kaluhiokalani style. Looking forward to 2015.

Shot by @lauren_kapono @theslippersaltwaterchronicles @apala_hammah

Mahalo Josh for letting me use the 5'9'' DDR
Mahalo Aloha for letting me use the 9'4" Single Fin
and Mahalo Matty for letting me smash up the Handshaped 5'10" Kalapana mango flavor



Cliff Vision

November 08, 2014

Some Saturday morning SPAM and eggs with Cliff Kapono, riding the Kalapana.

Cliff Kapono, Grody(ness)

August 29, 2014

grodie tube.  grodie wax.  Cliff Kapono, 5'5 Ascendant.  Southern California, shot by @kevodefo 

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The BLACKSTAMP goes cold water...

April 25, 2014
Down South from cliff kapono on Vimeo. Hilo's Cliff Kapono is pursuing a gnarly doctorate in science at the University of California San Diego. While the tall, long-haired regular foot is heavily-clad in neoprene and booties, it's nice to see that Cliff is still getting barreled while on the mainland. Checkout this edit of Cliff Kapono getting shacked and steezy down South on Raynor Surf's BLACKSTAMP model.