The North Shore is a place oversaturated with stimulation in the wintertime. This winter was lackluster, wave-wise, but it still had short stints of excitement in between misdirected swells and onshore winds. 

North Shore Spam ~ a short edit from two weeks of searching for waves along the “Seven Mile Miracle”. 

Surfers: Cliff Kapono, Kahana Kalama, Ezekiel Lau, Ford Archbold, Shane Borland, Michael Rodrigues, Jesse Mendes, Kyuss King, Colin Moran, Anthony Walsh, Eli Olson, Kainehe Hunt, Ezra Sitt, Ian Gouveia, Dusty Payne, Kiron Jabour, Conner Coffin, & Coconut Willie.

Music by: Sugar Candy Mountain ~ "Soak Up The City" & Skinshape ~ "Summer" 


This short film entitled, Kahana Kalama ~ Volume 1, is an introductory piece about Aloha Beach Club co-owner & Banks Journal Comrade, Kahana Kalama, his surfing, and how he splits his time between California & Hawaii. 

Aloha Beach Club hosted the film's premiere earlier this month at the North Park Flagship where refreshments were supplied by Coronado Brewing Company and Guayakí Yerba Mate. There was also an afterparty featuring a live performance by Los Angeles based band, SPINDRIFT, at Seven Grand San Diego.

A big thanks goes out to everyone who made it to the premiere, the crew at Aloha Beach Club for hosting, & the Banks Journal team for supporting the film and event.

Photos by: Sergey Kolivayko


Acclimate is a short film that showcases surfer, Kahana Kalama, test-riding a handful of Bing Surfboards earlier this year in California & Hawai'i. I had a great time filming and editing this piece with Kahana and I can't wait for our next project together. 

Boards: Bing Surfboards ~ 5'9" Sunfish, 5'8" Dart, & 6'4" Sunfish.

Acclimate was supported by: Bing Surfboards (bingsurf.com), Richer Poorer (richer-poorer.com), Banks (banksjournal.com), Slowtide (slowtide.co), & Aloha Beach Club (alohabeachclub.com).

Music by: Sunburnt Reynolds & BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Kaytranada.

Film & Edit: Evan Schell. 


Aloha Beach Club and Olive + Oliver present the Interisland Trading Post, an annual marketplace focused on well made goods and the Hawaiian based designers and curators behind them. The inaugural Interisland Trading Post was a curated, open to the public marketplace for makers and craftsmen to showcase and sell ethically and excellently manufactured products with a purpose.

The initial event was geared around building a community of creatively driven young professionals in Honolulu amongst attendees and exhibitors, while instituting Hawaii as a cultural hub for tastemakers within the fashion and apparel industries.

For more about Interisland Trading Post visit: www.alohabeachclub.com


The South Shore of Oahu is not only a picturesque place to shoot photos, but it's also a stretch of sacred coast that was the backdrop for early surfing in the 1800s. We were fortunate to get a fun, morning session during my trip to Oahu last month.

Surfers: Kahana Kalama, John Hook, & Karu Kyosuke.   


A grab bag of wave sliding via an assortment of North Shore locals and heaps of visitors. 

Surfers : Balaram Stack, Noa Deane, Ryan Burch, Stephanie Gilmore, Yago Dora, Miguel Pupo, CJ Hobgood, Kahana Kalama, Jack Johnson, Caio Ibelli, Harrison Roach, Leonardo Fioravanti, Ola Eleogram, Dane Reynolds, Hank Gaskell, & Eric Geiselman.

Music: Gang Starr - "Work"


Sunday was a pretty hectic day on the North Shore. Pipeline flexed its power throughout the day and once again proved why it's such a force to be reckoned with.

Surfers : Derek Ho, Torrey Meister, Gabriel Medina, Michael Ho, Evan Valiere, Kaiwi Berry, Tyler Newton, Danny Fuller, Mikey Bruneau, Bruce Irons, Kala Alexander, Wiggolly Dantas, Brett Barley, Jason Frederico, & Owen Wright.

Music: Girls - "Die"