Posts Tagged ‘Lewi’
Focus on Fishing: Spring Edition
Posted: March 4th, 2010
Tags: Bryan Holeman, Conway Bowman, Fishing Sunglasses, Gauge, Hard Kore, Jimmy Nestor, Kanvas, Klay, Kore, Lewi, Mike Long, polarized fishing sunglasses, UPD
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Epic Battle at Sea – 33rd America's Cup is On! Race 1 Complete
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Posted: February 12th, 2010
Tags: America's Cup, Brad Butterworth, Dirk DeRidder, Hard Kore, Jetty, Joey Newton, John Kostecki, Klay, Kore, Lewi, Rosco Halcrow, Russell Coutts, Warwick Fluerry
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Los Cabos BillFish Tournament
OFFSHORE LOS CABOS BILLFISH TOURNAMENT – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Following the shotgun start of the first fishing day of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, the 60â€™ BCE Bandit, fresh from its strong finish at Catalina tournaments last month, raced ahead of the fleet to the Gordo Bank where they were able to get baited up in just a couple minutes. Just as they began trolling the baits a big black picked one up and they were on. Anthony Hsieh was on the rod, and had the fish boat-side in about 5 minutes. After a tough 15 minute battle on the gaff, the 451# black was boated – the only qualifying fish weighed on day one.
Captain Tommy, Corey, Anthony (Arlo Tortoise G12), Kevin Nakamaru (Kabin Tortoise G12) and the rest of the BANDIT Team.
Day two turned out to be groundhog day for the BANDIT boys – boating a second slightly larger black and winning both daysâ€™ jackpots to take home a whopping $420,875 for their efforts. Not a bad couple daysâ€™ work.
A very stoked Anthony Hsieh with a second $200,000 black marlin in the boat. When youâ€™re hot youâ€™re hot.
Meanwhile team Karma, with Angler Steve Spina, and Kona Captains Kerwin Masunaga, Boyd de Coito (UPD Black G12), Shane O’Brien (Arlo Matte Black G12) and Russ Armstrong showed up at the scales with an absolutely massive 363# yellowfin tuna.
Fishing aboard TENACIOUS, Captain Gene Vanderhoek (Rhino Black G12), Sam Choy Jr. (Rhino Matte black G12 RX), Chris Choy (Lewi Black G12), Ron Tegland Jr. (Burny Black G12) and Ron Tegland Sr. (Porter Tortoise C12) finished second in the billfish release division with 3 striped marlin released.
America’s Cup Update
While the Swiss team, led by Brad Butterworth in Hard Kore packed up it’s Genoa, Italy training base and took their giant catamaran to the UAE race venue, BMW Oracle was back in court contesting not on the race venue but also the rules that will govern the event. The Americaâ€™s Cup is slated to be raced in dusty Ras Al-Khaimah (50km from Dubai) February 8. This promises to be war of words and court challenges right up to the starting gun â€“ where hopefully it will turn into spectacle on the water â€“ we hope!
PGA Tour Wyndham Classic
GOLF – Greensboro, NC
Kevin Stadler (aka Baby Walrus), playing in Lewi Black Pearl G12 golf sunglasses, tied for the win after regulation, but lost on the 3rd playoff hole just missing his first PGA Tour victory â€“ settling for 2nd. “I knew I was three (strokes) back and needed to do something,” Stadler said. “I thought I was just stuck in neutral and the next (leaderboard) I saw, I was only one back.”
BMW Oracle Racing Technology Video Montage
BMW ORACLE Racing Technology Montage – No introduction needed here, this video says it all.
MAST = 185 FEET / 55 METERS – taller than an 18 story building
GENNAKER SAIL = 8400 SQUARE FEET / 780 SQUARE METERS – larger than a baseball infield
LENGTH = 100 FEET / 30 METERS – longer than a blue whale
26,000 data points collected for every second of sailing
Shea Lopez – Daytona Surf Camp
SURF – PANAMA & FLORIDA
Shea Lopez has a surf camp that just started in Daytona Beach.
“No longer facing the tourâ€™s chaotic globetrotting, this 35-year-old is looking to make surfing a better place. And heâ€™s starting at home.
“Iâ€™ve lived here for 10, 11 years, but for the first seven I was gone 250 days a year. I didnâ€™t really get to leave an impression with the kids,” Lopez said.
Now Lopez has a 3Â½-year-old daughter catching her first waves, and he wants to teach others in the next generation of local surfers the things that have given his family a lifelong love of the sport.
Shea just finished a trip to Nicaragua and Panama, with some great exposure and with a bit of fishing on the side.
World Match Racing Tour – Ben Ainslie & Team Origin Take the Title
SAILING – LANGENARGEN, GERMANY
Wearing Rhino Tobacco G12 and representing the British Americaâ€™s Cup group, Team Origin and 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, Ben Ainslie start the year off with a bang in their first event on the Tour this year. The win puts Ainslie in 4th place on the World Tour standings with 25 points, as an estimated 45,000 people took in the event on the shores of Germanyâ€™s Lake Constance. His tactician continued to be his Team Origin mate and 2x Olympic Medalist Ian Percy who was wearing Lewi Tobacco G12 sunglasses. Next stop is Match Race Korea in a few days time. Read the full story here.
The Kaenon Canoe Paddling Team Places 2nd & 1st
Lead by Ruben Ruiz, the team wears an assortment of Kaenon shades, but while paddling several of them wear Hard Kore, Jetty and Lewi. The team also sports Kaenon t-shirts and hats, which are now available online at Kaenon.com
Mulcoy’s World Part 2 – Josh Mulcoy Video
KITEBOARDING / SURFING
Josh Mulcoy “Whether it is getting deep barrels surfing or throwing buckets kiteboarding, Josh Mulcoy rips, plain and simple. Check out his latest video creation from main land Mexico and his home in Santa Cruz, California.
Stand Up Paddle in Malibu
World Sailfish Series Leg 2 – Costa Rica
COSTA RICA â€“ LOS SUENOS BILLFISH SERIES â€“ LEG 2
Fishing in Costa Rica is usually pretty goodâ€¦.but nobody ever remembers it as good as it was last weekend for the second leg of the Los Suenos Billfish Series. A patch of cooler water brought in a concentration of marlin never before seen in Costa Rican waters. 40 boats released 391 Marlin and 172 Sailfish in 3 days of wide open fishing.
Hooked up to a powerful blue marlin on light tackle Pat Healey in Kabin Black G12 reels like a madman as Captain Tony Carrizosa throws Game Onâ€™s twin 1365 horsepower diesels in hard reverse.
Patâ€™s Blue Marlin lit up next to the boat
Game On eventually took third place overall, helped along by a Grand Slam Triple Header on day 2. Catching a Grand Slam = Stripe Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish all at the same time is a once in a lifetime occurrence- something that has only happened a handful of times in history.
Carmine Galati, Lewi Tobbacco C12, works on a striped marlin
Hans Alvarado, Rhino Black G12, finally releases the third fish of the slam- a sailfish.
Emirates Team NZ Wins Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies and navigator Kevin Hall both wore Kaenon Polarized Hard Kore Sunglasses.
Auckland, NZL (Feb. 14, 2009) – On the final day, Emirates Team New Zealand laid claim to the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, convincingly beating the Swiss team Alinghi with three consecutive wins on a grey, rainy and windy day on the Waitemata Harbour. The home teamâ€™s come-from-behind 3-1 victory marked the end of a 15-day match racing regatta in modified Americaâ€™s Cup boats that drew praise for its format and its originality from all of the nine international teams that took part. Click here to read the full press release.
The Best Friends, former team mates and now bitter rivals, Brad Butterworth the skipper of Swiss team and Cup Defender Alinghi, and Russell Coutts, the skipper and helmsman USAâ€™s BMW Oracle lined up to see who would challenge the Kiwis for the first ever Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup making it through to the Challenger Finals. Butterworth, alternating between Kore and Hard Kore, beat his longtime friend and former teammate Coutts who was wearing Lewi. Butterworth then lost in the finals to Team New Zealand, which left Auckland all a buzz with excitement and gossip over Valentines weekend.
World Sailfish Series Leg 1 – Costa Rica
WORLD SAILFISH SERIES â€“ Los Suenos Signature Series Leg 1â€“ Costa Rica
42 boats participated in the first leg of the Los Suenos Billfish series last week, a record turnout despite a tough economic environment.Â Costa Rica is known for some of the greatest concentrations of Sailfish in the world, and this yearâ€™s conditions didnâ€™t disappoint. Over the course of 3 days fishing, the 42 boat fleet released a staggering 788 billfish, including 44 Marlin.
Los Suenos Resortâ€™s 250 slip marina boasts some serious big rigs and being only a 2 Â½ hour flight from Miami, it is a top destination for East Coast fishing nuts. The majority of professional crews running the boats in the marina hail from Palm Beach, Maryland and New Jersey. Will James was invited to ride along with Kaenon Ambassador Captain Tony Carizoss, wearing Hard Kore Black C12, and his crew aboard the new Viking 50 â€œGame Onâ€.
The new Viking 50 and 60 sitting pole position at the A dock. These two boats (left) are the fastest in the marina, topping out at over 50 mph. Donâ€™t bother asking about the fuel bill. (Right) Back window of the Viking 50 demo boat.
Anglers Pat Healey, wearing Kabin Black G12, Bill Hixon in Spindle S2 G12 hooked up to double sailfish.
Mate Jimmy Nestor, UPD Matte Black G12, prepares to release a Striped Marlin (left) and later releasing a sailfish (right).
After gorging themselves all night on baitfish in the cool depths, sailfish can be seen in great numbers in the morning sunning themselves, sails up, on the surface. The sail on a sailfish serves two purposes, herding baitfish while feeding, and in this case collecting the warmth of the sun in order to aid digestion. Fish seen sunning in this manner are rarely in the mood to feed.
A sailfish attacks a hookless teaser pulled from the outriggers. Teasers and rubber squid chains bring fish into the spread behind the boat, the teasers are then pulled out of the water with electric reels from the bridge and the crew drops ballyhoo equipped with circle hooks to excited fish for the hookup.
A Wahoo, the fastest fish in the sea (many consider the best tasting), is a welcome catch. At Los Suenos all billfish are releasedâ€¦but Wahoo arenâ€™t so lucky. Mate Hans Alvarado, Rhino Black G12, brings in dinner over the stern.
Will James, Lewi Black Pearl G12, earned his supper spotting fish coming into the spread behind the boat. Perched 50 feet up, spotters can see fish well before the crew on the back deck, and are crucial in coordinating how and when the baits are dropped back to the fish and how many fish are in the spread. ADVANTAGE = Kaenon Polarized and SR-91. The head wrap, in addition to hat and Kaenonâ€™s, helps cut out the extreme glare and harsh sun reflecting off the water. In contrast, for those who prefer the warm rays of sunshine over fishing, thereâ€™s always the bow cushion.
Posted: January 30th, 2009
Tags: Bill Hixon, Carmine Galati, Fishing Sunglasses, Hans Alvarado, Hard Kore, Jimmy Nestor, Kabin, Lewi, Rhino, Spindle S2, UPD, wahoo, World Sailfish Series
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Adrian Takes Kaenon to the Top
Adrian Ballinger Takes Kaenon Polarized to the Top of the World
Reaching the top of one of the planetâ€™s highest mountains, Kaenon Polarized adventurer and AMGA and IFMGA mountain guide, Adrian Ballinger (Lewi G12) just returned home from 5 months of guiding in the Himalayas, where he summitted the world’s eighth tallest peak, Manaslu – 26,775 feet. Adrian, who requires serious protection from high-altitude exposure, chose to take Kaenon PolarizedÂ sunglasses along with him for the superior optical clarity of SR-91 and its ability to provide unsurpassed protection from wind, sun and glare. As a cool-down, Adrian decided to bag another major peak, Ama Dablam, which stands at 23,000 feet.Â To learn more about Adrian and what heâ€™s up to, visit his guide service, Alpenglow Expeditions at http://www.alpenglowexpeditions.com/.
On a different front, world-famous South African adventurer Mike Horn, who wears Kaenon PolarizedÂ Hard Kore, Lewi, andÂ Jetty sunglasses,Â is trekking to the South Pole after sailing his boat the Pangaea across the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica. Hornâ€™s four-year expedition will take him around the world by boat as he brings a highly diverse group of teenagers to the worldâ€™s most critically endangered and most beautiful habitats.
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