July 14th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Interesting Humans | Josh Hernandez Hitting the High Seas on a 62ft Boat with Laguna Beach Surfer

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Laguna Beach local, Josh Hernandez is spending his summer on a south pacific adventure surfing, working on a boat, fishing, and surviving in style.

He and fellow waterman Adam Paskowitz left Hilo Hawaii on May 26 on a 62ft Nordhaven boat called “Spirit of Adventure”.  Arriving in Tahiti for a proper Teahupoo swell, the kids from Laguna earned local respect and have been busy finding reefs and restaurants around the island chain. Enjoy pt 1 of Josh’s journey and tips from Tahiti.

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Josh training for the south pacific swell in his backyard, Costco style.

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Aliso Creek local… Photo by: Matt O’Brien

Island of Palmyra

First land sighting since Hawaii The Tahitian Island of Palmyra

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“Along the way stumbled across this lil island pass gem reef break”

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 Josh steep and deep inside proper Chopes.

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Cruising through Teahupoo

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“Knowing the right food to eat and the gut buster meals to avoid when traveling is super important” -Josh.

Wonton soup that won’t rip the Velcro off your board shorts.

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Beef curry chow mein straight off the local Tahitian food trucks

Ragiroa island off Tahiti

Ragiroa Island off Tahiti

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Josh lands a tuna that still feed the whole crew.Tropical Tahitian lobsters

And then bags some  tropical Tahitian lobsters

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Local bro with his catch of fresh skipjack, rocking a Billabong Tee

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“This is Doc and Fancy looking over at the Hokulea, a world famous boat that is in the process of doing a 3 year voyage around the world. They will have no motor or electricity, pretty hardcore canoe” -Josh

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Josh is an active participant for Surfers Healing, helping special needs children through surfing.

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Taking the kids surfing for its therapeutic affect on kids lives

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Josh and his dad, Nick Hernandez, founder/front-man of  legendary local Reggae band Common Sense.

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Sunset on the “Spirit of Adventure”

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Next stop, Fiji/Tonga Island.

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