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.
Josh training for the south pacific swell in his backyard, Costco style.
Aliso Creek local… Photo by: Matt O’Brien
First land sighting since Hawaii The Tahitian Island of Palmyra
“Along the way stumbled across this lil island pass gem reef break”
Josh steep and deep inside proper Chopes.
Cruising through Teahupoo
When packing for an epic adventure on the Pacific, find the necessities you will need at SWELL like:
- Billabong Hybrid boardshorts
- Tropical Tee’s from Katin
- SHWOOD sunglasses
- Nixon supertide watch
- Billabong Backpack
- Reef shoes
“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.
Beef curry chow mein straight off the local Tahitian food trucks
Ragiroa Island off Tahiti
And then bags some tropical Tahitian lobsters
Local bro with his catch of fresh skipjack, rocking a Billabong Tee
“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
Josh is an active participant for Surfers Healing, helping special needs children through surfing.
Taking the kids surfing for its therapeutic affect on kids lives
Josh and his dad, Nick Hernandez, founder/front-man of legendary local Reggae band Common Sense.
Sunset on the “Spirit of Adventure”
Next stop, Fiji/Tonga Island.Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.