Posts Tagged ‘haleiwa’

April 27th, 2012 | By | 7,501 Comments

XCEL Eco-Ventix Surf Shirts Will Save Your Life Hybrid, UV-Protecting, Breathable, Quick Dry, Eco Friendly, All-Sport Surf Shirts

The innovations at Xcel keep coming, and their new line of sport tops will literally save your hide. Every outdoorsman knows somebody who has suffered from melanoma or a similar cancerous affliction caused by sun exposure, that is why Xcel developed UV-defending alternative to the tight fitting rashguard.

Hawaiian waterman extraordinaire and Xcel ambassador Kaipo Guererro breaks down this core performance attire:

Xcel is based in Haleiwa on the North shore of Oahu, commonly refereed to as “The Proving Grounds” demanding the highest standards in product performance. Since many watermen loath the tight fit  of spandex rashguards, an alternative shield from the elements was needed. The quick drying fabric and relaxed fit of surf-shirts has become an essential for surfer looking to travel light and extend their session without worrying about re-applying sun-block.

See the entire selection of Mens  Xcel surf tops here

The sport of Stand Up Paddling created a demand for hybrid gear that protects from UV rays and reflections, but won’t overheat. There’s much less bodily contact with the water while SUPing than you’d think, and there’s no place to stash that hoody when that crisp morning gives way to relentless heat. The Hybrid tops have Eco Ventix fabric in high-heat areas like the sleeves and back, while the chest panel is made of high performance rashgruard Lycra. This balance of sun-protection, breath-ability, flex, fit, and quick drying features makes this the best sport top in the world. To top it off, its made from recycled fibers and benefits the Xcel Cancer Foundation!

See the entire selection of Womens surf tops here

4 funny reasons to rock the Eco-Ventix Hybrid Tops

1) Your buddy won’t have to awkwardly rub lotion on your back in public

2) Quick dry fabric hide pit-stains

3) Avoid  “lobsteritis” aka being sunburned where you look boiled and  squeal when people touch you

4) Avoid the “Brazilian surfboard wax-job” aka when surfing your wax unevenly rips off stomach and chest hair

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December 10th, 2011 | By | 1,872 Comments

Best Place to Eat on the North Shore – Opal Thai – Haleiwa, Hi

After a lot of searching we finally found the best place to eat on the North Shore. This food truck turned restaurant was the perfect place to grab a bite after a long day at the beach. Incredible food and service made this place stand out on our 7 Days on the 7 Mile Miracle excursion.

When ordering our food the server and owner, Opal prompted us to put down our menus and tell him what exactly we were craving. Instead of having us blindly pick items on the menu, he custom tailored the meal to our liking and told us to run across the street to grab some beers. After returning with some coldies, Opal put our beverages in the back fridge, cracked one of his own, and joined us in a toast. The restaurant really felt like a home away from home. Slater and Cunningham knew what was up and also dined here the night before the Pipemasters.

If you are in Haleiwa you need to stop by this place. You won’t be disapointed. It’s located next to the Longs Drugstore in town.

The place is pretty new (2 months or so) and unlisted on Google Maps. Also the Yelp! address may be incorrect! It can be found in this general area http://bit.ly/rUUKYF