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28 Jul 2014

Aloha Japan Part 1 – Offset Kings Japan 2014

Earlier this month, we stretched the meaning of island hopping a little bit and hopped from Hawaii over to Japan!  My Instagram (@yaeantho) has been a sneak peak of our travel diaries, but below is Part 1 – Offset Kings Japan 2014…don’t forget to check out my other 2 posts

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30 Jun 2014

Aloha Slammed Sundays

Following the popularity at Illest Orange County, last night was the inaugural Slammed Sundays event at Illest Hawaii!  MAHALO to everyone who came out to support!  Look forward to these monthly events on every second Sunday of the month but don’t forget to follow @illest on Instagram for updated information

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25 Jun 2014

California Adventures

For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a vacation from paradise.  I left Hawaii and woke up on the east coast for “work” then enjoyed an extended layover in California. While home in Orange County, I was fortunate to attend my brothers’ graduations; one with his masters, and the

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23 May 2014

Offset Kings 2014 – Hawaii

Next stop on the Offset Kings showcase is paradise – Honolulu, Hawaii, once again taking over the Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial Park last weekend.  First off, huge MAHALO to everyone for coming out – you are the reason why this event is so awesome!  So we’ll start off this post with

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14 May 2014

Far East Movement in Hawaii

Been a while since I shot a concert, but this past weekend I was fortunate to not only shoot photos but also party with the illest Far East Movement!  Awesome live music complimented by a giant inflatable duck, beach balls and Prohgress floating through the hands of Hawaiian fans, and

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04 May 2014

Island Hopping

We had never planned to go island hopping…but last week’s seven day boat ride, two rental car flat tires on two different islands, and the best display of local hospitality ever, we turned this opportune deal into an adventure of a lifetime!  But first off, HUGE MAHALOS to our friends

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21 Apr 2014

Illest x Apex Surfboard

Summer is right around the corner, while in Hawaii it doesn’t ever really leave.  So why not add this to your quiver of surfboards – the locally-handmade, eco-friendly, sustainable, custom, limited Illest x Apex Nomad Surfboard!  Made by Rey Banatao from Entropy Resins, only one will be on sale at

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03 Apr 2014

Hot Import Nights Hawaii 2014

Years will come and go, but Hot Import Nights still continues to remain a household name in the show circuit!  This past weekend, they kicked off their season with a visit to paradise.  Unfortunately, I was only able to stop by for a quick second but it’s clear that Hawaii

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31 Mar 2014

Volcom Stone presents True to This

If you missed the premieres, you don’t want to miss this!  For 24 hours only (ends 10 AM PST April 1, 2014), watch Volcom Stone presents “True to This” a full length feature film at http://www.volcom.com/truetothis. P.S. the floating half-pipe seen below and at the end of the film is

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05 Mar 2014

Hellaflush Approved: James Taasin’s Infiniti Q45

“Started from the bottom [of this post, literally], now we’re here…” these words truly sum up James Taasin’s 1998 Infiniti Q45.  Fast forward through two years of blood, sweat, and tears, James has finally finished one of the boldest custom VIP builds the islands of Hawaii have seen!  Custom everything

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