Yo guys! Hope everyone is staying warm out there! I know all you aussies are burning up over there, but here in the U.S. winter is starting. Which is exactly why it was time to get away to somewhere a bit warmer! A place like Hawaii. I’d always wanted to go there, however the opportunity had never arose until now. My best friend, Aaron Anchie’s grandparents were in the armed forces, which gave us a pass onto Bellow’s AFB on Oahu, Hawaii. We rented a cabin on the base no more than a hundred feet from the ocean, which is where I was most of the time. If I wasn’t out there swimming, I was out searching for spots or skateparks with Aaron. There’s a catch though, so since we’re both only eighteen years old, neither of us could rent a car. So, the only other plausible option was to take the bus. So, everyday we woke up extra early to take the public transit bus from one end of the island, to the other. Which took roughly forty five to fifty minutes, which wasn’t too bad.
Finding great street spots was unbelievably easy, as you can tell from the video. Pretty much anywhere we got off the bus there was at least something to ride. On the other hand, finding good skateparks was quite a bit harder. So, the whole Island of Oahu only had a handful of skateparks, with one of them being an indoor park. The park was called Hickam Hanger, on Hickam Military Base in Honolulu. We hung out there for a few hours and talked to the owner for awhile, who had mentioned to me a few times about the scooter riders that come through that park. Which blew my mind because I was under the impression that nobody rode scooters out there. But, I guess there just wasn’t any at the places we were at.
– Derek Seay