Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii

The new surf season in Hawaii is here.  Get ready and start training apnea & surf survival. Thank God we are finally surfing again!  With the start of new surfing season, one thing comes to mind, it's going to get big soon!  And the question is, how prepared are you?  With this in mind, Hawaii Eco Divers scheduled another apnea class in October, to accommodate surfers who have already taken the course before and new comers who are willing to take the course for the first time. One thing...

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Apnea training reaches lifeguards, surfers and marine officials in Chile
Apnea training reaches lifeguards, surfers and marine officials in Chile

South American surfers and lifeguards are having the opportunity to participate of the apnea and survival training season that Hawaii Eco Divers is offering in Brazil, Chile and Peru. In May, the training happened in Valparaiso (CHI), Pichilemu (CHI), Sao Paulo - Boissucanga (BRA) and Rio de Janeiro (BRA), and next week it will head to Pico Alto (PER). The course is taught by surfer and professional diver Ricardo Taveira, who already trained world-renowned surfers like Nathan Fletcher, Adriano d...

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HEW apnea training in South America
HEW apnea training in South America

 Hawaii Eco Divers’s Apnea and Surf Survival Training is making its way to South America in May. The course will be held in Peru, Brazil and Chile. The main purpose of the training is to prepare surfers to be able to overcome the mental challenges associated with breath hold during a long underwater hold down. Developed by surfer, professional diver and owner at Hawaii Eco Divers, Ricardo Taveira, the program involves theory development, pool sessions, breathin...

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John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016
John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016

Hawaiian John John Florence (23 years old) started 2016 on fire by winning the ninth edition of Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave invitational championship. The heats lasted all day yesterday, February 25, at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore. The local surfer became the second youngest winner of this event, which was held last time in 2009.Eddie Aikau's younger brother, Clyde Aikau (66 years old), also competed, and said the he has never seem Waimea Bay with better conditions th...

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John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016
John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016

Hawaiian John John Florence (23 years old) started 2016 on fire by winning the ninth edition of Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave invitational championship. The heats lasted all day yesterday, February 25, at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore. The local surfer became the second youngest winner of this event, which was held last time in 2009.Eddie Aikau's younger brother, Clyde Aikau (66 years old), also competed, and said the he has never seem Waimea Bay with better conditions th...

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John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016
John John Florence wins Eddie Aikau 2016

Hawaiian John John Florence (23 years old) started 2016 on fire by winning the ninth edition of Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave invitational championship. The heats lasted all day yesterday, February 25, at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore. The local surfer became the second youngest winner of this event, which was held last time in 2009.Eddie Aikau's younger brother, Clyde Aikau (66 years old), also competed, and said the he has never seem Waimea Bay with better conditions th...

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Eddie Aikau is happening
Eddie Aikau is happening

One of the most famous big surf championships in the world, Eddie Aikau will take place on Wednesday, February 10th, in Hawaii. The organizers of the event, sponsored by Quiksilver, confirmed that the conditions should be aligned with the requirements for the event, with  waves up to 40 feet in Waimea Bay.The championships, known as "Eddie would go", is held in tribute to Eddie Akau, one of the most respected lifeguards in Hawaii, who bravely died at sea.The last time the championsh...

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Historic surf season in January

Regular contributor of Waves, Brazilian portal specialized in surf, the owner of Hawaii Eco Divers, Ricardo Taveira, had an article published this week. Tthe surfer and professional diver commented about the great surf season in Hawaii during the month of January, with focusing on the swell that arrived in the archipelago on February 27, with the strongest El Niño in 2016 season.Check out the Taveira's testimony and amazing pictures os this remarkable day on THIS LINK. Despite the fear a...

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HED team member volunteers to help false killer whale
HED team member volunteers to help false killer whale

  Volunteeers tried to help the cubA false killer whale cub was found in the sand at Keiki Beach, on the North Shore, in the begining of November. Hawaii Eco Divers’ director of training, Loren Kearney, heard about the situation and headed to the scene to help. "We fought for the animal’s survival, but unfortunately he couldn’t resist. He was already out of the water for about an hour and a half when I got to Keiki "he said.Several people in the community have m...

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