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http://www.fuel.tv/shows/castmember/bear-woznick/cleanbreak Legendary tandem surfer and all-around adventurer, Bear displays a bear-sized appetite for life and adventure. As an author, Bear connects his adventures with lessons about life and God. He is known for boundless energy, which he attributes to God and the ocean. His new book Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul is on sale now. According to Bear, “Being a surfer means you are a member of a tribe. Surfing is being one with the wave, one with the creation and it draws you to be one with your Creator.” Aside from tandem surfing, Bear enjoys the excitement of skydiving, piloting aircraft, running with bulls in Pamplona , distance cycling, and scuba diving.
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Filmmaker Gillogly fields ‘Gidget’ flick What does a surf-crazy and movie-mad kid do during summer vacations in Southern California? When Brian Gillogly wasn’t hitting the beach, he was showing surf movies in SoCal’s high school cafeterias. “There used to be a whole cafeteria circuit of surf movies, and that was the way to see them,” said Gillogly. “Back in the days before digital downloads!” Gillogly is in town to premiere his documentary, “Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story,” along with Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, who, as a surf-struck teenager, was the m odel for the character in the books and movies. It’s part of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival now under way at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Gillogly, a video jack-of-all-trades, did virtually everything on the hourlong documentary. It took nearly a decade to make. “That’s because it’s an epic!“ … Continue reading →
Acrobat on the waves Leg strength, balance and agility is important, at least for those who want to make beautiful lifts on the waves of the Pacific. And those qualities have Talin Heurlin Woznick from Falun, as tandem surfing, a unique sport with a high wow-factor. After one surf with the world champion, she was hooked. Related Photo: Janne Eriksson “I fell in love with Hawaii at once,” said Talin Heurlin Woznick who also fell for her husband Bear Woznick after training in balance and acrobatics on the surf board. Photo: Janne Eriksson Talin Heurlin Woznick promotes tandem surfing all over the world, but the waves at Waikiki Beach are her home arena. “When we’re done with work so we go out for lunch and play and surf. Photo: Janne Eriksson It is the man who surfs, he catches the wave with the … Continue reading →
WORLD TITLE OF TANDEM SURFING UNDERWAY Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 August, 2007 : – – Honolulu – – Waikiki Beach came to life at dawn Wednesday as more than a dozen tandem surfing teams from around the world limbered up and rehearsed their moves on shore before hitting the water for day one of the World Title of Tandem Surfing, presented by Tsunami’s Waikiki. The event is one of the feature events of this week’s Duke’s OceanFest Celebration, in honor of legendary Hawaiian surfer, waterman and Olympic gold medal swimmer Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. Today’s competition featured the entire trials rounds as well as the Masters Division. The top nine performin g teams from today’s trials heats advanced through the main event that will get underway around midday tomorrow. Hawaii’s Brian Keaulana and Kathy Terada (Makaha) are the defending World Tandem Surfing … Continue reading →
WANTED: Professional tandem surfer. Must be able to lift, hold, spin and balance your partner, all while riding the ocean waves on a surfboard. Right chemistry with your partner a must. Benefits: Enjoy competing in some of the world’s most scenic surf spots. Oh, and your entire job consists of picking up beautiful women. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 12:07 p.m. Resting on a rock wall fronting Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Bear Woznick takes in the scenery around him and receives congratulations from his fellow competitors. “You did good, Bear!” “You looked good out there, Bear!” The 53-year-old surfing veteran smiles and breathes a weary sigh. “I guess we did okay,” he says. “We’ll see.” “We” includes Woznick and his partner, 20-year-old Krystl Apeles. The duo had just completed their 30-minute heat in the Masters Final of the 2007 World Title of … Continue reading →
DUKE’S OCEANFEST celebrates the 120th anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku’s birth, and the vast contributions he made to ocean sports in Hawaii and around the world during his travels as a surfer, Olympic gold medal swimmer, Hollywood actor and ambassador of aloha. Legendary beachboys and wave riders carry on Duke’s legacy and will be participating in the Hawaiian Airlines Duke’s Legends Surf Classic today and tomorrow. Beachboys and surfing legends expected include Joey Cabell, Jock Sutherland, Keone Downing, Ben Aipa, Tony Moniz, Rory Russell and many others. TODAY, tandem surfing is also celebrated, with an autograph party featuring tandem legends at the Cabanas Pool Bar of the Ohana Waikiki West Hotel. Tandem teams from across the islands and around the world came to the birthplace of this sport to compete in the Duke’s OceanFest International Tandem Surf Association Cabanas Competition, which took place earlier this … Continue reading →
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