R.A.D. Haole Tour 2015 – Hawaii Skate-cation

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The R.A.D. Haole Tour was dream skatecation with tropical weather and perfect roads paved with volcanic rock . The tour formed as the RAD crew had a ten day ‘layover’ in Hawaii on their way to New Zealand for the Mt. Ruapehu Gravity Festival. Team riders, Jimmy Riha, James Kelly, Tony Graves, KJ Nakanelua, Max Ballesteros, Kaiman Pinto, Ben Debreuil and Louis Pilloni loaded up a truck and toured around the islands.

After landing in Oahu it was straight to the 7th Annual Festival of Sugar and Love for a slide jam, BBQ, and camping on the hill before heading to the North Shore the next day for the downhill race. R.A.D. Crew riders, Max Ballesteros, James Kelly, and Kaimana Pinto took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The awards took place after a sunset session at the North Shore Skate Park. After some more skate session down the mountain the next day it was off to Maui.

After landing on Maui it was off to set up camp at friend’s house. His property is amazing with a built to skate pool in the backyard but the house feels abandoned and is infested with spiders. The power is out, no hot water, no trash service, yard is overgrown but it is a gem in the rough.

The next few days were spent filming on the Volcano. Words can’t explain how beautiful both of these roads are. 20 miles of cruising at 40-50mph with sweeping hairpins with another road being 8 miles of steep technical sections to give you the best of both worlds.

After a few day of shredding, the Crew hopped on planes to fly back home or to New Zealand. Despite it raining half the time, the trip was a great success with no major injuries, lots of great photos and video, shops, and skating with the locals.

Film: R.A.D. Riders
Edit: Jackson Shapiera
Music: Moses Gunn Collective – “Back into the Womb”


Monday July 13th, 2015
Downhill Longboard