roy powers, mikala jones, and dustin cuizon, team riders from town & country hawaii, will return to the philippines for a freesurf session and will travel the islands with the aloha boardsports freesurf team from the philippines. its a homecoming for mikala who has surfed the philippines a few times in the past, and is also of filipino/hawaiian heritage. mikala has disclosed to me in our last conversation at the us open 2006, that his prior trip to the philippines had always been his favorite surf trip.
at a recent meeting of surf journalists, at the huntington beach art center, dana brown of endless summer II and step into liquid fame had told me that pat o'connell, himself, proclaimed the philippines to be his best surf trip. we are excited to host the boys from hawaii and look forward to empty perfect barrels.