Hopping the Pond

The North Shore finally exhausts itself around this time of year, so Oahu surfers have to get creative: south swells in Town, tradewind waves on the East Side, or — in Keanu Asing’s case — a five-hour plane ride to California. Keanu, like Sunny Garcia (to whom he’s often compared), knows the career value of stints on the mainland. The contests (like this year’s NSSA Nationals at Huntington Beach), the summer girls, the media and the peaky beachbreaks are all there for the young man’s taking. Here’s to a good off-season, Keanu.