Welcome to the Hawaii Military Surfing Organization (HMSO) website. Our goal is pretty simple - to unite military surfers and provide them with an outlet to enjoy surfing and the lifestyle here in Hawaii even though a large majority of members don’t live in the islands. This is truly and International Club! It does not matter what level of surfer you are, what your rank is or was, or branch of service. What matters to us is that you either want to learn to surf or have already caught the surf bug and are now addicted like the rest of us. Only a surfer knows what I mean really. Our common thread is a distinct love and respect of the ocean combined with our dedicated service to our nation. I recommend you surf the website and learn something about who we are, who we accept as members, what our Community Outreach Programs are, and what we stand for as a club. If you think you fit the mold and would like to join up or support the club, then by all means send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just print out the membership form and mail it in. You’ll notice the club has a robust photo gallery of club member pictures submitted from all over the world with surfers doing all sorts of things from surfing (of course), to working out, to field training for the active folks, to hobbies such as motorcycles or VW’s, to you name it. If it enters the realm of the surfing lifestyle or military service, then we are interested. You can also purchase HMSO Logo Items via Paypal from the website if you are interested on the "Gear" link. Thanks again for visiting us and we look forward to hearing from you. Aloha / Chaz Bowser - President HMSO
By now, you may have seen some of our own HMSO members riding around on motorcycles wearing vests adorned with Praetorian Colors as a back patch. The club is not part of HMSO but I’ve been asked about it (as I am a member) so I thought I’d divulge what I am cleared to divulge to the general public.
The club is made up entirely of active and retired Special Operations Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and even has a few MARSOC Marines in it.
OK, time to dispel a rumor, myth, legend, or theory… Years ago I had an idea. That idea was to have a board purposely airbrushed to look old. You know, coffee stain colored, with obvious dings and repairs, leaking water sucked thru the stringers causing swelling and discoloration, delaminating, heat bubbles, duct-tape repairs, etc. Really crappy looking! (Read More...)
Surf Photographs - Discounts for HMSO Members
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UPDATE to Illegal Shark Feeding / STOP THE SHARK TOURS!
KITV News in Honolulu Reports the following:
SSG Robert Heiber,was wounded while conducting Scout Sniper operations. He received shrapnel wounds from an enemy mortar round. Read more
Founded by a group of military surfers with the sole purpose of forming a group with common interest. Not a rebellion, but merely a way for service members returning from the Vietnam Conflict to band together as surfers and enjoy their favorite recreational activity. Read more
Some Basic Surfing Rules for New Surfer
Here are some basic rules for new surfers (and old surfers) / this list is not all encompassing but it gives you some basics to work with. Read the Rules Here
We Are Making A Difference
Providing college educations to surviving children of fallen Army,
Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose
their lives in combat or training. Providing immediate financial
assistance for special operations personnel severely wounded in action.
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2-27 Infantry "Wolfhound" Board Donation
In midst of the seemingly endless cycle of deployments for our fellow service members, an idea was born on the island of Oahu. A notion to give back to those who have given and continue to give so much, inspired by the freedom we share as Americans that is literally provided through the efforts of the few, gave origin to the concept. Derived from the mind of a true patriot, Johnny Moore, the owner of Strong Current Surf Shop and Grass Skirt Grille in the town of Haleiwa, Hawaii, a board was conceived. Read More...