We had the trip of our lives, seeing exploding lava from Volcanoes by Helicopter, dropping in on overhead surf @ perfect breaks that used to be reserved for Hawaiian Royalty, and experiencing the culture in a very special way in our time with Bear, a local surfer/instructor (and dream-maker!) who was our incredibly gracious liason to the Island, helping us understand how important environmental stewardship is, all the while helping to shape Zack’s energy + life outlook as he journey’s into manhood. I couldn’t be more appreciative of what he allowed us to experience. Namely, our New Year’s Eve excursion and ceremony with Ole where Zack was officially cristened in a traditional Hawaiian blessing. It was truly unforgettable. What started out as a trip to help Zack view life in an inspired way, ended up even helping me understand my importance as a Father and steward, and he and I returned transformed. I could not suggest a vacation or experience more enthusiastically. If you ever plan to visit the BIG Island, reach out to Bear @ www.surferbearhawaii.com for the ULTIMATE surf and spiritual Safari!