.View from the Volcom House – Doesn’t get much better than that!Kid Peligro spent the last 12 days in Hawaii for a long overdue vacation while his plans for the trip did not go too much as planned. I did not get a bigger wave than Makua Rothman, did not get tubed deeper than Kalani Robb and got crushed by Kai Garcia in training. I did have a great time with my hosts taking me surfing, training, barbqueing etc, so I have to thank my friends/hosts for all the attention and Aloha. Although there were too many to be listed in my thanks I have to mention Kai Garcia, Leif Robinson, JD, Makua Rothman, Kala Alexander, Darrell Stant, Scott Porter, Big Al, Jessie and The Volcom House. You all made this a trip of a lifetime. Big Mahalo!Now back to action.The Essential Guard Book Signing party and charity AuctionKid Peligro and Rodrigo Medeiros are celebrating the release of their book ‘The Essential Guard’ with a book signing and charity action. The event takes places this Wednesday night at the Excelsior Brasserie in La Jolla, Ca. starting at 6:00PM. Both Kid and Rodrigo wil be there to personallly autograph your copy of the Essential Guard, followed by a charity raffle with products from Rip Curl, Etnies, Quiksilver, Billabong, Jiu-Jitsu Pro-Gear, Ouano International Nutrimart, Honolulu Surf, Light Force & more with all proceeds from the raffle going to the Sundt Memorial Foundation.For more info call Rodrigo’s Academy at (858) 273-1344 or the Excelsior brasserie at (858) 454-8092Bibiano Fernandez aat Hollywood BJJMultiple times World Champion Bibiano Fernandez will be conducting a seminar on Sunday the 18th from 12-2 PM at the Hollywood BJJ. For more info call the academy at (310) 360-0544.Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the best!Luke Beston gets his Black BeltBig congrats go to my friend Luke Beston for being promoted to Black Belt. Luke got his belt from Royler Gracie via Bruno Panno and is now totally stoked. Good on you mate, you deserve it!