Kilian Bron a Castaway in Hawaii - Video

Dec 21, 2015
by SUNN Officiel  
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For this new trip, Kilian Bron – Team SUNN runs around on Oahu Island in Hawaïi. Follow his riding in his search for the most beautiful spots on the island.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  Amazing landscapes in Kailua. Surrounded by the ocean, visible from one side and the other, once you're done with your ride, just jump in for a swim.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  We took it a little bit higher in Sunset Hill, a spot built by the local riders. The hill, on the North Shore, is quite close to Banzai Pipeline, one of the most famous waves for surfing.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  You can't go to Hawaii and not try surfing. A good opportunity to meet some new people.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  Kilian Bron rides the volcanic red dirt in Laie - North of the island. Must be super fun in the dry, not so much in the wet.


Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  North West of the island, raw landscapes, far from the surf spots, tourism maiden and white beaches.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  Rocky and technical descent right in the capital city of Honolulu and its 900,000 inhabitants. The variety of riding and landscapes is crazy on an island no longer than 60km.

Photo Jean Baptiste Bazzarini
  Video/photos: Jean Baptiste Bazzarini #Labaze


Thanks to MTB HAWAII, Mike Solis, his awesome family and his amazing friends.

Hawaii mountain biking trails

MENTIONS: @sunnofficiel / @SramMedia



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24 Comments

  • 16 2
 Any time I see mountain biking and surfing together, I can't help but think about THE big difference between them. Most of the time you can ride any trail around the world and get only welcoming smiles; on the other hand you can't surf many waves around the world without being harassed, intimidated and even beaten up.

Ok, there are obvious practical reasons for this. And localism is part of surfing, wherever there's a crowd. I know.

Bottom line: I love surfing, but I ended up being a happier human being after I started riding my bike on the trails here in Finale Ligure.
That said, I'd really like to go back to Ohau and rip that red dirt like there's no tomorrow.
Mahalo!
  • 7 1
 I have to agree with you in some aspects, but if you're getting "beaten up" then you may need to take a look at your surfing etiquette and how you're handling yourself in new lineups.
I've been surfing for over 30yrs(started as a little kid), and riding almost as long. I lived on Oahu and have traveled all over the world to surf and ride. Surfing is getting increasingly frustrating dealing with crowded line ups and inconsiderate surfers and I find myself working harder and sometimes sacrificing wave quality so I can surf alone or with fewer people...but in all this time and random locations I've never been beaten up and generally have had little harassment by locals in new lineups(I have dished out a few words to others that were being dicks and I've tossed out a few apologies if i've accidentally snaked a wave, it happens).
But you're totally right about riding---once on the trails we can find ourselves alone and in as much peace as we desire...total solitude and freedom, and on a regular basis---great form of meditation and resetting the brain.
I'll never quit surfing, but I find myself in the water less these days due to being picky about waves and annoyed if i see too many heads in the lineup, but I know the trail is always there and ready to rip! (and it's great to be able to repeat a trail section multiple times to work out a move or take it faster)
  • 3 0
 @andreabonasia I fully agree. Just trying to learn to surf in Australia was so brutal. I would wait my turn, everybody else would get 10 waves and then turn to me and tell me it was cool if I went. then I would just nose dive and get worked because I was essentially not being allowed to learn or practice. If I didn't wait i would get yelled at. Honestly really turned me off to the whole thing

Obviously its not like that everywhere, but it really made me appreciate how chill mountain biking is and how everyone is just stoked to see other riders. pretty sweet
  • 2 0
 @GlassGuy Hi buddy! Actually I've never had any issues in the lineup, ever, here in Italy or anywhere else (Cali, Ohau, Spain, France). Maybe a guy once gave me the stink eye in Portugal, but I'm still not sure. Anyway, I think you definitely got my point. While surfing, other people are a problem. When riding bikes, other people are friends.Or just other people. :-)
  • 2 0
 mountain biking is rad. you can be on the most popular trail on a holiday weekend and not get in the way of other riders. You might pass a couple people and get passed a couple times but each time its easy unless you have some Strava death wish thing going on. Try saying that about surfing, rock climbing or resort skiing.
  • 1 0
 To me, THE big difference is : in MTB you need good (well maintained) trails, but you don't care about the weather, whereas surfing depends on the waves but you never have to pick up the shovel.

I know that's why I'm more into MTB : I can ride whenever I like.
  • 1 1
 Put 20 mountain bikers at the top of a trail. Let only 4 ride down. They peddle back up and in a few more minutes let only 4 go again. Each sport has its challenges. Most surf lineups are pretty damn civil and pleasant if you show the most basic etiquette.
  • 1 2
 The ocean is a big place surely you could go somewhere else?
  • 3 0
 I spent 2 weeks on Oahu a few years ago based out of Waikiki. I brought my own helmet and gear on the trip and rented a bike for a few days. I hit the trails just north of Waikiki (St. Louis Trail) . I had a load of fun hooking up with some local guys for shuttles. Easily one of the highlights of my trip.
  • 4 1
 If the DLNR see this Sunset Hills drop they will close these trails . Very touchy situation and well known . We have no real legal trails only this quasi legit spot - with 1,000's of hours spent building it .
  • 3 0
 Nice to see someone hitting that ladder drop at Sunset Hills. That thing makes my boys retract into my abdomen when I ride past it.
  • 2 0
 Had the privilege of riding the Pupukea trail on the North Shore this past summer. Best ride of my life! I wish I would have known about the trail in Kailua, that's closer to where we stayed. Awesome video!
  • 1 0
 I'm on Maui for xmas. My wife is nice enough to shuttle me so I can ride the skyline trail from the top of the mountain. Too much rain on the north side lately to ride the trails in makawao forest though. Frown
  • 3 0
 i would love to get lost in that place Big Grin
  • 4 1
 metal frame and salt water...not so good
  • 2 0
 Was just gonna say, that beginning of the vid when he was splashing water on his bike was stressing me out. Gotta love having sponsors.
  • 2 0
 The frame is the least of his worries, bearings, linkage and the drivetrain can not look good after that
  • 1 0
 This is so cool because I was there at the first trail the day they filmed and myself and a friend had just finished clearing the trail out.
  • 1 1
 Ive ridden on Oahu with a local, they have some nice freeridish trails out there, well built, lots of fun. The locals are super accomadating and friendly.
  • 2 0
 salt wather and sand, The two best for your bike!
  • 2 0
 You are the kind of guy who said to Candide that it's not so good to ski on leaves and grass Wink

m.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqADdsVmwQ
  • 1 0
 So sick Hawaii has so many riding spots!! EPIC!
  • 1 0
 Sunn bikes belong in the sun
  • 1 0
 Happy vibes Smile

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