What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In July

Way Too Early Top Three

Summer is heating up and before you know it, season 31 of prep football
Spectrum OC16 will be here. Before the new football season, here’s a
“Way Too Early” top three of the best teams this upcoming year…


This one is easy. The Crusaders return their quarterback,
Jayden de Laura, and wide receiver, Roman Wilson, to lead an
explosive offense that defeated Mililani in the D1-Open state
final last season.

Both seniors were among the leaders in the state, at their positions,
with de Laura finishing 2nd last year with 2,395 passing yards,
and Wilson finishing 1st, averaging 25.1 yards per catch.


The Trojans will break in a new quarterback by the name of
Brendyn Agbayani this upcoming season. This summer, the junior
showed solid arm strength and a steady presence. Surrounding him
on offense are returning receivers, Mystic Sampaga (JR),
Kanoa Gibson (SR) and Kai Banks (SO); a talented receiving corps
looking to making another run at the title.


Look out for the Sabers this season. The boys from Ewa Beach
arguably have the best skill position players in the state.
Brothers Titus and Tamatoa Mokiao-
Atimalala combined for 1,818
receiving yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Running back
Sky Lactaoen returns as well after rushing for 1,011 yards and
11 touchdowns in 2018.  JV call-up Blaine Hipa will sling the
ball for the Sabers. Hipa threw for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns
versus Farrington in his first career varsity game last year.

This is not set in stone. Summers are long. Teams can change.
But one thing is
for sure, everyone is stoked for the official start
of the prep football season on August 2nd.

And we can’t wait either.

Hawaii Skin Diver
The Next Great Fishing Story

Kyle Nakamoto

Hawaii residents have long had a love affair with the ocean and
its wondrous diversity of sea life. Spectrum OC16’s “Hawaii Skin Diver”,
currently in its 16th season, akes you into the waters around our 808 State
and beyond to celebrate the underwater pursuit of exotic fish
of every kind. Producer Kyle Nakamoto is an avid skin diver
and noticed that there were always fishing shows on TV, but none
were dedicated to the unique sport of skin diving. This was
the reason he created “Hawaii Skin Diver”. 

At the heart of the show is Kyle’s love of telling great fishing
tales and taking
viewers to places that show the beauty of
the underwater world. To that end, he has crafted a show for both
people who dive and people who don’t dive. Those who do will
appreciate and relate to the
divers who are featured on the show.
Those who don’t will discover a world they’ve never experienced
before and hopefully be inspired to try the sport. 

Kyle took an unconventional route to becoming a television producer.
The Kaneohe native graduated from Castle High School and
earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Hawaii
at Manoa. He later learned production from O’lelo and found
that the principles behind creating stories for the show were,
in many ways, similar to the
principles he learned in, architecture.

Host Merlinda Garma

The multi-talented host of “Hawaii Skin Diver” for its entire
16 season run is
Merlinda Garma. Her positive, warm-hearted presence
has won her countless fans and she serves as a great ambassador
for the show. In addition to introducing the segments, she also dives
on the show.

When asked about the most memorable locales he’s featured,
Kyle recalled three episodes. First, the Northwest Hawaiian Islands
provided fascinating and beautiful marine life. The featured diver
on that show was Kimi Werner, and the episode focused on
diving for Trevally (Ulua), which Kyle described as the fish at the top
of the food chain in those waters, even ahead of sharks. Another
memorable locale was the frigid waters of New Zealand fishing
for Bluefin Tuna during the winter months. The murky waters
presented unique and exciting challenges
to the divers during
the shoot. And
finally, the third most memorable episode took viewers
to Japan to profile the Amasan divers who dive for abalone.
The divers ranged in age up to 80 years old and entire villages took
part in the dives as it was the industry of that region.

In addition to breathtaking images and fascinating storytelling,
“Hawaii Skin
Diver” also addresses the principles of
responsibility and sustainability.  It stresses the ethics of the sport –
not taking from the ocean more than you should, and leaving
enough for the next generation to enjoy. Whether you’re
an experienced diver or just enjoy a great fishing tale,
the show is sure to entertain and educate you, and might inspire
you put on a wet suit and head for the water.

Tuesdays at 8:30 PM

Fashion Sense By Valerie
New Series!

Valerie Joseph

Style guru Valerie Joseph brings her experience and energy to
give you fashion, beauty and lifestyle tricks to make your busy
life a little easier.

Series Premiere
Sunday, July 7 at 7:00 PM

2019 Miss Hawaii Pageant
Scholarships And Prizes Up For Grabs

Penelope Ng Pack

Miss Hawaii 2018 Penelope Ng Pack crowns her successor from
17 beautiful and talented contestants from around the state.

Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM

B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii TV
Creator Wins The Diana Award!

Mahealani Sims-Tulba

Mahealani Sims-Tulba received an award in honor
of Princess Diana for her contribution in creating and sustaining
positive change in the community.

Season Premiere
Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 PM

Coming Up In August

• High School Football
• UH Wahine Volleyball