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      Teahupoo Code Red: Conquering Monstrous Swells with AzHiAzIaM and Mike Jones

      Brace yourself for an exhilarating surfing adventure unlike any other! Join the mastermind behind AzHiAzIaM and the talented rebound surf videographer Mike Jones as they take you on a heart-stopping ride through the treacherous waves of Teahupoo in Tahiti. In this action-packed film, witness the relentless power of the largest swells ever surfed at this legendary spot. AzHiAzIaM and Mike Jones push the limits of human courage and skill, capturing jaw-dropping footage that has captivated millions of viewers worldwide. The film seamlessly blends the heart-pounding surf action with the soul-stirring sounds of AzHiAzIaM's favorite bands. Let the intense beats and melodic rhythms fuel your adrenaline as you witness death-defying drops, massive barrels, and mind-blowing maneuvers performed by a group of fearless surfers who thrive on the edge of possibility. Experience the raw beauty and unforgiving nature of Teahupoo as AzHiAzIaM and Mike Jones capture the essence of this breathtaking location. Through their lens, you'll immerse yourself in the world of big-wave surfing, feeling the rush of the ocean and the primal energy of the surfers who dare to conquer it. Whether you're an avid surfer or an adrenaline junkie seeking the ultimate thrill, "Teahupoo Unleashed" will leave you in awe. Join the millions who have already witnessed this mesmerizing film and prepare to have your senses ignited. Get ready to ride the biggest waves, feel the power of the ocean, and witness the indomitable spirit of those who chase their wildest dreams. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey into the heart of Teahupoo's colossal swells. Hit that play button and let the adventure begin. Filmed Aug 27th 2011

      Shop Heat Wave Visual Sunglasses at the Azhiaziam Embarcadero Store!

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      Heat Wave Visual.  They're taking the sunglass industry by storm.  Completely customizable sunglasses with cutting edge style.  Azhiaziam is proud to be part of the select few retailers carrying Heat Wave sunglasses and accessories.  If you're anywhere near California's Central Coast, make the trip to Azhiaziam at 1140 Front Street in Morro Bay to check out our selection.  Or if there's a specific style you're looking for, feel free to call us at 805.771.0199 to inquire.  We'd be happy to hold a pair for you or ship them straight to you.   

      HIGHLY VISUAL™ sunglasses by Heat Wave Visual ® feature customizable features that are adaptable to any situation. Buy them complete, or customize your own. It's your Style / Your vision. Designed, printed and assembled in California. 


      Profile: Julio SantaCruzJJ

      Julio Santa Cruz

      We first met Julio about 13 years ago, when AzHiAzIaM was just a few years old. He was in the  Metal Band Aurora and he had spent some time in Cali on the Central Coast with a friend from Brazil (Theo), that was helping us cut stickers and watch the shop. 

      Fast forward many years and back in Brazil Julio Lima has been training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 1996/97. He became obsessed at first, by watching Royce Gracie in UFC1. He has only Trained in Gracie Academies, a perfect “pedigree”.
      His first Professor was Rilion Gracie, known by many of The family, as the best guard player of all. Then Renzo Gracie and for The last 5 years, Grand Master Relson Gracie, a living legend, and The only one called “Campeão or The Champion” by his father Hélio Gracie.
      Julio is one of two Brazilians, ever been promoted To Black Belt by Relson Gracie himself.
      Julio has been running The Relson Gracie Curitiba Academy, The only one in South Brazil for The last 5 years.

      We are stoked to see Julio living his dreams at such a high level. AzHiAzIaM 



      NICK and JOHN HALL of Hallstyle Racing at the 2019 King Of the Hammers event in Landers California. Above Photos by Evan Walsh

       The 13th annual King of the Hammers event went down over this last couple weeks at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, CA. Normally held throughout the first couple weeks of February each year, King of the Hammers (KOH) is a series of races that combine desert racing and rock crawling and is the largest off-road race event in North America. This year’s races included in the event: The Every Man Challenge, KOH UTV Race, the Shootout, and the all-new Toyo Tires Desert Invitational. There are more than 400 teams competing in the event, with vehicles ranging from dirt bikes, quads, UTVs, 4WD vehicles, and Ultra4.

      Ultra 4, one class of vehicle used at King of the Hammers, are custom fabricated by each team and have specific mechanical requirements that qualify them for both racing and rock crawling. These creations must be capable of speeds over 100 miles per hour for racing, but still contain gear ratios of 100 to 1 or lower for the technical rock crawling.

      Longtime Azhiaziam supporters Nick and John Hall of Hallstyle Racing participated in the Ultra4 (unlimited 4400 class), finishing 2 of the 3 laps, but suffering a broken front inner IFS (independent front suspension) axle. But parts failures happen sometimes when you’re doing stuff like this. 

      The brothers came out of the race with lots of support from sponsors and friends, and are looking forward to the next race March 22nd in Folsom, California.

      Mike Jones