The Hawaiian and longtime KIALOA ambassador grew up about a mile from Oahu’s legendary Makaha Beach, which he describes as an extension of his home and the focal point of his community. “We were watermen out of necessity,” he says. “If we were hungry we had to go catch fish. If there were waves, we would go play. If we had problems, we turned to the ocean… Being a waterman wasn’t something we had to practice,because we lived it.”

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