are you into, Lopaka, and how do you spend your spare
enjoy a wide range of out door sport. Biking, running,
golfing, swimming, and racquet ball. I find adventure
in learning new things. I like to live my life to the fullest
everyday in everything I do, but most important I
always keep my family first and foremost before
anything else. Besides that I like to just surf, shape
boards, and at the end of the day, play with my
dog's (Pittbull's) or just sit and play Hawaiian
Music on my ukulele.
'bout an experience that really stands out in your
in 1981 I was surfing at Maili Pt. Hawaii. The waves
were about 6 to 8 ft. I took a left and got lock into
a barrel with no way out. Not only did I get pounded
on the reef, and have a major scar on my back, but
that was my first near drowning experience.
about your hairiest day?
was surfing Makaha in a HASA (Hawaii Surfing Assn.)
contest in 2004. It was a solid 8 to 10 ft, I took a
steep drop on one of the waves in my heat, it was a
pretty close call and I almost got crushed, but I made
it out of the pocket. I ended up finishing 3rd in the
finals so it was worth it.