Nickname: “Hey you”
DOB: April 23, 1963
Hometown: Haiku, Maui via Kailua, Oahu
Home spot: Ho’okipa
Sponsors: Quiksilver (clothing, wetsuits, eyewear, footwear, watches), Red Bull
Favorite Naish Gear: Wave 80L & Force R1 5.0
Known for: A love for wind and waves, and pretty reasonable competitive record, a slightly better than average skill at riding boards of varying kinds, a real passion for spicy food, a collection of really cool cars and a desire to drive some of them faster than most people would dare, a kind heart, a slight stubbornness, a dirty mind but a clean driving record, pink sails, a great family, and drinking a lot of Red Bull while wearing Quiksilver.
My philosophy of life is….
Life is what you make of it.
When was the last time you were stoked out of your mind?
Last week. Luckily that happens a lot.
What are you craving at this very moment?
If your house was on fire, what’s the first thing you’d grab?
The fire hose that I keep next to the house.
Best post-session meal?
What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Buy real estate.
What’s the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Being raised in Hawaii.
Are you a spender or a saver?
If your life were a song, what would the title be?
Old school: Talk Talk’s “Life’s what you make it”; New school: Awolnation’s “Sail.” But I could use a bunch of different songs. Music is amazing.
If you could pass one thing on to the next generation of windsurfers, what would it be?
A passion for life, and living it to the fullest, and a passion for sport and the healthy lifestyle that it promotes.