In between doing philanthropic work with Rotary Clubs in Thailand last spring and The Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River Oregon in August, I was able to be home for only a few days and take part in a very special event to me and many Maui kids. This event is the Bob Ole Longboard Classic! Back when I was three years old, this was actually the first competition I ever won! I was stoked to get on the podium this year, 21 years later! I placed third behind legend Hawaiian long borders, Mau Ahee and Kaimanna Takayama.

I have the opportunity to travel to amazing events all across the globe, but sometimes being in my home Hawaiian waters is the best.

Check out the images to the right - from my first contest at age 3 to my most recent win at the Ventura Surf Championship. It has been a Summer and early Fall to remember.
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