Years Bodyboarding: 25+
Sponsors: Triad, Vektor Systems, Imrse, 808 Empire, Kill Media, hehiau, Top Notch and Big Island Bombers
Location: from Hilo, Hawai’i/ currently on Maui
Favorite Spot: Honoli’i/Pakuz/Point
Where do I see the future of drop knee: The future looks good for drop knee. There are so many guys taking drop knee to another level. I see guys drop kneeing bigger waves, doing aerials and power surfing.
Biggest benefits of using Vektor fins: The biggest benefit of Vektor fins is drive and stability. The fins help me lock into my lines and gives me the drive I need to complete powerful moves. It takes some time to adjust to the Vektor system, at first, but when I got it down I immediately felt the difference.
Biggest inspiration: Aka Lyman and Paul Roach were my inspirations when growing up. Before sessions, I’d watch clips to pump me up. There were a lot of local boys from Big Island that definitely influenced my riding style today. Nowadays, anyone who gets up on the knee inspires me.
Future goals: I hope to inspire the younger generation and to leave my mark on drop knee. I want to continue to push drop knee to the next level by drop kneeing on bigger waves and performing more powerful maneuvers.