Disruptors is a series that examines the most groundbreaking–and in some cases, heart-wrenching–moments in surf and outdoor history.
A welder who built his business on Oahu, he lived mainly for two things: first and foremost, his family. The second was big surf. Near the end of his life, he roamed comfortably around iconic North Shore lineups like Pipeline, Himalayas, and Waimea Bay. Still, his wife and two children were always priority one. He was once asked in an interview what he would do if he had six months to live. “Spend time with the family,” he responded without hesitation.