1. Who were your childhood heroes?
My parents, Mick Fanning, and Taj Burrow.
2. If you could live in any other time, when might that be?
Probably just ten years ago. I would take a list of the different winners of sporting events and bet on them, kinda like in Back to the Future.
3. What one word would you use to describe yourself?
4. What one word would your friends use to describe you?
I honestly have no idea. Maybe funny, maybe interesting, maybe neither.
5. Who taught you to swim?
My parents started me off, but then I took swim lessons when I was very young.
6. What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
I like what I listen to so I am not embarrassed of what others think.
7. How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as someone who fallowed my dreams, but not at the cost of ruining any relationships with friends or family. I would also like to be remembered as someone who is different than other people.
8. Name one funny trait you have, that you would like others to know?
I am an excellent sting pong player, so be careful.
9. Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
I hate dealing with drama, because it is annoying.
10. Share a funny incident in your life.
One time on the way to the Mentawai Islands, I landed in Jakarta and I thought I had plenty of time to catch the next flight because it was a two hour layover. I got off the plane and grabbed my stuff, me and my friends walked outside, where we were supposed to take a bus to the other side of the airport. The first two buses were too full for us to get onto, but we finally made it onto the third bus. After getting on the bus we sat in traffic for one hour and barely moved, after that long we started to panic a little because our flight was in thirty minutes, so we asked to be let off the bus and started running down the street with our board bags and all our luggage. When we finally got to the terminal, after running for 2 miles, it was to late and we were stuck in the airport for the night. After a whole night and having to buy another plane ticket I finally got to surf perfection. As frustrating as it was, it is funny to look back on.
1. Who were your childhood heroes?
My Childhood heroes were, Kelly Slater, Andy, and Bruce Irons of course. But my everyday heroes are my older brothers, Dallas O'Shaughnessy, Kainoa Hauanio, Ikaika Kalama, Solomon Ortiz, and Ke'alii Mamala. I look up to these men because of their skills and talent in the ocean. 2. If you could live in any other time, when might that be?
If I could live in any other time it would be a time around 300 years ago when Hawaii wasn't colonized and everyone grew and gathered their own food. things seemed more simple. 3. What one word would you use to describe yourself?
The one word I would use to describe myself would be Determined.
I am determined to accomplish my goals in my 5 and 10 year plan. 4. What one word would your friends use to describe you?
The one word my friends would use to describe me would be ''Red'
I get fiery in and out of the water :) 5. Who taught you to swim?
Who taught me how to swim were my older siblings and parents. My family loves the ocean and is constantly working and playing in it. 6. What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
I don't get embarrassed listening to any music. But I love me some Bad Girl RIRI.7. How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as a good person who is respectful and who's actions speak louder than words.8. Name one funny trait you have, that you would like others to know?
One funny trait I have and want others to know is my voice, many people ask me where my accent is from, guessing that it is an eastern European accent. But really I grew up In Kalapana over on the Big Island of Hawaii.9. Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
I hate using single use plastic items, styrofoam, plastic straws, bags, etc.... It makes no sense to me and it all really just ends up in our ocean and land.10. Share a funny incident in your life.
One funny incident that happened to me when I was 4 years old, was that in Church on a Sunday with my mom, the deacon pulled us aside after the service and told my mom she need to control her child.
I replied " SORRY GOD".
Now when my girlfriend has to remind me about something I reply in a joking way, "SORRY GOD".
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