Professional Surfers from Kahuku High School

With surf spots like Chun’s Reef, ‘Ehukai, or Pipeline, north shore boasts some of the best beaches on the island.  With Kahuku being the closest high school to the action, it’s no surprise that their alumni have become some most renowned surfers in the world.


John John Florence

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John "John" Alexander Florence had an interest for surfing at a young age.  At only 13, Florence became the youngest surfer ever to compete In the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.  Throughout his career, John John has won multiple championships including the Volcom Pipe Pro, Quicksilver pro, and Billabong Rio Pro.  While he was winning championships John John also landed roles in a few award winning films including Done, View from a Blue Moon, and Let’s be Frank. 


Jamie O’Brien

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Growing up near Banzai Pipeline, it’s no surprise that Jamie O’Brien is one of the youngest surfers to ever win a Pipeline Masters event.  While he wasn’t riding waves, O’Brien was involved in the film industry appearing in films such as Blue Crush or Step into Liquid as well as producing two surfer films; Freakshow and Freakside.


Makua Rothman

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Makuakai Rothman began surfing before the age of 10.  At the age of 13 Rothman surrounded himself around surfing legends such as Myles Padaca, Sunny Garcia, and Dane Kealoha which helped him hone his skills as a surfer.  Throughout his career Makua has competed (often winning) numerous professional contests including the Quicksilver Ceremonial, Billabong XXL Big Wave Challenge, and O’Neill World Cup.


Kalani Robb

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Competing in events such as the Quicksilver, Rip Curl, Billabong, and Boost Mobile Pro, Kalani Robb has had an impressive surfing career.  In the early 2000’s, he decided to give the movie industry a try and landed roles in films like Forgetting Sara Marshall and Blue Crush.  After placing 6th in the Rio Marathon Surf Pro, Robb finally retired after 10 years of being on tour.


Jamie Sterling

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Jamie Stearling began learning how to surf at the early age of 5 where he later worked as a life guard on the beaches of Southern California.  Not many people can say they’ve successful surfed a 50ft wave but Jamie isn’t one of those people, placing 1st in 2010, 20112, and 2013 for the Big Wave Tour Sterling has seen his fair share of huge waves.