Keaulana, Brian

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Stone-faced Hawaiian big-wave surfer from Makaha, Oahu, described by surf journalist Dave Parmenter in 2000 as "the greatest all-around waterman alive." Keaulana was born (1961) and raised in Makaha, the son of Hawaiian surf icon Richard "Buffalo" Keaulana, and began riding waves with his father before he could walk. In keeping with long-standing Makaha tradition, Keaulana immersed himself in vi...

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