ASA Athlete

United States of America flagMainei Kinimaka
United States of America
Hometown: Anahola, Kaua'i
Age: 26


Favorite wave? Punta Conejo, Salina Cruz.

Favorite place to travel? Australia, so many good waves!

Favorite city? San Francisco, my mom grew up there so it's nice to visit family and enjoy a change of scenery.

Who taught you to surf? My dad, he took me out on his board before I can even remember.

Who inspires you? My sister Maluhia.

What’s the best thing about surfing? It connects me to my Hawaiian culture and has allowed me to create lifelong friendships around the world.

What’s your favorite trick? Tail slides.

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given? Do what you love and be grateful, the rest will fall into place.

What’s your best memory? Why? Sitting around a fire at Hanalei Bay with friends, watching the sunset and listening to Bob Marley. It was a combination of all my favorite things!