Kahanu Keloa Delovio- Kunu

1st Team Member since 2013

Birthday 7/29/1998

How old were you when you started surfing?
I’v been surfing my whole life, although I didn’t surf competitively till I was 9
What do you love most about surfing?
Everything that could be going on, is irrelevant once you jump in the water. Its just you and the ocean.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Carissa Morre, because she is a very genuine person, and through out all of her victorys she still remains humble.
What is your favorite break?
Banyans, Mainly because it’s my home break and I got to learn it pretty well. It has perfect sections for all types of surfing!
Where did you grow up?
Kailua Kona HI
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I enjoy singing, and also and hanging out with my little sister
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
I donbt remember exactly how long I’v been on the team for but I do know I was lucky enough to be the first one to be selected for this amazing team!

Savanna Keaholanimalio Stone

Joined Team Mokulele in 2016

Birthday 8/7/2003

How old were you when you started surfing?
I have been surfing with my dad my whole life, but started surfing by myself at eight.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
I look up to my grandpa (papa) and Cody young.
What is your favorite break?
My favorite break is Ho’okipa, because it has three main peaks and an awesome community.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Makawao.
If you are not surfing your…
If I’m not surfing I am either doing my school work or baking.
How long have you been with the Mokulele surf team?
I have been with the Mokulele surf team for about a year now.

Summer Macedo

Joined Mokulele’s Team in 2013

Birthday 9/9/2000

How old were you when you started surfing?
4 years old
What do you love most about surfing?
I love the sound and feeling of the ocean.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
My little brother, Ocean Macedo and her dad
What is your favorite break?
Honulua Bay. Because, it’s the point break in Maui and Lahaina Harbor.
Where did you grow up?
Maui
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
Singing and performing with my friend Shawn
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
Since 2013

Summer Macedo, born and raised in Lahaina, has been surfing since the age of 2 years old. She is a competitive surfer at the age of 14, with several national results in Surfing America and NSSA National Championships. She also has state title in HSA Girls U14. Summer’s home breaks include Lahaina Harbor and Honolua Bay.  When she’s not in the water, Summer is singing and performing with her longtime friend and guitarist, Shawn. She loves to draw, paint, and read in her free time. Attending Lahainaluna High School, Summer also excels with her school work. With a busy schedule, she is truly perfecting the balancing act.

Coached and motivated by her mom and dad, Summer fuels her passion and surfs almost every day. Her little brother, Ocean Macedo, also pushes her to become a better surfer. Summer has a deep respect for the beautiful place she lives and she’s thankful for the life she has been given.

As of June 28, 2017:

Summer is one of the original members of the sponsorship of athletes program, Summer has grown into a mentor to the other Mokulele team riders. Summer and her brother Ocean joined the team in 2013. Both have risen to win National titles. Summer in particular has excelled to the height of competitive surfing winning a ISA Junior world title at age 15. She has recently been working with a variety of trainers and coaches to continue improving in every aspect of her game, as she approaches the transition from a Junior Pro into the Women’s Pro Qualifying series full time next year. Also known as the “Women’s QS”. Summer recently participated in the Women’s QS 6000 and the Junior Pro in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She placed a respectable 9th in the Women’s QS side of the event. But it was in the Junior Pro, among some of the best Juniors in the world, where Summer broke through to capture the win after finishing runner-up last year in the same event. Now back in California for Surfing America Championships and NSSA Nationals, Summer just won the Surfing America Championships Girls U18 National title at Lower Trestles, which comes with the prestigious Governor’s Cup. The highest Amateur National trophy in the U.S. for Girls and Boys Under 18. Summer is competing in a few more Women’s QS 6000 (highest rated World Surf League qualifying events) for the remainder of 2017, but her main goal is to qualify for the World Surf League Junior World Championships held in Australia early next year. Her last chance to qualify, will be at the Turtle Bay Junior Pro, on Oahu, in October.

2015 Highlights
April – Ian Walsh 12th Annual Menehune Mayhem – Girls 12-16 – First Place
March –
NSSA Hawaii Regional Championships – Explorer Girls –1st Place
2014-2015 NSSA Hawaii Conference Champ – Open Girls and Explorer Girls
January –
WSL / ASP Sunset Junior Pro – 3rd Place
Haleiwa International Open – 3rd Place

2014 Highlights

October – NSSA Sunset Beach , Oahu – Explorer Girls -1st Place. Open Girls – 1st Place
September – HSA Hana – Open Women – 1st Place
August – Volcom VQS #1, Lahaina Harbor, 20 & under Girls – 2nd Place,
Volcom VQS # 2, PK’s Kauai, 20 & under Girls – 2nd Place
July- NSSA Kauai, at PK’s -Explorer Womens – 1st Place; Explorer Girls- 1st Place; Open Girls- 3rd Place
July-NSSA Nationals, Huntington Beach Pier – Explorer Girls – 3rd Place
June- Surfing America National Championships, Lower Trestles – Girls 12-13 – 2nd Place
May- Hurley at the Harbor HSA – Open Women – 3rd Place
May – Volcom Newport 500 International Championships – Under 20 Girls – 3rd Place
March – 2014 HSA State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls – Girls 12 – 13 – 2nd Place
March -Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem, Girls 12 -14 – 2nd Place
January – 24th Annual Ho’okipa Classic in Memory of Justin Roberson- Girls Under 15 – 1st Place

Links

Blog: www.summermacedo.com
Instagram – @summer_macedo
http://freesurfmagazine.com/she-rips-summer-macedo/

Brodi Sale

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 2/6/2002

How old were you when you started surfing?
My mom said I was surfing in her belly, I moved around so much.
What do you love most about surfing?
There’s nothing else in the world that makes me feel so good. I love competing, and I love free surfing with my friends.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Shane Dorian is great at answering all my questions and helping me out. Rainos Hayes is always there for me, helping me figure things out in my major competitions.
What is your favorite break?
Restaurants. It’s just a peeling dream wave, and I can’t wait to surf it again
Where did you grow up?
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I love to hang out with my friends, camp with my family, and if it’s flat, I really like playing poker.
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
I joined the team in the fall of 2013, and have been super stoked ever since.

Cole Alves

Joined Team in 2016

Birthday 6/04/2001

How old were you when you started surfing? 2 years old
What do you love most about surfing? Trading waves with friends
Who do you look up to in surfing? John John Florence and Mick Fanning
What is your favorite break? Honolua Bay
Where did you grow up? Kula, Maui
If you aren’t surfing you’re… Doing School or hanging with friends
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team? About 1 year

Cody Young

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 3/3/1999

How old were you when you started surfing?
9
What do you love most about surfing?
Feeling in touch with God and nature in the water
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Dusty Payne, Albee Layer
What is your favorite break?
Honolua, long rights
Where did you grow up?
North Shore Maui
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
Eat and sleep
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
About 2 years ago

My name is Cody Young and I am a 17 year from Maui, Hawaii. I started surfing when I was 9 years old. My sponsors are Mokulele Airlines, Quiksliver, Surface Sunscreen, and Prolite. Once I realized how much I love the sport of surfing I knew it would be a main focus in my life and that there would be many years of competing ahead. I have compete locally, nationally, and worldwide. I have been on the Hawaii Surf team for 3 years now. In 2014 Team Hawaii competed in the ISA (International Surfing Association) world championship which was held in Equator, 2015 we competed in Oceanside, California, and 2016 we competed in Portugal. As a team we won the gold medal in 2014 and then in 2015 and 2016 we came home with the bronze. It is such an honor to represent Hawaii. My personal best results in the world championships were a 7th place finish in October 2016. The summer of 2016 I won the national title at Huntington Beach California. This is something I always wanted to accomplish and it was amazing.  Recently I placed 2nd place for the season in the Hawaii/Tahiti region in the Junior WSL (World Surf League). This has qualified me to travel to Australia to compete in the Junior WSL world championships this January as well as The Triple Crown. I am a senior in high school this year and after I graduate I plan to work hard to qualify as a Pro for WCT (World Championship Tour) and also take some college courses while traveling as well.

Diego Ferri

Joined Team in 2015

Birthday 4/18/2004

How old were you when you started surfing?
I was 6 when I started doing the shorebreak classic in Kailua.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
I look up to John John Florence and Mick Fanning because they rip.
What is your favorite break?
My favorite is Ehukai sandbar because I like pulling into the glassy little barrels and then you get pounded.
Where did you grow up?
Kailua, Oahu
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I skateboard and am really into jiu jitsu.
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
I got on the surf team last year at the Lahaina contest. I was stoked!

Dante Silva

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 12/21/1999

How old were you when you started surfing?
10 Years Old
What do you love most about surfing?
The feeling you get when you get a good wave
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Dusty Payne
What is your favorite break?
Lahaina Harbor, because the left is super fun.
Where did you grow up?
Lahaina, Maui
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
Hang out with friends, skate, or mess around at the beach
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?

My name is Dante Silva. I live in Maui, Hawaii and have lived here all my life. I started surfing when I was 10 years old and have been doing so every day since. I consider my self a passionate and dedicated surfer who is working hard to achieve my dreams.

Levi Young

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 2/7/2004

How old were you when you started surfing?
I was 6 when I started doing the shorebreak classic in Kailua.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
I look up to John John Florence and Mick Fanning because they rip.
What is your favorite break?
My favorite is Ehukai sandbar because I like pulling into the glassy little barrels and then you get pounded.
Where did you grow up?
Kailua, Oahu
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I skateboard and am really into jiu jitsu.
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
I got on the surf team last year at the Lahaina contest. I was stoked!

Eli Hanneman

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 11/7/2002

How old were you when you started surfing?
4
What do you love most about surfing?
I love how fun and unpredictable it is.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
John John
What is your favorite break?
Honolua Bay, I love so many waves on the west side, but Honolua is such a perfect wave
Where did you grow up?
Lahaina Maui
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I skate and am starting to get into fishing now
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
2 years maybe

Dylan Franzman

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 1/4/2002

How old were you when you started surfing?
4
What do you love most about surfing?
I love being in the ocean and surfing with my friends
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Kalani David
What is your favorite break?
Rocky Point. I live next to it and its the best for airs
Where did you grow up?
North Shore, Oahu
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I love to play airsoft Airsoft
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
2 years ago- 2014

Makana Franzman

Joined Team in 2015

Birthday 2/2/2004

How old were you when you started surfing?

What do you love most about surfing?

Who do you look up to in surfing?

What is your favorite break?

Where did you grow up?

If you aren’t surfing you’re…

How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?

Keanu Taylor – Anuboy

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 7/24/2004

How old were you when you started surfing? 6 or 7

What do you love most about surfing? It’s so much fun!

Who do you look up to in surfing? Dusty Payne & Granger Larsen

What is your favorite break? Honolua Bay because it’s long and barreling

Where did you grow up? Kahana and North Shore

If you aren’t surfing you’re… skating

Rafi Neri

Joined Team in 2016

Birthday 8/15/2016

Rafi was born on Maui, Hawaii; the 15th of August, 2006.  He is nine years old.  His middle name was chosen as a reminder of the Hawaiian Kahili (ginger) plant that bloomed at the arrival of his birth.

Rafi demonstrated his athletic abilities early in soccer and was awarded MVP two consecutive summer seasons; Seabury Hall hosted Soccer Camp from the UK’s Premier Football League, featuring their stars as coaches. The second year, he was moved up to the 10 to 12 year old intramural group and given the nickname; “Mighty Mouse.”

He learned to swim at age 2 and took to boogie boarding at age 4.  He began skateboarding at 5 and continues to skateboard regularly at the Paia Youth & Cultural Center.  He expressed an interest in surfing at age 7 and began organized training 2 years ago with his coach Jud Lau.

Rafi progressed in surfing quickly and was soon winning Hawaiian Surfing Association (HSA) sanctioned competitions after only 6 months of surfing. He finished First Place overall in the Under 10 (U10) Boys Division in the Maui Chapter of the HSA his first year, 2014-15 season.  This season, he finished; once again, in First Place overall in the U10 Boys Division for the 2015-16 surfing season.  He entered the U12 division in the last contest and made the finals! Rafi admires pro surfers especially Ian Walsh, John John Florence, and Matt Meola.

He is in the third grade at Haiku Elementary School and excelling in his studies.  Rafi likes both physical education and math best, and is well liked there. He enjoys bicycling, drumming and hiking too.

2014

HSA Hana Beach Koki Park Classic: U10- 1st place

HSA 25th Annual Hookipa Surf Bash: U10- 1st place

HSA Kahului Harbor: U10-2nd

Hookipa Surf Classic (Justin Roberson Memorial)-Menehune (7-8) -3rd

2015

Pohai na Keiki Nalu Surf contest Short Board (7-8 yr) – 2nd

HSA Hurley at Lahaina Harbor: U10 -3rd

HSA Hana Beach Koki Park Classic: U10 –1st place

NSSA Lahaina Open Mini-Groms: 10&under – 4th

NSSA Lahaina Harbor Open Explorer: 10&under – 2nd

Cooney Contest Hookipa: (9-10) – 3rd

HSA 26th Annual Hookipa Vissla Surf Bash: U10 – 3rd

HSA Kahului Harbor: U12- 5th

HSA Kahului Harbor: U10 – 1st place

Kai Paula

Birthday January 18, 2003

Joined Team in 2016

Kai Luna Paula is 13 years old from Hana, Maui. Surfing means everything to me I surf everyday and try my hardest to improve.

Kalaokahaku Willard

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 5/2/1998

Aloha, my name is Kalaokahaku Willard. I am apart of the Mokulele surf team. I live on the island of Maui and I can’t go a day without surfing. I’ve been surfing ever sense I was four and a half years old. I’ve lived on Maui my whole life, since the island is surrounded by salt water I love the ocean. When there are no waves on my island I like to hop over to another island that actually has waves- of course on Mokulele!  If the whole state is with out swell I cross train to surf better. I started competing when I was 8 years old, didn’t think I’d be going this far into this life style. I mostly now like to make edits of my friends and I surfing together.

Levi Young

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 2/7/2004

How old were you when you started surfing?
I was 8 when I started doing the shorebreak classic in Kailua.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
My brother- Cody Young.
What is your favorite break?
My favorite is Ehukai sandbar because I like pulling into the glassy little barrels and then you get pounded.
Where did you grow up?
Kailua, Oahu
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
I skateboard and am really into jiu jitsu.
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
I got on the surf team last year at the Lahaina contest. I was stoked!

My name is Levi Young and I am a 12 years from Maui, Hawaii. I started surfing when I was about 8 years old. I always looked up to my big brother Cody Young and what a great surfer he is. I have been competing for several years now in local and national competitions. In the last few years I have pulled off some great results but the best by far was winning the national title at Huntington Beach, California in 2015. It was the most amazing experience ever to win this and to be surrounded by all my family and friends from Hawaii. Being carried up the beach by my peers and having the Hawaiian flag around me was the best thing ever. My sponsors are Mokulele Airlines, Quiksilver, Dakine, Like Poke, Dooma Photos, and Sunski sunglasses. I love surfing and want to continue to excel and get better all the time at this awesome sport. My big goals are to work hard in school and to compete in Junior Pro events over the next couple of years.

Tony Nunez

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 12/30/2002

How old were you when you started surfing? 5 years old
What do you love most about surfing? Being in the ocean and sitting out waiting for next wave.
What is your favorite break?
Harbor Left in the summer and Honolua
Where did you grow up?
Lahaina, Hawaii
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
fishing, Civil Air Patrol, and wrestling.
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
Since 2013

Results:

NSSA Nationals 2nd Place – 12 and unders

NSSA Regionals 1st Place- 12 and unders

Surf into Summer – 1st Place in 2015

Ocean Macedo

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 10/17/2002

Ocean was born in Maui, October 2002. Raised in Lahaina, this regular footer has been on a surfboard since he was a year and half old. At age 12, this Sacred Hearts School 6th grader has surfed pretty much every spot around the Island of Maui with the exception of Jaws and La Perouse Bay. Ocean’s favorite wave is Honolua Bay. His next favorite is Lahaina Harbor. Competing in the local contest scene since the age of 6 with countless finals under his belt, Ocean embarked on the NSSA Hawaii tour at the age of 8. The NSSA circuit has allowed him to surf spots around the Island chain and California competing against the best in the State and the best in the Nation. He has experienced and excelled at the famous breaks such as Haleiwa, Sunset, Velzyland, and Ala Moana Bowls. His most recent results include a 2nd Place at the State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls, and a 2nd Place podium at Surfing America Nationals at Lower Trestles. As part of one of the most competitive age bracket in the contest scene (the 12 & Under division), Ocean has proven to be a contender in all conditions.

“Ocean may as well have gills considering the amount of time he spends in the water” – Sean Riley, FreeSurf Magazine.

Ususally with his sister Summer and his Maui buddies, Ocean is in the water everyday wherever the most fun spot has to offer. His quiver includes Brian Bulkley’s short boards and an assortment of soft tops, long boards and Sup’s. When Ocean’s not wreaking havoc at Lahaina Harbor , hanging ten at Launiopoko or leading a grommet take over at Honolua Bay, you can probably find him below the surface slaying uhu with papa Macedo. From shore break shenanigans to death defying Sunset Beach, the Pacific is Ocean’s domain.

Recent Results Include:

2015 Highlights

April
– Hawaii State Champion – Boys 12-13 – HSA Ala Moana Bowls
– 12th Annual Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem – Boys 12-14 – 3rd Place
March
–  NSSA Hawaii Regional Championships – Open Boys – 3rd Place
January
– In Memory of Justin Roberson, Ho’okipa – Boys 11 – 13 – 1st Place
– Legends of the Bay – Boys 12-13, 3rd Place. Boys U18, 1st Place

2014 Highlights

September – HSA Hana – Boys 12-13 – First Place
August- Volcom VQS # 2 , Kauai PK’s – Grom 11- 13 – 1st Place
July- NSSA at PK’s – Open Boys – 2nd Place ; Open Juniors – 3rd Place
HSA Lahaina Breakwall – Boys 12 -13 – 2nd Place
June – Surfing America National Championships, Lower Tretsles – U12 Boys – 2nd Place
May – Hurley at the Harbor – 12-13 Boys – 2nd Place
May – Volcom Newport 500 International Championships – 10 and Under boys – 3rd Place
April – 2014 HSA State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls – U12 Boys – 2nd Place
March- Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem – Boys 10-11 – 1st Place
January – 24th Annual Ho’okipa Surf Classic – In Memory of Justin Roberson – Boys 11-13 – 2nd Place

Links

Blog – www.oceanmacedo.com
Instagram – @oceanmacedo
http://freesurfmagazine.com/ocean-romeo-macedo/

Luke Heflin

Joined Team in 2013

Birthday 8/4/2003

How old were you when you started surfing?
4 years old with my dad
What do you love most about surfing?
How it feels to be on the wave, it’s the best thing God created.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
Shane Dorian, Jeromy Hansen, and My Dad!
What is your favorite break?
Banyans
Where did you grow up?
Kailua-Kona
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
hanging out with the family, riding dirt bikes, working the family’s avocado farm
How long have you been with the Mokulele Surf Team?
Since 2013

My name is Luke Heflin, I’m 13 years old and I live on the West side of the Big Island in Kona. I started surfing when I was three years old with my dad. Most of my surfing is done at Banyans, but in the winter time I love to explore and hike to some of my favorite surf spots. When the waves are small, I really enjoy diving, fishing, dirt bike riding and working on our avocado farm with my family. My biggest influences in my surfing are my Dad and Shane Dorian. Both of them are great teachers and are always pushing me to improve. Currently, I am competing at a local and state level in HSA, HQS, and NSSA. I have competed in the State Championships for the last three years. My current sponsors are Mokulele Airlines, PELAGIC clothing, BretBoards by Bret Marumoto, More Than Sport, and DaKine. This year, I have spent a lot of time with my youth group and the guys at More Than Sport traveling around Hawaii Island to give back to our community. Also this year, with the training help of Chris Lieto, I was able to compete and complete my first triathlon.

RECENT STATS:

1st Place U14 HQS at Kohanaiki (Nov 2016)

1st Place Open Mens at Kohanaiki (Nov 2016)

Luke Swanson

Joined Team in 2014

Birthday 2/7/2004

How old were you when you started surfing?
4 years old
What do you love most about surfing?
I love getting airs and getting barreled. I love being in the ocean and enjoying everything about it.
Who do you look up to in surfing?
I look up to my brothers and JohnJohn.
What is your favorite break?
Rockies.
Where did you grow up?
Mililani and then Haleiwa (Oahu.)
If you aren’t surfing you’re…
skating and spear fishing

Ocean Donaldson- Sargis

Joined Team in 2015

Birthday

What do you love most about surfing?

The feeling of pure freedom when I’m on a wave!

What is your favorite color?

The Rainbow

What is your favorite after surf session meal?

Mexican Food… always 🙂

Why do you like being a part of Mokulele’s Surf Team?

Because Mokulele’s One Big Family

Who are you sponsored by?

Mokulele Airlines, Ripcurl, Move or Die Surf Boards, Kona Boys

Jackson Bunch

Joined Team in 2015

Birthday 12/19/2003

What do you love most about surfing?
Having fun with my friends!

Who do you look up to in surfing?
Andy Irons, because of his style and power!

What is your favorite break?
Pipe, because it is the biggest stage in surfing!

Where did you grow up?
On the Northshore of Maui.

If you aren’t surfing, you are….
Fishing, diving, boxing and catching up with my school work.

How long have you been with Mokulele Surf Team?
I’ve been a part of the Mokulele Surf Team for 2 years!