Kalani David

Surf/Skate

ā€œIā€™m stoked to be a part of 360fly. Like surfing and skating, I am always trying to be on the leading edge and progressive and 360fly is the leading edge of camera technology!ā€

Kalani's Bio

Age:17 Location:Haleiwa, Hawaii Sport:Surfing and skating

I was born in Costa Rica and came to Hawaii when I was 4 years old. I was very lucky I had parents who were open to so many cool things! Surfing, skating, racing motorcycles, and playing drums every day, for the next 5 years was pretty much all I did.

 

I won the Mr. Hawaiian Tropic title, when I was 9 years old, and rode in parades through Waikiki. I've surfed and skated in a couple big screen movies during those early years too. Hawaii was such an amazing place, with so many opportunities for someone who loved surfing and skating! I grew up surfing in the Hawaiian Amateur Surfing Associations, and spent the summer skating parks up and down the California coast. I really enjoyed competing in both, surfing and skateboarding events.

 

I worked really hard to qualify for the-WQS 6 Star's, and the Pro Bowl skate tour at 14 years old. I skated in X-Games and surfed in the U S Open on the same day. I took time off traveling and events to finish High School. I was homeschooled for 6 years, and going to an actual High School was very demanding. The future starts here!

Q & A

Q.

Biggest accomplishment?

A.

For so many years it was all about winning. Nowadays, it's about making my family, sponsors, and everyone who has supported me, proud. The best feeling of accomplishment in the world!

Q.

Coolest place you've ever been?

A.

I had a lot of fun at The Komune - The Surf-Restaurant-Room-Pool are within 30 ft of each other?

Q.

What is your favorite thing to do?

A.

Take this secret dirt road with jumps in my truck at full throttle! Let's not mention that to my parents.

Q.

Favorite place to surf and skate?

A.

Backdoor for surfing and RVCA Warehouse when I skate.

Q.

Never leave home without?

A.

Sunblock!

Q.

What music are you currently listening to?

A.

DJ Mix-Old Classic Rock-Rap-Jazz and when I'm on Maui? I listen to country while checking the waves, with the boys.

Q.

What inspires you?

A.

People who are committed to selfless acts of random kindness.

Q.

Activities you like to do when not competing.

A.

I still do a lot every day. My favorite thing to do of course is surf and skate, but I also like to ride dirt bikes and play the drums.

Career Highlights

2013

World Junior Amateur Champion-Surfing

Third Place - Dew Tour Pro Bowl-Skating

Pipeline Pro Jr Champion-Surfing

2012

Third Place Bowl A Rama-Skating

2008-13

Grom /Jr /Men Open/Explorer -National Surf Champion