Born and raised on Kauai, I started surfing when I was like 4 or 5. Lost
my left arm to a shark attack in 2003 but couldn't imagine life away
from the beach without the sport I'm so passionate about - surfing! So I
gave surfing a shot with one arm, and now I'm back to living my dream!
My goal in life is to serve and please God and do well in what he has called me to do, which is surf for Him and share His love and hope every chance I get!
Currently I compete in the Association of Surfing
Professionals (ASP) Star series events. I travel the world surfing these competitions! And I do a bit of motivational speaking and inspirational appearances.
My story has been told in a book and a feature film, SOUL SURFER, which
released into theaters & on home entertainment in 2011!!