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Hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month - Kevin Connolly

 Member of the Month

Hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month

When and why did you initially get into surfing?
I Started surfing on the east coast of North Carolina when I was around 14 years old. Love for board sports and the ocean is what really sparked it!

Did you have a time period you were laid off from surfing?
Laid off from surfing when I joined the navy back in 2006. My schedule was pretty insane and I didn't always have the ability to paddle out.

If so, when and why did you start back up?
I started back up last year when I moved to Hawaii! Amazing work schedule, world class waves, awesome people and great vibes! Taking a break from surfing due to my career was one of the few things I always regretted.

What is your favorite thing about surfing?
It’s the challenge, healing of the soul, peacefulness, respect for the ocean, passing on a lifestyle to my sons and creating new memories with my family and awesome like minded people.

Where is your favorite place to eat after surfing?
Steak out

What is your favorite item on the menu?
11 ounce steak, white rice and a salad.

What other hobbies do you have besides surfing?
Fishing, woodworking and riding motorcycles.

What type of work do you do?
I’m a rescue swimmer for the Navy. I currently train, evaluate and certify rescue swimmers and Naval ships in search and rescue operations.

Tell us about the board you recently purchased from us. What model and size is it, and how do you like its performance?

Hawaiian South Shore Member of the Month

Recently brought the 7’4 Harley ingleby Moe. Running the HI XL quads. The board is fast, loose and has a pretty wide range of conditions to rip on. Sweet spot would probably be around the 2-5 ft range but I have had it out on 6-8ft days and I didn’t have any issues.

The board holds, paddles amazingly and is smooth. I Ordered the HIHP carbon a couple of months ago and I am stoked! December can’t come quick enough!

Do you have any additional comments?
Yea big shout out to Hawaiian south shore for showing me the Aloha and making me feel like family! The amount of knowledge and care these guys have is unmatched! And thanks for the guidance on the right boards it has definitely made a big difference on my progression and stoked out level out on the water! 🤙


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