Meet Our Ohana
Hawaii’s Most Talented Team of Waikiki Surf Instructors. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family. We don’t have employees so much as we have Ohana. Everyone from the driver to the bookkeeper in this company surfs. We surf together, with our family, with our friends, with our students, with our Ohana and with a fierce aloha … and that’s what we want to share.
Meet the Ohana Surf Project Team:
With a lifetime of surfing experience, including surfing professionally, Sean specializes in empowering those who have unique concerns in the water.
“Jennyfish” is a non-competitive ‘soul surfer’ who enjoys gliding and flowing over waves and loves working with younger surfers.
James has been surfing for over 20 years and teaching lessons for over 10. He is an avid supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation. He also speaks Japanese.
Kevin fell in love with riding waves at a young age, and now is versatile in surfing, SUP and of course his first love: body boarding. He also speaks Korean.
Matt was born and raised on Oahu and grew up on the east side in Kaneohe. Matt’s stoke for surfing and his aloha are felt by his students, coworkers, and friends alike.
Chelsea has a remarkable way of making her students — and kids in particular — feel happy and at home in the water. She’s also speaks Spanish.
Nick’s philosophy of never limiting himself has rewarded him with a collection of experiences and opportunities that he truly enjoys sharing with his students.
Kainoa has taught, coached, and competed in the surf for over a decade and he’s the only surfer in the world to compete professionally in surfing, stand-up paddling, and body boarding.
Nick’s continual aptitude for learning and improving himself allows him to be the best possible coach to his own students.
Troy’s confidence both in and out of the water helps relax the students and makes them feel more comfortable while learning how to surf and navigate the ocean waters.