Back-to-back duct tape winner Kelis Kaleopa’a surfs for herself and Hawaii
For Kelis Kaleopa’a, surfing is a family affair. Born into three generations of surfers, Kaelopa’a grew up on the beaches of Waikiki and was on a surfboard before she even learned to walk. Now, at seventeen, the Hawaiian is on the hunt for a world longboard title. We caught up with Kaelopa’a between the waves and discussed her heritage, how growing up in Hawaii shaped her surfing and what a world title would mean to her.