People Spotlights

People Spotlights

Kona, the Big Island, and surfing are full of great athletes, skilled craftsmen, big dreamers, and characters.

Occasionally Kona Boys has the pleasure of getting to know a few of these people a little better. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite folks.

  • Gary Young Plaining Rails

    Gary Young

    Kona Boys is lucky enough to carry some of Gary's boards, and we're glad to call him a friend of the shop. For over 30 years Gary has worked independently in Natural Fiber Composites Product... More >
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    Jennifer Kalmbach

    Jenny is a Kona local and accomplished stand up paddler who knows how to dream big and make it happen. As of this writing, Jenny has competed in over 40 stand up paddling events, placing... More >
  • Bryce Groark

    Bryce Groark

    Bryce is a friend of the shop, an outstanding underwater wildlife photographer, and director at Living Ocean Productions on the Big Island. His award-winning work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, numerous domestic and international... More >
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    Loa Ng

    Loa Ng, Super Grom We are proud to sponsor our super grom Loa Ng. Loa took 2nd place in his age group at the HSA State Surfing Championships for 2011. Loa is qualified for nationals... More >
  • Abraham And Donica Shouse

    Abe and Donica Shouse

    The Shouse house is place with adventure in every corner, think feng shui meets action sports. This couple is serious about having fun and enjoying life. Together Donica and Abraham Shouse have created Big Island's... More >
  • Alison for Odina Surf Wear

    Alison Teal, Adventurer

    Kona Boys was stoked to get an interview with bikini-clad world adventurer, surfer, and Odina swimwear girl Alison Teal. We love supporting locals and their work. Alison has been particularly fun to journey with through... More >
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Captain Cook Discovers Hawaii

Captain James Cook and his ships, the Resolution and Discovery, entered the sheltered waters of Kealakekua Bay (Path of the Gods) on the morning of Jan 17, 1779. Unbeknownst to him, Cook had entered the... More >