The Kinimaka family line goes back 17 generations in Hawaii, including a time when Hawaii was ruled by its own monarchy and Leleo's namesake was commander of King David Kalakaua's Guard. Leleo is a fantastic modern day example of living Hawaiian culture, tradition 7 heritage, and perpetuation of true aloha.
Leleo Kinimaka isn't one of the most famous riders out there and is almost unknown across the Pacific ocean. But he comes from generations of watermen from Oahu, Hawaii.
Leleo doesn't need big sponsors to shred and he loves to shape his own paddles, even his boards. He's a free electron in the SUP industry and you will see in this following video that he's really fun to watch surf: fluidity and laid back style are his trademarks, as well as his "Tokyo Drift" move...
Check it out!