C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to be speaker at TEDx 2013, globally broadcasted live January 12, 2013.
Recently inducted to the Hawaii Watermen’s Hall of Fame, fifth-generation Lahaina resident and Lahainaluna graduate Archie Kalepa is one of Hawaii’s greatest ocean sports pioneers. A legendary big-wave surfer, Archie is an accomplished waterman who is one of a handful of men able to successfully tow surf the enormous waves that break on Maui’s north shore. In addition to his achievements riding waves, he’s also a leader in the development of innovative safety equipment and rescue techniques using jet skis and water sleds. Kalepa is a key player in the push to modernize and innovate stand up paddling and is dedicated to resurrecting interest in the traditional Hawaiian sport of canoe surfing.