Mainei Kinimaka

With the ocean as some of her earliest memories, Mainei’s childhood was filled with surf and sand. Growing up on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, Mainei and her sister Maluhia learnt to surf as soon as they could swim. Stoking their passion for the sport and encouraging progression was her father, big wave legend, Titus Kinimaka. From longboards to shortboards, stand up paddling and tow in surfing, Titus made sure the Kinimaka sisters always managed to find new respect for boardriding and how much there is to love about the ocean.

Finding her competitive spirit at an early age, Mainei claimed early comp wins at the Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic, giving her the opportunity to spend a little time with one of her idols, Andy Irons.

As a recent high school graduate and with the world as her oyster, Mainei has decided to dedicate her gap year to chasing the QS tour circuit.

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