KEALOHA KAIO, THE QUIET BIG-WAVE MASTER

Kealoha Kaio was a native Hawaiian surfer who, in the early 1960s, quietly earned a solid-gold reputation as one of the world’s best big-wave riders. He competed now and then but was better known for his relaxed no-drama style, even in the biggest, steepest, gnarliest waves. A lot of young big-wave hopefuls, including Eddie Aikau,…