Jaquias, Kaipo

Compact regularfoot pro from Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii; world-ranked #5 in 1996; described by 1990 women's world champion Pam Burridge as "a perfect little surfer."

Jaquias was born (1971) and raised in a rough section of Lihue, on the east side of Kauai, and began surfing at age four. Jaquias later claimed that he trained to become a professional mainly to outsurf his father (just 16 when Kaipo was born) who "forced me into surfing, and forced me into big waves when I didn't want to go out."...