Kanaiaupuni, Barry

Revered power surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; world-ranked #9 in 1976, but best known for his innovative and never-duplicated approach at Sunset Beach. Kanaiaupuni was born (1945) and raised in Honolulu, the son of a supervisor for the Honolulu Rapid Transit bus system, and began surfing at age eight in Waikiki.

As a teenager he was briefly featured in Bud Browne's 1963 surf movie Gun Ho!; three years later Rick Surfboards introduced the Barry Kanaiaupuni Model, and in the 1967 Malibu Invitatio...