Stewart, Mike

Friendly, intense, utterly dominant bodyboarder and bodysurfer from Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii; nine-time bodyboarding world champion (1983, 1985, 1987–92, 1995). "Stewart has transcended the bodyboarding genre," sports journalist Bruce Jenkins wrote in 1991. "His performances have established him as one of the best surfers in the world, period."

Stewart was born (1963) in Honolulu, raised in nearby Nuuanu, started bodysurfing at age four and bodyboarding regularly at 13. He mo...