Dane Kealoha

Honolulu, Hawaii, 1979

There’s always gonna be kids coming up to push the older guys overboard. I give myself three more years, then I’m gonna have to get into something else.

Dane Kealoha was 21 when he did this phone interview with Drew Kampion. It ran as a “Conversations” piece in the January 1980 issue of Surfing magazine.

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Hello Dane, how are you?

Good! How are you?

Really good! You just get back from surfing the East Coast contests? You did okay back there?

Pretty good, I guess. I was lucky in New Jersey [Kealoha won the Grog’s Seaside Pro], but I was tired by the end of the trip. Tired of traveling.

The East Coast will tire you out fast.

Especially Fl...