TEAM RIDERS

KEONI DEFRIES

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AGE: 17

HOMETOWN:  Redondo Beach 

DAY TIME JOB:  High school student 

FAVORITE FOOD:  Poke

DREAM VACATION:  To go to Tahiti and spend a week with a professional team like EDT, Shell, Paddling Connection. Just learning.

 

FAVORITE PADDLING RUN:  Cabrillo to Long Beach in California

 

DREAM PADDLING RUN/ADVENTURE:  Maliko Run  

 

FAVORITE THING TO DO ON AN OC-1 (i.e. downwind run, surf, fish, etc.): Downwind run

 

IF YOUR NOT PADDLING YOU'RE:  If I’m not paddling surfing, skating, or I’m hanging with family and friends, kanikapila. 

 

IF YOU COULD TAKE ANYONE TO DINNER (dead or alive) WHO WOULD IT BE:  If I could take anyone to dinner it would be my grandparents on my dad’s side. I never met them and I would love to hear their story.

 

MUSIC OR NO MUSIC WHILE PADDLING.  IF MUSIC, WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU ENJOY ON THE OCEAN:  No music in surf for me, It is important that I  listen to the ocean. If it’s flat I enjoy music, a good mix of rap, reggae, edm, and country.

 

BEST PIECE OF LIFE ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED:  Prove yourself to yourself, not others.

 

FAVORITE OC-1 RACE:  My favorite OC1 race is The Gorge Championships, any downwind run race is on my list.

WHO IS YOUR HERO IN YOUR LIFE:  My dad is my hero in my life. Only my dad works and I have 4siblings. He works so hard to provide for my family of 7.

 

IF YOU COULD INSTILL ONE THING IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF PADDLING WHAT WOULD IT BE:  No matter what happens in your life stay humble.

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PUKALANI, HI 96788

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MAUI, HAWAII

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