We admire these people as human beings; for their contribution to their communities and to the world; and for taking their inspiration and putting it into action. There are too many to list, but here are a few who inspire us.

Colin Cook Surfer / Shark Attack Survivor / Beautiful, Soulful Man Follow Colin on Instagram

Colin Cook
Surfer / Shark Attack Survivor / Beautiful, Soulful Man

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Jack Johnson Musician / Surfer / Environmentalist / Cinematographer / Stellar Human Follow Jack on Instagram

Jack Johnson
Musician / Surfer / Environmentalist / Cinematographer / Stellar Human

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Mick Fanning 3x World Champion / Beautiful, Kind, Thoughtful & Incredibly Resilient Human Follow Mick on Instagram

Mick Fanning
3x World Champion / Beautiful, Kind, Thoughtful & Incredibly Resilient Human

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Ross Clarke-Jones Big Wave Charger / Hell Man / Lunatic / Extreme Limit Pusher / Hilarious Human Follow Ross on Instagram

Ross Clarke-Jones
Big Wave Charger / Hell Man / Lunatic / Extreme Limit Pusher / Hilarious Human

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Shane Dorian Big Wave Charger / Outdoor Enthusiast  Follow Shane on Instagram

Shane Dorian
Big Wave Charger / Outdoor Enthusiast 

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Dr. Stann Reiziss Life Coach Extraordinaire / Hypnotherapist / Swimmer / Someone Everyone Should See At Least 4 Times Mr. Aloha Visit Dr. Stann Reiziss

Dr. Stann Reiziss
Life Coach Extraordinaire / Hypnotherapist / Swimmer / Someone Everyone Should See At Least 4 Times

Mr. Aloha

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Pancho Sullivan Surfer / Waterman / Humble & Strong Human Follow Pancho on Instagram

Pancho Sullivan
Surfer / Waterman / Humble & Strong Human

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John John Florence World Champion 2016 / Surfer / Movie Maker / Pilot / Waterman / One of the Kindest Humans You'll Ever Meet / Surfing Freak Follow John John on Instagram  

John John Florence
World Champion 2016 / Surfer / Movie Maker / Pilot / Waterman / One of the Kindest Humans You'll Ever Meet / Surfing Freak

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Lisa Andersen 4x World Champion / Trailblazer Follow Lisa on Instagram

Lisa Andersen
4x World Champion / Trailblazer

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Mark Occhilupo 2x World Champion / Occy Strong / Superhero Follow Occy on Instagram

Mark Occhilupo
2x World Champion / Occy Strong / Superhero

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Betty Guerre Loyal /  Dedicated / Beautiful / Strong / Gentle /  Human Follow Betty on Instagram

Betty Guerre
Loyal /  Dedicated / Beautiful / Strong / Gentle /  Human

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North Shore O'ahu Lifeguards Extraordinary watermen putting their lives on the line everyday Follow NSLA on Instagram

North Shore O'ahu Lifeguards
Extraordinary watermen putting their lives on the line everyday

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Andy Irons 3x World Champion / Limit Pusher 1978-2010

Andy Irons
3x World Champion / Limit Pusher

1978-2010

Eddie Aikau Pioneer / Waterman / Big Wave Charger / Beautiful Human, Beautiful Soul Eddie Aikau Foundation

Eddie Aikau
Pioneer / Waterman / Big Wave Charger / Beautiful Human, Beautiful Soul

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Jeff Bushman Shaper / Surfer / All Around Excellent Human Follow Jeff on Instagram

Jeff Bushman
Shaper / Surfer / All Around Excellent Human

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Tom Carroll 2x World Champion / 3x Pipe Masters Winner Follow Tom on Instagram

Tom Carroll
2x World Champion / 3x Pipe Masters Winner

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Tom Curren 3x World Champion Surfer / Musician / Mystical Follow Tom on Instagram

Tom Curren
3x World Champion Surfer / Musician / Mystical

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Luke Egan Surfer / Soulful / Incredible Human Follow Luke on Instagram

Luke Egan
Surfer / Soulful / Incredible Human

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Julian Wilson Surfer / Loyal / Fearless Human Follow Julian on Instagram

Julian Wilson
Surfer / Loyal / Fearless Human

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Jon Pyzel Shaper / Surfer / Talented Human Follow Jon on Instagram

Jon Pyzel
Shaper / Surfer / Talented Human

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Carl Schaper Shaper / Surfer / Strong Kind Talented Human Follow Carl on Instagram

Carl Schaper
Shaper / Surfer / Strong Kind Talented Human

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Jamie Mitchell 10 x Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Champion / 2x ISA World SUP Distance World Champion / Proffesional Big Wave Surfer on the Big Wave Tour Follow Jamie on Instagram

Jamie Mitchell
10 x Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Champion / 2x ISA World SUP Distance World Champion / Proffesional Big Wave Surfer on the Big Wave Tour

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Aaron Gold Surfer / Shaper / Most Underrated Big Wave Charger in the World Follow Aaron on Instagram

Aaron Gold
Surfer / Shaper / Most Underrated Big Wave Charger in the World

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John Amundson Kite Surfer / Surfer / Waterman / Shaper, Designer, Innovator / Kind, Soulful, Laidback Human Follow John on Instagram

John Amundson
Kite Surfer / Surfer / Waterman / Shaper, Designer, Innovator / Kind, Soulful, Laidback Human

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Pete Cabrina Surfer / Kiter / Artist / Musician Follow Pete on Instagram

Pete Cabrina
Surfer / Kiter / Artist / Musician

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John Bilderback Photographer / Surfer / Kiter / Waterman / Compassionate, Hard Working & Extremely Talented Human Follow John on Instagram 

John Bilderback
Photographer / Surfer / Kiter / Waterman / Compassionate, Hard Working & Extremely Talented Human

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Jill Catherine Dancer & Drummer / Motivational Speaker / Muze JillCatherine.org

Jill Catherine
Dancer & Drummer / Motivational Speaker / Muze

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Mark Healey Big Wave Charger / Waterman / Diver / Extremely Talented Human Follow Mark on Instagram

Mark Healey
Big Wave Charger / Waterman / Diver / Extremely Talented Human

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Kai Lenny Waterman Extraordinaire Follow Kai on Instagram

Kai Lenny
Waterman Extraordinaire

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Keahi de Aboitiz 2x World Kiting Champion / Surfer / Waterman / Gifted & Humble Human Follow Keahi on Instagram

Keahi de Aboitiz
2x World Kiting Champion / Surfer / Waterman / Gifted & Humble Human

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Brock Little Legendary  Waterman / Charger / Stuntman / Extremely Solid Man 1967-2016

Brock Little
Legendary  Waterman / Charger / Stuntman / Extremely Solid Man

1967-2016

Kelly Slater 11x World Champion / Phenomenal Surfer / Conscious Human Follow Kelly on Instagram

Kelly Slater
11x World Champion / Phenomenal Surfer / Conscious Human

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Andrew Marr Smiliest, Happiest Surfer on the Planet / Big Wave Charger / Solid Human

Andrew Marr
Smiliest, Happiest Surfer on the Planet / Big Wave Charger / Solid Human

Eric Arakawa Shaper / Surfer / Hard Working, Extremely Talented, Gracious & Giving Human Follow Eric on Instagram

Eric Arakawa
Shaper / Surfer / Hard Working, Extremely Talented, Gracious & Giving Human

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Gerry Lopez Mr. Pipeline / Surfer Gerry Lopez Surfboards

Gerry Lopez
Mr. Pipeline / Surfer

Gerry Lopez Surfboards

Richard Branson Entrepreneur / Visionary / Philanthropist / Kiter Follow Richard on Instagram

Richard Branson
Entrepreneur / Visionary / Philanthropist / Kiter

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Maurice Cole Shaper / Surfer / Survivor Follow Maurice on Instagram

Maurice Cole
Shaper / Surfer / Survivor

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Todd Chesser Surfer / Actor / Adventurer / Loved Life 1968-1997

Todd Chesser
Surfer / Actor / Adventurer / Loved Life

1968-1997

Shaun Tompson World Champion / Surfing Icon / Gentleman ShaunTomson.com

Shaun Tompson
World Champion / Surfing Icon / Gentleman

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Dave Wassel Lifeguard / Big Wave Charger / Waterman / Diver / Hunter / Exceptional Human Follow Dave on Instagram

Dave Wassel
Lifeguard / Big Wave Charger / Waterman / Diver / Hunter / Exceptional Human

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Makua Rothman Big Wave World Champion / Musician / Loyal & Dedicated Human   Follow Makua on Instagram

Makua Rothman
Big Wave World Champion / Musician / Loyal & Dedicated Human  

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