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CJ Kanuha CJ Kanuha

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"Flying Free under the Big Blue Sea"!!
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My life in the water started before I could walk. Whether it was fishing, surfing, dick dragging, diving or an all out attack of the beach from as early as I could remember. One day when I was five, my dad came home with this Hawaiian Island Creations 5"11 single fin. That day still sticks so clearly in my mind, because the waves were huge that winter and on the bus home you could see the waves as you drove from school.

Anyway my dad tells me, "Go put some trunks on. We're going to try your new board." At this point I was kinda freaking. At five, 3ft is like 30ft so I thought the waves were huge. Before we paddled, I remember freezing up and having second thoughts, but I'm glad I did, because that day changed my life in so many ways.

Surfing has been not only a passion, but a huge part of my life. At around 12 years old, I was that grom that had 300 posters on my wall and every page of a magazine with a sick surf photo was on it. Shane Dorian was on the tour and was traveling the world. He lived in the same town as me and became like a mentor showing all us groms that you could do things and go places - that people only dreamed of - through surfing. That got me hooked. From then on, things have been, as Shane said, "a dream". By the time I was 20yrs old, I traveled to places that I could only dream of, met amazing people, great food, memories, late nights, later nights, fashion shows, rock concerts, A-fames, wind slop, slabs, spreading da hawaiian spirt, family, friends for life, helping others, trophies, championships, videos, photos, life and love.

Being able to ride for a shoe company, that I loved as a kid has been amazing and something I never take for granted. etnies is the best shoe company in the world and I'm proud to be apart of this special family. Go out and get yourself a new pair of etnies after reading this and feel that special feeling that I feel. "IT's LIKE MAGIC". I like to thank all of my sponsors for all their support, my family, friends, my beautiful wife and all the people who made my dream come true. I love you all.

Peace and Love, C.J.