There is a lot of buzz around Kolohe Andino. There has been for a long time. He is an almost-World-Tour-rookie, surf royalty scion, the top of the new school class and mainland America’s great white hope in competitive surfing. He’s also 17. I gave him a call a few weeks ago at 10:00 AM HST, during the height of competition on the North Shore. The following interview is about what it’s like being a son, a pro surfer, an unabashed competitor, and a young guy trying to figure things out.
So where are you staying?