Makua Rothman is, if you think about it, a good representation of the Hawaiian surfing ideal. Strong and stoic, a man to whom family and friends mean the world. His last name carries weight. He surfs giant waves, medium waves, and small waves. He is tough but plays the ukulele while crooning gently. He spends his life mostly in the ocean. Hawaiian culture drips off him, and he’s proud of it. There is nowhere else he’d rather be than home, and his highlight reel shows why.