WATERMAN'S HALL OF 2015

SOICHI SAKAMOTO | Swimming

A trainer of champions, he coached some of Hawai’i’s top swimmer – including many Olympic athletes – and was one of the most successful and recognized swimming coaches in Hawai’i’s history.    

WALTER GUILD | Paddler

Veteran waterman has been a force in modern-day outrigger canoe water sports. A champion paddler, he played a key role in the creation of the OC-1 canoe and continues to coach and inspire many.    

DUANE DESOTO | Surfer

Born and raised in Makaha, this world longboard champion shares his passion and knowledge through his non-profit Na Kama Kai and Aloha Surf Academy, using the ocean to empower our youth.    

JOEY CABELL | Surfer

This Hawaiian Surfer, restaurateur and philanthropist is described by the Encyclopedia of Surfing as "arguably the finest all-around surfer of the '60s, and certainly the decade's best in international competition."