WATERMAN'S HALL OF FAME 2016

SHARRON WEBER | SURFER

Two-time World Surfing Champion and member of the Surfing Walk of Fame, Weber is also known today as a leader in her community. Weber was recently bestowed with the prestigious Kauai Living Treasures Award, given for her lifetime commitment and kokua to her community.  

DIANE STOWELL | SWIMMER

The two-time All American Swimmer at UCLA went on to claim more than 100 National and International titles in swimming. Stowell was also a dedicated volunteer in her community, serving on numerous charitable Boards and serving as a counselor in the Hawaii prison system.  

PAUL STRAUCH, JR. | SURFER

One of the most influential figures in the world of surfing back in the 1960s. Founder of the cheater-five and the first to use bottom turns in large waves, Strauch won numerous surfing titles and was a member of the prestigious Duke Kahanamoku Surf Team.  

BRUCE BLANKEFELD | PADDLER & POLYNESIAN VOYAGER

One of the most influential figures in Canoe Paddling and Polynesian Voyaging. A perennial figure on the canoe racing circuit, Blankenfeld was the President of Hui Nalu Canoe Club. Also known as a distinguished PWO(Master) Navigator and Captain of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule‘a.