Return of the King

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A profile of one of Kauai’s most prolific wave riders, Titus Kinimaka by Drew Kampion. Kampion details Kinimaka’s Hawaiian lineage and his big wave acumen. The story is centered on a wipeout Kinimaka took at Waimea Bay in 1989, where he broke his femur and had to be airlifted from the water. His subsequent recovery provided him with renewed focus and determination.