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Go in search of the epicenter of summer soul and you’ll eventually wind up at Hanalei Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii. Among this tight-knit community of surfers, the days revolve around the sun, the wind, and one of the most revered waves on the planet. “Hanalei Bay is a spiritual place,” says local big-wave rider Titus Nihi Kinimaka.
“To some people, this life is a calling.” In the pages that follow, we honor that calling with an exclusive portfolio of champions, icons, beauties, and young phenoms from the legendary Hanalei scene.