The Family That Foils Together . . .
Dave Kalama is a Hawaiian waterman who comes from a distinguished lineage of surfing and paddling champions. He has spent his career on the bleeding edge of professional windsurfing, big wave tow-in surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and most recently, the rebirth of the hydrofoil movement.
As a standout with Laird Hamilton on legendary “Big Wednesday” in 1998, Dave is a revered ocean athlete and 2018 inductee to the hallowed Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) Hawai’i Waterman Hall of Fame for Surfing.
He is an accomplished designer and innovator with an unconventional approach to his craft. Shaping, building and testing, Dave has a passion for exploring uncharted waters as he navigates the future of foil board design.
Known for his passion, authenticity, ethical standard and inclusion, Dave is world renowned as an intuitive teacher and top level coach. As the successful owner of the famed Kalama Kamps, Dave travels to surfing meccas around the globe as a private instructor.
When he’s not commentating for the WSL or working on a TED Talk, you’ll find Dave in his most cherished role as husband and father of four on his home island of Maui.
Following the family legacy, this fourth generation Hawaiian waterman has deep roots in Maui. When not working his day job as a kayak/snorkeling guide, you’ll find Austin short boarding, long boarding, body boarding, Stand up wave riding and his favorite, foil boarding.
This 21-year-old trail-blazer – and oldest son of Dave Kalama – is at the forefront of both prone and SUP foiling around the world. Austin has proudly planted the Kalama Family Flag deep into the foil scene with his unique style, inherited skill, unrelenting dedication and winning personality.
Widely respected and recognized as the future of foiling, he carves with precision, lands airs and early on mastered the first ally-oop while elevating the sport at warp speed.
Father and son start most days on Maui sharing water time testing the latest innovations from the Kalama Performance workshop and experimenting with prototype wings from Alex Aguera’s Go Foil tool chest.