Our Family

Hawaii’s Most Talented Team of Surf Instructors. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family. We don’t have employees so much as we have Ohana. Everyone from the driver to the bookkeeper in this company surfs. We surf together, with our family, with our friends, with our students, with a fierce aloha … and that’s what we want to share.

All our Surfing Coaches and Guides are CPR, First aid, Life guard certified through the American Red Cross: safetyservicesus.com, hawaiibeachsafety.com


Meet the Ohana Surf Project Team:

Sean Anderson

With a lifetime of surfing experience, including surfing professionally, Sean specializes in empowering those who have unique concerns in the water.
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Jena-Noelani Anderson

“Jennyfish” is a non-competitive ‘soul surfer’ who enjoys gliding and flowing over waves and loves working with younger surfers.
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James Donnelly

James has been surfing for over 20 years and teaching lessons for over 10. He is an avid supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation. He also speaks Japanese.
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Tanner Hopkins


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Kevin Jang

Kevin fell in love with riding waves at a young age, and now is versatile in surfing, SUP and of course his first love: body boarding. He also speaks Korean.
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Keola Kaeo


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Matt Kato

Matt was born and raised on Oahu and grew up on the east side in Kaneohe. Matt’s stoke for surfing and his aloha are felt by his students, coworkers, and friends alike.
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Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea has a remarkable way of making her students — and kids in particular — feel happy and at home in the water. She also speaks Spanish.
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Ken Lykes


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Nick Morelli

Nick’s philosophy of never limiting himself has rewarded him with a collection of experiences and opportunities that he truly enjoys sharing with his students.
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Kainoa McGee

Kainoa has taught, coached, and competed in the surf for over a decade and he’s the only surfer in the world to compete professionally in surfing, stand-up paddling, and body boarding.
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Kyoko Rust


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Nick Steinemann

Nick’s continual aptitude for learning and improving himself allows him to be the best possible coach to his own students.
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Troy Sunderland

Troy’s confidence both in and out of the water helps relax the students and makes them feel more comfortable while learning how to surf and navigate the ocean waters.
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Chris Yasuma

Chris enjoys getting away from his typical 9 to 5, hopping in the water and introducing our students to the wonderful world of surfing. He is also fluent in Japanese.
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