Hawaiian Water Patrol

"I came up from getting held under [at the 1987 Eddie Aikau memorial event], and there was my friend on one of those standup jet-skis asking, 'Brian, you OK?' There was no way he could bring me in on that type of craft, but as he zoomed off to the safety of the channel and the next wave held me down, I knew what I was gonna do. The next day I went to town and bought a Yamaha Wave Runner and called Terry [Ahue] and said, 'We need to figure out how to use these things to make rescues.' The rest is history." - Brian Keaulana, co-founder of the Hawaiian Water Patrol.

Founded by North Shore legends Keaulana and Terry Ahue, the Hawaiian Water Patrol is Hawaii's premier water safety organization. With a full crew of trained, professional watermen, HWP provide water patrol for contests and events from the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing to commercial film productions.