Meet Our Instructors - Featuring Alika

Meet Our Instructors: The Experts Behind Hawaii Efoil Experience

- Featuring Alika


At Hawaii Efoil Experience, our instructors are not just teachers; they are passionate ocean enthusiasts who bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep love for the sea. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to one of our most charismatic and experienced instructors, Alika. His story is one of adventure, dedication, and an unwavering connection to the Hawaiian waters.


Meet Alika: The Ageless Efoil Enthusiast


Alika, at 52 years old, has a youthful spirit and vitality that often leads people to mistake him for the older brother of his fellow instructor Donovan, who is just 20. This vibrant energy is a testament to his lifelong love for the ocean and the active lifestyle he leads. Alika’s journey is as fascinating as his personality, shaped by both his roots in Hawaii and his adventures around the globe.


A Hawaiian Heart with a Worldly Soul


Growing up in Hawaii, Alika developed an early love for the ocean. Surfing, swimming, and exploring the underwater world were part of his daily life. However, his adventurous spirit led him to spend 20 years away from the islands, traveling the world and experiencing different cultures and waters. From surfing the smooth waves in Australia to diving in the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the Philipines, Alika's global adventures enriched his understanding and appreciation of marine life and water sports.


Return to the Islands


After two decades of exploring, Alika returned to Hawaii with a wealth of experiences and a renewed love for his home waters. His global perspective and local knowledge blend perfectly, making him an exceptional efoil instructor. He is passionate about sharing the unique thrill of efoiling and the beauty of the Hawaiian seas with both locals and visitors.


Alika’s Favorite Student Story: Courage in the Blue


Of all the students Alika has taught, one story stands out as his favorite. It’s about a 9-year-old girl who came to her efoil lesson with a mix of excitement and fear. The vast blue water intimidated her, and after a few hesitant attempts, she decided to take a break on the beach.


Alika, understanding her apprehension, encouraged her to watch her family ride the efoil. As she observed them having fun and mastering the ride, her fear slowly transformed into inspiration. After a 20-minute break, she gathered her courage and decided to give it another try.


With Alika’s patient guidance and the support of her family, the young girl stood up on the efoil. Her initial trepidation turned into triumph as she skillfully controlled the efoil and rode it back to the beach. The joy and pride on her face were unforgettable for Alika, who loves seeing his students overcome their fears and discover their inner strength.


Why Alika Loves Efoiling


For Alika, efoiling is more than a sport; it’s a way to connect with the ocean in a profound and exhilarating way. He describes the experience as “flying over water,” a sensation that combines the serenity of gliding with the thrill of speed. Teaching efoiling allows him to share this unique joy with others and see the awe and excitement in their eyes.


Join Alika at Hawaii Efoil Experience


Alika’s rich background, engaging personality, and deep love for the ocean make him an outstanding instructor at Hawaii Efoil Experience. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, Alika is dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and unforgettable efoiling experience.


Come meet Alika and the rest of our amazing team. Let’s ride the waves and explore the beautiful Hawaiian waters together. Mahalo, and we look forward to seeing you out on the water!

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