Sion and Suzi Milosky
Sion Milosky was a well respected man in and out of the water - a pioneer of the big wave paddle-in movement, devoted family man and husband. He was regarded as one of the most mentally and physically prepared watermen in the ranks. He gave no less than 100 percent to everything in life, which he shared with his wife Suzi and daughters Awakea and Sariyah. With the blessing and support of his wife, his passion and dedication spurred our safety movement into action and Sion’s legacy stands as our moral compass. Suzi’s dedication to this cause is deeply personal, through her unique connection to the mission. She also knows better then anyone what it means to live like Sion. Through the BWRAG, Sion’s legacy lives on.
From northern Brazil and now a permanent resident of Hawaii with his young family, Danilo lives a life fueled by passion. Chasing huge waves and tubes around the world is what drives him. Taking his kids stand up paddling in small waves in front of his house and cooking Mukeka (traditional Brazilian food) for his family is what motivates him to return home safely. A constant buzz of super-human energy, Danilo is a huge driver of the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group.
Formerly known as an underground charger, Kohl emerged as a leader in the revival of paddle-in surfing in giant conditions that mandated an attention toward physical safety. An environmentally conscious entrepreneur who established himself as a leading solar energy systems installer in the islands. He is one of the owners of Christensen Bros Construction, Inc., a local general contracting company. Kohl also founded bamboo-based eye-wear company (CRVZ - pronounced ‘cruise’ ), and resides on a self-sufficient, off-the-grid farm in Waialua, on the island of Oahu.
Ocean Promotion, Jodi and Liam Wilmott
A husband and wife events, marketing & PR duo who both originated from Australia, Jodi and Liam have called Hawaii home with their three sons for the past 12 years. As partners in life and business, the Wilmott’s active list of clients includes: Quiksilver, VANS, Turtle Bay Resort, C4 Waterman, and the Association of Surfing Professionals. Through their work with professional big wave riding events like the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, their working knowledge of the big wave arena and its riders is immense. Understanding the behind-the-scenes workings of the surf industry, and the greater contributions possible through brand alliances, they have the tools bring several worlds together in the realm of big wave safety. It doesn’t hurt that Liam loves to ride big waves, too.
As the founder of the Hawaii Heart Foundation (HHF) and a registered nurse, Pamela has been an integral part of our program since its inception in 2011. The HHF is a registered non-profit that teaches hands-only CPR and distributes AED (defibrillator) units into local Hawaii Schools and establishments. Pamela’s ability to adapt her teachings to the unique and challenging environment surfers encounter is critical to our success.
Born to legendary Hawaiian waterman ‘Buffalo’ Keaulana, and now a major force in his own right, Brian’s ocean roots run deep and salt water is definitely in his blood. In both work and play, his life is defined by the ocean. Professional stuntman and stunt coordinator whose work has featured in films such as Riding Giants and Billabong Odyssey, his accomplishments all stem from a life anchored in the ocean. Born and raised on the beach at Makaha, Brian has made major contributions to the surfing world not only through his own sporting achievements, but also through his ocean safety expertise that he has formally shared with ocean communities around the world, saving countless lives along the way. A master of tandem surfing, canoe surfing, big-wave riding, and tow-in surfing, his experience in the most challenging of ocean conditions is unsurpassed, making him the highly respected cornerstone of the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group.
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