By Moana Jones
DOB: March 27th, 1996
Favorite board: 11’0 Jeff Bushman
Sponsors: San Lorenzo Biknis, Futures Fins, CHANCE’EM, Gi Soap, Hellahigh California, arte suave, RCG Brand
Makani Adric, born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, lives the surfing lifestyle. The almost eighteen-year old started competing in HSA and NSSA Hawaii contests at an early age and now has zeroed in on being a free surfer and big wave rider. Not only does Makani enjoy surfing big waves for the adrenaline rush, she also competes in and teaches jui jitsu (another love of her life!).
At a young age, Makani started surfing Ali‘i Beach with sister Kui, cousins and friends, and eventually progressed to surfing huge Waimea Bay. And this wahine has been seen dropping in at Big Pipeline too!
Makani Adric is a local North Shore big wave charger who always has a smile and enjoys sharing the aloha spirit through surfing.
Tell us about when you first started surfing.
I was seven years old when I first started surfing, and my whole family loved to surf. When we were little, my sister and I would always paddle out to Haleiwa with our cousins and friends. I think that’s what encouraged us to grow up and have fun surfing just like everyone else.
My favorite wave is Pipeline.
What made you want to surf bigger waves?
I started surfing bigger waves because small waves are boring, and doesn’t give me enough of an adrenaline rush to satisfy myself, compared to if I were to surf bigger waves.
Do you do other sports?
I do a lot of cardio and working out. Running, sprints, pull-ups, mountain biking, jiujitsu, and a bunch of breathing techniques, which help a lot with training to surf bigger waves.
One other sport I do besides surfing would be Brazilian Jiujitsu at Sunset Beach Jiujitsu.
What’s your quiver?
Quiver- 5’5, 5’7, 5’10, 7’2 Bret Marumoto boards. 6’10, 8’0 RM boards. 10’0, 11’0 Bushman boards.
Who is your inspiration?
My inspiration would be anyone who pushes me in succeeding well in life, along with surfing and jiujitsu.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I have many hidden talents, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
What are your goals for this year?
My goals for this year would be to compete in worlds for jiujitsu and place well. Also to surf bigger waves around the world and try to get nominated into the Billabong XXL this year for women’s.
If you could be a billionaire for a day, what would you do?
If I could be a billionaire for one day I would invest all my money into something bigger.
What are some words of wisdom to live by?
There’s no greater person in life you can defeat but yourself.
Do you have a nickname?
What is your ultimate goal in life?
My goal in life is to live life to the fullest and challenge my inner craziness.
Las words for the Freesurf audience…
Shoots…see you all later!