Archie Kalepa is one of Hawaii’s greatest ocean sports pioneers. He spent more than 30 years working in water safety and most recently served as the head of Maui County’s Ocean Safety Division. Along with Brian Keaulana and Todd Bradley, Archie was a key partner in C4 Waterman and was instrumental in the design and testing of C4’s groundbreaking rescue equipment. Archie is also a pioneer of PWC rescue work. He, along with Brian Keaulana, pushed the limits of big wave surf life saving. They refined water rescue and gear to a paramilitary level.
Archie is a well known big wave surfer, tow-surfer, stand-up paddler, canoe surfer, tandem surfer and free diver. He was featured on CNN’s Next List and is an inductee to the Duke Kahanamoku Waterman’s Hall of Fame.