"As one of Bobo’s many ocean mentors my desire is not only to help him become stronger as a well rounded ocean athlete, but perhaps to also share with him the importance of being a well-rounded individual through his many talents. I was given the opportunity to show Bobo the way of Maliko and now it seems as though he may be showing me the way of Bobo. It’s an honor and sincere pleasure to be in his and his family’s life."
-Suzie, Suzie Trains Maui
"He's very focused for his age, incredibly fit and approaches all these new challenges he's setting for himself - like open hydrofoil channel crossings and competing in giant surf at Sunset Beach - with a smile on his face. he's doing it because its fun and for the thrill of the next challenge that lies ahead and i believe that is the best possible mindset one can have.
- Sky Solbach, Fanatic North America
Among this year competitors is 2x Ultimate Waterman Champion Zane Schweitzer and 9-year-old Bobo Gallagher.