Keeping the North Shore of Oahu pristine and protecting our shorelines from over development is very important to me. On January 20, I took a day off from teaching surfing on the North Shore and hitched a ride with Uncle Barry and Aunty Kaui to Ala Moana Park to march in the Martin Luther Day Parade with Defend Oahu Coalition through Waikiki. It was an amazing feeling of brotherhood that day. Although the surf in Waikiki was nearly flat, it was still a beautiful day.