Advisory Board

Fred Hemmings

Fred Hemmings

Le Jardin School

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Boards and Commission

Trustee, Le Jardin School (2011)
Board of Directors, State Legislative Leaders Foundation (2009-2010) National
Commissioner, Hawaii Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission, appointed by Governor Linda Lingle (2006-2007)
Commissioner, Governor’s Economic Momentum Commission, appointed by Governor Linda Lingle (2005)
Member, Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2005-2006)
Commissioner, Governor’s Millennium Commission, appointed by Governor Ben Cayetano (1999)
Director, Children’s Advocacy (1991)
Trustee, Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (1990-1991)
Board of Directors, Denver Broncos – National Football League (1984-Present)
Honorary Lifetime Director, United States Surfing Federation (1987-Present)
Lifetime Director, Association of Surfing Professionals (1985-Present)
Founder and Producer, Triple Crown Surfing (1983-1988)
Founder and President, International Professional Surfing (1976-1983)
Board of Directors, Hui Nalu O`Hawaii (1976-1979)
Board of Directors, Boys Club of Honolulu (1976-1979)
Board of Directors, Outrigger Canoe Club (1972-1973, 1975-1976)

Political Experience

Senator (2000-2010), Republican Leader, Hawaii State Senate (2002-2010)
Representative (1984-1990), Republican Floor Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives (1989-1990)
Oahu County Chairman, Republican Party of Honolulu (1975-1976)

Awards and Honors

Waterman Hall of Fame, Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (2010)
Surfing “Walk of Fame”, City of Huntington Beach, CA. “Surf City” USA (2009)
Lincoln Legacy Award, Republican Party Hawaii (2006)
Legislator of the Year, Hawaii Medical Association (2005)
Waterman of the Year, Surf Industry and Manufacturer Association (2002)
Listed Top 50 Athletes of Hawaii for 20th Century, Sports Illustrated (2000)
Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame (1999)
Punahou School Athletic Hall of Fame (1994)
International Surfing Hall of Fame (1991)
Top Ranking Legislator, Small Business Hawaii (1985 – 1990, 2001 – 2005)
Top Ten Businessmen’s Award, Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce (1969)
Winged “ O”, Outrigger Canoe Club sports achievement (1969)
Duke Kahanamoku Sportsman Award (1969)
Goodwill Tours with Duke Kahanamoku, State of Hawaii (1966-1967)
Athlete of the Year, Honolulu Quarterback Club (1964)

Athletics

World Surfing Champion—Rincon, Puerto Rico (1968)
Peruvian International Surfing Champion—Lima, Peru (1964)
Makaha International Surfing Champion, Sr. Division (1964, 1966) Jr. Division (1962, 1963)
Championship team, Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race (1967, 1968, 1975 Masters 1984)
Championship Football team, Interscholastic League Honolulu- Co-captain, All Star-Honolulu Star Bulletin (1964)

Journalism

Author, “The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian”—Non-Fiction Best Seller, Hawaii (1997)
Contributing Political Editor, Honolulu Magazine (1991-1992)
Co-Author, “Illustrated Surfing Encyclopedia”, Japan (1979)
Author, “Surfing, Hawaii’s Gift to the World” (1977)
Weekly Columnist, Honolulu Star Bulletin (1966)

Scott Tinley

Scott Tinley

San Diego State University

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Athlete. Surfer. Author. Thinker. SDSU Recreation Alumni, Lecturer in SDSU School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, member of the Center for Surf Research advisory board. Multiple world champion ironman triathlete and hall of famer. Founder of successful sportswear company. Scott has done television commentary for CBS, ESPN and ABC and has written five books. ‘Professor Tinley’ is loved by students at San Diego State University where he founded the Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition (IART). His latest passion is ocean paddleboard racing. Scott lives near the beach in Del Mar, and on a ranch west of Gaviota with his wife, Virginia and two children, Torrie and Dane.

Jon Roseman

Jon Roseman

Tavarua Island Resort

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Jon Roseman is from La Jolla, California. He started surfing at the age of 7 and it soon became his life-long passion. He participated in various surf competitions throughout high school, traveling extensively to Hawaii, Mexico and Indonesia. In 1989 after attending UC Santa Barbara where he studied Economics and Philosophy and was a member of the University Surf Team, he became involved with Tavarua Island in Fiji where he is now one of the Managing Directors. During this time he helped start the Fiji Surfing Association and coached the first Fijian surfing team in the South Pacific Games. Jon has also devoted himself to helping the local Fijian community. He was instrumental in establishing the Scripps Hospital/Fiji Health Alliance to provide overseas urgent medical treatment to locals with severe cases as well as to donate medical equipment and provide advanced medical training by overseas doctors to Fijian hospitals. His involvement also includes numerous other non-profit organizations that aid the locals including the Surfing Medical Association, the Loloma Foundation and the Caukobata Foundation. Today Jon remains active in the Fijian community and also in his hometown of La Jolla, where he served as President of the WindanSea Surf Club and is involved with the local surfing community and various charities. He has appeared in Endless Summer, II (1994) and Castaway (2000), in which he was an advisor as well as official stunt double for Tom Hanks. Jon sits on the Center for Surf Research advisory board and has been instrumental in its development.

Gary Sirota

Gary Sirota

Coast Law Group

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Gary is a founding partner of Coast Law Group, LLP in Encinitas, CA. Gary assisted in the formation of the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and went on to serve as President and Chairman of the Surfrider National Board. He was instrumental in establishing SurfAid International in the US, and currently serves as its General Counsel. As Chair of Coast Law’s Nonprofit practice area, Gary has or currently represents many Action Sports industry related nonprofits including Quiksilver Foundation, Surfers for Cetaceans, Coastkeeper, Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF), Keep A Breast Foundation, and the Clean Oceans Project. Gary co-chairs the firm’s Action Sports practice area, representing well known Action Sports and lifestyle brands, The La Jolla Group (O’Neill, Rusty), FCS, Boardworks, Walden Surfboards, Republic of Friends, and many others. A founding principle of Coast Law Group is to subsidize the nonprofit clients with revenue from business clients. Gary has consulted on or implemented sewage collection and treatment systems on Todos Santos Island, Baja, at Ulu Watu, Bali, and at surf camps in Peru. Gary lives with his wife Robyn and his two sons, in Encinitas, CA.

Henkel Smith

Henkel Smith

SDSU

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Henkel was drawn from his native state of Florida to San Diego in 1996 by a growing passion for surfing. His youth was full of rich experiences along Florida’s coasts, the Bahamas, and Hawaii, but his visits to Southern California and Costa Rica were the catalyst for his move west.

After completing a graduate degree at SDSU, he invested several years working in the Information Technology industry and expanding his surfing experiences to destinations around the globe. Henkel’s attraction to international travel, culture, and surfing led him to Nicaragua in 2003. There, he founded and directed a real estate and tourism services business for five years. This was during a period of unprecedented growth for the country, enabling him to witness first-hand the impacts of foreign investment and tourism. Seeing these changes to the local culture, environment, and economy reinforced his position that sustainable development is a way to positively shape the future of international destinations.

Henkel is currently a business development executive in the technology industry who has helped several companies exceed their growth goals. He lives in Leucadia with his wife Laura and their daughter and remains passionate about international surf and travel.