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Like flowing waves of the ocean life remains constantly in perpetual motion. No matter the waves you face, big or small, face them bravely and stand tall. Look foward to where you want to go and never give in.

Surf's up!....The truth never changes and neither does love. Love what you do and do what you love. People who love life, love surfing. People who love surfing, love life.

"I have'nt pulled into a beast at the bay in a long time...but whenever the bay came alive, you men were indeed the men!"

Ivan Trent- Respected big wave surfer and son of legendary big wave surfing pioneer Buzzy Trent

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Michael Willis: Big wave surfer, tow-in surfer, surfboard shaper, writer, author, philosopher, waterman, beach boy, and surfing teacherSurfing experts the Willis bros. are in a pantheon of their own, earning impeccable surfing credentials through hard work, dedication to excellence and lifelong commitment to the spirit of surfing. The Willis bros. are recognized for some of the greatest accomplishments in surfing history.

The ultimate authorities in surfing," surfing experts" (a term first coined by the Willis bros.) Have authored 5 published books on surfing philosophy and maintain a syndicated newspaper surfing column entitled Inside Surfing.

Here is a partial list of the many great surfing achievements in the Willis bros. surfing history.

Extreme Tow surfing World Champions, The Willis bros., are recognized world wide for tow surfing the largest swell ever surfed i.e. the hallmark of all swells Biggest Wednesday (Hawaii's second ever condition black). Milton WillisMilton Willis: Big wave surfer, tow-in surfer, surfboard shaper, writer, author, philosopher, waterman, beach boy, and surfing teacher and Michael Willis were the only ones to go out twice, first in the morning and again in the afternoon, finishing their session at Sunset Beach, the only ones to do so.

Recognized for paddling into some of the largest ever recorded waves during the state of Hawaii's first ever condition black. Based on buoy readings, meteorology reports, eye witness accounts and photos, surfing magazine declared the Willis bros. "unofficial winners of the K2 big wave challenge."

Recognized as shaping gurus the Willis bros. Have over 60 years combined surfboard shaping experience. Surfing mag has said Michael Willis is one of the top 5 surfboard shapers in the world.

Surfboard designers/developers of the Phazer bottom surfboard, the Willis bros. have shaped more surfboards for Waimea in the last 20 years than any other shapers. Mark Foo made the cover of surfing mag on his Willis bros. phazer bottom Waimea big wave gun.

Leaders in the field of surf instruction. First to teach surfing on the north shore of Oahu professionally.

First to teach tow-in surfing on the north shore of Oahu, the Willis bros. introduced Ross Clark Jones, Tony Ray, Cheyne Horan, Garrett McNamara, Mike Stewart and more to the sport of tow-surfing.

The Willis bros. established the first surfing P.E. in the United States of America in public high schools with coach Al Southworth at San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, California in 1972.

Credited for successful actions in the most dramatic rescues in surfing history. Michael Willis is credited with saving the life of legendary Kauai surfer Titus Kinimaka. Michael also rescued Oahu's David Kahanamoku from the Waimea shore break, pulling him to safety. Milton Willis is credited with hundreds of rescues on the north shore of Oahu and has received a certificate of life saving merit from the City and County of Honolulu.

The Willis Brothers are recognized as some of the best all around watermen. They both have received certificates of life saving merit from the state of Hawaii. Surfing magazine has written "the Willis Brothers exemplify the spirit of surfing "

Divinely ordained surfing ministers the Willis bros. are Creators




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