HOMETOWN: Honolulu, Hawaii
ACCOLADES: 2011 COPA QUIKSILVER CHAMPION, 2011 HIC PRO CHAMPION, 2012 NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC OF SURFING OPEN MEN’S CHAMPION, 2012 BILLABONG PRO TAHARA CHAMPION, 2013 VANS WORLD CUP OF SURFING CHAMPION
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Ezekiel Lau is a warrior: Literally. The professional surfer, who is affectionately called “Zeke,” graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 2012 and their mascot is the Warriors. In addition, his middle name– bestowed by his great-grandfather– is “Kekoamaikalanimai,” which translates to “warrior from the heavens.” He is Hawaii’s next hope for an Association of Surfing Professional World Championship Tour surfer. While in high school, years Zeke broke his back after a gnarly floater, but won an NSSA National title with the injury. A three-month stint in a body cast, meticulous dieting and tenacious physical therapy made him healthier and stronger before the injury. With an extensive training regimen and natural physique, today Zeke looks more like a wide receiver in football than a surfer, which has him poised to make a run for WCT qualification.