Real-Talk With Makua Rothman

On his '14-'15 BWWT title, his big-wave aspirations, the future of tow surfing, and more

Makuakai Rothman is North Shore royalty, an heir-apparent charger who has proven his mettle around the world, from Chile’s Punta de Lobos to Peru’s Pico Alto, Todos Santos to Waimea Bay. Here, the 2014-2015 BWWT champion gives an honest account of his life story – how he was forged into the big-wave rider he is today, what the future holds for paddle- and tow-surfing, his passion for music, and more.