Oregon original, Pono Bill aka Bill Babcock publisher of the online zine and blog Ke Nalu, devoted to Stand Up Paddling, is back home in Oregon. A snowbird, Pono Bill escapes the doom and gloom of the rainy side of the state of Oregon and lives on Maui every winter.
Randall recognized Bill in the surf, as he's obviously an experienced paddler. Randall and Bill paddle surfed with Paul Montgomery, another long-time Oregon surfer.
I took this photo of Bill after the winds had kicked up and he was ready for a brewski at the Pelican Brew Pub, where he had conveniently parked about 10 feet from the door. Great to finally meet you Bill -- Aloha!