Author: Stuart Holmes Coleman
Although Makaha is a small, isolated town on the Western coast of Oahu, it has produced some of the most intriguing Hawaiians of the twentieth century: world-class surfers Buffalo Keaulana and his sons Rusty and Brian; beautiful skin diver and surfing pro Rell Sunn; and larger-than-life singer and songwriter Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
What connects them is a love for their culture, their people, and water sports. "Fierce Heart" combines stories of exciting surfing competitions, dramatic water rescues, and deep friendships with a look at the history and origins of one of the world’s most thrilling extreme sports.
Stuart Holmes Coleman moved to Hawaii in 1993 to teach, write, and surf. He is the author of the award-winning book Eddie Would Go and works as the regional coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation.