|Rep. Tokioka, Sen. Kouchi, Reef McIntosh, his fiance Jessica, and Rep. Kawakami|
Almost anywhere you go in America, if you ask children who their heroes are you will get the same short list of answers with athletes like LeBron James, Tom Brady, and now Jeremy Lin topping the list of responses. Not in Kauai. Kids growing up on the Garden Isle look up to local legends like Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, and Reef McIntosh.
Today, lawmakers from Kauai presented Reef McIntosh with a certificate of appreciation for his contributions to the surfing world, the state of Hawai'i, and his recent success in winning the 2012 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Reef, a veteran of the circuit, is known for his barrel mastery and happy disposition. Congratulations to Reef for making Kauai and all of Hawai'i proud.