This is Evan Valiere

posted by / News / November 15, 2010

Evan Valiere. PHOTO: Flindt

Evan Valiere. PHOTO: Flindt

North Shore Underground

Name: Evan Valiere
Age: 26
Hometown: North Shore, Kaua?i
Homebreak: Righthand pointbreak
Sponsors: Tamba Surf Company, In4mation, Kicker Audio


Would you say you’re a professional surfer? Well, I make money in the events I compete in, but overall it doesn’t support my financial needs. So in that case, yes and no

Favorite surfer: A.I.

Shaper(s): Brennen of Tamba Surfboards, Tokoro, Eric Arakawa, CI

Crew: Kamalei, Fuller, Steph, Barca, Roy, Aamion, Sion, Nate, Koby, Teva, Shane, The Pipeline Posse, The Wolfpak. All the boys back home

Favorite wave on the North Shore: Pipeline and a special outer reef spot

Jobs you’ve held: Busboy, yard service, other odds and ends jobs, Rent a Local (surf Lessons, stand-up paddle tours, snorkeling tours, guided hikes, island hosting, services, and acivities)

Jobs you hold now: All the Rent a Local services, and a surf school

Define “underground”: Hardcore, psyched on what they do, creative, and good at it. Sometimes without the recognition they deserve

Five best underground Hawaiian surfers, in your opinion: Here are three sick underground surfers: Aaron Marvin, Davey Taylor, Teva Dexter

Three biggest accomplishments in surfing:
Getting a perfect 10 in the Hansen’s Pipeline Pro in 2002
Being awarded the Todd Chesser Memorial Award
Winning the Xcel Pro at Sunset

Three biggest goals in surfing:
Push my limits in big surf and be invited to the Eddie Aikau Invitational
Be creative with my technique and performance in all surf and create a mental video clip
Win a Triple Crown and Pipeline Masters title

If surfing paid no money, what would you do? Pull in some more. Keep doing the work I’m doing. Go to college. Maybe pursue some of my other ideas

How far did you go in school? High school diploma plus one year of interesting college courses

If you could travel to one place, where would you go? I like to surf in Hawaii, Indo, Australia, California and Tahiti. Outside of surfing I would like to visit the seven wonders of the world and some other great places in Central and South America.

If you could surf one contest, what would it be? The Pipeline Masters

Describe a popular misconception about Hawaii: I think people don?t understand or appreciate how spiritually powerful and connected the original people to live in Hawaii were in regards to one another and their surroundings

Team North Shore Underground 2010

  • Ola Eleogram
  • Sion Milosky
  • Mikey Bruneau
  • Markus Hickman
  • Hank Gaskell
  • Evan Valiere

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  • Ito

    If Stan Lee was going to create a Marvel comic book about a superhero Pipeline charger than he would draw Evan Valiere.

  • norm

    The Valiere’s are rad humans. Evans gnarly, shane rips..Great ambassadors for the sport. Surfing needs to come out with the coolest human being lineup. Surfers who shred, but dont act like they own the world. Valiere 1 and 2 are top contenders in my book. ok im done. Yewww Aloha

  • Alex Kaheka

    Evan is the one who has a chance to take this and run with it, maybe Hank too. Evan is the man tho

  • Greg (Stricko) Strickland

    Known Evan since he was born. At 5 yrs old when I was baby sitting him, he paddles out into 6ft Wailua Beach bombers on Kauai and he didn’t know how to swim yet – freeked me out. Evan was charging then and is still charging now. He’s like a fine wine – he’s getting better and better as he matures. Watch out for Evan in 2011 – Gonna be his year – It’s time!!

  • Aunty Sue

    Go Evan…you make us proud!