American Dad: David David

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Everyone knows hot Junior ripper Kalani David, the fast footed natural footed haole born in Costa Rica and bred on the North Shore of Oahu. Not everyone knows the man who helped bring him into this world for us to enjoy, David. David David. (Yes, and yes.) Skip Snead interviews…..

Ghetto Juice: All right, David, first we want to know, how has your life changed since seeing your son turn into one of the great board sporters of our time?
David David: It's such an in depth story because I got him surfing cause he begged to get out there with me and I did it so we'd always have somewhere to go to rationalize things and be relaxed, be able to be stressed and go surf and shake it off and be a better person because of it. Now I'm in an unknown realm of "I can't believe it's happening" and I gotta be here, I gotta be there … holding a real job seems almost impossible at this point, but what I'm achieving through my son seems to be worth the sacrifice I'm giving it.

Ghetto: When was the big transition from just having fun at home and surfing to all a sudden traveling the world with a schedule to keep?
David: Crazy as it sounds, eight.

Ghetto: Eight years old. So did that make life easier or tougher? We're you going, 'wow, he's really young, but he's really good, so we gotta ride this one…?
David: It was more like 'disconnect the internet' cause he'd search out contests that he wanted to do and be part of. He begged to the point where I had to manifest getting him to the event, and getting him in the event. That's when it almost became like a full time job.

Ghetto: What advice could you give to other parents to inspire their children to find something and stick to it?
David: You create structure for them when they are really young. They have to go to school so why do they not have to learn an instrument? Why do the not have to take up a sport. You keep it part of their daily diet. Then it becomes habit, nature for them. You don't focus on the wins and losses, you focus on the stoke and the camaraderie of it, and they won't burn out, they're gonna go the distance. Don't worry about losing today because losing today, or winning today, isn't going to matter as much as winning tomorrow.

Ghetto: When Kalani was a baby, what were your dreams for him?
David: You couldn't turn your back on Kalani. He was a two year old that would climb a three story scaffold if you turned your eye in a heartbeat… I knew he had some partial ADD, that most of us have—

Ghetto: What???
David: (laughing) and he seemed to be perfect for this lifestyle. This fits into his being of who he is naturally.

Ghetto Juice: Well it makes you by direct association one of the coolest surf dads out there!
David: Nah, I doubt it, I'm one of the biggest donkeys out there (laughs).

Ghetto: Seriously.
David (shrugging his shoulders): Well, I've learned how to hold back the stress and the advice, and just give support. I'd say I'm kinda one of the weirdest surf dads, because when I want to be down there giving him advice and telling him where to go and sit, I just bite my nails and stay way in the background so I don't add to the already mountable stress he's carrying.

Ghetto: And how much of that stress do you carry?
David: Whooo! All of it! (laughs)

Ghetto: So what's your release?
David: My release is music, I play music… I go surfing without Kalani. I'll get up early in the morning and go skate without him… so he doesn't have a chance to ridicule me in the park (laughs)

Ghetto: Well great talking to you David, keep up the great work!
David: Thank you, Skip.

Ghetto: (to Kalani) …Pretty cool dad you got, huh?
Kalani David: Yeah, usually he just beats me up and puts me in the corner…

Ghetto: Well, it's paying off!

Caption: Don't kid yourself, Kalani David got all his surfing talent from his pops! Although you don't see him in the mags much, David David rips! Photo courtesy Facebook


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Everyone knows hot Junior ripper Kalani David, the fast footed natural footed haole born in Costa Rica and bred on the North Shore of Oahu. Not everyone knows the man who helped bring him into this world for us to enjoy, David. David David. (Yes, and yes.) Skip Snead interviews…..

Ghetto Juice: All right, David, first we want to know, how has your life changed since seeing your son turn into one of the great board sporters of our time?
David David: It's such an in depth story because I got him surfing cause he begged to get out there with me and I did it so we'd always have somewhere to go to rationalize things and be relaxed, be able to be stressed and go surf and shake it off and be a better person because of it. Now I'm in an unknown realm of "I can't believe it's happening" and I gotta be here, I gotta be there … holding a real job seems almost impossible at this point, but what I'm achieving through my son seems to be worth the sacrifice I'm giving it.

Ghetto: When was the big transition from just having fun at home and surfing to all a sudden traveling the world with a schedule to keep?
David: Crazy as it sounds, eight.

Ghetto: Eight years old. So did that make life easier or tougher? We're you going, 'wow, he's really young, but he's really good, so we gotta ride this one…?
David: It was more like 'disconnect the internet' cause he'd search out contests that he wanted to do and be part of. He begged to the point where I had to manifest getting him to the event, and getting him in the event. That's when it almost became like a full time job.

Ghetto: What advice could you give to other parents to inspire their children to find something and stick to it?
David: You create structure for them when they are really young. They have to go to school so why do they not have to learn an instrument? Why do the not have to take up a sport. You keep it part of their daily diet. Then it becomes habit, nature for them. You don't focus on the wins and losses, you focus on the stoke and the camaraderie of it, and they won't burn out, they're gonna go the distance. Don't worry about losing today because losing today, or winning today, isn't going to matter as much as winning tomorrow.

Ghetto: When Kalani was a baby, what were your dreams for him?
David: You couldn't turn your back on Kalani. He was a two year old that would climb a three story scaffold if you turned your eye in a heartbeat… I knew he had some partial ADD, that most of us have—

Ghetto: What???
David: (laughing) and he seemed to be perfect for this lifestyle. This fits into his being of who he is naturally.

Ghetto Juice: Well it makes you by direct association one of the coolest surf dads out there!
David: Nah, I doubt it, I'm one of the biggest donkeys out there (laughs).

Ghetto: Seriously.
David (shrugging his shoulders): Well, I've learned how to hold back the stress and the advice, and just give support. I'd say I'm kinda one of the weirdest surf dads, because when I want to be down there giving him advice and telling him where to go and sit, I just bite my nails and stay way in the background so I don't add to the already mountable stress he's carrying.

Ghetto: And how much of that stress do you carry?
David: Whooo! All of it! (laughs)

Ghetto: So what's your release?
David: My release is music, I play music… I go surfing without Kalani. I'll get up early in the morning and go skate without him… so he doesn't have a chance to ridicule me in the park (laughs)

Ghetto: Well great talking to you David, keep up the great work!
David: Thank you, Skip.

Ghetto: (to Kalani) …Pretty cool dad you got, huh?
Kalani David: Yeah, usually he just beats me up and puts me in the corner…

Ghetto: Well, it's paying off!

Caption: Don't kid yourself, Kalani David got all his surfing talent from his pops! Although you don't see him in the mags much, David David rips! Photo courtesy Facebook

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