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David Stant Jr.

BIO

From Surf to Turf he says " I get to do what I love, coaching football and surfing. I love surfing during typhoon and, once we're done with practice, I'll go surf."

Stant Sr. was taught to surf by Duke Kahanamoku who was an honored Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.
It seemed only fitting that Sr. teach his son to surf and so at age 8 near their home on Oahu's North Shore Jr. caught his first wave.

As Stant got older he got into playing college football over at Southern Oregon University that is until he received a serious knee injury. Short after he returned home to recover.

Being back on the Island Stant decided he needed to get back in the scene and decided to go for professional surfing.

His passion for football got the best of him, he received a full scholarship to Arizona Western and played for two years before coming back the Island. This time he didn't go back to the North Shore rather he had earnt a full scholarship to the University of Hawaii Warriors and was able to continued his football career there along with surfing.

At age 27, Stant was recruited by The Japanese football team Seagulls. Once Stant arrived in Japan he was received with bad news. Having discover that Japan's top-level American football league, had just banned foreigners from joining the team after knowing a Hawaiian player would be joining them. He was disappointed yet this door closing opened another door in order for him to be a coach.

Now days surfing, coaching, family and Da Hui clothing are what fills Stant's time.

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