For those of you who are no longer “living local” you may be unaware of the water-based exploits of our own world class waterman, Mark Cunningham. Primarily known for his body surfing skills extraordinaire, Mark has also made a splash at the North Shore. It was there that he was saving lives during his 29 years as a lifeguard and it was there that he was saving Turtle Bay from development.
Keeping up with Mark’s doings is as easy as a web search away. If you are so inclined to click, do so to learn more about what Mark’s been doing since graduation.
Here are a few places to get started:
Alumni Profile: Mark Cunningham ’74 (Punahou Bulletin)
Kelly Slater and Mark Cunningham Bodysurfing Sumatra: watch a video of Mark’s poweress in the water
Cunningham Reigns at Pipeline: Honolulu Advertiser, 4/5/07
Blog Post where a fan is “stoked” to meet Mark: See the 12/2000 post
The Guardian: 5/1/05 Star-Bulletin article where they interview him about lifeguarding
Turtle Bay Land Draws Buyers: Mark as community activist in this 4/25/08 Star-Bulletin article