It didn’t take long for San Clemente-born ripper Kolohe “Brother” Andino to begin to have an influence on the surfing world. With his smooth, new-school style, Brother has established and maintained a position in the spotlight for nearly a decade. Everyone is watching – from groms to the media to seasoned A-list pros. His supreme natural talent mixed with his passion, good genes (son to surf legend Dino Andino) and determination have resulted in some major results and a spot on the prestigious ASP World Tour.
Learn more about Kolohe and the intense work ethic that has propelled him to where he is today in his feature story in the April 2012 issue of One Icon Magazine available for download on iTunes: http://oak.ly/HyPMhh.
Q & A
What drives you to keep on surfing the way you do?
Conner Coffin drives me to surf, haha! (Kolohe conducted this interview while sitting next to Conner on the Indies Trader 4 in indonesia)
If you weren’t surfing as a profession what do you think you would be doing?
Playing professional backgammon, I think I would be world champion.
What scares you the most?
Rick Rifficci (popular surf videographer) with his incredibly shiny white teeth
Most memorable session?
The one with Conner this morning, it was really fun at Cold Springs (Indo). We were just trading waves and trying to out do each other on every wave. Every new session I have is the most memorable one.
Walking down the street. I stubbed my toe...and I fell really bad
Power=lots of spray Fish= rocket Airplanes= sleeping work= fun Sun= sunburn Oil= slippery wax
What is Oakley to you?
some super awesome shades to throw on my head
First thing you do when you get home from a trip?
take a shower
What is something people normally wouldn’t know about you?
I'm really good at back gammon, I just waxed Conner, I think he is really bummed about it. Haha.
Best Surf Trip of your life?
This Red Bull boat trip 2011; fun waves, great crew, classic moments, serious backgammon games.
What is your perfect day?
surf perfect barrels all day with my best friends and maybe Conner Coffin