Releasing Saturday, July 31. All hats are limited to 30 pieces.
Ezekiel Lau's custom Kamehameha
Ezekiel Lau bleeds blue and silver. The Kamehameha Schoolʻs colors runs through the 16-year-oldʻs veins. Lau recently returned from Southern California where he represented for his school and ‘āina. Lau led the Kamehameha Surf Team at the National Scholastic of Surfing Association Nationals Championships at Huntington Beach, winning the High School Varsity Mens title and helping the team to a 7th place overall finish. Individually, he also won the NSSA Explorer Mens championship. This was the first year that Kamehameha Surf Team competed at NSSA Nationals and they were the only school from Hawai‘i competing this year. Lau also placed third in the 18-and under division at the Surfing National Championships held at Lower Trestles in San Clemente. He followed up those Californian results with a Rip Curl Grom Search 16-and under victory, qualifying the 6-foot, Native Hawaiian for the Rip Curl National Championships. Lauʻs signature, limited-edition Kamehameha New Era reflects the pride he has for Kamehameha and being a Native Hawaiian with its royal blue and silver color way.
Keanu Asing's custom Kamehameha
There is a competitive fire smoldering inside Keanu Asing. The burning desire to win motivated the ‘Ewa Beach local to move to California. This proved fruitful for the 16-year-old, regular foot since he won the Arnette Junior Pro at Newport Beach in June. Currently, Asing is ranked first in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Pro Junior standings. With an International Surfing Association (ISA) 16-and under world championship under his belt, Asing is gunning for another big win – the ASP World Junior championship in Narrabean, Australia. Heʻs already qualified to compete in this event and will head to Oz late this year. Past ASP World Junior champs like Kekoa Bacalso and Andy Irons have gone on to successful pro surfing careers on the World Tour. Asing knows this and fuels his competitive fire with it. Set on an all-black New Era, the Kamehameha logo of Asingʻs signature, limited-edition hat is red to represent the burning desire to win.
Nelson Ahina III's custom Kamehameha
Nelson Ahina has soul. You can see it in the 17-year-oldʻs approach to surfing. Ahina can rip on a shortboard, but longboarding is where his style is truly showcased. The lanky, Native Hawaiian is a prolific noserider and watching him weightlessly hang ten is a brilliant display of traditional longboarding. But, his loose surfing off the tail of his T&C 9ʻ0” is a nod to modern Hawaiian longobarding. Ahinaʻs roundhouse is a high speed, power maneuver that very few of his waveriding peers can mimic. In fact, Ahina is by far the best longboarder in his generation, and is actully one of the only young , Hawaiian surfers with the ability to compete on an international level. Ahinaʻs coming out in the longboarding is similar to professional waterman Duane DeSoto. They both came on the scene younger then the current crop of longboarders and with the skill to punt airs with a big board. Progressive soul is arguably the best way to describe Ahinaʻs surfing, and he incorporated this into his signature, limited-edition New Era Kamehameha. The camouflage background is a testament to the Hawaiian soul and the yellow bill is flashy like Ahinaʻs roundhouse.
Here's a short clip we put together covering the day the boys were at the office designing the three custom Kamehamehas you see above.
There will also be a contest held for the three custom Kamehamehas. Whoever's hats sell out the quickest will win a custom created matching t-shirt. Vote & purchase your favorite!