A hui hou, Brock Little

In 2014 Honolulu Community College honored Brock Little as a Distinguished Alumnus at the college’s alumni dinner fundraising event. The Honolulu Community College ‘ohana bids aloha to Brock and expresses its condolences to the Little family.

While completing his Liberal Arts education at Honolulu Community College, Little dreamed of becoming a professional surfer and working in the movie industry. At age 20, he pulled into the barrel on a legitimate 20-footer and later dropped into what is still considered to be one of the biggest waves ever paddled into at Waimea Bay in the 1990 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.

He traveled around the world surfing and worked as a surf coach to professional surfers and Hollywood actors. An avid waterman, he helped to initiate the notion of big-wave jet towing, and was a certified lifeguard for numerous Association of Surfing Professional surf competitions. He was a member of the North Shore Lifeguard Association, Waimea Bay Lifeguard Association and the Hawaiian Water Patrol.

Little was able to parlay his love of surfing and the ocean into a professional career as a stunt coordinator in more than 60 movies and television shows that include:Transformers 1 and 2, Pearl Harbor, Blue Crush, Lost, CSI Miami, and most recently, Hawaiʻi Five-0. He served as a mentor to young surfers and shared his love of surfing and the ocean with everyone around the world.

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