The Hawaiian Water Patrol (HWP) was founded in 1985 on the North Shore of Oahu by Brian Keaulana and Terry Ahue.
The premier water safety team in Hawaii features a crew of professional and high-trained watermen. HWP provides water patrol for surf contests and water-based events like the Triple Crown of Surfing and commercial film productions.
“We saw Herbie Fletcher riding his jet ski at Pipe. I used to be a lifeguard at Ehukai [Beach Park], and he was helping pull guys out of the critical areas not even lifeguards and surfboards could be,” explains Ahue.