Keoni was born and raised on the big island of Hawaii. He grew up being around the ocean all his life.
He was a professional surfer for 10 years and has over 40 years of surfing and ocean experience.
In 2009 he became Los Angeles County lifeguard and E.M.T (Emergency Medical
Technician) and currently works in California at Zuma beach in the summer months.
The rest of the year he lives in Mexico teaching and coaching surfing, as well as Pilates (Pilates reforme) classes for his company Paikea Mexico.