Goodbye to a Legend: RIP Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani
Saturday, November 2, 2013, a legend passed away. One of Hawaii’s favorite sons, Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani, died at the age of 54 due to complications related to his battle with lung cancer. His creativity, fearlessness, and innovation redefined what people thought was possible on a surfboard and laid the framework for modern day surfing. Along with his trademark fro, Buttons’ always had a smile on his face. He was a true ambassador of the Aloha Spirit.
Buttons was a major inspiration to us. He taught us to attempt the impossible and to always set the bar high for yourself. While we are deeply saddened by his passing, his legacy and inspiration will live on forever. Thank you, Buttons, for living an incredible life and inspiring so many of us.