Naish International is pleased to announce the addition of legendary waterman Dave Kalama to both the Naish stand up paddle board team and Naish product design group, where he will work alongside Harold Iggy, Rick and Robby Naish and product manager Michi Schweiger in our ongoing efforts to keep Naish at the forefront of Stand Up Paddle development.
Dave Kalama has been a fixture in Maui’s ‘heavy water’ scene since it’s inception, and is famous for his spectacular surfing at Jaws, his background as a champion windsurfer, and his open-minded approach regarding pushing the limits of what is possible on the ocean that, together with together with fellow master waterman Laird Hamilton, has revived sport of Stand up paddling.
Product Manager Michi Schweiger notes: Dave is a great asset. He brings the same "on the water" philosophy to the table that has been the central theme of Naish product design since Robby started the company – the whole philosophy of building rock solid equipment that helps people improve their riding instead of limiting it. Dave was an immediate fit, and we are stoked to have him on board.
With several new products already in the development pipeline, and lots more to come, there is no question that Dave will be a key player in the future of this new industry, and Naish is proud to have him on the team!