Racing with Aloha: An Inspiring Journey from Humble Barefoot Maui Boy to Champion in the Water

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Morgan James Publishing
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5.43 X 8.35 X 0.55 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
Fred Haywood swam with Mark Spitz, surfed with Gerry Lopez, and pioneered the sport of windsurfing with Laird Hamilton. Legendary Santa Clara swim team coach George Haines coached him to a national championship at seventeen. Fred was a silver medalist backstroker at the 1967 Pan American Games and became a multiple NCAA and American record holder. Fred continued his winning ways when, in 1983, he broke the world speed record in Weymouth, England and became the fastest windsurfer in the world, a record he held for two years. He was featured in major international news outlets including Life magazine for surfing "the biggest wave in the world" at Ho'okipa on the north shore of Maui. For nearly a decade, countless water sports enthusiasts followed his career. At the age of forty, Fred gave up his professional sports career to raise a family and sell real estate on his beloved Maui where he resides. He is now one of the most successful realtors on the island and a popular teacher for realtors around the country.
Fred Haywood has a blend of the intellectual, philosopher, athlete, adventurer, quiet warrior, and curious student. This book entertains, informs, and inspires. There are heroes amongst us, and Fred is one of mine. - Laird Hamilton

From being one of the best swimmers on the planet to becoming the fastest man on a windsurfer and so much more, I am honored to know someone as humble and inspiring as Fred Haywood. - Kai Lenny

I have a single, enduring image of Fred--a man smiling broadly, ready for what storms may come. In my mind, he is always carrying on toward some new and wondrous place just beyond the horizon for that last biggest wave to ride, the last fastest windsurfing run, or the last swim meet we swam in together. - Mark Spitz

The author draws a rich and detailed portrait of Maui, capturing an island developing quickly amid the swirls of change in the latter half of the 20th century. His writing on water sports is compelling and vivid with action. From start to finish, his affection for Maui shines through: "I will always come home to Maui because Maui will always be home." - Kirkus Reviews