The Hawaiian and even global surf community is in mourning. Waterman Makani Alexander has died at the age of 25, son of the legendary Kala Alexander. Although there is contradictory information, sources close to the family and even the police point out that cause of death due to an “accidental” gunshot wound while the young man was with friends at his home in Waialua.
Local media such as Hawaii News Now also explain that there were desperate efforts to revive him, but they were unsuccessful. He was then transferred to the nearest hospital, where doctors also attempted resuscitation. Again, without success, so The young diver, surfer and adventurer was declared dead after midnight without any arrests.
Makani, son of Kala
Messages of mourning and support to family and friends have flooded social networks in the surfing world since then. Starting by his father, the legendary Kala Alexander, a leading surfer on the Hawaiian North Shore between the 90s and 2000s, who moved alongside three-time world champion Andy Irons. Kala and his friends were known as WolfPak and according to the New York Times they used “fear and fists to command respect along the seven miles of Oahu’s North Shore, where some of the most famous waves in the world break.” Kala wrote: “I miss my son very much, please pray for us.”
His uncle Kamalei, also a renowned surfer, published the following: “Some candles burn faster, brighter, stronger. You did very well with the cards you were dealt. I hope you know how much you meant to everyone, Makani. You are a great angel, friend, take care of us. I love you”.
Several of the best surfers in the world, such as Nathan Fletcher, Kalani Chapman or Kalani Rob It didn’t take them long to join the messages. As he also did his sister, the influencer Mahina Alexander: “My little brother, I love you very much and I will always love you.” D.E.P.