Hailing from Maui, Kemper spent a childhood looking up to the greatest Hawaiians from the generations before him. With no lack of motivation, Kemper is known as a hard-working young surfer ready to charge. In 2010, he won the 4-star HIC Pro at Sunset Beach, putting himself on the map and finishing the year ranked No. 1 in the ASP Hawaii Region. Kemper might be best known for his paddle-in exploits in huge Jaws, where he has already logged a lifetime of massive walls. His numerous XXL entries have included 2010 “Ride of the Year,” and 2013 “Wipeout of the Year.” In 2012, he also won the Steep & Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge. But he’s now establishing himself on the WQS, doing ASP 6-star and Prime events from the US Open to the Reef Pro El Salvador and the Pipeline Pro.