Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani is a surf legend. The boy with the open smile blew the 1970’s with a set of surf lines and maneuvers, which were featured in the timeless surf movie “Many Classic Moments”.
Kaluhiokalani was born on the North Shore, in Hawaii, on March 30th, 1958. He started surfing at Waikiki, when he was seven years old. After experiencing the first waves in a paipo board, Buttons tried the first tricks, as his famous easy switch foot.
His famous African hair was a trademark and surf photographer Jeff Divine captured his iconicfingerpeace sign picture. At 21, he won Sunkist Malibu Pro and surfed the Pipe Masters and the Sunset World Cup. As an amateur surfer, Montgomery Kaluhiokalani has 100 wins in his career.