Maui Surf Instructor - Kiva Rivers


Kiva is considered the next generation of ocean pioneers. He is definitely carving his mark in the water as a champion longboarder, amazing shortboarder, and powerful paddleboarder. His competitive surfing achievements include: second place at the Molokai race (a grueling 32-mile race and true test for the serious waterman), multiple 1st place finishes in the Honolua Surf Co. Legends of the Bay, 1st at the Kimo’s Long Board Classic at Mala Wharf, winner of the first SUP contest held in California at San Onofre, competed numerous times in the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Race in both solo and team crossings, while placing in the top three spots each time.

Kiva has also competed in numerous paddle board events in California like the Malibu Down Winder and the Catalina Classic. Still to this day, one of Kiva’s biggest accomplishments was winning the Jeep Ultimate Waterman Award. But no matter where he goes or what he does, Kiva’s heart stays close to home with his beautiful family.

Kiva Rivers
Kiva Rivers Surfing
Kiva Rivers and his daughter