Kenny Rust

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Kenny Rust, founder of Aloha Surf Lifesaving
Kendall "Kenny" Rust is the founder of Aloha Surf Lifesaving and a veteran Honolulu City & County lifeguard of 25 years and a competitive ocean swimmer and waterman.


Lifeguard Career

1981-1989 Full-time Lifeguard Makapuu
1989-1991 Lieutenant North Shore
1992-1995 Training Lieutenant
1995-2001 Training Captain
2001-Present Relief Captain


• United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Instructor - Class I
• American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
• American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor
• American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor
• United States Army "Risk Management" Instructor Trainee
• Emergency Medical Technician Trained
• Co-Author of HLA Rescue Craft Manual
• Developed & Implemented Water Safety Training with the HPD, HFD, EMS, MAST, & Coast Guard

Open Water Swimming Accomplishments

25 Years of competition experience throughout the Hawaiian Islands and US Mainland against some of the world’s best watermen.
United States Lifesaving Association National Champion 1985
4-time Molokai Channel Surfski Competitor
2002 Swim Champion - Oahu
Pipeline Body Surfing Championships, Finalist

Aloha Surf Lifesaving

Aloha Surf Lifesaving was created to provide a professional lifeguard service to the people of Hawaii. It specializes in ocean rescue training and event lifeguard services that are designed to adequately patrol and maintain a safe and secure environment for event organizations. All of its lifeguards are United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Class I, CPR & First Responder certified with open water lifesaving experience. It offers event lifeguard services utilizing up-to-date lifesaving equipment, including jet powered water crafts with rescue sleds.


Surf Events

North Shore Tow-in Surfing Championships
Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic
Women's Pipeline Sufing Championships
Outrigger Canoe Club Surf Contest

Paddle Events

Waikiki Beach Boys Canoe Club Waikiki Regatta
Hennenseys Paddle board Championships, South Shore Oahu
Molokai Canoe Race Mens and Womens (Photo Crew)

Triathlons and Swims

JAL and ITU World Cup Triathlons
Waikiki Roughwater Swim
Kamehameha Schools Students 2K Swim at Ala Moana Beach
Honolulu Tinman Triathlon

External links

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
Courtesy of