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Aloha Surf Lifesaving

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Kenny Rust, founder of Aloha Surf Lifesaving

Aloha Surf Lifesaving is a professional lifeguard service company in 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.

It was established by Kenny Rust, a veteran Honolulu City & County lifeguard of 25 years and a competitive ocean swimmer.

Kenny Rust Lifeguard Career[edit]

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

Certifications[edit]

• 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[edit]

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 Events[edit]

Surf Events[edit]

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

Paddle Events[edit]

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[edit]

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

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