In our July 21, 1998 paper, surf correspondent Dave Sweedler talked with then-11-year-old surfer Jimmy Mckinney. Here is that story…
Home: East Maui
Dave Sweedler: How did you get involved in surfing?
Jimmy Mckinney: Everyone in my family is a surfer.
DS: Who are your surfing influences?
JM: Slates, Tom Curren, my cousin’s Ariel and Gus, my brother Ian.
DS: Do you compete in contests?
JM: I like to because it’s fun.
DS: What is your strongest maneuver?
JM: Carves and snaps.
DS: Favorite surf video?
JM: Searching for Tom Curren.
DS: What other hobbies do you have?
DS: Any sponsors?
DS: What are your future goals?
JM: To charge big waves, travel and enter in contests.
DS: Any last words?
JM: I would like to thank my mom and dad and my sponsors.
Photo: Kenji Kinoshita