I was in high school, in a little bit of trouble, and ran away from home to Kauai where a friend of mine was living. We surfed Pakalas alone, surfed Hanalei and explored Kauai. It was then that I decided this was the place I wanted to be, so I packed up and moved to Kauai in 1970. I surfed during the day, worked in restaurants at night and occasionally attended Kauai Community College.


Charlie at the bay — March, 1987 —By Keith Shealor