Tyler is a professional big-wave surfer born and raised on Maui's North Shore. He has been surfing his whole life, 22 years to be exact! He started on the contest circuit at age 5. At 14, his dad took him out to Maui's Peahi, aka "Jaws," and after his first wave, he knew his passion would be big wave surfing. It paid off in 2012 when, at just 17, he got the cover of Surfer Magazine. In 2016 he was nominated in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the World Surfing League Big Wave Awards.
His other passion is teaching surfing and sharing the stoke of catching waves, and he has many happy clients. When Tyler isn't training for big waves or teaching people how to surf, you can usually find him in or on the water free diving, or fishing.