When an orphaned piglet trotted through Kai Holt's campsite, his life changed forever.
After spending a few days with the animal during his trip, Holt couldn't bear to leave the lonely piglet by himself on Bellows Beach in Waimanalo, Hawaii. He decided to take the animal home and named him Kamapua'a -- Kama for short.
A few weeks later, Kama accidentally fell into Holt's backyard pool while playing with his three children.
"He started swimming like a little motorized boat," Holt told The Dodo.
Soon Kama was swimming all the time -- and he even started hopping up on Holt's paddleboard during trips to the local beach. The little guy was hitting the waves like a pro!
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Kama the surfing pig
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Hey everybody! Hope alls well. Come see us surf the duke fest animal division on 08-25-16 at Waikiki queens. It's gonna be superfun surfing with all of the other animals! This is a pic from last years festivities. PC @surfdogshawaii thanks Kelli and all who helped to put this on @dukesoceanfest for letting it go to the dogs, and the wave hawg himself! Haha! Special thanks to our sponsors Brada Brian and the crew @moku_hawaii for all of your love and support throughout the years! We love you guys so much! Thanks #bombereyewear #hicsurf #drinkgr3en #hidentitysurf #heeblerhawaii #kentajes #wavehawg #mokuhawaii for all that you do! We hope to see yall there. One love, peace and unity! Oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 aloha😄🌈
Everybody follow @braiden808 for some live action shots both in and out of the water. Follow @braiden808 and he follow back. Thank you everyone! #drinkgr3en #bombereyewear #hidentitysurf #mokuhawaii #surfingpig #wavehawg #triadmovement #hicsurf oink oink🐗🌊 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @salty_blondee aloha🌈😄
Throwback to the super fun awesome beginning of summer @mauliolafoundation surf experience day hosted by @sunnygarcia @kala_dacaptain #maythewavehealusall #cysticfibrosis #awareness #surfing #therapy this was an epic party wave with #mauoliolafoundation and #redbull #rider @whoisjob thanks everyone for giving back to the youth! We are also honored and proud to announce that we will be judging the @redbull #partywave #festival at the @dukesoceanfest tomorrow. We are stoked to be surfing in the grand finale as well! Everyone come and join in on the fun and festivities all day tomorrow at Waikiki queens @dukesoceanfest it's gonna be a blast! Hope to see yall there. Much love @moku_hawaii @bombereyewear @hicsurf @hidentitysurf @gopro oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @salty_blondee aloha😄🌈
Hey erybody! Hope yall had a totally awesome, super duper, unforgettable summer 2016! Haha! We're gonna be shooting the music video for @shaggamon_natmusic Song summer time on Sunday all day at sandy beach. Erybody follow @shaggamon_natmusic we're also gonna shoot for one of our own Instagram songs called surf eat sleep repeat! Haha! Your all welcome to come on down and be in the video that's gonna go world wide viral on Gopros YouTube channel. Hope to see yall there. Special thanks to my Brada mots @bomber_safety_eyewear For these purple irie bombs that we rockin in the music vid. Erybody get some @bombereyewear Thanks Tom and Jamira @bombereyewear For all the love! Thanks Brada Tim @hicsurf for the sweet hat and gear from @hicsurf much love to all our sponsors @hidentitysurf @kentajes @drinkgr3en @Gopro @triadmovement @moku_hawaii see yall at sandys! Oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 aloha😄🌈
Hey everybody! Hope alls well. I'd like to dedicate this one to my middle daughter Taira Malia Pua Kai Holt. She graduates today at 5pm Hawaiian time from Nanakuli high school. She has been an honor roll student from elementary through high school. Taira has been granted scholarships to college and She will be attending UH next semester. I am so proud of you my honey. You have become such a bright, beautiful, intelligent, young lady, with a heart of gold and a smile to match it. You make me sooo dang proud my honey! You have already become everything that I ever wanted for my children. No matter rich or poor. Big house on the hills or house less on the beach. The mane thing in life is to achieve happiness. And to be a legitimately good, kind hearted person that shares and cares for all, and is always considerate of others. You my honey, have already accomplished what for some may take a life time, and others may never achieve. You are so very blessed my love. Words cannot express how proud I am of you my honey. Your future awaits, and I'm sure it'll be a great one. Whatever it is, always remember to have fun, and don't take life too seriously. Enjoy the simple things, and spread the light and love to all those around you. Always remember that life is a trip. We never know exactly where we're going to go, or exactly what's going to happen. Every breath is a gift, so Live every moment to the fullest, and do everything in your power to make all of your dreams come true. Live, laugh, love and aloha. I love you so much my honey. Love your daddy. Namaste! #classof2016 #nanakulihighschool #honorroll #collegeprepped #readytorocklife #nanakulisfinest #nalosfinest #beautyandbrains #theworldisyours #daddysgirl oink oink🐗🌊 aloha🌈😄
Big ups @sciencebodyboards for all the love of the sport. #ibatour #pipetrials #wesside much love Brada Joey @triadmovement for da slippah rippah. Its a magic board @triadmovement #standupboogieman all love Brada aka @hidentitysurf Brada Brian @moku_hawaii for all the love and support. Love you guys. One love! Les go! On da sand! Imma rockin! My band! Surfs up! Yokohama! Imma rockin Japan! Ichi! Nee! San! Shi! Go! One! Two! Three! Four! Dis is how we do! Livin life! As a Hero four! Five! Six! Seven eight nine ten! Did it before! Doin it now! Do it again! Ain't no end in time! Just a bend in time! Time is a circle! Like a bended line! Move forward far enough! Aint no ended line! Right back to da beginning! Said a friend o mine! Friend o mine! Everyone's a friend o mine! Ain't no strangers! If you dunno me now! Imma be a friend! In time! We all friends that we haven't met yet! Mite not! Member your name! But I'll! Never forget! Your face! In da place! Dats da place to be! Intergalactic! Planetary! Universally! Yeah it works for me! Put in work! Work da earth! And it works for me! Work for free! Free fruits and veggies! Works for me! Surf! Eat! Sleep! Bleep bleep! Das da perks! For me! Kamapua'a! Like Hercules! Like Hercules! Livin da dream! Livin da dream! Gimme da microphone! And Imma merk a beat! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @slang253 @hidentitysurf @triadmovement @moku_hawaii @hicsurf @bombereyewear @kentajes @heeblerhawaii @wahoosfishtaco @dvsshoes aloha🐗🌊🌈😄
Hey Erybody! Hope alls well. Blessings of good health and wealth and good fun for everyone! New happy year Erybody! Let's have the best year ever. Hau'oli makahiki hou! One love, peace, unity, and aloha! Aight les go! Back to school! Blues! Drop in! Imma pop in! Straight A! Frames! Stay cool! Imma stop in! Stop in! Stay in! Blue room! Imma playin! Work hard! Play harder! Rock a new year! Slayin! Just sayin! Happy new year! Kun hee phat choi! Good health and wealth to all! Imma fat boy! Bwaaap bwaaap! All over da map! Photo shoot with miss Sweden! That's a wrap! And I'm eatin! To da next board meeting! Erybody gotta eat! Imma rock a beat! Surf! Eat! Bleep! And feast! Imma beast! Da beast beater! Surfing piggy bank feeder! Fatten her up! Den I eater! Plant seeds by da river of water! I seeder! Tend to the garden of life! And I weeder! Vegetarian! Peter Peter pumpkin eater! I love you! My marijane! I need her! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @slang253 @hidentitysurf @kentajes @gr3en4life @moku_hawaii @hicsurf @bombereyewear @dvsshoes @heeblerhawaii @wahoosfishtaco aloha🐗🌊🌈😄
Aloha erybody! Happy holidays! Shout out to @tailsticks for casting us in all of the Hawaii five o and movie and commercial roles. Pic cred @tailsticks Love you sue! Your the best! Thanks for all the work! Have an awesome blessed holiday trip. #hollywoodsfinest haha😂 see you on set😄 k les go! Imma real! Wild one! I roll! I run! I! Surf surf! Eat eat! Sleep sleep! Bleep bleep! When I'm done! I swim! I win! Re Repent! When I sin! Greater den he! Is I! And I! And I'm him! I'm in! I'm out! Yo! I'm back! Reroute! Given! All o my lovahs sumpen a talk about! Post it up on I G! I shout! I be! One Hundred percent! One hundred percent! And likely! To rock upon da mic! And rock it Nightly! When we rock upon da mic! We rock da mic! Right! Daily! Daily! Shout out to my Bailey! Shine bright! Shootin star! Flying high! Like haileys! Comet! We on it! Like a hornet! Fly like a butterfly! Sting like a hornet! Mauka to makai! Torn it! Rippen it up! Sippin da cup! Da cup is half full! Imma fillin it up! Willin it up! Doin it cool! Calm! Collective! Chillen up! Still in da cut! Always on da rise! Keep it cummin up! Always on da rise! Keep it cummin up! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @tailsticks @hidentitysurf @kentajes @heeblerhawaii @hicsurf @gr3en4life @bombereyewear @dvsshoes @wahoosfishtaco @ballisticboards aloha🐗🌊🌈😄
Hey erybody! Hope alls well. Check out the fresh @bombereyewear shades, slick @hicsurf shorts, and @hidentitysurf hat from @hidentitysurf erybody get your Xmas shopping on. Special thanks to @hidentitysurf for supporting everyone and representing in the Waimanalo parade. @hidentitysurf float was rockin da Nalo town git down. Much love! Happy holidays everybody! Have an awesome one. Ok let's go! Gotta flow to buss! Suckin on a coconuts! Motor boat! Motor bike! Mowe da lawn! Motor bus! Motor cycle! Riden my bike! All day long! Riden my bike! Till da night fall! I ball! I stall! Pull into da tube! Light anada dube! Yabadabaday!Yabadabadoo! Scooby doo! I love you! Scoobie doobie Doo! I'm in love with you! Take you to da ranch! To da beach! Den its off to school! Take you in da shade! Where we got it made! Light up! Spark another one! Rock da parade! Git leid! All day! Eryday! I play high! Slay high! Stay high! Give thanks and praise! In da H I! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @hicsurf @moku_hawaii @hidentitysurf @kentajes @wahoosfishtaco @heeblerhawaii @dvsshoes gr3en4life @bombereyewear aloha🐗🌊🌈😄
Hey erybody! Hope alls well. Good luck on finals. You got dis. No stress! Stay blessed! Have a fun, safe, happy, awesome winter break. Happy holidays yall! Much love. Ok les go! Yeah! Imma outta school! Imma do what I do! Livin life! Without a care! She be doin it too! Surfs up! Down at da pool! We be chillen it! Cool! Just! Me n my girlfriend! And Chalangalang crew! Changalang! Changalang! Imma go fishin! Angalang! Hook line n sinker! Dangalang! Dangalang! Cowboy o da sea! Wrangalang! Spicy ahi! Fire blaze! Bang bangalang! Haha;) Surf! Eat! Sleep! Repeat! Bleep bleep! Oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @kittythesurfingcat @hidentitysurf @kentajes @gr3en4life @hicsurf @moku_hawaii @ballisticboards @heeblerhawaii @wahoosfishtaco @dvsshoes aloha🐗🌊🌈😄
Hey erybody! Hope alls well. See Yall in the paddle out at Makaha beach for Brada Jeff @manaphotohawaii tomorrow morning. This ones for you Brada Jeff Walthall @manaphotohawaii one of thee best bradas and photographers that I know, both in and out of the water. Yous da coolest my Brada! Your presence is all love, light, and positivity. Love you Brada Jeff! You will be missed by all. All the kids in the ewa beach Keiki surf fest at haubush Sunday are gonna miss you too bro. You'll be in our hearts and minds Brada! Rest in love. See you in da surf bro. Ahuihou! Let's go! I'm free! Surfin sandy beach! Rock it from da H I! To Japan TV! Young wild and free! Hidentity! Make a man o me! Lights camera action! Letcha camera be! To be o! Not to be! Nat geo! Got me G's! Hero! For Gopro! Got me deez! Hero fours! Click click click! Money shots! Wit my toes on da nose! Made in da shade! Erywhere I go! Wit my bomber eyewear! I wear! I swear! By the love and da light dat shine bright! Dat I care! I dare! To step out da box and! Float in da bubble bubble! Imma Rock Babylon! On da double double! Fak da Hubble Hubble! Take you back to da Stone Age! Flintsones! Like rubble rubble! Barney! Barney! Wilma! Got me harney! Yabadabadoo! In da marning! Breakfast of champs! Lucky charms! Got me charming! Warming! Like K Y! Imma stay high! Imma ride dis wave! All da way! I! Work hard! Surf hard! Imma play high! Yaay! I! One love! Peace and unity! K bye! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @manaphotohawaii @bombereyewear @bombereyewearhawaii @hidentitysurf @kentajes @gr3en4life @hicsurf @moku_hawaii @dvsshoes @wahoosfishtaco @heeblerhawaii aloha🌈😄
Throw another shrimp on da Barbie! Hardie! Eddie! Got me a Barbie doll! Get ready! Steady! Lipstick on a pig! Dready! Ganja man! Blaze up by da key! We come heavy! Light up! Pipe up! Pack pounds! Tight up! Pig fly! Over seas! Up and away! Right up! Write off! Lyrics in da night! We ride off! Happily ever after! Dream time! Turn da light off! Taxes! Faxes! Chop trees! With axes! Grapefruit haze! Hashish! Oils! And waxes! Passes! Passports! Pit stops! Gas ports! Stand by! Ass port! Last port! Air ports! Imma fast ford! Forward ever! Backward! Never! Move on and on and on! Follow da sun! Ewa! Clever! Cleaver! Leave it to beaver! She love me Koa wood! Stronger den cedar! Eater! Fast like cheeter! Chester cheeto! Fat been burrito! Snap shots wit da hero! Four oh! Score oh! Rain it pour oh! On da bed! On da couch! On da floor oh! Surf it from da deep to da shore oh! Pump it more oh! Fresh fruit from da farm! Ranch hand! It's a chore oh! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @hidentitysurf @bombereyewear @hicsurf @gr3en4life @dvsshoes @kentajes @ballisticboards @wahoosfishtaco aloha🌈😄
Hey erybody! Come check us out at the duke fest tomorrow, queens beach Waikiki for the first ever, historical surfing animal division. Watch us dogs, hawgs, cats, rats, and frikn animals shred the south side up. Haha! Gonna be superfun! Hope to see yall there. Much love everyone! K les go! Watchin da sets roll! Ready! Get set! Go! Duke kahanamoku! Surf fest! Where da pets go! Let's go! W! A! I! K! I! K! I! Play high! When pigs fly! Up and away! I! Fly higher! Den da sky! Sky scrapers! In my cape! I! Vapor! Fly! Paper! Paper planes! Up and away! Later! Skater! Master debater! Imma regulator! Mount up! In town! Up! Country boy! Get down! Up! And around! Up town! Down town! Blaze up! By da pound! Fly high! I get around! Wit my pet around! Yeah I get around! Sit around! Stand up! Piss! And I shet around! Drop bombs I! Ring dee alarms! I come to wreck shop! Everybody stay calm I! Collective! And cool I! Endless summer lovin! And it's! Back to school! I'm! Back to school blues I! Breakin da rules I! Makin da rules I! College co-ed! U of H! My school! Rule! True! School! Of! True love! Ooh! Love! I love You love! Too love! Old love! And New love! Hot and cool love! Take dis hand in marriage! Do you?! I do love! I do love! I do love you so much! I'm in love wit da sea! She in love wit me! The way she caress me! Set me free! She let me be! Blessin me! Lesson me! Surf! Free! Lesson! Free! Love and happiness! No stressn! Free! Imma be! Happily! Everly! Afterly! Happily! Haha;) oink oink🐗🌊😉 @chu @braiden808 @moku_surf @hicsurf @hidentitysurf @bombereyewear @kentajes @ballisticbodyboards @heebler @dvsshoes @wahoosfishtacos aloha😄🌈
Hey erybody! We surfin da china long board contest today at Waikiki queens. Then off to da surf film fest again at 7:30. Come check it out @honolulumuseumofarts much love erybody! Aight les go! Yeah! I get high on da kush! Den I eat da bush! Apple a day! Breakfast of champions! Hit da beach! And I push! Push! Push! Play! Pull! Yeah! You! How we do! I'm dope! Like a dealer! Imma push! Push! Push it! On you! It's on! Like! Pop! Corn! Like free pon dot com! Like a long john! Liker short shorts! Like a hit from da bong o! Jeans! Nah mean! I mean! I Been! I seen! Fresh! Clean! As a whistle! I Spring! Like a whistle! I! Surf! Eat! Bleep! Sleep! Sing! Like a whistle! Do my ting! Watcher whistle! She! Whistle high! Whistle low! Whistle on da hydro! Whistle on da on da purple peery mango! Whistle! My flow! My flow! Flow deep! Like da ocean! Deep! Like da deep! Blue sea! Deeper den da river! Deeper den da roots o tree! Deeper den! All da stars! In da Galaxy! Galactic! Intergalactic! Planetary! Mandatory! Minority! I am! Da story! My story! Your story! His story! Herstory! They're story! Our stories! Dis is our story! Non fiction! It Fits da! Description! Of a real life! Dream! Pono fliction! Surf flic! Mega! Pixen! Imma pig president! Like president! Nixxon! Like Clinton! And Kennedy! Monroe! Sucka dixxon! Haha;) oink oink🐗🏄 @chu @braiden808 @hidentitysurf @gr3en4life @kentajes @hicsurf @ballisticbodyboards @bombereyewear @dvsshoes @heebler @alohasub aloha😄🌈
Hey erybody! Check Kama at da Sam pops achoy contest last weekend. We posed to be batman and robin in the tandem costume division! Haha;) this was a wave after loosing our masks on a bomb set. Haha;) thanks Brian and the Moku surf crew for making it happen. Much love! Thanks @hicsurf for the coolest surf shorts ever! Much love Brada Mitch and crew! K les go! Eat surf! Sleep surf! Bleep bleep bleep bleep surf! Eat it up! Til me belly full! And I sheet surf! Peed surf! Heed surf! Mountain! And I weed surf! She surf! Me surf! To Together! We we we surf! She crave! Me lovin! Got me hooked! And I need surf! Life is a b beach! And we! Sandy b b beach surf! Free surf! Free surf! She she and me me surf! We we surf! Everybody! Surf! Ev Everybody! Surf! Haha;) Downward dawg! On da board! Da board is my sword! Wave hawg! On da board! Kama train! All aboard! Whoop whoop! Cummin through! Yeah! You know how we do! In a sea of love! We swimmin in a pool! Infinity pool! In a sea of dreams! Real it seems! We are dreams! Have a dream! I have a dream! Dream a dream! Be a dream! In your eyes! I see a dream! And To me! She a dream! And to her! Me a dream! And together! We a dream! Haha;) On da beach in Hawaii! We stretch on da beach in Hawaii! Yogi! Yogini! On da beach in Hawaii! We Tadasana! On da beach in Hawaii! Yeah we Shavasana! On da beach in Hawaii! Happy baby! Happy baby! Happy baby! Happy baby! Sunrise salute! On da beach in Hawaii! Yeah! Happy baby! Happy baby! Happy baby! Happy baby! Sunrise salute! On da beach in Hawaii! Haha;) oink oink🐗🏄 @chu @braiden808 @bombereyewear @hidentitysurf @gr3en4life @hicsurf @kentajes @dvsshoes @alohasub aloha🌈😉
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Kama certainly turns heads on the beach with lots of people stopping to snap photos of the incredible surfing pig.
"Everywhere he goes he just makes people smile and laugh," Holt told Hawaii News Now. "He just brings joy to the world."
Kama has had an incredible impact on Holt's life. The doting pig dad became a vegetarian and even opened up a small sanctuary for rescued animals.
And now, Kama is passing on his athletic skills to future generations. That's right, Kama's very own son and granddaughter, appropriately named Kama 2 and Kama 3, are hitting the waves too.
See Kama 2 as a young piglet learn to surf just like his proud papa:
We absolutely love this cute family tradition!
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