Rell Sunn

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Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn (July 31, 1950 in Hawaii – January 2, 1998 in Makaha, Oahu, Hawaii) was an American world surfing champion. Known as "Queen of Makaha" and "Aunty Rell", she was a pioneer in the world of women's surfing.


  • I was smitten by her from the beginning, because where I lived in Kailua in those days, there were no girls that surfed. It intrigued me that I went to the Makaha contest and there was Rell and her sisters Kula and was mind-blowing just to see all those women surf.
    • Greg Ambrose, a former Honolulu Star-Bulletin ocean reporter and author of Stories of Rell Sunn: Queen of Mākaha
    • Ambrose, Greg (February 4, 2011). Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sports. Star Bulletin. Retrieved on 7 November 2019.

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