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For Napoleon, life’s been one big ride

By Cindy Luis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2014

It's been a life in and on the water, riding waves of success in surfing, paddling and kayaking.  That Anona Naone Napoleon recovered from a paralyzing diving accident at Waimea Falls to win the Makaha International Surfing Championships a year later surprised only her doctors. Those who knew the teen-ager knew well her competitive drive and spiritual nature, a combination where obstacles were like some surf breaks, challenging but able to be conquered. HAWAII WATERMAN HALL OF FAME >> Class of 2014 induction banquet >> Thursday, 5:30 p.m. >> Outrigger Canoe Club. >> Tickets: $100 >> dukefoundation.org.

It's been a life in and on the water, riding waves of success in surfing, paddling and kayaking. 

That Anona Naone Napoleon recovered from a paralyzing diving accident at Waimea Falls to win the Makaha International Surfing Championships a year later surprised only her doctors. Those who knew the teen-ager knew well her competitive drive and spiritual nature, a combination where obstacles were like some surf breaks, challenging but able to be conquered. HAWAII WATERMAN HALL OF FAME >> Class of 2014 induction banquet >> Thursday, 5:30 p.m. >> Outrigger Canoe Club. >> Tickets: $100 >> dukefoundation.org. Login for more...



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