Riggs Napoleon Interview
By Gabriel Mizunaka
I also interviewed a friend of mine who always has a smile to go with his dyed blond hair. He is always friendly and everyone knows him around at Kaiser bowls.
ME: what is your full name, and where are you from?
Friend of mine: I’m Riggs Napoleon. I’m From Pearl City.
ME: How old are you? And when did you start stand-up paddleing?
Riggs: I’m 10 years old . . . (thinking) I started about 2 years ago
ME: Where do you like to Paddleboard?
Riggs: Here (Kaiser bowls), Macaha. . . I go White Plains a lot too.
ME: do you do any other ocean activities?
Riggs: I surf, go diving, and canoe surf.
ME: wow cool
Riggs: oh and I drive the boat when our family goes fishing.
ME: awesome. Do you compete in SUP contests?
Riggs: . . small kine. Not that much really.
ME: do you do good?
Riggs: of course!
ME ( laughing) ok, would you wanna get sponsored?
Riggs: yeah sure!
ME: DO you think you’ll be stand-up paddleing all your life?
Riggs: yeah. I mean I’m not gonna just give it up. It’s fun.
ME: who else do you know who does SUP?
Riggs: My dad, my cousins, other realtives. . .
ME: How does stand-up paddleing benefit you?
Riggs ( thinking hard) . . . um, it helps me improve my surfing.
ME: that’s good. Any last comments?
Riggs: Watch out, there’s a new boss in town!