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Afternoon Interview: Kolohe Andino Episode 058: We went bass fishing with Kolohe a few days ago and realized he might be the most “punk” surfer there is

Editor’s Note: Kolohe had a bit of a behind the scenes meltdown after his heat at the Hurley Pro caught on tape yesterday, which reminded us of better times bass fishing with him just a few days ago. Our own Michael Cukr went to learn more about the subject of our film Brother and his sometimes polarizing and always enigmatic vibe Michael explains below, Kolohe above—Travis

I feel like I’m always hearing people talk about “What’s cool” or “Who’s cool” and I think it’s such a cheesy concept. What does cool mean anyway? And when that topic gets brought up in many cirlces, I’m pretty sure Kolohe Andino is the last name somebody would throw out there as classically cool. At least by most definitions of the silly word. In fact, he might be the exact opposite of “cool”  — which, to me, is his way of giving the finger to the whole cool thing entirely and really a lot more punk and cool than some kid writing “Sonic Youth” on the bottom of their surfboard.

I was very curious about this patriotic, country music listening, bass fishing thing that he’s all about so I went to see my friend to learn more. And although Kolohe shined most of my phone calls and responded sarcastically to every text message sent while trying to work on this piece, I think it still shows an honest look at Kolohe right now, and I would still consider him a dear friend of mine. —Michael Cukr

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