The world lost a surf legend yesterday, February 18, 2016 to a short battle with cancer. In 2014 Honolulu Community College honored Brock Little as a Distinguished Alumnus at the college’s alumni dinner fundraising event. The Honolulu ‘ohana bid aloha to Brock. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Little family.
While completing his Liberal Arts education at Honolulu Community College, Brock dreamed of becoming a professional surfer and working in the movie industry. At age 20, he pulled into the barrel on a legitimate 20-footer and later dropped into what is still considered to be one of the biggest waves ever paddled into at Waimea Bay in the 1990 Quicksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau.
He has traveled around the world surfing and has worked as a surf coach to professional surfers and Hollywood actors. An avid waterman he helped to initiate the notion of the big-wave jet towing, and was a certified lifeguard for numerous Association of Surfing Professional surf competitions. He was a member of the North Shore Lifeguard Association, Waimea Bay Lifeguard Association and the Hawaiian Water Patrol.
Brock has been able to parley his love of surfing and the ocean into a professional career as a stunt coordinator on over 60 movies and television shows that include: Transformers 1 and 2, Pearl Harbor, Blue Crush, Lost, CSI Miami, and most recently, Hawaiʻi 5-0. He served as a mentor to young surfers and shared his love of surfing and the ocean with everyone around the world.