- Kai Holt found the abandoned piglet at Bellows Beach, Hawaii a few months ago
- Holt discovered Kama could swim when the pig fell into the family's pool
- Kama stays balanced and survives wipe-outs
- He gets free boards from Costco and clothes from Local Motion, and once got a Go Pro camera from the Bike Factory
This little piggy will never find himself inside a Hawaiian imu.
Kamapua'a, or Kama for short, is a surfing pig professional who can balance on a board and ride out wipe-outs with class, to the wonder of beach-goers.
He's so good that Costco gives him free surfboards and his devoted owner, Kai Holt, has promised never to cook him in an imu, a Hawaiian underground oven.
Wipe-out! Kamapua'a the pig loves to hit the Hawaiian surf with his owner, Kai Holt
Surf's up! Kai Holt and his son Braiden regularly take their adopted pig out on the water with them - and he always draws a crowd
'I think he enjoys it, you know. He really gets off on it. It seems like he has a good time out there,' Holt told Hawaii News Now.
'You know surfing is Hawaii's gift to the world. It's like true happiness, you know, that's what this guy does. Everywhere he goes he just makes people smile and laugh. He just brings joy to the world.'
Little Kama's surfing adventures began a few months ago when he stumbled into the Holt family's cabana at Bellows Beach.
They took the abandoned piggy home and discovered he could swim when he fell into the backyard swimming pool.
'I had no idea pigs could swim,' Holt said.
It wasn't long before Holt and his son Braiden took Kama to Sandy Beach and the four-legged waterbaby was jumping onto Holt's standup paddle board.
'It's funny when there's a big wave and a bump coming and he launches into the air,' Braiden said.
'I think he's gonna drown, but he just pops right up out of the foam.'
How they met: Kai Holt was camping with his family at Bellows Beach a few months ago when the little piglet walked into his cabana
Waterbaby: Kai Holt said he discovered Kama could swim when the pig accidentally fell into the family swimming pool
Holt and Kama's bond is so close, they go everywhere together and even sleep in the same bed.
'As long as he lives, he's not gonna see a dinner plate, that's for sure,' Holt said. 'He wont see the inside of an imu.'
The black pig has become such a pro, he is sponsored.
He gets free boards from Costco, clothes from Local Motion and received a Go Pro camera from the Bike Factory.
He even has his own Instagram account, kamapighi, where he keeps his more than 940 followers up-to-date on his adventures.
Riding the waves: Braiden Holt enjoys the swell with his family's adopted pig
Not for eating: Owner Kai Hold said his pet pig has become part of the family, and will 'never see a dinner plate'