JEFF MUNOZ was born in Santa Monica, California in 1948. His oldest brother -- one of the pioneer big-wave surfers of the North Shore of O'ahu -- imbued Jeff from childhood with the magic and lure of Hawai'i and brought him under the spell of the 'kahuna surf gods'.
Today Jeff is the founder/director of Prayer Rock Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the stewardship of Prayer Rock Sanctuary, a sacred pilgrimage site on the island of Maui. Some of the foundation's activities include rare endemic plant restoration and the maintenance of sacred shrines in the Hawaiian/Buddhist tradition.
For the last forty-five years in Hawai'i, Jeff continues to live the Aloha Path as taught by his hanai tutu kane, Daddy Bray, one of the last great kahuna of Hawai'i.