"Nothing but good vibes!"
N A M E
Skylar Aolani Vass
∞ Kyle, “Totally Kyle”, KyeKye (his little sister used to call him that)
A L I A S E S
A G E
17 || February 16th
G E N D E R
S E X U A L I T Y
Pansexual - Much like the waves he rides, Kyle is very much about “going with the flow” when it comes to romance or otherwise. Gender identity has no place in this surfer’s heart.
C U R R E N T C I T Y
Long Beach, California
E T H N I C I T Y
Native Hawaiian, ScotIrish, Chinese, and Japanese
A P P E R A N C E
R E L A T I O N S H I P S T A T U S
Single (for now)
F A M I L Y
father: ∞ Akoni Kahale Vass || 55 || Retired Surfer/Owner of VassWear, a successful surfing apparel and equipment brand || FC: Keanu Reeves
mother: ∞ Mitsuki "Suki" Vass (nee. Watanabe) || 54 || Retired Skater; now a consultant for skating games such as Skate and Skater XL || FC: Tomita Tamlyn
younger sister: ∞ Malina Leilani "Malu Vass || 16 || Junior at Delbrook Academy; ametuer skater || FC: Fivel Stewart
P E T S
∞ Rocky (4 years old male) - Male Black Lab || Lola (4 and a half years old ) - Female White Lab
∞ Hawk (3 years old) - Male Saint Benard
H O M E S W E E T H O M E
L I K E S
✔ The beach and everything it provides: the sun to tan, the ocean to surf and swim, the beach to play volleyball and throw frisbys, also the beach to get buried in the sand by the boys and potentially have a sandbra made in the process, and having occasional picnics where SAND WILL NOT GET CAUGHT IN THE POTATO SALAD!
✔ #winning - Kyle loves to win and hates losing. There is no worse feeling in the world to him, so he'd prefer to win if at all possible.
✔ Loco Moco - yeah, he's a walking stereotype, so you bet he adores this beloved classic from the island. Meat? Good! Rice? Good! Beef gravy with MSG and soy sauce? GOOOOOOOD!
✔ Or really any food. Kyle loves his food. Especially if it';s cheesy or with a little soy sauce on top.
✔ Not doing homework - he's not his sister. Homework makes him want to die.
✔ Hanging with the boys
✔ Mixing all sorts of sodas for a special surprise flavor
✔ 90s beach vibe, or really anything about the 90s
✔ Playing video games
✔ Trying to win big with the ladies and fellas who aren't one of the boys
D I S L I K E S
✘ #losing - he isn't a sore loser or winner but he really hates the feeling of failure____________________________________________________________________________
✘ When the vibe is ruined - all Kyle wants to do is be all about those good vibes, but when the good vibes are ruined, it's a real bummer.
✘ Drugs that isn't weed - he gets high but he doesn't do anything stronger than that.
✘ Being told to cut his hair - yes, he understands you dumb boomer - his hair is too long. You can shut up about it already.
✘ TV series/films that require too much thought to enjoy
✘ Aggressive music - he much prefers the easy listening stuff
✘ Beer - not that Kyle doesn't enjoy his alcohol, but he's more of a wine cooler and fruity drink kind of drinker.
✘ All the "Kyle" memes - okay, maybe not all of them, but it got annoying a couple of years ago when all everyone wanted was for him to punch some drywall.
✘ Spicy food - he does like the hot stuff and definitely doesn't like it when it gives him the shits from hell
✘ Wasting time - not so much because he's impatient but Kyle doesn't want to waste time beating around the bush. Rip off the bandaid!
✘ Spiders - they scare the heeby-jeebies out of him
P E R S O N A L I T Y
Adventurous → confident → energetic → hyptastic → super friendly → optimistic →motivated to win → creative → tenacious → stubborn → oblivious → foolhardy → thick-headed____________________________________________________________________________
Being the thrill-seeker that he is, Kyle approaches every new obstacle that comes his way with the mindset of someone optimistic about success but accepting that he might stumble. He believes that if you don't try, then you won't know what'll happen. Rejection is always something that life will throw at you, but in his sometimes-humble opinion, Kyle has always tried to keep a level head if he failed. Of course, there are moments when his emotions get the better of him. He might flip out, fall into a "mood" that will take him out of commission for a while, but eventually, he'll come back swinging harder than ever.
Kyle believes in never staying down. Whatever he did wrong before won't happen again because he'll tackle that obstacle from a different approach. Whether it's mastering a new trick, making friends, wooing the hot person that caught his attention, or trying to figure out the monster that is Algebra, Kyle never gives up. Even in his down periods, in the back of his mind, he knows he has to face what nearly destroyed him. Remember, what doesn't kills you truly makes you stronger.
His eyes being open to adventure and trying new things also extends to befriending someone who might be his polar opposite. Sometimes he isn't met with the most positive reaction due to his ability to come off as obnoxious and simpleminded (not his words, but it's been said in the past to his face) - but he always means well. In both friendship and romance, Kyle only has the best intentions at heart. As overbearing as he might be and as annoying others might find him (ask his younger sister), Kyle will persist. He's tenacious like that.
Sometimes, however, Kyle is oblivious to what others want. Or more like he'll be so lost in his own head, believe that the best thing for him is to succeed after he has failed, that he'll lose sight of something even more valuable. In his mind, losing often doesn't come into play unless all options have been explored. Sometimes Kyle doesn't acknowledge that some things weren't meant for him to succeed. And that's really the worst thing about him. A special kind of stubbornness that takes form in his dedication to win.
B I O G R A P H Y
There is a love story that holds a lot of importance in the Skating and Surfing worlds. Two cultures that have often been associated with each other, yet both have significantly different vibes (as the kids say). Surfers are laid back and relaxed. They are very much “go with the flow”, as is the requirement of their sport.____________________________________________________________________________
Meanwhile, skaters are rowdier. They live by a “live free or die trying” creed. They are rebellious and not always law-abiding. They are rough around the edges and usually come from broken homes. Their aggression takes form int he music often associated witht hem. And their tricks are flashy. Very much a “high risk and high reward” style.
And yet if you really think about it, they aren’t all that different.
That’s what brings us to how these two collide and why it is so relevant to Skyler and Malina Vass. IT is because their parents comes from both worlds. And much like their parents, they followed in the same footsteps. In the shadow of Akoni Vass, Skyler found a love in the freedom and the relaxed vibes that the ocean gave him, while Malina, who was very much like her mother, Mitsuki Watanabe. Aggressive, graceful, and full of attitude.
And the story of how Akoni and Mitsuki met is something of a romantic tale that goes back nearly thirty years.
Akoni, a native to the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, came from a long line of Big Wave Surfers. And he was a gifted one at that. At just twenty years old, he was in the surfing finals in 1985. It was him and an Australian by the name of Jason Dust (clearly not his real name but that’s what everyone called him). He got the name in how he always left everyone in his dust and won every competition he paritipated in.
And this one was no different.
While he lost in the competition, it was after that a nineteen year old Japanese girl came up to him. She introduced herself as Suki. They talked for ten minutes about how close he came and how hse was rooting for him. She said she had been following his career for a few months and how she admired his talents. And then at the luau, they talked some more. They’d spend the entire night off on their own, talking about anything and everything: their hobbies, interests, what kind of music they liked, what kind they hated, their favorite food, least favorite, and pretty much everything came up.
It’s funny. They were two people who met by chance. She was visiting her grandfather who lived on the island and there she met the boy who would become the love of her life - only it wasn't at that moment. It wouldn’t be until twelve years later at the 1997 Summer X-Games that were being hosted in San Diego where he’d see Suki again. It didn’t matter that he received international success as a multiple award-winning surfer and had made a name for himself, or that so much time had gone by since he last saw her, Akoni knew her face almost immediately.
And when she took gold in the Vert event by landing a 720 tailgrab and she was getting honored, he thought about all the time wasted and he rushed to the podium. Of course, security recognize dhim and in a rare moment, they let him go on stage. After several moments of letting the audience realize that Akoni Vass was in the crowd, he went straight to Suki, knowing full well she knew who he was (or so he hoped) and he stumbled through his words only to say “frick it” into the microphone and got down on one knee.
“We haven’t seen each other in so many years, but I never forgot you. Suki, marry me babe!”
And she didn’t hesitate to say yes. On the day where, until five minutes before seeing Akoni, her biggest thought was how happy she was about all of her hard work paying off. But after it all, now she was engaged to the person she’d spend the following 20+ years with and have two amazing children with.
And no matter how many times the story gets told in their household, both Kyle and Malu never seem to be able to fake their smile. It is more than just a nice, romantic tale about how two people who didn’t think they’d ever see each other again end up not only finding their way back to each other, but carpe diem life. It’s about how all the success in the world never fill the void of true happiness.
But one big takeaway they both have (albeit for very different reasons) is how their parents’ story, much like the old tradition, is also their legacy. For Kyle, he has always saw it as inspiration. The hope that you might not always succeed, but never giving up has stuck with Kyle all his life. Not only does he take after his father in the passion he followed, but many who have seen them together have said that they are alike in so many ways: their thrill for adventure, love for Hawaiian classics like dry seaweed and loco moco, and the completely approachable personality.
But the biggest thing that they are often compared to each other for is their ability to piss off the women in their lives. Kyle is young, so he doesn’t know better, but Akoni is almost fifty, so you’d think he wouldn’t be a literal manchild, yet he constantly proves this whenever he and his boy decide to go on one of their spending spree at whatever toy store they can find.
But you can’t say that they don’t make things interesting for whoever is waiting on the other end of one of their wild adventures.
S C H O O L I N F O
G R A D E Y E A R
12th - Senior
G P A & A V E R A G E
2.9 || C+ average with your occasional B and rare A
E L E C T I V E C L A S S E S
Yoga & Acrobatics
E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R
∞ Surfing (for Delbrook) in the spring; otherwise, he does it as a passion.
T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
Kyle drives a dark blue 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
P L A N S A F T E R G R A D U A T I O N
As if it wasn't obvious, Kyle wants to go pro. As in be like his father was at his age and go pro in Surfing. It's his biggest passion and, even though he might be the captain of DA's surfing team, it's not enough. At the end of the school year -- spring season, to be specific -- he won't be the captain anymore. So Kyle hopes this last year will open doors for him. He hopes that he'll make it big and really get off to the right foot.
If not, then there's always being like Mr. Beast and becoming the biggest stunt Youtuber the site has ever seen. That'd be fun, right?
A F T E R - S C H O O L I N F O
E M P L O Y M E N T
Due to his surfing and acrobatic stunts and how-to videos on Youtube, Kyle makes anywhere from 1k to 7.5k dollars per month due to the consistent sponsorships he gets from companies such as Raid: Shadow Legends and SquareSpace.
F A V O R I T E P L A C E S
∞ Really any beach, but he has a preference for Hunnington Beach
∞ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (for cliff jumping)
∞ Driving along the SoCal coastline during sunset and sunrises
∞ Finding any hidden dives to chow down at after a hard day of surfing
R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S
∞ Captain of the Surfing Team #GoRisingTides
∞ Does being chill and awesome count? No, then probably making sure his sister doesn't get into trouble
∞ Managing his social media accounts and making sure he keeps his presence on them consistent
∞ He pays for his own phone bill and car insurance and he has been on time with them for most of the time.
O T H E R
T H E M E S O N G
Gimme That Sunshine - Animal Island
Face Claim: Booboo Stewart - | #7fffd4/Aquamarine