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Lat 20 is a fully insured, family owned and operated business, located along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.  The name actually comes from the geographic location, 20N Latitude. 


Ron (right) has been on the island for the last 27 years.  He actually came to the Big Island after successfully building up the wind surfing and water rental business for a major resort in Maui.  He then continued his expertise on the Big Island for the same hotel chain.  He has also been a sailing captain, and has decades of water experience.


Marley (middle) is Ron's beautiful daughter.  She lived on the island since the age of three all the way up until she graduated high school.  After graduating high school, she decided to go to college in Colorado to study Biology.  She's been in the water since the time that she could barely walk, and she has never been able to stay away from Hawaii for very long.  Now, she and her husband Adam are back on the Big Island for good.


Adam (left) is the lucky guy that got to marry Marley.  A Colorado native, mechanical engineer, and seven year US Army Veteran, Adam has always been interested in anything outdoors.  After visiting the in-laws for the last 10 years and spending plenty of time deployed to hot places, his desire for warm weather and ocean swimming had grown to the point that the only option left was to move to Hawaii permanently.


And last, but certainly not least....Tanner!


Tanner (our handsome Golden Retriever) is the real life of the party! He's always cruising the beach and swimming in the ocean (or paddleboarding), and you can't help but to love him as much as we do!