Posted on February 25, 2020
Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Bryan Phillips is president of the North Shore Lifeguard association, after being a lifeguard there for over 15 years.
A true waterman, Bryan is currently stationed on a Jet Ski and responsible for manning over 50 miles of coastline. We caught up with Bryan to discover some of his local Hawaiian favorites.
They’re all amazing. You can travel your whole life throughout the islands and never see them all.
Favorite place to eat on North Shore?
Pupekea Grill. You have to try the Spicy Tuna bowl with extra teriyaki on the rice.
Ehukai, hands down.
Everything active. Surf, body surf, hunt, hike, jiu jistsu.
Poké or shave ice?
Reyn Spoonerin one word?
Macro or mini print?
Depends on my mood.
Tahitian Cotton or Spooner Kloth™?
Love them both.
As one of the fittest men plunging into the notorious waters of Oahu's North Shore, you may recognize Bryan from various Reyn Spooner advertisements. What you may not know is that Bryan was recently nominated as 2020 Employee of the Year by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on behalf of his significant contributions to ocean safety on Oahu and his inspirational work ethic.
As a leader and advocate of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), Bryan pioneered the Junior Lifeguard program that instills values of ocean conservation and water safety upon Hawaii's keiki (youth). Not only does Bryan save lives on a weekly basis, but he continues to inspire countless youth to consider lifeguarding as a viable career path.
We're proud to share Bryan's story as one of Hawaii's most celebrated local leaders. Mahalo Bryan for your contribution to our community and for keeping our Ohana safe!