Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, MTV debuts the second of its two new Hawaii-set shows. Living Lahaina follows five surf instructors who live in a house together and work for the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy’s owner.
That man, Kimo Kinimaka, tells the Hawaii Star-Bulletin that “There’s no making out at all. They’re not 18 or 19. They’re a bunch of surf instructors who do what they want when they want. The reason they’re still here is because they’ve taken surf instruction to another level. I tell them, ‘All you have to do is make this part of their trip the best part of their trip.’”
Kimo also makes fun of the other Hawaii reality series, Maui Fever, which fizzled. He says viewers should watch his show “[b]ecause it’s not ‘Maui Fever’! It’s funny and entertaining, and it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, and it just shows how great a life you can have as a surf instructor.”