Steve Jugan’s life experiences, energy and enthusiasm make up the creative spirit of Kama’aina Creations. Steve lives by the motto: live in moderation, play to the extreme. The story of Steve Jugan and Kama’aina Creations is a celebration of the independence, inspiration and innovation embodied by the surfing and action sports culture Steve lives to represent.
Steve started surfing when he was 9 years old, inspired by watching surfing legends brave world famous surf breaks. During a visit to Wailne Falls, Kauai, Steve met Moki, a local who inspired him to follow his creative path. Following a distinct life calling, Moki left a successful career as an engineer, returned to Wailne Falls and subsequently became a successful painter. Moki’s story had a profound influence on Steve, but left him wondering, “That’s the kind of life changing story you hear about but wonder if it will ever happen to you.”
For Steve it eventually did happen. After meeting Moki, he was subsequently inspired to react to life with his own brand of creativity. Steve’s artwork evolved from childhood pencil drawings to innovative professional designs that reflect his travels, experiences and influences. His work is geared specifically to the community of worldwide locals he serves.
Steve founded Kama’aina Creations in 2000 as a vehicle for offering innovative designs and quality products to the community he so greatly respects and lifestyle he dearly cherishes. The clothing and designs of Kama’aina Creations exhibit a unique blend of Steve’s extensive business experience and creativity.
Steve earned his bachelor’s in business administration, has over 20 years of experience in retail sales management and handles the design, production, distribution and merchandising of his creations. A scuba diving instructor, lifelong surfer and Ex Pro Motocross racer, Steve infuses energy into his art. Steve is married and has two sons, ages 14 and 17. The most important values that he instills in both his family and professional life are honesty, respect and loyalty. Clearly, the man at the heart of Kama’aina Creations is living and loving the lifestyle he promotes to his customers, distributors, sponsors and worldwide locals!
Mahalo Nui Loa.