Dayne Ortiz, 18, was last seen doing what he loved -- fishing on Oahu's North Shore.
On Saturday, he got knocked out of his kayak in waters off Mokuleia and then disappeared.
Ever since, his family and friends have been gathering at the shoreline holding onto hope.
"Dayne was loved by everybody. The guys and the girls, everybody loved him," said Allan Silva, Ortiz's teacher.
His classmates and teachers at Farrington High School's Aloha Learning Center came to campus Monday with heavy hearts.
"Dayne is a brother to every person here, every student," Silva said.
And when you could make him laugh, he had a million-dollar smile. A young man full of aloha who lived aloha.
"Dayne had akahai. He shared kindness. Lokahi, unity and teamwork. He showed that in the classroom and outside of the classroom, too. Oluolu, he was agreeable with pleasantness. Haahaa, he was mister Haahaa humble and very humble young man. Last, but not least, ahonui, perseverance. This is what Dayne Ortiz had," Silva said.
Ortiz played cornerback for the Farrington High School football team.
For one of his recent school assignments, Ortiz was asked to write about his future.
In an essay titled, Crystal Ball, he wrote that his dream was to have a home on the North Shore with the ocean at his front door, where he could always fish and dive.
"Parents know everyone was there supporting, but it's tough on the parents. Like, I told the students this morning we are all hurting, but can you imagine what parents are going through right now?" Silva said.
On Monday, the Honolulu Fire Department and city lifeguards spent a full second day scouring the waters where Ortiz was last seen.
"They are taking their time. They're going in standard line formation covering inch by inch, covering as much of the surface and underwater as they can," Ocean Safety spokesperson Shayne Enright said.
On Sunday, divers found fabric from Ortiz's swim trunks, but since then no other clues have surfaced.
Crews suspended the search at 5 p.m. Monday. They resumed the search at first light Tuesday.
Ortiz has another six-and-a-half weeks of school left and is on the list to be graduating in May.
His teachers say no matter what, there will be a chair just for him at graduation.
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