Big Wave Surfers Play Polo in Ride to Survive

October 23, 2013, 2:07 PM HST · Updated October 23, 3:17 PM
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Photo courtesy Hawaiian Hurricane Polo via Coral DeCoite.

Photo courtesy Hawaiian Hurricane Polo via Coral DeCoite.

By Wendy Osher

Two sporting communities on Maui are joining forces in a unique “Ride to Survive” event this weekend to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.

Hawaii’s big wave surfers will play polo in a first-of-its-kind exhibition game at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Kaʻonoʻulu Ranch on Olinda Road in Makawao.

The 1st annual event was organized as a fundraiser for the Hawaiʻi Children’s Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Maui Polo Club.

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The event will be preceded by Jr. Polo at 11 a.m., and followed by the Abbie DeCoite memorial “ʻIlima Cup” polo match at 2 p.m., as well as an award ceremony and celebration featuring the Chala band and DJ Salvo.

Admission is $10, and pre-sale tickets are available at HiTech Surf Sports, Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Pāʻia, and Aloha Cowboy in Makawao.
Photo courtesy Hawaiian Hurricane Polo via Coral DeCoite.

Photo courtesy Hawaiian Hurricane Polo via Coral DeCoite.

 

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