18th Annual Pā‘ia Bay Beachfest Competition

January 19, 2015, 9:58 AM HST · Updated January 19, 10:00 AM
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(Left to right) Alicia VanZandt, Kendra Anderson and Malia Baker.

By Maui Now Staff

Over the weekend of Jan. 17–18, Maui youth hit the beach for the 18th Annual Pā‘ia Bay Beachfest bodyboard and surf competition.

The event, hosted and organized by the Pā‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, included 143 competitors ages three to 40 riding consistent three to four foot waves on Maui’s North Shore.

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The judges (left to right) : Kingsley Uaiwa, Kona Kuailani, Rick Asuncion, Cary Kayama, Enoka Hue Sing, Marlon Tumacder, Jeff Hubbard, Khalil Heffernan and Joey Fransisco.

DJ Dave Mason provided live music from start to finish while Milgaros and the PYCC Café Program provided plate lunches for the competitors and volunteers.

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The judges included Kona Kuailani, Kingsley Uaiwa, Enoka Hue Sing, Marlon Tumacder, Rick Asuncion, Cary Kayama, assisted by Khalil Heffernan, and special guests Jeff Hubbard, Jack “da Rippa,” and Archie Kalepa.

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    The competition results were as follows:

    Division Results:

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    Menehune Bodyboard (ages 14 & under)

    1. Kainoa Lono
    2. Jarrod Gifford
    3. Antonio Mason
    4. Kamanu U’u
    5. Cody Constantine
    6. Devin Caloiles

    Junior Bodyboard (ages 15-17)

    1. Ridge Lenny
    2. Keoki Muralt
    3. Jared Gifford
    4. Cordon Stapp
    5. Loeka Elizares
    6. Austin Kalama

     Open Mens Bodyboard (all ages)

    1. Keoki Muralt
    2. Jason Sacapanio
    3. Mack Crilley
    4. Cordon Stapp
    5. Sam Wise Medeires
    6. Kaimi Lewis

     Drop-Knee Bodyboard (all ages)

    1. Mack Crilley
    2. Mike Stuart
    3. Jason Sacapanio
    4. Kainoa Pi’ihana
    5. Cody Mailou
    6. Zion Zimmerman

    Women’s Bodyboard (all ages)

    1. Ginger Prados
    2. Larissa Kaaihue
    3. Amber Prados
    4. Ashely Buymatai
    5. Taitum Jones
    6. Kiana (last name not available)

    Free Surf, Men (all ages)

    1. Mike Stuart
    2. Marco Rista
    3. Ridge Lenny
    4. Mack Crilley
    5. Yasu Nagata
    6. Charlie Wai

    Free Surf, Women (all ages)

    1. Taitum Jones
    2. Jules Bardos
    3. Kayo Wallace
    4. Malia Baker
    5. Kendra Anderson
    6. Ceciley Buckingham

    Started in 1995, the Beachfest competition is the dream-made-reality of a young group of ambitious bodyboarders.  The event has grown into an annual tour-de-force of local youth boasting their passion for boardriding.

    The Pā‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, a non-profit corporation providing youth services to Maui County since 1993, serves hundreds of Maui youth and offers programs guided by traditional Hawaiian values.  For more information about the Center, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.pyccmaui.org.

    Photos were provided by Ean Duryea, Xander Robertson, Jericho Franco, Ruby Swanzy, Antonio Mason, Caeden Flores, Keone Franco, Alex Fahland, Joe Calaustro, Kamailey Uweko’olani, Alicia VanZandt, Anna Ade, Lakota Driscoll, Kate Laurion, Peter Swanzy, and Brandon LaRue, courtesy of PYCC.

    Special guest Jeff Hubbard

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photographers Xander Robertson and Ryder Jalbert

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (Front) Anna Ade and (back) Lainie Bardos sell PYCC merchandise to spectators on the beach to raise funds for PYCC programs.

    (Front) Anna Ade and (back) Lainie Bardos sell PYCC merchandise to spectators on the beach to raise funds for PYCC programs.

    First heat of the event takes to the water: (left to right) Chase Anderson, Ean Duryea, Ezekial Pagan and Ryder Jalbert.

    First heat of the event takes to the water: (left to right) Chase Anderson, Ean Duryea, Ezekial Pagan and Ryder Jalbert.

     

    Keoki Muralt

    Keoki Muralt

    Sam Medeiros

    Sam Medeiros

    Keoki Muralt

    Keoki Muralt

    Mike Stuart

    Mike Stuart

    Keoki Muralt

    Keoki Muralt

    Mike Stuart

    Mike Stuart

    Mack Crilley

    Mack Crilley

    Malia Baker

    Malia Baker

    Marco Rista

    Marco Rista

    Keoki Muralt

    Keoki Muralt

    Kainoa Piihana

    Kainoa Piihana

    Sam Medeiros

    Sam Medeiros

    Taitum Jones

    Taitum Jones

    Zion Zimmerman

    Zion Zimmerman

    Kainoa Piihana

    Kainoa Piihana

    Kainoa Fariah

    Kainoa Fariah

    Jarred Gifford

    Jarred Gifford

    Ginger Prados

    Ginger Prados

    Charlie Wai

    Charlie Wai

    Antonio Mason

    Antonio Mason

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