175 Kids Compete at Ian Walsh’s Mehenhune Mayhem
The 13th Annual Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem took place on Saturday, April 2, at Hoʻokipa Beach Park with kids and families from all over the island coming down to enjoy a day full of surfing, live entertainment, activities, games and competition.
It was a packed house with many of Maui’s surfing community partaking in the event as both spectators and volunteers.
The event is hosted and founded by one of Maui’s brightest surfing stars, Ian Walsh, who joins his family in organizing it as a free event with endless prizes and awards for the kids. He said it drives a positive message of supporting education efforts along with advancing Maui’s young surfing talents.
“I not only wanted to create a free local competition for the kids on Maui, but I also wanted to recognize the participants academic achievements and expand their creative minds,” said Ian Walsh.
Several competitors where given academic awards for highest GPA’s. It is an awesome day for the kids both in and out of the water participating in all the fun activities and creative learning centers happening on the beach.
There were over 1,500 people in attendance and 175 kids competing in respective age divisions.
Checkout the photo gallery and attached video to see all the highlights from another successful year supporting the future of Maui’s surfing.