Maui News

Fishing and diving tournament nets good size tako and oama

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Runner-up Achilles Kahalehau.

Maui Boardsailing Associationʻs 34th annual fishing and diving tournament brought in a couple of three pound “tako” or octopus and some good size oama in the weekend event held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Kanahā Beach Park, in Kahului.

The free contest featured 12 and under, and 13 and over divisions. Results are posted below:

Place-winners in the 13 & over oama. Brandon Arakawa, on the far left, was the champion.



  1. A.J. Manuel, Kahului-3 pounds, 5 oz.
  2. Achilles Kahalehau, Wailuku-3 pounds, 3 ½ oz.
  3. Jacob Kaneakua, Wailuku-2 pounds 15 ½  oz.
  4. Christian Blando, Kahului-2 pounds, 15 oz.
  5. Devin Rieta, Kahului-2 pounds, 14 oz.
  6. Eugene Vierra, Makawao- 2 pounds, 13 oz.
  7. Jeff Kinores, Makawao-2 pounds, 12 ½ oz.
  8. Jocelyn Watari, Wailuku-2 pounds, 12 ½ oz.
  9. Damien Hue Sing, Wailuku-2 pounds, 2 pounds 11 ½ oz.
  10. Jenco Medeiros, Makawao-2 pounds 10 ½ oz.

Oama 13 & over

  1. Brandon Arakawa, Kahului-11 cm.
  2. Co Aguinaldo, Kahului-10.4 cm.
  3. Jonathan Rebo, Makawao-10 cm.
  4. Kelly Kohatsu, Kahului-9.9 cm.
  5. Margaret Honda, Wailuku-9.8 cm.

Oama 12 & under

  1. Treysen Manuel, Kahului-10 cm.
  2. Zellah Rellez, Wailuku-9.6 cm.
  3. Colten Arakawa, Kahului-9.5 cm.
  4. Karisa Arakawa, Kahului-9.4 cm.
  5. Kaylie Hema, Kahului-9.4 cm.
Top female diver…Jocelyn Watari placed 8th.


Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments