Maui Sports

Hawaiʻi’s Carissa Moore wins women’s title at Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer

Carissa Moore of Hawaiʻi took home the women’s title in the Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer in Lemoore, Calif. In the men’s division the title went to Griffin Colapinto (USA).

Carissa Moore among final four at Surf Ranch Pro

Five-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) moved into the top position on the rankings after her Qualifying Round heat win on Saturday. In the men’s division, Maui’s Ian Gentil was eliminated in the first round, with Italo Ferreira of Brazil advancing from that initial heat.

Sentry Tournament of Champions announces record $694,705 raised for charity in 2023

The Sentry Tournament of Champions raised a record $694,705 for charity in 2023. It’s the largest charitable impact figure raised for the local community since the event moved to Maui in 1999.

2023 HHSAA Hall of Honor class includes Lānaʻi’s Keala Montgomery

Congratulations to softball, basketball and olleyball player Keala Montgomery of Lānaʻi. Montgomery is among 12 outstanding senior student-athletes selected for their athletic achievement, character, sportsmanship, academic record and community service.

Maui surfer Ian Gentil makes mid-season cut, fights for a chance at the Final 5

Maui surfer Ian Gentil made the mid-season cut on the World Surf League’s Championship Tour, and now looks to begin a fight for a chance at the Final 5 starting next week in Lemoore, California.

Maui student among finalists for prestigious Duke scholarship award

Maui’s Rio Blue Imperato was one of seven finalists considered for the prestigious Duke Kahanamoku award in recognition of an exceptional Hawaiʻi high school senior who exemplifies the character and values of Duke Kahanamoku.

Hundreds of keiki to participate in Menehune Mayhem hosted by pro surfer Ian Walsh

Pro surfer, Ian Walsh of Maui hosts the 19th Annual Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem at Ho’okipa Beach Park, this weekend, May 13-14, 2023.  This year’s Menehune Mayhem will see over 400 kids ages 15 years old and younger participate in two days of surfing.

Two more local golfers advances to final qualifying for the US Open

Former University of Hawaiʻi golfer Jared Sawada of Mililani fired a 6-under 66 to claim second place yesterday at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.

Maui’s Anson Cabello advances out of US Open local qualifying event

Maui’s Anson Cabello advanced out of US Open local qualifying held Wednesday at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. The 18 year old from Kahului, was among the top two in the event, finishing at 73 (+2).

Maui Surfer Girls opens 2023 Teen Camp Scholarship program

Maui Surfer Girls is now accepting applications for full scholarships for their 22nd Teen Girls’ Summer Surf Camp, which is open to teen girls between the ages of 13 and 17. 

2023 Maui Marathon road closures and traffic delays, Sunday, April 23

Motorists are being alerted of traffic delays and road closures associated with the upcoming Maui Marathon, taking place this Sunday, April 23, 2023.

19th Annual Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem to draw more than 400 participants

Pro surfer, Ian Walsh of Maui hosts the 19th Annual Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem at Ho’okipa Beach Park, May 13-14, 2023.

Maui youth train in the Netherlands with professional soccer clubs

A total of 36 young soccer players from across Hawaiʻi, including 12 from Maui, spent their spring break training with professional football clubs in The Netherlands.

2023 Maui Marathon to utilize collapsible, reusable cups

In a new effort to reduce waste, the Maui Marathon will be using the HydraPak SpeedCupTM instead of paper/wax cups at all of the aid stations. Organizers say, “together, participants and organizers can work to prevent single-use cups from filling our landfills or littering the roads and trails.”

Final results: 2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kā’anapali

Zoe Campos of UCLA held the lead to take home the Individual Trophy; and team Pepperdine earned top honors in the 2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kā’anapali.

2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kāʻanapali 2nd Round results

The Pepperdine Waves were led by Lion Higo (T4), Yingzhi Zhu (T6) and Maui’s own Reese Guzman (T8) (pictured here) who tied for the second-best score Tuesday, 66 (-5) at the 2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kāʻanapali.

2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic tees off at Kāʻanapali

The University of Hawai‘i will host the ninth annual Anuenue Spring Break Classic at Kā‘anapali. Fourteen women’s college golf teams from eight states will compete over three days on Maui from March 27-29, 2023 at the Royal Kā‘anapali on Maui.

Founder of Peʻahi Big Wave contest retires, looks back at Maui surfing pioneers

Rodney Lash Nui Kilborn was a firefighter on Maui and had sponsored a number of amateur surfing events as a volunteer organizer on the Valley Isle, when he led a number of other watermen to help to start the first annual Peʻahi surfing contest in the mid-1990s. Maui Now writer Gary Kubota interviewed Kilborn for our People of Maui feature.

Four Seasons Resort Maui hosts Molokini Kaʻapuni 2023

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea welcomed canoe teams from sister properties in Bora Bora and Hawaiʻi, as well as local Maui crews for an outrigger canoe paddle called “Molokini Kaʻapunui.” The cultural gathering on Saturday, March 11, was timed to celebrate the end of Makahiki season.

Maui 5K raises $57,000 for Maui Nui schools

Nearly 1,000 participants ran and walked in last weekend’s 12th annual Maui 5K, raising more than $57,000 for Maui Nui schools. The participation from Maui residents and visitors alike marked a record number for the event.
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