FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fox Head, Inc.:
Mindy Foster: (949) 757-9500 x2003
Robert Mora: (808) 233-9639
WHAT: Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem is a one day surf event that pits Maui’s Top Junior Surfers in an all day competition. The event’s four person finals determine podium positions. Two GPA awards will be given out at the event for highest GPA for a boy and girl, and five memorial awards in which all competitors are eligible to win, which are: the Eric Diaz Award, the Steve Cooney Award, the Sion Milosky Award, the Andy Irons Award, and the Tristan “Turtle” Brennan Award. Event is held at Walsh’s home break, Ho’okipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui.
Ian Walsh, an advocate for Hawaii’s youth to get the job done in the water and the classroom, is focused on introducing and instilling a passion for the balance of school and surfing in Hawaii’s youth. Walsh created the free event with the help of his sponsors, Red Bull and Fox, as a way of giving back to the children and teens of Maui as well as showcasing what the surf culture and sport have to offer.
To kick the weekend off with some serious inspiration, Ian Walsh and Red Bull will be screening “Red Bull Soundwave” –Walsh’s Jaws film, where he was mic’d and recorded for this ground breaking short film. Screening is happening at Lulu’s Lahaina, Thursday, March 8 at 9pm. (21+ only.)
The event is first come first serve and the divisions fill up quickly! Free lunch and prizes for all contestants, along with a scavenger hunt and fun activities for all the groms.
Surfers can enter in the following categories:
• GIRLS 11 AND UNDER
• GIRLS 12-14
• GIRLS 15-17
• BOYS 9 AND UNDER
• BOYS 10-11
• BOYS 12-13
• BOYS 14-15
Entry forms available at Hi-Tech Surf Shops around the island of Maui, and mailed to:
720 #5 Hana Hwy. Paia, HI 96779
To wind down after a day in the surf, Charley’s in Paia will once again host the infamous after-competition party for industry, friends, and family Saturday, March 10. Doors at 9pm. (21+ only.)
WHO: Pro and Junior surfers as well as the local area surf community. The event will also feature live performances from Honolulu’s top nightlife entertainer DJ ESKAE & Red Bull Thre3style Champion DJ COMPOSE. Pro Surfers include: Ian Walsh, the infamous Walsh twins “Shaun and D.K.” and as always, a few special guests.
WHERE: Ho’okipa Beach Park, North Shore of Maui, Hawaii
WHEN: 8am – 4pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012
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The event will provide attending press with the following “Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem” opportunities:
• Interviews with Ian Walsh and other pro & junior surfers
• Ability to capture footage of Top Hawaii pro and Junior surfers at Ho’okipa Beach Park