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Monday Might Be Green Light for Quiksilver Ku Ikaika, by C4 Waterman

| posted on February 25, 2010

(Makaha, HI) – February 25, 2010 — An official one-day extension to include March 1st has been applied to the holding period of the third annual Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman. Competitors are asked to be on standby as organizers follow the developments of this final system that is forecast to deliver waves in the extra-large to giant category for the Hawaiian Islands on Monday – exactly what the event requires to “go”.

The decision to extend the official holding period by just one day was made yesterday as the intensity of this latest storm developed. It is highly unusual for extensions to be made, but with what could be the Makaha swell of the winter just hours outside of the original shut-off date of February 28, organizers of the Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge have faith that the call may pay off.

The Ku Ikaika Challenge will offer a total prize purse of $10,000, with $3,000 going to the winner. The main event will consist of 30 invited surfers plus six wildcards. (Listed below.)

“Ku Ikaika”, a Hawaiian phrase that means “stand strong”, references both the upright nature of the sport of stand up paddle surfing and the call to uphold a healthy and positive approach to wave riding.

For more information on the event and to see photos from the inaugural competition, go to
www.quiksilver.com/kuikaika
www.c4waterman.com
About Quiksilver
Quiksilver is committed to providing tools for uncovering, expressing and expanding your personal style. Our aim is to foster the sense of individual expression and excitement – the stoke that is the essence of boardriding*. We’re also here to spread the word because the only thing better than finding stoke is sharing it.

* Boardriding is about timing and style. It’s youthful, active, casual, and free flowing. There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.

About C4 Waterman:
Through its founders, C4 Waterman brings together over 100 years of ocean experience to create the C4 Waterman brand of wave-riding tools and equipment. Sharing a passion for ocean sports, the drive to excel and a desire to share the waterman’s spirit, C4 Waterman’s state-of-the-art paddles, stand-up boards, paddleboards and accessories are the modern evolution of the ocean-based lifestyle that originated in Hawaii.

INVITEES:
Aaron Napoleon (HAW)
Antoine Delpero (FRA)
Alex Salazar (BRZ)
Didier Tin Hing (TAH)
Archie Kalepa (HAW)
Bonga Perkins (HAW)
Brian Keaulana (HAW)
Chuck Patterson (USA)
Craig Davidson (HAW)
Dave Kalama (HAW)
Dave Parmenter (HAW)
Duane DeSoto (HAW)
Gerry Lopez (HAW)
Greg Carson (PR)
Greg Pavao (HAW)
Ikaika Kalama (HAW)
Ibon Amatriain (EUS)
James Watson (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
Kamu Auwae (HAW)
Kekoa Auwae (HAW)
Keone Keaulana (HAW)
Leleo Kinimaka (HAW)
Mel Puu (HAW)
Noland Martin (HAW)
Raimana Van Bastolaer (TAH)
Robby Naish (HAW)
Rusty Keaulana (HAW)
Titius Kinimaka (HAW)
Todd Bradley (HAW)
WILDCARDS:
Kawika Foster (HAW)
Keone Downing (HAW)
Kainoa McGee (HAW)
Ekolu Kalama (HAW)
Buzzy Kerbox (HAW)
Kala Alexander (HAW)