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11th Annual Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem

150 young contestants surfing in 10 divisions in highly contestable surf at Pavills Peak

| posted on March 26, 2014

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Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem celebrated its 11th Anniversary on Saturday, March 22nd. The 4 to 8 foot stormy waves provided the 150 young contestants surfing in 10 divisions a highly contestable surf at Pavills Peak. Menehune Mayhem is a surf contest that embraces the community of Maui and the scholastic achievements of its participants.

“When I first started this event 11 years ago it started as something for the kids to look forward to and give them something to do at the beach because there was a lapse in surf events on Maui at that time,” says Walsh. “It’s something that has grown into a carnival like event. Each year I love bringing new activities to the event and this year I was especially excited to bring Matt Kinoshita of Kazuma Surfboards and his son Chaz to do a demonstration of how to shape a surfboard. We basically brought a shaping bay to the beach where we had a live shaping seminar. This helped the kids see how a board is shaped and learn what it is they are riding while giving them the opportunity to watch and ask questions to Matt and Chaz. Matt was my first shaper more than 20 years ago and that made it even more special.” says Walsh, who is an internationally recognized professional surfer and Maui native.

In addition to presenting both competitive surfing and memorial awards, Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem also recognizes academic achievement. Ian Walsh was valedictorian of KingKekaulike’s Class of 2001 and awards prizes for competitors with the highest grade point averages. The Maui County Mayor, Alan Arakawa came down to check out the surf action and presented six academic excellence awards with Ian. “This an example of someone coming from the community, a young gentleman that wanted to give back to the community,” says Mayor Arakawa, “for Ian Walsh to be willing to come back, sponsor an event like this, specifically for the youth, and to encourage them to not only be very active sports-wise, but to rewardtheir scholastic ability sends a real strong message that it’s important to have athletic skill, as well as be a good scholar is tremendous for the community.”

Thank you to all the sponsors that supported and made this event possible: The Walsh Family and special friends, Fox, Dakine, Skull Base, Lost Surfboards, Kazuma, Elite Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Flatbread Company HI Tech Surf Shop, Taiko Drums, Keiki Art Center and Kalama Middle School.

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Ian Walsh

2014 IAN WALSHMENEHUNE MAYHEM GPA AWARDS

GIRLS

Sophia Jonston – Grade 9, Maui Prepatory Academy

Tasha Jahrmarkt – Grade 12, King Kekaulike High School

Serene Gunnison – Grade 12, King Kekaulike High School

BOYS

Logan Bedimol – Grade 8, Hawaii Technology Academy

Miles Seafica – Grade 12, King Kekaulike High School

Kalaheo Kahikina – Grade 6, Kalama Intermediate School

IWMM 2014 MEMORIAL AWARDS

TRISTAN TURTLE BRENNEN AWARD: SOS SURF BOARD – TATIANA EBRO

ANDY IRONS AWARD: SOS SURF BOARD – SPIKE CANNON

ERIC DIAZ AWARD: NEW BOARD DONATED BY ALOHA EVENT LIGHTING – SOPHIA BUNCH

JUSTIN ROBERSON AWARD: NEW BOARD DONATED BY ALOHA EVENT LIGHTING – TEIVA KEAMONIBOTH

STEVE COONEY AWARD: KAZUMA SURFBOARD – KAI JENKINS

SION MILOSKY AWARD: KAZUMA SURFBOARD – CONNOR PRADOS

IAN WALSH MENEHUNE MAYHEM 2014 FINALS

Girls 9 & Under

1st Kirra Spalding

2nd Ellie May Brown

3rd Sophia Bunch

4th Tia Rista

5th Maya Maki

6th Skye Rosenbald

Girls 10-11

1st Jasmine Crawford

2nd Olivia Yossa

3rd Angelina Yossa

4th Kayalani Mullen

5th Cecilia Buckingham

6th Malia Baker

Girls 12-14

1st Aloha Lopez

2nd Summer Macedo

3rd Tatiana Ebro

4th Sophia Johnston

5th Kayla McCarthy

6th Ella Self

7th Emma Gomez

Girls 15-17

1st Sierra Lerback

2nd Serene Gunnison

3rd Kailee McCarthy

4th Tasha Jahrmarkt

5th Makoa Ah Sam

Boys 7 & Under

1st Otis Buckingham

2nd Roran Mullen

3rd Teiva Keamoniboth

4th Jack Howard

5th Marley Franco

6th Makoa Kapunia

Boys 8-9

1st Luc Guidroz

2nd Shion Crawford

3rd Chase Anderson

4th Ty Simpson-Kane

5th Tai Munoz

6th Levi Young

Boys 10-11

1st Ocean Macedo

2nd Axel Rosenbald

3rd Kailuna Paula

4th Tony Nunez

5th Jackson Bunch

6th Connor Prados

Boys 12-13

1st Logan Bediamol

2nd Marco Rista

3rd Conan Gentil

4th Payce Duryea

5th Caeden Flores

6th Malik Hurdman

Boys 14-15

1st Cody Young

2nd Monte Grant

3rd Ean Kimmel

4th Khristan Olsen

5th Tristan Kahikina

6th Nick Nunez

Boys 16-17

1st Chaz Kinoshita

2nd Imai Devault

3rd Miles Serafica

4th Ridge Lenny

5th Shade Hurdman

6th Cyan Clark

For moreinformation on the event, visit: http://www.foxhead.com/us/surf/news/id/29087

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