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Rell Sunn Aloha Jam Event Save The Date

| posted on November 24, 2009

On November 29th, at Waimea Valley a night to rock the North Shore is taking place with the Rell Sunn Aloha Jam. On the stage to perform so far are: Henry Kapono, Jake Shimabukuro, Paula Fuga, Cyril Pahanui, Kaukahi and Surfer Rob Machado. With other special guests set to make appearances on this night of aloha that will honor the Queen of Makaha for the Rell Sunn Bronze Memorial Project.

Former Hawaiian Lifeguard and one of the first woman’s Pro Surfers, Rell Sunn was the symbol of the Queen of Makaha and Heart of The Sea. Her children’s Menehune Surf Contest was the starting point for many of the top Hawaiian surfers of today and this contest is now in its’ 34th year. Rell was a well known water woman, children’s educational advocate, sports caster for ABC Wide World of Sports, Hula Dancer, DJ, and senior advocate. When Rell traveled the world as a pro surfer her grace, talent and spirit of Hawaii made her the ambassador of Aloha to all she met. Sadly Auntie Rell passed away from breast cancer at the young age of 47, but her legacy lives on with plans for The Rell Sunn Bronze Memorial to be placed in Hawaii.

This event will be taking place during the Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing and many of the who’s who of the surfing community will be on hand to make this one of the Big nights to remember. A special auction and raffle is set to take place with an amazing array of surfboards from the pros and new items to have you ready for the Holidays. A special surfboard shaped by North Shore Shaper, Pat Rawson will have images by Clark Little Photography place on the deck of the board, estimated value up to $5000. Plus many items being donated from the surf industry Ticket prices range from $25 to $75

Tickets are on sale a Surf N Sea in Haleiwa, HIC in Town and Boardriders on the North Shore and on line at www.ticketjunior.com For more information and to purchase tickets, tables and to make contribution to the Memorial Bronze please visit www.rellsuun.com Mahalo and we hope to see you there.