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China's Wahine Event

| posted on July 22, 2010

RIP CURL GIRL PRESENTS CHINA UEMURA’S 6TH ANNUAL WAHINE CLASSSIC

On June 15th and 16th China Uemura will be hosting the 6th Annual Wahine Classic to be held at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki Beach, Oahu. Wahines from around the globe will be attending the event. The event will include Shortboard, Longboard, and Bodyboard divisions. The age groups include a Pee Wee’s division age 10 & below, Jr. Girls 11-16 years, Girls 17-29 years, and Women 30- over. China is expecting over 240 wahine contestants, which would make this the biggest single event ever held in Hawaii.

China has also included a special event called the ‘Battle of Da Kapunas’. This event will showcase talent 50 years & over. This division allows the competitors to select any board of their choice and is a free to enter. Operating costs are covered by Rip Curl Girl. The origin of the “Battle of Da Kapunas” was inspired by China himself. “I thought of this event because often times parents would enter 4 of their kids and it would cost them over $120 dollars for the event”. China continues, ” I figure let the parents come to the contest and enjoy it too, by surfing for free”.

In the Rip Curl Girl 6th Annual Wahine Classic, China has included a longboard novice division. This was created to provide contest experience for the unseasoned but competitive Wahine. In this division, the contestants cannot be rated in any surfing organization, nor have entered any contest for at least a year. In addition, they must have less than 5 years surfing experience. China states “This division is for the “real” beginner. This will most likely be their first contest and I want them to have a great experience with competitive surfing”. China continues, “I also want this to be their most memorable”.

The China Classic has partnered up with Kapiolani Hospital – women and children’s sex abuse center to raise awareness for the organization. Over the past 5 years, the contest has raised thousands of dollars to help the center. On the first day of the event June 15th, SATC (Sex Abuse Treatment Center) will have a tent with a staff member to provide literature and answer any related questions. Staff will also be on hand for counseling and to book appointments for the Center. The Center has been instrumental in organizing the “Cheese burger in Paradise Party” to be held in conjunction with the event on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th.

For event and media info, contact Mike Makos, phone# 760-804-2852 or e-mail: mmakos@ripcurl.com

RIP CURL GIRL CHINA’S WAHINE CLASSIC JUNE 15TH & 16TH. KAHIO BEACH, WAIKIKI