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The Kids Have Got Game

| posted on July 22, 2010

26th Annual North Shore Menehune Surfing Championships.

It wasn’t the size of the surf or the number of kids entered or the screaming, cheering, stressed, edgey, soccer-mentality parents lineing the shore at Haleiwa’s Ali’i Beach. Sure, these are the island hotties for a new century and a couple of them absolutely blew away even the water patrol and the judges. Actually, it was the fact that there were 56 KOKUA division entries. For all you non-island readers, that translates into the littlest wee folk, with someone helping to get them into their wave and someone waiting on the shore to stop their ride! Two sizeable weekend swells dragged the meet to its 11th hour, so Director Skill Johnson tightened up the heats, scored the kids on their two best and it was a wrap before the sun washed over Ka’ena Point. Hey, isn’t that how the pros do it? – Bernie Baker

AGE 4-6 BOYS AND GIRLS MIXED SHORTBOARD

  • 1. IVAN FLORENCE
  • 2. MONCYR DEFREITAS
  • 3. TJ FITZSIMMONS
  • 4 KAHUKU KANE

GIRLS 7-9 LONGBOARD

  • 1. KIANA KAIWI
  • 2. KALLIE HANCOCK
  • 3. WAILANA HO
  • 4. CIERRA HILL
  • 5. HARPER DEFREITAS

GIRLS 10-12 LONGBOARD

  • 1 TRACY PRUSE
  • 2 ROSIE JEFFURS
  • 3 MEGAN GODINES
  • 4 AMBER DAWSON
  • 5 & 6 MADISON BARNETT / ALEX SHEA

BOYS 7-7 LONGBOARD FINAL

  • 1 KEANU AH SING
  • 2 KAINUI GOINS
  • 3 BRICK SHANLEY
  • 4 NOAH DAVIDSON
  • 5 TIM ABRIGO

BOYS 10-12 LONGBOARD

  • 1 LAWRENCE KNOSP
  • 2 MICAH MIGUEL
  • 3 KAIAO GOINS
  • 4 KEANU KAA’A
  • 5 SHARON MCCALL
  • 6 MANUUHOA KANE

GIRLS 7-9 SHORTBOARD

  • 1 ASHLEY MC KEOWIN
  • 2 NICOLE MC EWEN
  • 3 ALISHA GONZALES
  • 4 JENNA FROWEIN

GIRLS 10-12 SHORTBOARD

  • 1 ASHLEY HUNTER
  • 2 SAGE ERICKSON
  • 3 COCO HO
  • 4 FESI KLINK
  • 5 ALANA MOCK
  • 6 LAWAUN STEWART

BOYS 7-9 SHORTBOARD

  • 1 EZEKIEL LAU
  • 2 EARL STEWART
  • 3 ZANE FITZEK
  • 4 KOA SMITH
  • 5 KINO CAJIGAR
  • 6 DAVID BRIDGES

BOYS 9-10 SHORTBOARD

  • 1 JOHN FLORENCE
  • 2 KAIMANA JAQUIAS
  • 3 KOMU BLOMFIELD
  • 4 CJ OWENS
  • 5 ELI OLSEN
  • 6 CONNER WAGNER

BOYS 11-12 SHORTBOARD

  • 1 ALEX SMITH
  • 2 BRENDEN BOUDREAU
  • 3 BILLY KEMPER
  • 4 DEREK WONG
  • 5 SASHA NITZE
  • 6 HIZSON LIN-KEE