Waikiki Beach, Oahu Hawaii
17 - 25 August 2013
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 August, 2013 : - - A small day of surf but big hearts prevailed. It was another great day at the Duke's OceanFest. The first ever Alaia Surfboard division was held with 5 surfers signed up.
Alaia surfboards are wooden boards shaped as they were many years ago, very thin and without fins. They are difficult to ride in small surf but the surfers were able to do a few 360 maneuvers to wow the crowd.
In the end it was Scot McNally from Honolulu taking the booty and the win. In second Noah Hamilton, third went to Benny Ferris, 4th to Sophia Bartlow, 5th was Kahi Pacarro.
The ITSA, International Tandem Surfing Association, one star event was won by the current World Champion team of Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye. Chuck has won other World titles with his former partner. Lauren is originally from California and Chuck from Oregon.
Lauren has competed on a National level in Sports Acrobatics and Synchronized Swimming and started surfing tandem when she came to Hawaii a few years ago. In second place was the team of Leleo Kinimaka and Megan Talabis, third went to Rod Martin and Karin Martin. Taking the fourth spot Ron Suffron and Stephanie Seiko-Galley.
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Sunrise Birthday Lei Draping
The 123rd anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday will be commemorated with a special ceremony at sunrise that includes the decorating of his statue with beautiful fresh flower lei.
Duke’s Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim
This open ocean sprint along the Waikiki shoreline attracts hundreds of swimmers, including many from the mainland. Race starts in front of Duke’s Waikiki restaurant.
Hawai‘i Paddleboard Championship
“Duke’s Race” challenges both the speed and endurance of Hawai‘i’s paddle boarders in this grueling 10-mile sprint that starts at Maunalua Bay in Hawai‘i Kai and finishes in Waikiki at Queen’s Surf.
Duke Kahanamoku Sand Volleyball Championships (Adult Doubles)
Two-person adult teams will compete in this daylong volleyball tournament to be the doubles champion of Waikiki Beach. Played on the Kapi‘olani-Queen’s Sand Volleyball Court.
Hawaiian 105 KINE Great Hawaiian Luau
Good friends, great times, ono food, melodic Hawaiian music, laugh-out-loud stories, and happy memories are the hallmarks of Duke’s OceanFest’s annual beachfront lu‘au staged on the outdoor lawn of the Waikiki Aquarium.
Duke Kahanamoku Open SUP Show Down
SUP individual competitors and teams have three challenging and diverse events to test their skills:
(1) SUP Race on a three-mile course along Waikiki Beach; (2) SUP/Surf Cross of one mile through the waves of Queen’s Surf; (3) SUP Surf Relay featuring five-person co-ed teams.
Tiki’s Grill & Bar Surfboard Waterpolo
Six-person teams will play water polo while on surfboards, just like how Duke Kahanamoku, his brothers, and fellow beach boys did in Waikiki back in the 1920s and 1930s. The daylong “surfpolo” tournament takes place at Kapahulu Groin in Waikiki.
Duke Kahanamoku Sand Volleyball Championships (Keiki Doubles)
Two-person keiki teams will compete in this daylong volleyball tournament to be the doubles champion of Waikiki Beach. Played on the Kapi‘olani-Queen’s Sand Volleyball Court.
Source: Banzai Betty
Author: Betty Depolito
Tags: Duke's OceanFest, Waikiki, Stand Up Paddle