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Beach boys and legends honored at Duke's Oceanfest
 C4 Watermen go beach boy style : photo Dana Edmunds/C4Waterman

Duke's Ocean Festival 

Queen's Surf, Kuhio Waikiki
24 - 28 August 2010

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Sharing the stoke and trying to out-do your friends re-kindled at Duke's Ocean Festival

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 August, 2010 : - - Waikiki -- Waikiki beach boys and legends of Hawaii surf were honored today at Duke's OceanFest and a capacity summer crowd of visitors and kama'aina couldn't get enough. From Ben Aipa to Jock Sutherland and Rory Russell, the Hawaiian Airlines Duke's Legends Surf Classic was a lesson in history and classic style in one; while the C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off and races showcased a favorite beach boy pastime with 21st century flair in their stand-up paddle (SUP) races and surf heats.

Both events were a fun flashback to a time when riding the waves was all about sharing the stoke and trying to out-do your friends. 

Jock Sutherland, 61, is back in the limelight this week as Oceanic Time Warner Cable launches their MGM channel with John Severson's classic 1970 film 'Pacific Vibrations, HD', that Jock starred in. He headed up the MGM legends team today and pulled out all the stops with his switch stance maneuvering, always with an eye on the competition.
"There's a lot of camaraderie, but there's definitely the element of competition.," said Sutherland of today's surfing. "I was competing for the MGM team who has come out with some high-def versions of some old surf movies, and some of our guys were maybe in need of some location tips so I helped push them into a couple. We had a good time."

In the C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off, 12-year-old Riggs Napoleon showed his versatility and uncanny ocean skills. Just last month Riggs paddled 32 miles solo between the islands of Molokai and Oahu, and today he took on some of the top SUP talent in the world. It didn't matter that he lost out in the quarter finals -- Duke's OceanFest is all about honoring tradition and perpetuating the ocean lifestyle for generations to come. Riggs is recognized as the torch-bearer for his generation of ocean kids.


Jock Sutherland with an eye on the competition : photo Bernie Baker

The final heats of the C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off had not been finalized at time of issue.

Tomorrow is the final day of this year's OceanFest and offers a giant lineup of beach and ocean events (see schedule below), culminating in the highly colorful and cultural  surfboard parade and lei draping ceremony at Duke's statue. More than 30,000 flowers sewn into 570 feet of floral lei will be draped on Duke's bronze statue to officially close the 2010 celebrations. The parade will commence at 4:45pm at Outrigger Waikiki hotel and finish at Duke's statue at 5pm. All will be televised on the live webcast at and around Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channels 250 and 1250.

Duke's OceanFest is a benefit for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation's (ODKF) college scholarships and athletic grants program that supports outstanding Hawaii scholar-athletes competing in water sports and volleyball. An auction of a one-of-a-kind Duke Kahanamoku longboard by Maui Longboards, as well as online and beach sales of commemorative 2010 Duke's OceanFest t-shirts will go towards the ODKF college program.

Saturday, August 28 Sporting Events:
7am Corona Beach Volleyball Championships, Presented by:
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
9am Duke's Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim
9am Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Surf Polo Tournament
11am (start at Hawaii Kai, finish Waikiki) Maui Jim Presents:
2010 Hawaii Paddleboard Championships - Duke's Race
Hawaiian Airlines Duke's Legends Surf Classic
Corona Surfing Expression Session

RESULTS (current at time of issue)

-143- Dukes Corona: Bill Pa, Glo Carlson, Andrew Crocker, Clint Walker, Noah Yamada
-141.4- TS Dukes: LJ Richards, Teyber Parsons, Chris Thibaut, Zach Arreola, Rob Thibaut
-139.5- Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation: Johnny Clark, Casey Ching, Kawika Boyce, Jericho Poppler, Mal Walker
-138.3- Rainbow Drive Inn: Donald Takayama, Gilbert Kawamoto, Ivan Harada, Dino Miranda, Bonga Perkins
-127- Duke's Waikiki: Joey Cabell, Bill Parsons, Dickie Moon, Chris Colgate, Billy Berger
-125- Kimo's: Laura Blears, Dylan Ching, Rickey Estrada, Jaime Arreola, Ryan Mahoney
-121.9- Oceanic Time Warner Cable #1: Tony Moniz, David D'Anna, Gary Kewley, Aulani Richardson, April Grover
-120.7- Corona Wahoo's: Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Mike Pietsch, Todd Kamisugi, Andy Shaw, David Pietsch
-112.9- Hawaiian Airlines #1: Dennis Pang, John Wade, Jimmy Mapua, Roz Demello, Stephen Kapali
-112.1- Hawaii News Now: Scotty Fong, Guy Hagi, Chad Asuncion, Keahi Tucker, Taizo B
-111.5- Hawaiian Airlines #2: Keone Downing, Cory Yamamoto, Cecily Kaiu, Paul Kahale-Miner, Lynn Blomfield
-110.8- MGM: Jock Sutherland, Rick Colletto, Mike Bakos, Dean Luke, Derek Ferrar
-108.8- Outrigger Mens: Ben Aipa, Dr. Chuck, Brian Berusch, Hugh O'Riley, Sig Zane
-102- Hilton Grand Vacations: Toinoko Nagutaula, Shane Stedman, Marc Gosselin, Justin Brer, Shane Shaw
-100.2- Oceanic Time Warner Cable #2: Rory Russell, Jesse Lockwood, Roy Momer, Louis Ferreira, Michael Ulep
-96.1- Outrigger Womens: Nancy Emerson, Amber-Lynn Hyden, Crystal Akana, Catherine Toth, Joanne Howard


Top 24 racers who advanced to C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off:
Jennifer Koki; Atilla Jobbagyi, Tony Moniz, Kamu Auwae, Sam Pae, Marciano Whitford, Candice Appleby, Kaipo Guerrero, Conor Baxter, Kalani Vierra, Abe Shouse, Riggs Napoleon, Aaron Napoleon, Kolaiah Jardine, Alika Willis, Greg Pavao, Akeo Cuban, Micah Liana, Beccy Cravens, Noa Ginella, Ed Wheeler, Leleo Kinimaka, Danny Tamonte, Justin Rapoza

(Results listed in order of 1st through 6th, First 3 advance to semi finals.)
H1: Kamu Auwae; Atilla Jobbagyi, Tony Moniz; Sam Pae, Marciano Whitford,  Jennifer Koki.
H2: Kalani Vierra; Candice Appleby; Conor Baxter; Riggs Napoleon; Kaipo Guerrero; Abe Shouse.
H3: Greg Pavao; Kolaiah Jardine; Aaron Napoleon; Micah Liana; Akeo Cuban; Alika Willis.
H4: Leleo Kinimaka; Danny Tamonte; Noa Ginella; Justin Rapoza; Ed Wheeler; Beccy Cravens

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