Krystl Apeles said she and Kalani Vierra are still world champions despite finishing No. 2 at the tandem surfing competition in France. Kristyl (she had to do hula so couldn’t do a foil surfing demo with Kalani at the Hawaii Beach Safety Week Water Safety Conference) was on hand Friday afternoon to help keiki with safe surfing with Cleve Zarbaugh and Duane DeSoto and other water safety officers at the ocean safety demonstrations.
Ron Wiley was caught by his likeness at the blessing of the TIGER (federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant by Kaleo Carvalho. Ron said he was caught by surprise or would’ve said, “Two Rons don’t make a Right.” He even got an opportunity to talk story with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (yes, that was her sign-waving at Ahukini Road!), who dropped in for the blessing, much to the delight of Marynel Valenzuela.