Ezekiel Lau is setting quite a precedent when it comes to late-season drama. From last season’s qualification bid that required some third-party results from Kanoa Igarashi at Pipeline, to this year’s jump from 105th place all the way up to ninth in just two Qualifying Series contests, Lau has put himself in position to surf a sophomore season on the Championship Tour.
It’s officially that time of year again, when the masses descend upon Oahu’s North Shore to settle for the winter. It’s not somuch a hibernation process, but more of a hunkering down in the trenches, watching the water, scoping the swells andalways remaining on high alert.
With one leg complete, we have our early front runner for the 2017 Triple Crown of Surfing title.
WAILUA — This year’s Aloha for Hawaii Charities campaign kicked off Wednesday, and one of Kauai’s organizations is takingpart. Local paddling club Pu’uwai Canoe Club is one of the several nonprofits in the state that’s participating this year.