Paddlers from the Garden Isle are taking part in what was described as the Super Bowl of women’s long-distance outrigger canoe races. The 40th running of the Na Wahine O Ke Kai is set for Sept. 23.
LIHUE — To be inducted into a hall of fame is great, but to also celebrate with family and friends is even better, said Mokihana Aquatics swim coach Orlando “O” Anaya. “It was just truly a once in a lifetime experience. It was unbelievable,” Anaya said Tuesday. “I was more honored by the support that I had from everybody. I think I was the only inductee that had people from every island that came out to support. … It was incredible to see that much support for our little island.”
The World Surf League took another step forward last week in its announcement that it would be instituting full prize money equality for the men’s and women’s Championship Tours beginning in the 2019 season. The WSL has done a fantastic job increasing the prize money for both tours over the past decade, especially on the women’s side.
Kauai High School runner Kane Casillas stopped the clocks at 17 minutes, 5 seconds, and Kapaa High School runner Juliana Tampus did the three-mile course at 20:07.4, Saturday during the Waimea High School cross country invitational meet at the Menehune campus.
After surrendering a two-set lead, the Warrior wahine won in crunch time to escape with a win on the road. Kapaa High School’s varsity girls volleyball defeated Island School, 3-2, at the Wilcox Gymnasium in Puhi — 25-17, 25-12, 22-25, 17-25 and 15-12.