There’s definitely “no place like home for the holidays,” as Barry Manilow’s classic song lyrics say — unless (maybe) you’re visiting on Kauai. This statement of opinion beaming out via today’s Green Flash is one my husband Dee and I feel like underlining after a fortnight away.
• Tare Nakiowai Lovell • Sofia Iwalani Salem • Cade Kahakea Thronas • Jordyn Kamea‘i‘omakamae Labuguen Ruaboro • Leon Salvador Greenleaf • Josiah Kanoa Haney • Raegan Rylee Baptiste • Brody Arthur Moore • Zaxten Kahanuola Tuinei Alo-Rosa • Artemisa Rhiannon Roy
There’s a lot at stake during the year’s final event, which is ideally the way it should always be. The Billabong Pipe Masters opened its waiting period Saturday to determine the 2018 world champion and a Triple Crown champion, as well as the completion of the qualification puzzle. Three men still have world title aspirations, more than that are alive in the Triple Crown hunt and a few nervous surfers need some specific results to hop back on the world tour in 2019.