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• No April Fool joke
• Pinetrees surf meet coming Apr. 17-18
• Bruce Irons falls at Rip Curl Pro
• WK Baseball opens season Apr. 17
No April Fool joke
Ben Vegas of Mililani, O‘ahu made a hole-in-one on Wailua Golf Course’s 7th hole, 158 yards on Apr. 1.
Vegas, who has been golfing for four years, used a Titleist DC1 to tag his second career hole-in-one.
Pinetrees surf meet coming Apr. 17-18
The Pinetrees 26th Annual Longboard Surf contest, touted as the oldest surf contest on the island, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 17-18, surf permitting.
Alternate dates are Apr. 24-25.
The contest is open to all ages from kids to legends with a ‘vintage board’ division added.
Organizers invites all to view the event at Hanalei Bay.
Entry forms are available at Kai Kane or by calling 826-6908 for a fax entry.
Bruce Irons falls at Rip Curl Pro
Kaua‘i surfer Bruce Irons was a victim of Brazilian Victor Ribas at the Rip Curl Pro campaign Friday as Ribas surfed a smart heat and created an advantage over the WCT newcomer, Irons failing to get beyond a 5.33 score at Bells Beach, Australia.
Wildcard surfers created major upsets in clean three-four-foot waves led by Ben Dunn knocking off world #6 Kieren Perrow by locking in an 8.5 score to gain control.
Adam Robertson utilized his local knowledge to defeat former world #3 Cory Lopez (FL, USA) using the same board he used last year where he finished equal 17th.
WCT replacement surfer Troy Brooks continued the underdog charge by eliminating world #14 Damien Hobgood (FL, USA) as Brooks broke past the 7.23 scores for a 9.5 on his committed forehand turns.
Mark Occhilupo (Gold Coast, AUS) posted the highest total of 18.33 points over Greg Emslie (ZAF), Occhilupo landing a floater for an 8.83 followed by his trademark power turns for a 9.5.
Mick Lowe (Windang, AUS) survived a low scoring match over local wildcard Steve Hughes, and Eric Rebiere (FRA) posted a one-sided win over current ratings #3 Tom Whitaker (Bronte, AUS).
WK Baseball opens season Apr. 17
The West Kaua‘i Youth Baseball Association announces their Opening Day ceremonies for the Mustang and Bronco divisions will be held on Apr. 17 starting at 10 a.m. at the Anne Knudsen Park in Koloa.
The first game of the day featuring the Mustang Kalawai Cardinals and the Waimea Blue Jays will start at 8 a.m. followed by the opening ceremonies at about 10 a.m.
In the Bronco division, the Hanapepe Cubs will clash with the Kekaha Indians starting at 8 a.m.
Following the Opening Day program, two more games from each division will follow making this a day-long affair. Games are scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Youth aged from 9 to 12 years old are involved in the Mustang and Bronco baseball programs with a total of six teams making up the West Kaua‘i program.
Games will be played on Tuesdays and Saturdays for the Broncos, and Wednesdays and Saturdays for the Mustangs.
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