Side Lines for Saturday — November 05, 2005

• NSSA contest #5 hits Pinetrees

• Po’ipu Surf Canoe Challenge coming up

• Hanapepe youth t-ball signups

NSSA contest #5 hits Pinetrees

By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island

Lots of Kaua’i’s most talented up and coming surfers will be on display, as the NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) presents contest #5 at Pinetrees on Hanalei Bay, today and tomorrow.

“I’m stoked that it’s on Kaua’i. Now we get to surf the waves we’re used to surfing,” Kilauea’s Dylan Goodale said.

The event brings the best youth surfers from around the state to Kaua’i’s northshore. This is the first NSSA event on the island this season.

Last year’s regional contest was held at Pinetrees.

This is the fifth contest in a series of eight, in which surfers strive to accumulate points for an invitation to the Hawai’i Regionals and ultimately to the nationals in California.

Hawai’i dominated last year’s nationals, bringing home numerous titles.

The NSSA combines surfing and scholastic achievements, requiring participants to maintain a 3.0 GPA at school.

The competition has been hot and heavy through the first four contests, battering the shores of Maui, O’ahu, and the Big Island, now Kaua’i students will get their turn to, “surf home turf.” Come enjoy the fun, today and tomorrow at Pinetrees in Hanalei.

Po’ipu Surf Canoe Challenge coming up

The Po’ipu Beach Surfing Canoe Club is hosting a second annual 4-man Surfing Canoe Challenge and Oceanfest on Saturday, November 12 at Waiohai Bay (Po’ipu Beach).

This year’s event will be enhanced with a mini ocean triathlon consisting of competition in three events: OC1, swimming, paddleboard (boards will be provided).

Anyone can enter as a solo entrant doing all three ironman style or in relay teams of three people, each doing one event.

If conditions require, the venue may be moved to an alternate site at Kalapaki Bay. Triathlon registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Po’ipu Beach with the first event to start at 8:30 a.m.

The canoe surfing portion will take place in the second half of the day to allow participants to enter both.

Entry fee will be $10 per person or $15 if you do both events. Other “surprise” fun events are also planned for the “out of shape” or “unskilled” that want to get involved.

For more details, call 635-5943.

That number will also be the event hotline to call starting Friday, Nov. 11, to verify event location and times.

Hanapepe youth t-ball signups

The Hanapepe Youth Baseball Association (HYBA) will be holding its registration on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 8, 9 and 10 at the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center Patio from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for its upcoming 2006 Shetland and Pinto season.

All interested boys and girls ages 5 thru 9 as of July 31, 2006 are welcome.

Please bring 2 copies each of your child’s birth certificate and current medical card.

Hanapepe Youth Baseball provides the basic fundamentals of baseball as well as leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork. If you are interested in becoming a coach, know of anyone wanting to coach or be part of HYBA please contact Clint Owen at 651-2932 or Belinda Tacata at 651-2397.


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