Amateur surfing contests right around the corner

Local amateurs enjoyed their New Year’s celebrations, but now it’s time to get back to business in the ocean.

H.S.F. (Hawaiian Surfing Federation) Kaua‘i contest #3 heads west to First Ditch in Kekaha.

The event is scheduled for January 21-22, with alternate dates of Jan. 28-28 on the calendar, just in case the surf isn’t good enough.

Contest #4 is at Kealia Beach Break on March 4-5 (alt. dates, March 11-12).

Then the final event of the season takes place at PK’s in Po‘ipu on April 22-23 (alt. dates, April 29-30).

The state championships will be held on O‘ahu at Ala Moana Bowls.

For more information, contact the contest hotline at 338-1952.

Meanwhile the NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) heats up on the island from February 4-5 at Pine Trees in Hanalei (alt. dates, Feb. 11-12).

Contact NSSA Hawai‘i director Bobbi Lee at 808-456-7873 for more information.

Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or


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