Young surfers rise at Irons Brothers contest

HANALEI — Young surfers, ages 6-12, did their best Andy and Bruce Irons impressions at Pine Trees in the pro duo’s contest on Feb. 18.

First-place finishers include Seth Moniz, Maluhia Kinimaka, Alisha Gonsalves, Kaioli Kahokuloa, and Troy Kai Weston Webb.

As the Irons Brothers looked on, the groms carved their way around the Pine Trees break.

Moniz, who topped the menehune (6-8 years old) division, was followed up by Mainei Kinimaka, Jackson Littlefield, Kahi Davis, Camillia Vernon, and Noah Mizuno.

In the girls 9-10 competition, Kinimaka took the top prize, followed by Tatianna Weston Webb, Takara Carreira, Renee Steiner, Keila Chamberlain, and Shelby Williams.

Rounding out the girls 11-12 division were Gonsalves, Kona Kai Wilson, Anabelle Marvin, Shelby Cocke, Kelia Moniz, and Alana Andrews.

The boys 9-10 contest was ruled by Kahokuloa, who beat out Jacob Langridge, Iona Lo‘i, Christian Potter, Joshua Moniz, and Dorian Blanchard.

Troy Kai Weston Webb triumphed in the boys 11-12 division, over the likes of Daniel Bocater, Isaiah Moniz, Elliot Leon, Keola Carreira, and Ray Kleiman.

The 5th Annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic saw both new and old faces, but the groms relished the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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

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