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PO‘IPU — The National Scholastic Surfing Association Hawai‘i Prince Kuhio’s contest is on for Saturday and Sunday at the PK’s break fronting The Beach House Restaurant in Po‘ipu, starting at 7:30 a.m., states the NSSA Hawai‘i blog.
July 16 was the deadline for registering without incurring a late fee.
The PK’s contest is the second contest in a series of nine events across the state. Surfers accumulate points to qualify for the year-end regional and national contests.
Contestants range from age 6 through masters, girls and boys.
The Hawai‘i NSSA tour features events across the state offering aspiring athletes the opportunity to surf different breaks and sharpen their skills in all conditions, states an NSSA release.
Hawai‘i surfers have a reputation of sweeping multiple national championship titles.
NSSA combines surfing and scholastic achievements, requiring participants to turn in their report cards and maintain a 2.0 or better grade point average. Scholarships are presented annually to outstanding students and excellence in sportsmanship.
Recently, three Kaua‘i girls claimed National awards from the NSSA 2012 Nationals in Huntington Beach, Calif., according to Surfing Magazine.
Surfing in the Mayor’s Cup, Open Women division, Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hanalei finished fourth with 9.95 points, falling by less than a point to Mahina Maeda of Sunset Beach, O‘ahu, who finished third.
The division was taken by Dax McGill of Sunset Beach who told the Orange County Register, “I was so bummed out after finishing second during three finals at the USA Championships at Trestles.”
“I (am) stoked to get three second places, but you always want to come out on top,” the 14-year-old O‘ahu surfer told the California newspaper. “It’s just amazing. I can’t believe it’s happening. I was shaking going into that final, I was so nervous.”
Weston-Webb rebounded from that fourth finish to top the Explorer Women on 15.93 points over Kulia Doherty-Rancho of Santa Fe, Calif., who finished at 13.37 for second place in the division.
Brianna Pope of Kaua‘i ended in fifth place of the division with 9.67 points.
Mainei Kinimaka, daughter of Titus Kinimaka of Anahola, finished third in the Open Girls, ages 14 and under, division with 9.67 points, placing ahead of Dax McGill, who finished fourth with 8.75 points.
Kinimaka also finished with 5.40 points for sixth place in the Explorer Girls, ages 14 and under division.
Visit www.nssahawaii.blogspot.com for more information.
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