Steinlager, Quiksilver and Jamba Juice
presents the 5th annual
Bradah Mel's Canoe Surfing and Stand-Up Surfing Championships
at Makaha Beach
a Memorial for the late Leighton Look
My name is Bradah Mel Puu. I'm Surfer, Canoe Paddler, and a Lifeguard for the City & County of Honolulu since 1982. For the past four years I have held a surfing event at Makaha Beach as a fundraiser for a friend of mine Mr. Leighton Look, who was paralyzed in a diving accident. Sadly he passed away on September 25th 2008. It has now turned in to a memorial event for Leighton, and it is my hope to keep his legacy and his kind nature alive in our hearts and minds.
This year the proceeds raised, will be given to two of Hawaii's Olympic hopefull's, Patrick and Ryan Dolan. Patrick has been on the U.S. Olympic Kayak team for a few years now and this year younger brother is there with him. There goal is to do well in the single and two person kayak event at the nationals as well as over-sea's and reach the 2012 Olympics. With the Olympic funding cut-off this year, Patrick and Ryan along with their mom Ane has too do the fundraising on there own, and it hasn't been easy. The event attracts the best paddlers and surfers from Tahiti, Brazil, France, as well as the U.S. and Hawaii. It has two divisions, Canoe Surfing and Stand-Up Surfing. If you have ever seen Canoe Surfing before then you know that it's one of the most exciting water sport ever. And Stand-Up Surfing or SUP is the fastest growing art of surfing since boogie boards!
I understand that times are tight and it is hard to give alot so, we are asking for any type of donations possible. We will be holding a Raffle drawing at the event so a t-shirt, a pair of shorts, a boogie board, surf board, or what ever you can give would be greatly apprieciated. But the goal is to raise money for the boys to get to there competition, then to the 2012 Olympics. I thank you so much for spending the time to read my letter and hope that you can join us at Makaha for this years event.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Bradah Mel Puu
P. O. Box 1006 Waianae, HI 96792
Contest dates: December 5th & 6th 2009
Alternate dates: December 12th & 13th 2009
Check's payable to: Makaha Canoe Club