Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bradah Mel Makaha Event - photo update

Congratulations to Bradah Mel Pu`u on hosting another successful event! Makaha resident Christine Johnson took some photos of the event:

World Longboard Champion Bonga Perkins and teammates catching a wave at the 2008 Bradah Mel's Canoe Surfing Championship fundraiser at Makaha.

The Bradah Mel's Canoe Surfing and Stand-Up Surfing Championships - an event to help raise funds for two Olympic kayak hopefuls from Hawai'i - is scheduled to run this weekend on Dec. 12 and 13.

Proceeds from this event will help the Dolan brothers — Patrick, 21, and Ryan, 19, members of the U.S. Olympic Kayak team — in their quest to reach the 2012 Olympics in London.

The surfing event, which attracts some of the best paddlers and surfers from Tahiti, Brazil, France, Hawai'i and other states, will be held at Makaha Beach.

Bradah Mel Pu'u, an avid waterman and Wai'anae Coast lifeguard, has been holding the surf contest for the past four years as a fundraiser for his friend Leighton Look, who was paralyzed in a diving accident and passed away last September. This year's event will be held in Look's memory.

Registration will start at 6:00 a.m., and the event at 8:00 a.m..The contest kicks off with the Stand-Up Surfing division, then on to the Canoe Surfing.

For information, call Bradah Mel Pu'u at 478-9086.

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