Event: Keiki Oceanfest 2012
Location: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park ( Sheerwoods )
Sponsors: Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, Ally Fins, ESR4 Fins, Dave and Busters, 662 mob Wahoo’s Tacos, Keneke’s, Domino’s Pizza, Arnette, Manta, Triad, Kicks Fins, Pod, BZ, Vertra and Zinka Sun Care
A great turn out for the most fun event of the year in Hawaii Bodyboarding. The 2012 Keiki Oceanfest was a treat for both young and old. Great weather and fun surf made for a perfect event day for the kids and families that made it to Waimanalo for the day in the sun and surf.
The competition was fun but fierce with the 13-15 year old’s bring the head with big moves in the contestable surf. Jake Edwards took his first ever Keiki Oceanfest.
Followed by Shayden Wolf who was surfing very well.
In the 12 and under’s it was Shayden Wolf who took out Kawika Kamai for the win in the ever-competitive age bracket.
The open girls was the standout for the staff as young Kekai Reeves took out girls twice her age with great surfing and great sportsmanship helping the volunteers all day.
The Tandem Division was taken out by the dynamic duo of Waianae’s Melanie and her son Ezeikel Bartels.
All riders went home with a grab bag of gifts with winners getting boards, fins, tee shirts, sun screen, hats and leashes to help them progress in their riding and keep the stoke alive.
Awesome bodyboarding and good times were had once again. The USBA would like to thank the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation and all the sponsors and staff.
Jeff Hubbard and Jason Bitzer (event organizers) would live to thank the Volunteers such as Ben Severson, Chris Ann Severson, Roberta Bitzer, Jade Robles, Bubu Cazimero, Spencer Skipper, Rex Moribe, Harry Antipala, Andrea and Marciel Dias, Alejandra Altuve and anyone who pitched a lending hand today.
ALOHA FROM THE USBA
1. Jake Edwards
2. Shayden Wolfe
3. Maika Edwards
4. Moses Kaawaloa
12 and under
1. Shayden Wolfe
2. Kawika Kamai
3. Noa Edwards
4. Maika Edwards
1. Melanie & Ezekiel Bartels
2. Kawika Kamai & Ezra Hill
3. Karla & Joshua Taylor
4. Lani and Turk Cazemerio
1. Kekai Reeves
2. Taira Kaawaloa
3. Ailee Antipala
4. Lani Cazemerio