Alex Mawae Takes Lahaina
By Clare Seeger Mawae
Twelve-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai headed to Lahaina last weekend to participate in the Lahaina SUP Surf contest. Having just come back from California taking fourth place in the surfing portion of the Californian event, Alex wanted to see how he faired with the Maui boys. With entries from well-known top international SUP/surfers in the other divisions and a full division of 12 and under, Alex Mawae did well competing against the Maui surfers and taking third place with a very credible performance.
This was Alex’s second SUP/Surfing event compared to the many long distance events he has done since the age 8. With the sport on the rise and more contests appearing, Alex is currently fundraising so that he can participate in more events. Watch out for this young man from Molokai as padding, surfing and the ocean is now embedded deep into his heart.