Keiki Surf Mahalo
On behalf of Ko Molokai Keiki `O Ke Kai and Keiki Surf Meet 2011, a huge thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, participated and helped make the surf meets such a success this year. To all the parents, thank you – you can be proud of your young surfers. We look forward to seeing all of you next year, so mark your calendars for June 2012. Thank you to MCSC and Friendly Isle United Fund, our main underwriter, for your ongoing support of this fun summer event.
The keiki got some great prizes this year thanks to Helen Henderson’s hard work. Also, Claire Mawae and donors Jeff and Crystal Igusa at Friendly Market Center, Kim at Kamoi Snack ‘n’ Go, Kehau at Mana`e Goods ‘n’ Grindz, Gary Galiher, Deroberts and Diane Ono, Jill Laffin at Awesome Blossom Maui, Sol Torres, Cade Clark, Jenny Urslinger and Nathan at Postive Energenics Foundation, Molokai Pizza Café, Ed and the gang at Friendly Isle Auto Parts, Molokai Burger, Julie Bicoy and Molokai Visitors Association, Jerry at Molokai Surf, Mountain Slope Water, Wayne-o and Elle Cochran at Maui Surfboards, Jeff and Gail Parish, Kam Kasuals, Skyles Runsner III at Ilima Partners, Zog Industries, Fiberglass Hawaii, Surf Line Hawaii, Surfing The Nations, Quiksilver and Roxy, Volcom Maui and Califorina, Local Motion Lahina, Hi-Tech Maui, Tropical Blends Surf, Honolua Surf, Town and Country, Rip Curl Maui.
There are many volunteers behind the scenes who helped tremendously: the Charles Lindsey Ohana, Miguel Ohana, Curtis Crabbe at Molokai Portable Toilets and Pumping Service, Lani Sawyer for the event T-shirts, Molokai Dispatch staff, Joan Howard, Waits ohana, Ehiku Arnold, Alan Bolton, Donald and Lavone Pahia from Quiksilver/Roxy, Tammy Castor, Rita Furlong, Minka, Peter and Caulin Nelson-Angelsea and all the water patrol helpers.
Last but not least, a big mahalo to all our volunteer judges: Dan Bennett, Jeff Parish, Dick Wheeler, Mark Shima and Brian Lentz.
I hope we remembered everyone, but if not thank you! Congratulations to all of the keiki surfers…keep surfing and we’ll see you next summer.
The Ko Molokai Keiki `O Ke Kai Committee