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Get Your Skate On

For three minutes, Noah Archuleta, age 11, pushed himself to get as many tricks in as possible. He pulled aerials and attempted board tricks, and in the end, won second place for division one (11 and under) in the third annual Freedom Skate Contest.

“Butterflies, I got the butterflies,” Archuleta said after finishing his round. “I like the moment when you complete the trick, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

Last Saturday, Surfing the Nations hosted their third annual skate contest at Molokai’s skate park. 50 contestants turned out, nearly double that of last year’s contest. According to organizers, the annual contest is held to promote safe and healthy activities among the island’s youth.

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