Grom Magazine’s ‘Lahaina Surf Bash’
Grom Magazine Second Annual Lahaina Surf Bash
Under clear sunny skies, Lahaina Harbor greeted the 6am crowd of Maui Groms with a beautiful gift of glassy 1-3 foot waves, a small Southwest swell had filled in overnight. Just over 100 Maui competitors, ranging from 5 – 17 years old, gathered to compete in the 2nd Annual Grom Magazine Lahaina Surf Bash, presented by Hurley.
Competition was fun, as the young competitors displayed their strength while paddling for position in the line-up. Four to six competitors surfed with fierce focus thru 15 minute heats, throughout the day. The top 3 scores would advance to the next heat hopping to make it into the 20 minute final. There were 4 winners for every divison. Winners were awarded with lots of merchandise and cash awards from supporting sponsors. The top prize – a round trip ticket to 2013 NSSA Nationals held in California (donated by Hurley). Local Lahaina surfer Kaimana Kinimaka, dominated again, coming off his victory at the Volcom Pufferfish contest last week at Lahaina Harbor, he earned his ticket to Nationals as well as taking 1st in his division and winning the Expression – Air Show.
- Getting the shot.
-The boys keeping everyone entertained
- grom mob
- the ladies at to the water.
- Awards time.
- Kaiser letting the fins breathe. photo by Dooma
- Kaiser with the ‘eye of the tiger’
-Little Kaiser getting pumped up before his heat.
Results of 2012 2nd Annual Grom Magazine Lahaina Surf Bash at Lahaina Harbor
Boys 6 & Under: 1)Justin Roberson. 2)Roran Mullen. 3)Eric Roberson. 4)Kainoa Violi.
Girls 9 & Under: 1) Ashley Nielson. 2) Kayalani Mullen. 3) Lilia Davis. 4) Kaia Acker.
Boys 7-8: 1) Jackson Bunch. 2) Chase Anderson. 3) Ty Simpson Kane. 4) Luc Guidoz.
Boys 9-10: 1) Axel Rosenblad. 2) Ocean Macedo. 3) Jackson Bunch. 4) Tony Nunez.
Boys 11-12: 1) Dante Silva. 2) Logan Bediman. 3) Nick Nunez. 4) Pace Duryea.
Girls 10-12: 1) Kayla McCarthy. 2) Summer Macedo. 3) Daize Kinoshita. 4) Ashley Nielson.
Boys 13-14: 1) Cody Young. 2) Dylan Lehman. 3) Cole Alves. 4) Kala Willard.
Girls 13-17: 1) Sierra Lerback. 2) Aloha Lopez. 3) Candace Hanneman. 4) Sierra Larson.
Boys 15-17: 1) Kaimana Kinimaka. 2) Cody Young. 3) Chaz Kinoshita. 4) Kala Willard.
Super Heat for NSSA ticket resented by Hurley: 1) Kaimana Kinimaka. 2) Dylan Lehman. 3) Kelson Lau. 4) Cole Alves.
Expression Session Air Show Winner: Kaimana Kinimaka.
Most respectable surfer in and out of the water: Levi Young.
Most Improved: Duke Minihan
Congrats to Filtrate surfers Eli Hammond, Kaiser Auberlen and Naoh Beschen for representing!
September 10, 2012 • Posted by admin in Ambassadors, Culture, lifestyle, surf • Tags: Eli Hammond, Hawaii, kaiser auberlen, Lahaina, Lahaina Surf Bash, Maui, Noah Beschen, surf, Surf-turkey News • Comments Off