Ku Ikaika stand up paddle surf contest looks good for Monday

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Saturday, 27 February 2010 00:55

aaron napoleon stand up paddle surfingWith the amazing winter season in Hawaii starting to close it looked as if the Ku Ikaika Big Wave Challenge at Makaha Point might not get the swell it needed for the contest to go ahead, however big wave stand up paddle surfers are getting mentally prepared as the word is out that a big NNW swell in the 12-15 foot range is heading in making conditions look good for Monday.

 

 

The contest first ran 2008 and Aaron Napoleon took first place, it did not run in 2009 as the swell did not arrive. If the contest goes ahead in 2010 it will bring together a who's who of Hawaiian and international big wave chargers at Makaha on the west side of Oahu. The final call will be made by 9am on 28th February. Fingers crossed.

Aaron Napoleon en-route to victory in the inaugural event in 2008.

Aaron Napoleon en-route to victory in the inaugural event in 2008.
Photo by Sarah Towner.

The invitees are :

Aaron Napoleon (HAW)
Antoine Delpero (FRA)
Alex Salazar (BRZ)
Didier Tin Hing (TAH)
Archie Kalepa (HAW)
Bonga Perkins (HAW)
Brian Keaulana (HAW)
Chuck Patterson (USA)
Craig Davidson (HAW)
Dave Kalama (HAW)
Dave Parmenter (HAW)
Duane DeSoto (HAW)
Gerry Lopez (HAW)
Greg Carson (PR)
Greg Pavao (HAW)
Ikaika Kalama (HAW)
Ibon Amatriain (EUS)
James Watson (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
Kamu Auwae (HAW)
Kekoa Auwae (HAW)
Keone Keaulana (HAW)
Leleo Kinimaka (HAW)
Mel Puu (HAW)
Noland Martin (HAW)
Raimana Van Bastolaer (TAH)
Robby Naish (HAW)
Rusty Keaulana (HAW)
Titius Kinimaka (HAW)
Todd Bradley (HAW)
WILDCARDS:
Kawika Foster (HAW)
Keone Downing (HAW)
Kainoa McGee (HAW)
Ekolu Kalama (HAW)
Buzzy Kerbox (HAW)
Kala Alexander (HAW)

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