Cody for King….of the grooms!

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Photo by Dooma Photos

Local surfer and grom extraordinaire Cody Young has been bashing the waves since he could barely walk.

He has racked up an impressive list of victories in the surfing world and is now in a battle for the title of Quicksilver King of the groms.

We are down to the last couple of days to vote. If you have not already please take a minute to vote and please share with your friends as well. Many thanks!!!!!

http://quiksilverlive.com/kotg/2013/home,vote,505.en.html

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Flossie fizzles then goes out with a bang!

swimming27She was going to bring huge surf. High winds. Bad flooding.

But in the end a damp day and winds not strong enough to sail in were the best the girl could do. Which of course we are thankful for.

Tropical storm Flossie turned at the last moment to hit Maui head on but with diminished winds and far less rain and surf than had been anticipated.

In fact it looks like the wind just turned Kona…so Sevin and I are off to enjoy a rare small wave off shore session in the back yard.

flossie1UPDATE:
Just back from our very brief session as the thunder and lightning started up big time! This is one of the best lightning shows we’ve seen in a while.

No damage and lots of rain…so all good!

 

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Neil Pryde Hawaii State Championships Results

photo Harry Wiewel

photo Harry Wiewel

Here are the results from the Neil Pryde State Championships.

Congratulations to all the sailors!

MAUI RACING SERIES NEIL PRYDE HAWAII STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

At Kanaha Beach Park

Saturday’s Results

MEN

19-39-1. Dan Ellis 2.1 points, 2. Neil Turpin 8, 3. Samuel Perez 12, 4. Christope Waerzeggers 15, 5. Tyson Aflalo 17.

40-49-1. Micah Buzianis 2.1, 2. Phil McGain 6, 3. Kevin Ozee 9, 4. Geoff Pease 11, 5. Paul Vliestra 14, 6. Osamu Kubota 20, 7. Christian Nybo 22, 8. Le Ven Franck 23, 9. Anton Blijevens 25, 10. Olaf Sutor 27.

50-59-1. Mike Yasak2.1, 2. Chris McNeil 4.7, 3. Sam Bockius 9, 4. Ben Massenburg 9, 5. Terry Alkemade 16, 6. Tim Wood 16, 7. Dave Dalgetty 21, 8. Mark McGregor 23.

60-over-1. Todd MacFarlane 2.1, 2. Ted Hunter 6, 3. Greg Thomas7.7, 4. Szabolcs Maguranyi 9, 5. Bernard Carey 15.

Pro-1. Micah Buzianis 2.1, 2. Dan Ellis 6, 3. Peter Slate 9, 4. Phil McGain 10, 5. Kevin Ozee 14, 6. Neil Turpin 16, 7. Paul Vlietstra 18, 8. Peter John 25, 9. Kai Hopf 27, 10. Geoffrey Pease 31.

Semi-Pro-1. Tyson Aflalo 2.1, 2. Sam Bockius 5.7, 3. Terry Alkemade 12, 4. Todd MacFarlane 12, 5. Ted Hunter 13, 6. Tim Wood 15, 7. Anton Blijevens 16, 8. Christian Nybo 17, 9. Ben Massenburg 18, 10. Greg Thomas 22, 11. Szabolcs Maguranyi 27.

Expert-1. Deniz Bicakci 2.1, 2. Samuel Perez 3.4, 3. Taylor Boyd 4.7, 4. Le Ven Franck5.7, 5. Argentina Jimenez Bonilla 8, 6. Christophe Waerzegeggers 10, 7. Osamu Kubota 10, 8. Diane Takemoto 11, 9. Bernard Carey 14, 10. Connor McKenney 17, 11. Joe McGregor 17, 12. Mark McGregor 19.

Juniors-1. Deniz Bicakci 2.1, 2. Taylor Boyd 4.7, 3. Connor McKenney 9, 4. Joe McGregor 11.

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WOMEN

Open-1. Tamara Bockius 2.1, 2. Argentina Jimenez Bonilla 6, 3. Diane Takemoto 6.7.

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MAUI RACE SERIES FINAL STANDINGS

MEN

19-39-1. Dan Ellis 11 points, 2. Peter John 29, 3. Neil Turpin 42, 4. Gunnar Asmussen 54.8, 5. Laurence Carey 56, 6. Marco Lang 66.4, 7. Jordan Reid 79, 8. Matt Wickes 80, 9. Chris Freeman 81, 10. Jack Holliday 83, 11. Mateus Isaac 85, 12. Samuel Perez 86, 13. Okubo Kohei 89, 14. Manabu Matsushita 92, 15. Ricardo Tomitor 93, 16. Atsushi Hirano 95.

40-49-1. Micah Buzianis 12.3, 2. Peter Slate 33.4, 3. Phil McGain 33.8, 4. Kevin Ozee 48.7, 5. Akihiko Yamada 51, 6. Shinya Kunieda 66, 7. Geof Pease 72, 8. Osamu Kubota 74, 9. Kai Hopf 78, 10. Olaf Sutor 80, 11. Paul Vlietstra 80, 13. Chris Adamson 82, 14. Eric Lemire 83, 15. Tomoyo Nishikawa 91, 16. Niels Van Wessen 92, 17. Ryuichi Matsuki 92, 18. Yasanari Tsukamoto 92.

50-59-1. Matt Daniells 17.9, 2. Chris McNeil 22.8, 3. Ben Massenburg 35.7, 4. Mike Yasak 41.8, 5. Sam Bockius 61, 6. Tom Peterson 64, 7. Dave Dalgetty 65, 8. Terry Alkemade 66, 9. Chris Knap 67, 10. Wayne Bowness 69, 11. Tim Wood 76.

60-over-1. Greg Thomas 16.2, 2. Todd MacFarlane 19.5, 3. Ted Hunter 22.8, 4. Szabolcs Maguranyi 38.7, 5. Masao Hirota 55, 6. Jonathan Teuscher, 63.

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WOMEN

1. Tamara Bockius 11, 2. Fujiko Onishi 26.5, 3. Argentina Jimenez-Bonilla 27.7, 4. Mai Mitsuishi 38, 5. Diane Takemoto 45, 6. Toshie Yamamoto 57.

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JUNIORS

1. Deniz Bicakci 11, 2. Luke Holliday 25.1, 3. Connor McKinney 26.7, 4. Sailor Bockius 30.

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Maui Race Series 2013

Photo Harry Wiewel

Photo Harry Wiewel

The Maui Race Series kicks off the 2013 season today at Kanaha Beach Park.

This is the 29th year that the series has been staged making it one of the longest running competitions in windsurfing!

Some of the very best professional sailors in slalom make an appearance every year along with some fiercly competitive amateurs. But it’s not just the big boys and girls that get to play. There are a total of 8 classes for sailors of all ages. The result is a race series full of action and surprises.

Photo Harry Wiewel

Photo Harry Wiewel

The Maui Race Series is a series of five windsurfing race events held every summer at Kanaha Park in Maui, Hawaii. Maui typically has strong, dependable trade winds in the summer months, and a year-round population of hard-core windsurfers, including many past,  present, and future pros, so the conditions are good and the competition is intense.

Hi-Tech Surf Sports is the organizer of the Maui Race Series. Any questions regarding registration, rules, etc. should be directed to them at (808) 877-2111.

June 1 • Da Kine Classic
June 15 • Carbon Art Challenge
June 29 • Meanline Fins Slalom
July 13 • Quiksilver Cup
July 27 • Neil Pryde Hawaii State Championship

You should be able to catch some action (at least 1 bouy) on our Kanaha Cam around 11.00am HST.

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Days of Swell and Light winds.

sup49Ahhhh….what a great week.

South side swells of a really decent size have kept us all busy.

Now the wind has dropped and it’s back to some great paddling action on the North Shore.

These conditions should prevail for the next few days so get out your surf board, SUP, canoe or kayak and hit the water.

It’s a wonderful time to be on Maui!

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