The evening before this year's Tombomb Wahine Classic, the waves rolled in barely rideable. We spent the night camping on the beach half awake listening to the surf. Never ones to let the lack of waves dull our fun, we had Plan B in motion thanks to Iko Balanga of Anelakai Adventures and his SupSquatch, but we all know - surfing rules! When the sun came up we called it "Rideable!" and off we went.
All day the waves came in clean and steady, albeit small, but perfect for all the different levels of surfers who had come out to show their stuff and share some waves with friends. A rainbow reached from the ocean to the clouds, mimicking this year's T-shirt design, created by Mike Rasay of Rasay Photo and Design. We took that as a good sign and the waves kept rolling in, smiles kept broadening, and good times kept up all day.
MAHALO to all who made it possible; from our ace volunteer squad to our awesome sponsors, from our enthusiastic surfer girls to our bikini-clad fellas, THANK YOU for an amazing day of rainbows and clean (if tiny!) surf, community caring for our beaches, wahine surfer encouraging wahine surfer, and an overall big dose of aloha. Mahalo nui and see ya next year!
1st Place - Pink-a-Boo
-Mary Meheula -Namiko Meheula -Riley Estrada -Lindsay Resetnikov -Gia Fontana -Sofia Shimaoka
2nd Place - Orange Crush
-Zoie Broderson -Elizabeth Bennett -Frida Coulon -Kirra Geese -Sahara Saville -Nicole Tachibana
3rd Place - Wahine Cruisers
-Skylar Pinkert -Misty & Ho'onani Lambeth -Christina Vien -Asia Rideout -Hailey Jo Hildebrand -Lehua Nakamura
Lele Aloha Spirit Team - Green Queens
- Karla Saville -Danni Sale -Christina Henline -Halia Alves -Keelie Carlucci
Men's Bikini Division - The Lambeth Boys (Jesse(dad), Pohaku, Kaninau, Keali'i) * They were two tandem teams and they somehow got all of them on the boards riding the same wave)
MAHALO TO SEA THE LIGHT IMAGERY FOR ALL PHOTOS SHOWN BELOW
MAHALO TO GABRIEL NAVALTA FOR ALL PHOTOS SHOWN BELOW
MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS! SURFRIDER KONA | COOLA | ARBOR | KONA COFFEE & TEA CO.| PIKAI | COCO + LITA | SKY CODY LEATHER | WESTERN ALOHA | KONA BREWING CO | CAPTAIN ZODIAC | QUILL & FEATHER | PUEO BOUTIQUE | FAIRWIND CRUISES | ULTIMATE BURGER | TIFFANY ON THE BEACH | SALTY WESTERN | TROPICAL DAY DESIGNS | ALOHA COLLECTION | DANIELLE BURNSIDE ART | LELE | SUNDOT MARINE FLAGS | TROPICAL DAY DESIGNS | ICICLES SALON | MAGIC'S BEACH GRILL | CB ISLAND PROPERTIES | THE YOGA NEST | KIMI & LI BIKINI | PACIFIC VIBRATIONS | BEHASA SURFBOARDS | RASAY PHOTO & DESIGN | SEA PARADISE | KRISTAJOAN | SURF YOGA SURF |