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20th Annual Hookipa Surf Classic Postponed Due To Big Surf

January 9, 2010, 3:36 PM HST
* Updated January 11, 8:17 AM
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The 20th Annual Ho’okipa Surf Classic in Memory of Justin Roberson

Was postponed from Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Ho’okipa Beach Park to Saturday, January 16.

Now in its 20th year, the Ho’okipa Surf Classic honors Justin Roberson, a talented Maui surfer who died at the age of 19 in 1989 from a vehicle-related accident while participating in the World Qualifying Series of surf contests in California.

“The contest honors Justin’s memory by sending the message for young folks to choose their rides wisely,” said event organizer Jan Roberson.

Proceeds from the sale of surf contest t-shirts will benefit native plant restoration of Ho’okipa Beach Park.

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Seven divisions are offered, including

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$40 – Pro-Am

$25 – 45 Plus versus 200 Lb Plus

$25 – Open Women

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$25 – Junior Men 15-17

$20 – Grom Boys 12-14

$20 – Grom Girls 12-15

$15 – Menehune Boys and Girls 11 and younger

Beach entries welcome. Check in at 7:30 a.m. Entry forms at Hana Hwy Surf in Paia

Event sponsors include Volcom, Da-Kine Hawaii, HGA, and Hana Hwy Surf in Paia.

Official surf contest t-shirts will be available for $20 at the contest, or by calling 298-8254, or sending an email to [email protected] hawaiiantel.net

For more information about the Ho’okipa Surf Classic call Hana Hwy Surf at 579-8999.

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