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PHOTOS: Talented Groms Crowd Afternoon Sets At Tavares

January 25, 2012, 9:44 PM HST
* Updated January 27, 5:15 PM
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By Madeline Ziecker

Matt Meola. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Though surfers of all ages convened for a worthy session at Tavares Beach in Kuau on Wednesday afternoon, the majority were groms (some under ten-years-old), spotted ripping waves alongside local pro-surfers like Matt Meola.

Around 3 p.m. the swells in Kuau were inconsistent but nicely formed, at a decent height, and inviting to young surfers just getting out of school or  water-addicted local surfers going in for their third round of the day.

Close to 4 p.m. sets rose higher and even more young surfers came to benefit from the low wind and fun waves at Tavares.

King Kekaulike High School students Brycen Ness, Tosh Peila, Grant Baker, and Kain Daly arrived to work on a school surf project.


Ness was snapping photos of his three classmates as they surfed and he admitted that the project was a welcomed privilege compared to usual school assignments.


Matt Meola also was seen with his videographer, Dan Norkunas, and a photographer, getting footage  to be used for upcoming surf web edits which will also feature  local surfer Albee Layer.

See pages 2 and 3 for more surf photos from Tavares Beach on Wednesday, January 25.

Matt Meola walking on Hana Hwy. to Tavares Beach for an afternoon session. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.


8-year-old Jackson Bunch going out for a session. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

A young surfer skips on the rocks on the way into the water. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Matt Meola and his photo/video crew headed to Tavares. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Cody Young waiting for the right moment to paddle out. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Photographer Quincy Dein clad in underwater shooting gear at Tavares.

Kain Daly. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Matt Meola. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

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