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175 Kids Compete at Ian Walsh’s Mehenhune Mayhem

April 6, 2016, 11:55 AM HST
* Updated April 6, 1:27 PM
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The 13th Annual Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem took place on Saturday, April 2, at Hoʻokipa Beach Park with kids and families from all over the island coming down to enjoy a day full of surfing, live entertainment, activities, games and competition.

It was a packed house with many of Maui’s surfing community partaking in the event as both spectators and volunteers.

The event is hosted and founded by one of Maui’s brightest surfing stars, Ian Walsh, who joins his family in organizing it as a free event with endless prizes and awards for the kids.  He said it drives a positive message of supporting education efforts along with advancing Maui’s young surfing talents.

“I not only wanted to create a free local competition for the kids on Maui, but I also wanted to recognize the participants academic achievements and expand their creative minds,” said Ian Walsh.

Several competitors where given academic awards for highest GPA’s. It is an awesome day for the kids both in and out of the water participating in all the fun activities and creative learning centers happening on the beach.

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There were over 1,500 people in attendance and 175 kids competing in respective age divisions.

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Checkout the photo gallery and attached video to see all the highlights from another successful year supporting the future of Maui’s surfing.

Lip slide Photo: Marc Chambers

Lip slide at Ho’okipa Beach Photo: Marc Chambers

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Strong turn for a little menehune Photo: Marc Chambers

Beach entertainment with a traditional drum performance Photo: Marc Chambers

Beach entertainment with a traditional drum performance Photo: Marc Chambers

Kids participating in the Art Studio area on the beach Photo: Marc Chambers

Kids participating in the Art Studio area on the beach Photo: Marc Chambers

Photo: Marc Chambers

Photo: Marc Chambers

Mayor Alan Arakawa come down to support the event and give out awards to selected Honor students Photo: March Chambers

Mayor Alan Arakawa come down to support the event and give out awards to selected Honor students with the highest GPA’s Photo: March Chambers

The highly prized goat trophies for all finalist photo: Marc Chambers

The highly prized goat trophies for all finalist photo: Marc Chambers

Champion power turn Photo: Marc Chambers

Champion power turn by Logan Bediamol Photo: Marc Chambers

Ian Walsh with the Girls finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

Ian Walsh with the Girls finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

Kazuma surfboards demonstrating where the magic starts Photo: Nick Ricca

Kazuma surfboards demonstrating where the magic starts Photo: Nick Ricca

Style Photo: Nick Ricca

Style Photo: Nick Ricca

Ian Walsh and finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

Ian Walsh and finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

Ian Walsh and Finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

Ian Walsh and Finalist Photo: Nick Ricca

All sorts of games and activities for the kids on the beach Photo: Nick Ricca

All sorts of games and activities for the kids on the beach Photo: Nick Ricca

Action on the beach and in the water Photo: Marc Chambers

Action on the beach and in the water Photo: Marc Chambers

Endless fun on the water trampoline Photo: March Chambers

Endless fun on the water trampoline Photo: March Chambers

All smiles photo: Marc Chambers

All smiles photo: Marc Chambers

Steep drop for EJ Sargent Photo: Marc Chambers

Steep drop for EJ Sargent Photo: Marc Chambers

Photo: Marc Chambers

Photo: Marc Chambers

Justin Robertson Photo: Marc Chambers

Justin Robertson Photo: Marc Chambers

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