Honolua Surf Co. Presents Legends Of The Bay
Monday, April 20th, 2015
HONOLUA SURF CO. PRESENTS LEGENDS OF THE BAY
BY KIVA RIVERS
For over two decades now, Honolua Surf Company has hosted the "Legends of the Bay" surf contest at Honolua Bay. It's an incredible opportunity for Maui's local surfers, to surf in a heat at Honolua Bay with only a few other surfers in the water. This gives all of the competitors a chance to showcase their surfing skills with out having to deal with the usual crowded line up.This contest takes a lot of coordinated efforts and kokua starting the night before. Without the help of our community, this contest would not be what it is today.This two day event is the closing contest of the season for the Maui Surf Ohana/HSA and it was certainly a great ending! Honolua Bay greeted us with great waves on both days.
Day one of the "Legends of the Bay" surf contest this year saw clean conditions and the waves in the 3-5ft. range. The local Maui kids were all shredding it up, with a lot of great rides caught all through out the day. The level of surfing was really high, as each competitor hoped to head home being crowned the "Legends of the Bay" champion. At the end of Day one, it was Ocean Macedo that ended up winning the Boys U18 division, Cody Young won the Boys U14 division, Savannah Store won the Girls U14 division, Eli Hanneman won the Boys U12-13 division and it was Keanu Tayor who ended up winning the Boys U12 and under division.
Day two, of the "Legends of the Bay" surf contest went off! It ended up getting a bigger day of waves in the 10-12ft. range. Again, some of Maui's best surfers were on hand to compete for the win. The waves were super fun and consistent. Allowing for some great tube rides, along with some incredible maneuvers. At the end of Day two, it ended up being local boy Kea Espiritu who won the highly contested Open Mens Division against some of Maui's biggest up and coming surfing talents. Aloha Lopez ended up winning the action packed final of the Open Womens Division. Zane Schweitzer took out the other competitors to win the Open Longboard division and it was local surfboard shaper Matt Kinoshita that ended up winning the Legends division.
Thank you to Honolua Surf Company, the event’s main sponsor that provided the competitors with bags of prizes! Duke’s Beach House and TS Restaurants handed out gift certificates to the top 3 winners of every heat too. All in all it was a epic day of competition at Honolua Bay!
Mahalo to the sponsors of Legends of the Bay; Honolua Surf Company, DaKine, Duke’s Beach House, Pakaloha, HAS, TS Restaurants, Schweitzer Sports, Pitzer Built, Beach Park, Maui Surf Ohana, Windmills, Mama’s Fish House and Duck.