Photo courtesy of Debbie Depolito
"One Love Surf
The Sea Hawaii Girls Who Surf Pro-Am"
$5,000.00 ASP Women's Pro Jr., Open & Amateur
August 16-17, 2008, Kewalo Basin Park, Oahu, Hawaii
SWELL DELIVERS, BIG SMILES, EPIC SURF PRINCESS OF KEWALOS
CARISSA MOORE SWEEPS PRO DIVISIONS
Sunday August 17,
2008, Oahu, Hawaii - Hawaii is the place to be! Sponsor
Sea Hawaii Apparel Company and Eco tour group has the
perfect name. You had to see it to believe it! The girls
scored two perfect days of surf at Kewalo Basin. Girls
Rule! Surf ranged in the 2-5 foot range all weekend
and proved that Hawaii is the place to have contests!
Sunny skies, big smiles and big moves from even the
amateur divisions were the standard all weekend.
Sunday started out
with Pro longboarding and the show was on. Radical
off the lips and smooth nose riding in combination scored
high. Stand outs early were Candice Appleby and Crystal
Dzigas both local Queens Beach girls. Dzigas was going
for the largest sets and pulling straight up tops turns
and long nose rides on her longboard.
When Semis rolled
around Jr. Women winner Carissa Moore worked through
the burn in her legs to score big. Moore entered three
divisions in marathon manner after all Kewalos is her
home training ground. Carissa Moore after winning the
ASP Women's Jr Pro Saturday won all three divisions
she entered today, a total sweep of shortboarding, longboarding
and the first ever FLHI Girlz Trick competition. Alessa
Quizon was not far behind in scoring, just short one
turn on the inside.
Kewalos proved to
be a great place for a girl gathering with spectacular
surfing and awesome vibes! "We had two back to
back swells with great conditions. We want to step it
up every year. Just to be able to have a contest here
is great. We had wonderful volunteers and the park is
cleaner than when we came ", said Cherry Fu, Contest
"Oh yeah, it's
absolutely fly. This contest is just what the girls
need to get things going, pro and amateurs combining
in state of the art competition", exclaimed Betty
Depolito, Co-Director. "FlHI Girlz TV is so proud
to be able to show case the coming together of an all
girl event. I think it is the best way to display Women's
FLHI Girlz TV on
OC16 sponsored the first ever "trick" competition
for Women which Moore won on a tail slide almost 360.
Quizon took second with a tube ride scoring big! Again
Quizon was just short of winning the heat.
In the first final
of the day stand-up surfers took their paddles to some
big sets getting the full body work-out stand up is
good for. Late take offs put the Women in the
pit and wipeouts happened but prevailing was Candice
Appleby who scored consistently using her paddle to
mark her turns and claiming top honors.
come a long way and the four-woman final was super competitive.
Waves were still pumping and wave selection a bit more
critical as big sets closed out part of the section
then reforming the wave. Moore was successful
by great wave selection and tight inside turns winning
the heat decisively.
The Amateur shortboard
division was claimed by Big Island surfer Shrutti Greenwood
who claimed the final on her last wave ridden an average
8.5. Greenwood took home a surfboard by Jan as a prize.
Congrats to her and amateur Longboard winner Ashely
Ahina won also scored a surfboard!
Delima followed suit for the two-day event scoring above
an 8.0 average to take that final.
Above average scores
was the call the entire contest. Judges were kept busy
with heats of 9 and 10 waves ridden, what a weekend!
Tons of prizes were given out and a special thanks goes
out to presenting sponsor One Love Surf Shop in Haleiwa
who provided custom made Silver Sunrise Shell necklaces
to the girls!
Stand-Up/ Candice Appleby, Jennifer Koki, Kaili Rodman,
Kawehi Whitford, Heather Jeppesen
Pro Longboard/ Carissa Moore, Leah Dawson, Crystal Dzigas,
Amateur Longboard/ Ashely Ahina, Kaili Rodman, Jodi
Cole, Izumi Baldwin, Caitlin Owen, Jaclyn Cuben
Shortboard / Carissa Moore, Aleesa Quizon, Hana Harrison,
Amateur Bodyboard/ Cristina DeLima , Emi Yamanoshita,
Jade Robles, Alisa Huber, Sarina Shibata, Leah
Amateur Short Board/ Shrutti Greenwood, Kaili Rodman,
Stephanie Lay, Courtney Miller, Rachel Owen, Sarina
FlHI Girlz Trick/ Carissa Moore, Aleesa Quizon, Hana
Harrison, Kaili Rodman, Crystal Dzigas, Angela Huber
ASP Jr. Women/ Carissa Moore, Aleesa Quizon, Naje Melamed,
Novice/Leinaala Hall, Mah Samantha, Kayla Flores
a local water sports apparel company is the proud sponsor.
"As a company founded in Hawaii, locally owned
and operated SeaHawaii is particularly privileged to
support our women athletes who have contributed so much
to this sport over the years" stated Joe Pickard,
owner of SeaHawaii. "The goal of SeaHawaii, a native
Hawaiian owned company, is to bring awareness to the
drastic ecological changes occurring in our oceans.
We are excited to be a part of this year's event.
Presenting the contest
is One Love Surf Shop located in Haleiwa Hawaii. "I
always wanted to have a surf team and sponsor a contest.
Now I have this opportunity to support the Women through
my shop, I am excited", expressed Gina Wardrop
One Love Surf Shop Owner.
About Sea Hawaii:
Locally owned and operated Sea Hawaii Apparel is also
Hawaii's best Eco Marine Tour. They have been in business
here since 1989 and have been providing Dolphin and
Whale watching adventures to locals and visitors from
around the world. They have been working to bring environmental
awareness of our oceans since inception.
About One Love Surf
Shop: One Love Surf Shop is located in Historic Haleiwa
Town on Hawaii's North Shore, the surf capital of the
world. One Love offers an eclectic variety of fashion
and custom made seashell jewelry. Owner Gina Wardrop
comes from a professional surfer background and helps
to promote Women athletes.
Betty Depolito, Event Co-Director
Banzai Productions, FLHI Girlz Sports TV,
Phone: 808-781-2535 PO Box 573, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 808-772-4583