In 2003, a group of concerned Big Island surfers banded together to organize a community clean-up of their terribly overgrown favorite surf spot, their beloved Honoli'i Beach Park.
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Basic Image's sustainability efforts focus on an enduring connection with the land and ocean. It includes practical solutions; education, awareness, stewardship, land use, water and energy conservation and recycling.
Bradda Skibs has inspired and mobilized hundreds of volunteers, created more green spaces and leveraged limited donations into spectacular conservation benefit for our island.
HILO (January 2, 2015) – Bradda Skibs is stoked to announce the 11th Annual Honoli’i Pāka Aloha Honua Surfing Classic will be a two-day event with Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) signing on as the title sponsor. “We’re very excited HIC has joined our effort to create positive change and give back,” added Bradda Skibs. This year’s theme ‘Ahupua’a - Sustainability celebrates how Native Hawaiians managed the resources within their ‘ahupua’a and how this management style promoted kuleana (responsibility) and laulima (working together). It highlights the importance of our interrelationships to our island and to each other.The surfing classic is designed to inspire new surfers and body boarders by providing an opportunity to compete at Honoli’i, gain experience in contest format and feel the thrill of competition. More than 100 on-site beach entries are expected for this year's contest. This year’s contest organizers realigned the age division structures to coordinate with national standards and also refocused the popular ‘Ohana division to a Kokua division. The Kokua division parents assist, push and go) gives the youngest of surfers the opportunity to take part in a contest with some extra support from a grown-up. Adults are allowed in the line-up during these heats to help little ones catch waves, but no tandem is allowed). The fun kicks off Saturday, January 31st with preliminary heats in the short board division for boys and girls. Passing the time between heats, kids and their families can stop at the education and interactive booths to learn about environmental actions through our Aloha Honua Passport and have an opportunity to win awesome prizes. Surfers 18 and older can also get in on the fun by signing up for the HIC Expression Session or the DK, Drop-knee Wars. The Expression Session is open to adults and is limited to 12 entries. On Day 2, Sunday, February 1, 2015, Bodyboard check-in starts at 8AM with heats beginning at 9AM. “The Big Island has a lot of great body boarders. I’m looking forward to seeing different styles and tricks,” Bradda Skibs added. The festival wraps up with an awards ceremony where the top six in each division receive trophies and prize packs Filled with surf products from event sponsors and the opportunity to win one of two custom surfboards.Basic Image Productions and Ena Media film crew will be on-site to capture all the action in the water for outreach as well as a special segment on KTA’s Live in Paradise.
For additional festival information, please contact Pam Nehls, Basic Image Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com. For Body board inquires contact, Danie Villanea, Jr. at (808)345-1995.
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