Pro surfer duo uses power for good during Keiki Classic

Pro surfers Bethany Hamilton and Alana Blanchard grew up surfing Kaui’s shores together.

Hamilton and Blanchard were surfing together that fateful day when Hamilton was attacked by a shark and lost her arm.

While the two are excelling at surfing, they both want to encourage Hawaii’s youth, aka Keiki, to say no to drugs and alcohol.

Today, the Keiki Classic is being held for the third year in Kauai at Pine Trees in Hanalei.

Kids are encouraged to write an essay on the negative impacts drugs have on ambition and the winner is picked by Blanchard.

“I love being able to get to know the youth of Kauai and see the up and coming talent here at the Keiki contest,” Hamilton said. “It’s really important to me to give back so I am stoked it has become an annual event.”

There is a surf contest along with games giving kids ample opportunities to interact with the two surfers.

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