The Totally Crustaceous surf tour series kickedoff the Hawaiian season on Oct 16, 2004 at Hookipa on theisland of Maui in clean 2 to 3 foot rights at Pavillions…With over 150 entrys it was our biggest event on Maui yet.
The Pro-Am was a battle for the $400 check! 17 yearold Nalu Wallace of Paia, was fresh out of the juniorsto take 1st place!! Sean Louden, Jimmy McKinny, Luke Walsh,Aragon Olsen, and Tom Dosland rounded out the final
Volcom’s newest family member Dusty Payne ruled the Juniorstaking the 1st place win. Alex King finishing solid in therunner-up position. Benny Martin, Jason Pante, Matty Schwietzer,and Matt Meota rounded out the final.
The Grom division was the event to watch with Billy Kemper comingout on top blowing the lip up with solid power surfing taking outthe likes of Kai Barger, and Granger Larson. Albie Lawyer, DegeO’Connell, and Pai Ko’oma, were all in the power packed fianl.
Girls surf really good now days and Lani Silva did some big turnsto earn herself a 1st place win!
Thanks to all the product sponsors: BODY GLOVE, DA KINE, RED BULL, SANTA CRUZ, ELECTRIC, SECTOR 9, SURFER, SURFING, TRANSWORLD SURF, AND HAPPY MAG.
Thanks to everyone who came down to surf and help clean thebeach!! See you at the next event on Oahu..
4.Dege O’ Connell
-Aloha, Tai Van Dyke