The highly anticipated Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem Surf Event is slated to hit Maui, Hawaii on Saturday April 5th, 2008 at Ian’s home break, Ho’okipa Beach Park. For the 5th consecutive year, Walsh, an advocate for introducing and instilling a passion for surf in the youth of Hawaii, is pleased to present a free entry surf competition for boys and girls under the age of 17 with the support of his apparel sponsor, O’Neill.
The contest will be broken down into the following categories, boys and girls ages 11 and under, boys ages 12 to 13, girls age 12-14, boys ages 14 to 15, girls age 15 to 17 and boys ages 16 to 17. Four person finals will determine the podium spots. All surfers are eligible to win awards in the one of three special award categories; Highest GPA for a Boy and Girl, The Eric Diaz Memorial Award and The Steve Cooney Memorial Award.
“This event is basically exactly how I would have wanted a surf contest to be like when I was their age,” Walsh said about his event. “Free entry, tons of prizes for every kid, and a change from surfing 6 man, 15 minute heats to surfing 4 man, 20 minutes heats, which they will all be doing in a few years when they start doing pro events. With the help of all our sponsors, my friends at home and my family, it’s our 5th year and seems to get crazier every year!”
Entry forms can be picked up at Hi-Tech surf shops on Maui and mailed to 720#5 Hana Hwy. Paia, HI 96779. The event is first come, first serve and the divisions fill up quickly.