Bruce “Cito” DeSoto
Raimana Van Bastolaer
Vetea “Poto” David
QUIKSILVEREDITION KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE
Presented by C4 Waterman & Red Bull
Makaha Point, West Side Oahu, Hawaii
KU IKAIKA SET TO RUN MONDAY OR TUESDAY
HONOLULU – (February 8, 2008) – The one-day QuiksilverEdition Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman and Red Bull, is preparing to run on either Monday, February 11, or Tuesday, February 12, at Makaha Beach on the West Side of Oahu, Hawaii. This event is the world’s first big-wave stand up paddle surfing competition.
Competitors are advised to make travel plans to be on hand at 7am Monday morning at Makaha, ready for a possible 8am start.
A solid swell of up to 12 feet Hawaiian surf scale will be building throughout the day Monday, peaking overnight and persisting through Tuesday. There is also a very good third day on the radar – Thursday, February 14, which could be even larger. Winds are forecast to be perfect at light to moderate trades.
“Could be Monday, could be Tuesday, could be Thursday, but for sure one of those days is looking excellent for the event,” said QuiksilverEdition representative Glen Moncata. “We’re on.”
Updates will be issued as the surf unfolds.
A benefit for the Junior Lifeguard Foundation on the West Side.
January 15 to February 29, 2008.
To be held on the day when wave face heights reach 20 feet.
Makaha Point, West Side Oahu, Hawaii.
32-man format featuring the world’s top stand-up paddle surfers (24 invitees and 8 trialists from a 16-man trials division to be held on the same day).
$4,000 donation to the West Side’s Junior Lifeguard Foundation will carry the event winner’s name. Surfers will share equally in $11,200 prize money ($350 each).
Jodi Wilmott, Ocean Promotion, in Hawaii
Cell: (808) 258-8533
QuiksilverEdition’s commitment to stand-up paddle surfing is multi-layered involving event sponsorship, athlete development and design & innovation. Some of the planned events include SUP clinics in Florida and the Great lakes, open event fundraisers in Laguna Beach and Long Island, NY and The QuiksilverEdition Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race. QuiksilverEdition has assembled some of the top stand-up paddle surfers in the world including Bonga Perkins & Jamie Mitchell.
QuikSilverEdition, a division of Quiksilver Inc, is inspired by the waterman lifestyle. Whether surfing, paddling, canoeing or just spending quality time with family or friends talking story, QuikSilverEdition is a great looking, comfortable and stylish compliment to the best moment of our lives. QuikSilverEdition is a premium sportswear brand built for the man who is looking for a more refined alternative to today’s youth-driven surf companies. It is an authentic brand that embodies the rich heritage of Quiksilver’s legendary wave and mountain culture.
About C4 Waterman:
Founded by Hawaii’s Brian Keaulana, Todd Bradley, and Mike Fox, C4 Waterman brings together over 100 years of ocean experience to create the C4 Waterman brand of wave-riding tools and equipment. Sharing a passion for ocean sports, the drive to excel and a desire to share the waterman’s spirit, C4 Waterman’s state-of-the-art paddles, stand-up boards, paddleboards and accessories are the modern evolution of the ocean-based lifestyle that originated in Hawaii.