AUGUST 2ND AND 3RD, 2014

AT POINT PANIC AND FLIES OCEAN WATERS
15TH ANNUAL REDWINGS MEMORIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF HANDBOARDING
AND PAEPO BOARDING

The CTS Foundation and the REDWINGS Memorial Events Committee were proud to present the 15th Annual Redwings Memorial World Championships of Handboarding and the 11th Annual Royal Richard World Championships of Paepo Boarding on August 2nd and 3rd, 2014. The events were contested in perfect three-to-five foot waves at Point Panic and Flies-Mamala at Kakaako Park on Oahu. The conditions were ideal with sunny skies, steady tradewinds, and consistent sets. The action was non-stop, and everyone present was treated to an amazing display of skill by all of the watermen and waterwomen who put on their fins to challenge the surf. Along with a host of local watermen, we were joined by contestants and spectators from as far away as the U.S. Mainland, Thailand, Australia, and Brazil.

Our defending champion Kaleo Galarsa outlasted his competitors to be named repeat world champion in the Open Handboarding division. The Wahine Handboard division saw a new champion in Windy Vaughs. Bob Jones, who happened to be our oldest competitor, traveled all the way from Australia to take home the crown in the Kupuna (60+ age) Handboard Division. Finally, Sean Enoka took home his second world champion crown in a row as he sucessfully defended his title in the Royal Richard World Championship of Paepo Boarding.

The final round results for all divisions were as follows:

Open Handboard
1st - Kaleo Galarza
2nd - Sean Enoka
3rd - Kanealii Wilcox
4th - Kai Santos

Wahine Handboard
1st - Windy Vaughs
2nd - Uilani Chong
3rd - Laine Benthall
4th - Katie Minn

Kupuna Handboard
1st - Bob Jones
2nd - Bill Wise
3rd - Richard Minn
4th - Larry Russo

Royal Richard Paepo Division
1st - Sean Enoka
2nd - Uilani Chong
3rd - Stan Osserman
4th - Hillary Valentine

Mahalo to all of our competitors, volunteers, spectators, and judges. We look forward to seeing you all again during the Summer of 2015 for the 16th edition of the REDWINGS Memorial World Championships of Handboarding and the 12th edition of the Royal Richard World Championship of Paepo Boarding. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements and entry details.

Tremendous thanks go out to all of our fabulous sponsors:

  • CTS Foundation
  • The Hawaii State Bodysurfing Association
  • REDWINGS Cleaver Handboards
  • Kerry's Woodshop
  • Brownfish Handplanes
  • MS Viper Fins
  • Da Fin
  • HI Sky
  • Hydro Handboards
  • Patagonia
  • Heart and Soul Handboards
  • Planet Sun
  • Island Silver
  • Surfline Hawaii
  • Da Hui

A Hui Hou and Malama Pono,
REDWINGS Memorial Events Committee


RESULTS OF THE 2011 REDWINGS MEMORIAL EVENTS

POINT PANIC, O`AHU, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011


2009 REDWINGS Memorial World Handboarding Championships - Day 2

  

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'Wings riding Pinballs at Waimea Bay at 25+ feet in about 1990


'Wings on the beach probably at Hanalei, Kauai about 1996


Probably at Waimea Bay, O`ahu in 1995 (by Laurent Masurel). 'Wings took his own life in 1998.

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