Calvin Kelekolio’s Long Distance Race Results 2018

The 32nd Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Outrigger Race challenged men, women and mixed crews from all around the Big Island with hot and relatively flat conditions in one of the most beautiful courses in the paddling series. Results are as followed:

Women & Mixed Divisions

8 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Napo’opo’o – Honaunau

PLACE CLUB CANOE NAME Division TIME
1 Puna Boogie Kalama 1st Unlimited Women 0:59:01
2 Kai O Pua Kealailani 2nd Unlimited Women 0:59:54
3 Hui Wa’a O Waiakea Waiakea 1st Koa Mixed 1:02:53
4 Kawaihae Pelekane 1st Open Women 1:03:06
5 Kai E Hitu Nalani Momi 2nd Open Women 1:03:12
6 Keauhou Hihimanu 3rd Unlimited Women 1:05:10
7 Keoua A’lea’lea 1st Koa Women 1:05:29
8 Keaukaha Komohana 1st Open Mixed 1:05:40
9 Kawaihae Uila 3rd Open Women 1:05:46
10 Puna Kupa’a 1st Masters 40 Women 1:06:04
11 Kai O Pua Hualalai 2nd Koa Women 1:06:20
12 Puna Kahiau 4th Unlimited Women 1:06:41
13 Kai O Pua Kaholo 2nd Open Mixed 1:07:50
14 Kamehameha Kekualani 4th Open Women 1:08:03
15 Kai E Hitu Mafatu Nui 5th Unlimited Women 1:08:51
16 Keoua Kai Pahe’e 1st Junior Mixed 1:09:58
17 Kai O Pua Ale 1st Masters 50 Women 1:10:18
18 Waikoloa Kukinikai 5th Open Women 1:10:30
19 Keoua Pali Kapu O Keoua 2nd Masters 40 Women 1:11:14
20 Na Wa’a Hanakahi Hilo Paleku 3rd Open Mixed 1:12:23
21 Kai O Pua Tesoro 2nd Juniors Mixed 1:12:31
22 Kai O Pua Tesuro 6th Open Women 1:12:31
23 Kamehameha Kawohi 6th Unlimited Women 1:13:07
24 Keoua Kaahumanu 2nd Koa MIxed 1:14:06
25 Keauhou Iolana 4th Open Mixed 1:14:45
26 Puna Kapuwai 3rd Juniors Mixed 1:14:53
27 Waikoloa Keoua Ku’ahu’ula 1st Masters 60 Women 1:15:15
28 Kai O Pua Laulani 2nd Masters 60 Women 1:15:37
29 Kai O Pua Keokea 4th Juniors Mixed 1:15:39
30 Kai O Pua Keokea 3rd Masters 60 Women 1:15:39
31 Waikoloa Kanelike 3rd Masters 40 Women 1:16:32
32 Kai E Hitu Heipualani 3rd Koa Women 1:17:26
33 Waikoloa Koamalu 2nd Masters 50 Women 1:23:16
34 Keoua Lono 1st Junior Women 1:23:28
35 Na Wa’a Hanakahi Ahuku 7th Open Women 1:27:28

Men’s Division

10 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Napo’opo’o – Keawakaheka Point – Honaunau

Place Club Canoe Name Division Time
1 Keauhou Hihimanu 1st Unlimited Men 1:18:57
2 Puna Kupa’a 1st Open Men 1:19:11
3 Keaukaha Komohana 2nd Open Men 1:20:30
4 Puna Kahiau 2nd Unlimited Men 1:22:06
5 Kai Ehitu Nalani Momi 1st Masters 40 Men 1:23:09
6 Keoua Ale’ale’a 1st Koa Men 1:23:11
7 Puna Boogie 3rd Unlimited Men 1:23:46
8 Kai Opua Ale 3rd Open Men 1:24:31
9 Kawaihae Pelekane 4th Open Men 1:25:44
10 Kai Opua Hualalai 2nd Koa Men 1:26:08
11 Kai Opua Kealailani 4th Unlimited Men 1:26:08
12 Kai Ehitu Papa Kimitete 5th Open Men 1:27:50
13 Kai Ehitu Heipualani 3rd Koa Men 1:28:06
14 Kekualani Kamehameha 6th Open Men 1:29:35
15 Kai Opua Tesoro 7th Open Men 1:30:36
16 Kai Opua Keokea 8th Open Men 1:31:01
17 Keoua Pali Kapu O Keoua 9th Open Men 1:31:01
18 Kai Ehitu Makanani 1st Masters 50 Men 1:32:59
19 Kamehameha Kawohi 5th Unlimited Men 1:33:58
20 Waikoloa Kukinikai 2nd Masters 50 Men 1:36:31
21 Keaukaha Aka Hemmings (yellow) 1st Masters 60 Men 1:37:55
22 Keauhou Iolana 2nd Masters 60 Men 1:38:16
23 Keoua Kai Pahe’e 3rd Masters 50 Men 1:38:34
24 Waikoloa Koamalu 3rd Masters 60 Men 1:39:19
25 Na Wa’a Hanakahi Ahuki’i 10th Open Men 1:39:29
26 Hui Wa’a O Waiakea Waiakea 4th Koa Men 1:43:00
27 Waikoloa Kanelike 4th Masters 60 Men 1:45:28
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37th Annual Mac-a-thon Results

March 31, 2018 – Honaunau, Hawaii

The Mac-A-Thon is Hawai‘i Island’s oldest annual 5 & 10 km race. In addition, Keoua Canoe Club is one of the oldest canoe clubs in the state, originating in the 1930s as Honaunau Canoe Club. The race course is on the government road that extends from sacred Honaunau Bay, round trip to Napo‘opo‘o.

10k Overall Results

Place Name                     Division   Fem                    Time    Pace


   1 Billy Barnett #114        30 - 39      Volcano, HI          :36:22  05:51
   2 Jake Young #149           30 - 39      Milolii, HI          :38:47  06:15
   3 Alec Richardson #115      20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :40:18  06:30
   4 Alan Ryan #32             40 - 49      Laupahoehoe, HI      :40:19  06:30
   5 Jose Abel Juarez #148     40 - 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :41:11  06:38
   6 Joel Fenlason #106        40 - 49      Santa Maria, CA      :41:43  06:43
   7 JC Turner #150            30 - 39      Kailua Kona, HI      :42:59  06:55
   8 Jay Nelson #88            40 - 49      Dundee, OR           :43:22  06:59
   9 Brenda Avery #85          50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :44:09  07:07
  10 Shawn Mishler #121        50 - 59      Volcano, HI          :44:16  07:08
  11 Shannon Fore #107         40 - 49      Anchorage, AK        :44:50  07:13
  12 Lindsey Lawless #92       30 - 39    F Richland Center, W   :44:53  07:14
  13 James Lawless #93         30 - 39      Richland Center, W   :45:18  07:18
  14 Joe Fairchild #97         30 - 39      Kailua Kona, HI      :45:19  07:18
  15 John Ferdico #98          50 - 59      Kailua Kona, HI      :46:08  07:26
  16 Brad Weikel #141          30 - 39      Albuquerque, NM      :46:40  07:31
  17 Leonard Torricer #129     60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :47:18  07:37
  18 Andreas Fuerer #142       30 - 39      Zurich, Switzerlan   :47:47  07:42
  19 Shana Brown #96           40 - 49    F Dutch Flat, CA       :48:34  07:50
  20 Ariel Velazquez #137      40 - 49      Captain Cook, HI     :49:12  07:56
  21 Philip Sneyd #87          30 - 39      Honaunau, HI         :49:20  07:57
  22 Maximus Kluver #111       20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :50:29  08:08
  23 Kevin Lannen #139         40 - 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :50:48  08:11
  24 Rob Murray #86            60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :51:11  08:15
  25 MARTIN SANCHEZ #82        40 - 49      Waikoloa, HI         :51:49  08:21
  26 Jack Cary #103            40 - 49      Burlington, VT       :53:00  08:32
  27 Marion Baughman #95       30 - 39    F Holualoa, HI         :53:15  08:35
  28 Maria Cybele Stevens #144 40 - 49    F Kapaau, HI           :53:32  08:38
  29 Una Burns #84             50 - 59    F Ocean View, HI       :54:20  08:45
  30 Chelsea Cary #102         30 - 39    F Burlington, VT       :54:22  08:46
  31 Antonita Villa #83        50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :54:38  08:48
  32 John Brewer #127          50 - 59      Anchorage, AK        :55:00  08:52
  33 Shannon Velazquez #138    30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :57:47  09:19
  34 Michael Traub #146        60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :57:48  09:19
  35 david hill #54            50 - 59      Captain Cook, HI     :57:52  09:20
  36 Ali Steiner #125          40 - 49    F Kailua Kona, HI      :58:45  09:28
  37 Samuel Schaus #105        20 - 29      Kealakekua, HI       :58:48  09:29
  38 Leonardo Fraga #109       40 - 49      Kealakekua, HI       :59:00  09:30
  39 John Miller #131          60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :59:41  09:37
  40 Tyler Bledsoe #151        20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI     1:00:12  09:42
  41 Paul Regan #132           60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI     1:00:22  09:44
  42 Elizabeth Roodhouse #118  1 - 19     F Geneseo, IL         1:00:24  09:44
  43 James Roodhouse #113      30 - 39      Geneseo, IL         1:00:31  09:45
  44 lava people 1 #81         60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI     1:01:24  09:54
  45 Vanessa Beckett #143      30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:01:59  09:59
  46 Deb Syvertsen #89         50 - 59    F Sedalia, CO         1:02:25  10:04
  47 Christine Kokaisel #90    30 - 39    F Saint Paul, MN      1:02:26  10:04
  48 Sean Adkins #51           60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI     1:02:42  10:06
  49 David “Kawika Spaulding 60 - 69      Honaunau, HI        1:04:21  10:22
  50 Alyssa Stokes #110        20 - 29    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:04:51  10:27
  51 Joe Loschavo #122         70 - 79      Kamuela, HI         1:05:09  10:30
  52 Rebecca Dewhirst #123     60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:05:57  10:38
  53 Jon Kunitake #147         70 - 79      Holualoa, HI        1:05:58  10:38
  54 George Keahey #94         60 - 69      Holualoa, HI        1:07:57  10:57
  55 Linda Pollack #136        60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:08:59  11:07
  56 Pam Miller #130           50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:09:27  11:12
  57 Lynette Noble #55         30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:09:28  11:12
  58 Kane Hudson #124          50 - 59      Kailua Kona, HI     1:09:28  11:12
  59 Maggie Murphy #21         60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:11:05  11:27
  60 David Cobb #26            60 - 69      Kealakekua, HI      1:13:00  11:46
  61 Felicia Torres #100       40 - 49    F Ocean View, HI      1:13:30  11:51
  62 Dora Ramirez #99          50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:13:51  11:54
  63 Wendy Minor #101          70 - 79    F Kamuela, HI         1:17:12  12:27
  64 Cody Evile #145           1 - 19       Kailua Kona, HI     1:17:18  12:28
  65 Ingrid Hillhouse #104     40 - 49    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:18:01  12:35
  66 Marielle Raymond #120     20 - 29    F Hilo, HI            1:19:44  12:51
  67 Alexander Resetnikov #108 30 - 39      Kailua Kona, HI     1:24:42  13:39
  68 Bill Brado #128           70 - 79      Kailua Kona, HI     1:26:15  13:54
  69 Peter Ballerini #112      50 - 59      Kailua Kona, HI     1:32:58  14:59
  70 Carl Dirkers #28          70 - 79      Captain Cook, HI    1:45:57  17:05

10k Women’s Division Results

 Place  Name                                                     Time     Pace

 Overall Female            
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   1 Brenda Avery                        Kailua Kona, HI         :44:09   07:07
   2 Lindsey Lawless                     Richland Center, WI     :44:53   07:14
   3 Shana Brown                         Dutch Flat, CA          :48:34   07:50

 1 - 19 Female            
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   1 Elizabeth Roodhouse                 Geneseo, IL            1:00:24   09:44

 20 - 29 Female            
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   1 Alyssa Stokes                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:04:51   10:27
   2 Marielle Raymond                    Hilo, HI               1:19:44   12:51

 30 - 39 Female            
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   1 Marion Baughman                     Holualoa, HI            :53:15   08:35
   2 Chelsea Cary                        Burlington, VT          :54:22   08:46
   3 Shannon Velazquez                   Captain Cook, HI        :57:47   09:19
   4 Vanessa Beckett                     Kailua Kona, HI        1:01:59   09:59
   5 Christine Kokaisel                  Saint Paul, MN         1:02:26   10:04
   6 Lynette Noble                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:09:28   11:12

 40 - 49 Female            
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   1 Maria Cybele Stevens                Kapaau, HI              :53:32   08:38
   2 Ali Steiner                         Kailua Kona, HI         :58:45   09:28
   3 Felicia Torres                      Ocean View, HI         1:13:30   11:51
   4 Ingrid Hillhouse                    Kailua Kona, HI        1:18:01   12:35

 50 - 59 Female            
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   1 Una Burns                           Ocean View, HI          :54:20   08:45
   2 Antonita Villa                      Kailua Kona, HI         :54:38   08:48
   3 Deb Syvertsen                       Sedalia, CO            1:02:25   10:04
   4 Pam Miller                          Kailua Kona, HI        1:09:27   11:12
   5 Dora Ramirez                        Kailua Kona, HI        1:13:51   11:54

 60 - 69 Female            
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   1 Rebecca Dewhirst                    Kailua Kona, HI        1:05:57   10:38
   2 Linda Pollack                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:08:59   11:07
   3 Maggie Murphy                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:11:05   11:27

 70 - 79 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Wendy Minor                         Kamuela, HI            1:17:12   12:27

10k Men’s Division Results

 Place  Name                                                     Time     Pace

 Overall Male            
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   1 Billy Barnett                       Volcano, HI             :36:22   05:51
   2 Jake Young                          Milolii, HI             :38:47   06:15
   3 Alec Richardson                     Hilo, HI                :40:18   06:30

 1 - 19 Male            
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   1 Cody Evile                          Kailua Kona, HI        1:17:18   12:28

 20 - 29 Male            
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   1 Maximus Kluver                      Kailua Kona, HI         :50:29   08:08
   2 Samuel Schaus                       Kealakekua, HI          :58:48   09:29
   3 Tyler Bledsoe                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:00:12   09:42

 30 - 39 Male            
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   1 JC Turner                           Kailua Kona, HI         :42:59   06:55
   2 James Lawless                       Richland Center, WI     :45:18   07:18
   3 Joe Fairchild                       Kailua Kona, HI         :45:19   07:18
   4 Brad Weikel                         Albuquerque, NM         :46:40   07:31
   5 Andreas Fuerer                      Zurich, Switzerland     :47:47   07:42
   6 Philip Sneyd                        Honaunau, HI            :49:20   07:57
   7 James Roodhouse                     Geneseo, IL            1:00:31   09:45
   8 Alexander Resetnikov                Kailua Kona, HI        1:24:42   13:39

 40 - 49 Male            
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   1 Alan Ryan                           Laupahoehoe, HI         :40:19   06:30
   2 Jose Abel Juarez                    Kailua Kona, HI         :41:11   06:38
   3 Joel Fenlason                       Santa Maria, CA         :41:43   06:43
   4 Jay Nelson                          Dundee, OR              :43:22   06:59
   5 Shannon Fore                        Anchorage, AK           :44:50   07:13
   6 Ariel Velazquez                     Captain Cook, HI        :49:12   07:56
   7 Kevin Lannen                        Kailua Kona, HI         :50:48   08:11
   8 MARTIN SANCHEZ                      Waikoloa, HI            :51:49   08:21
   9 Jack Cary                           Burlington, VT          :53:00   08:32
  10 Leonardo Fraga                      Kealakekua, HI          :59:00   09:30

 50 - 59 Male            
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   1 Shawn Mishler                       Volcano, HI             :44:16   07:08
   2 John Ferdico                        Kailua Kona, HI         :46:08   07:26
   3 John Brewer                         Anchorage, AK           :55:00   08:52
   4 david hill                          Captain Cook, HI        :57:52   09:20
   5 Kane Hudson                         Kailua Kona, HI        1:09:28   11:12
   6 Peter Ballerini                     Kailua Kona, HI        1:32:58   14:59

 60 - 69 Male            
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   1 Leonard Torricer                    Kailua Kona, HI         :47:18   07:37
   2 Rob Murray                          Kailua Kona, HI         :51:11   08:15
   3 Michael Traub                       Kailua Kona, HI         :57:48   09:19
   4 John Miller                         Kailua Kona, HI         :59:41   09:37
   5 Paul Regan                          Kailua Kona, HI        1:00:22   09:44
   6 lava people 1                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:01:24   09:54
   7 Sean Adkins                         Kailua Kona, HI        1:02:42   10:06
   8 David Kawika Spaulding              Honaunau, HI           1:04:21   10:22
   9 George Keahey                       Holualoa, HI           1:07:57   10:57
  10 David Cobb                          Kealakekua, HI         1:13:00   11:46

 70 - 79 Male            
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   1 Joe Loschavo                        Kamuela, HI            1:05:09   10:30
   2 Jon Kunitake                        Holualoa, HI           1:05:58   10:38
   3 Bill Brado                          Kailua Kona, HI        1:26:15   13:54
   4 Carl Dirkers                        Captain Cook, HI       1:45:57   17:05

5k Overall Results

Place Name                     Division   Fem                               Time    Pace


   1 Tai Scarbrough #770       40 - 49      Honaunau, HI         :18:37  06:00
   2 Fasil Bizuneh #831        30 - 39      Hawi, HI             :18:53  06:05
   3 Heather Scarbrough #771   40 - 49    F Honaunau, HI         :20:20  06:33
   4 Laura Ankrum #602         40 - 49    F Holualoa, HI         :20:31  06:37
   5 Archer Ankrum #595        10 - 14      Holualoa, HI         :22:11  07:09
   6 Ronja Soares #890         10 - 14    F Corvallis, OR        :23:42  07:38
   7 Jeffrey Foster #937       40 - 49      Captain Cook, HI     :23:52  07:41
   8 Cary Aurand #736          30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :23:57  07:43
   9 Lina Soares #892          40 - 49    F Corvallis, OR        :24:21  07:51
  10 Megan Lamson-Leatherman # 30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :24:55  08:02
  11 Dylan Petrovic #791       30 - 39      Captain Cook, HI     :25:06  08:05
  12 John Poetzel #829         50 - 59      Ocean View, HI       :25:14  08:08
  13 Makana Deniz #792         15 - 19      Captain Cook, HI     :25:18  08:09
  14 Ka'ili Scarbrough #848    10 - 14      Honaunau, HI         :25:19  08:10
  15 Jason Beeadet #900        20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :25:23  08:11
  16 Justin Denny III #840     15 - 19      Pahala, HI           :25:33  08:14
  17 Todd Killino #766         40 - 49      Captain Cook, HI     :25:49  08:19
  18 Isaiah Aoki #853          10 - 14      Kealakekua, HI       :25:59  08:22
  19 chanda zavodny #807       40 - 49    F Captain Cook, HI     :26:03  08:24
  20 Steve Jackson #729        60 - 69      Mark Center, OH      :26:10  08:26
  21 john hylas #763           60 - 69      Naalehu, HI          :26:17  08:28
  22 Elise Trapp #940          30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :26:40  08:36
  23 Kerstin Busse #893        40 - 49    F Kailua Kona, HI      :26:42  08:36
  24 Usha Kilpatrick #887      40 - 49    F Kealakekua, HI       :26:43  08:37
  25 Aijah Thompson #794       20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :26:48  08:38
  26 Al Castro #816            60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :27:06  08:44
  27 Kelly Hudik #761          30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :27:09  08:45
  28 Daryl Rigsby #808         60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :27:22  08:49
  29 John Boyd #798            30 - 39      Captain Cook, HI     :28:04  09:03
  30 Ken Bevis #764            60 - 69      Kealakekua, HI       :28:14  09:06
  31 Wendy Clark #744          60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :28:24  09:09
  32 Megan Denny #732          40 - 49    F Pahala, HI           :28:32  09:12
  33 Eiston Hooper #877        7 - 9        Kealakekua, HI       :28:58  09:20
  34 Maiki Cofer #830          40 - 49    F Ocean View, HI       :28:59  09:20
  35 Mariah Petrovic #790      30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :29:11  09:24
  36 Eddie Wirtz #896          10 - 14                           :29:14  09:25
  37 Isaac Coulter #886        10 - 14      Kealakekua, HI       :29:15  09:26
  38 Genaro Sosa #773          30 - 39      Captain Cook, HI     :30:19  09:46
  39 Marjorie Peacock #660     50 - 59    F Prince Rupert, BC    :30:41  09:53
  40 Justin Denny #733         40 - 49      Pahala, HI           :30:50  09:56
  41 Alex Basoukas #871        20 - 29      Captain Cook, HI     :31:00  10:00
  42 Cristina Pineda #783      30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :31:12  10:03
  43 Mishele Broad #835        40 - 49    F Waikoloa, HI         :31:16  10:05
  44 Will Broad #836           40 - 49      Waikoloa, HI         :31:17  10:05
  45 Kimberly Weisenborn #837  30 - 39    F Hawaii National pa   :31:20  10:06
  46 Viksa Mendiratta #735     40 - 49    F Seattle, WA          :31:38  10:12
  47 Dawn Velasquez #796       40 - 49    F Captain Cook, HI     :31:40  10:12
  48 Apryl Sasaki #869         50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :31:54  10:17
  49 Van Petrovic #857         10 - 14      Captain Cook, HI     :32:02  10:20
  50 Mike Hamilton #578        60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :32:05  10:20
  51 Dawn Henry #899           50 - 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :32:08  10:21
  52 Gabi Giavaneli #888       50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :32:29  10:28
  53 Jim Kerver #805           70 - 79      Captain Cook, HI     :32:45  10:33
  54 Nolan Chock #786          60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :32:48  10:34
  55 Rick Vollstedt #741       60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :32:50  10:35
  56 Kathy Baxter #818         50 - 59    F Ocean View, HI       :32:57  10:37
  57 Ella Strayer #842         10 - 14    F Seattle, WA          :33:00  10:38
  58 Sike Schmidt-Albert #938  40 - 49    F                      :33:12  10:42
  59 Rachael Roodhouse #866    10 - 14    F Geneseo, IL          :33:16  10:43
  60 Sawyer Laux #850          7 - 9        Kailua Kona, HI      :33:17  10:44
  61 Cyrus Coulter #885        10 - 14      Kealakekua, HI       :33:22  10:45
  62 Atlas Duignan #872        10 - 14      Kealakekua, HI       :33:22  10:45
  63 Diane Logan #776          30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :33:32  10:49
  64 Betsy Solis #780          70 - 79    F Kailua Kona, HI      :33:42  10:52
  65 Kristie Fore #820         40 - 49    F Anchorage, AK        :33:45  10:53
  66 Marta Ciancio #815        60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :34:02  10:58
  67 Danielle Garver #945      30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :34:16  11:03
  68 Abbey Roodhouse #832      30 - 39    F Geneseo, IL          :34:20  11:04
  69 Mike Schiff #898          40 - 49      Holualoa, HI         :34:30  11:07
  70 J Coulter #884            50 - 59      Kealakekua, HI       :34:30  11:07
  71 Victoria Aoki #787        40 - 49    F Kealakekua, HI       :34:36  11:09
  72 Ted Strahle #939          50 - 59      Holualoa, HI         :34:41  11:11
  73 Frank Miller #810         60 - 69      Captain Cook, HI     :34:59  11:17
  74 Ed White #895             30 - 39                           :35:15  11:22
  75 Chuck Flaherty #380       60 - 69      Captain Cook, HI     :35:29  11:26
  76 Aileen Stauffer #879      30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :35:31  11:27
  77 Emily Cohen #935          30 - 39    F Albuquerque, NM      :35:48  11:32
  78 Molly Denny #841          10 - 14    F Pukalani, HI         :36:00  11:36
  79 Eden Heil #881            7 - 9      F                      :36:00  11:36
  80 Sheryl Cobb #581          40 - 49    F Kealakekua, HI       :36:02  11:37
  81 Cameron Strayer #843      10 - 14    F Seattle, WA          :36:04  11:38
  82 John Strayer #734         50 - 59      Seattle, WA          :36:05  11:38
  83 Wyatt Heil #882           10 - 14                           :36:09  11:39
  84 Noel Heil #883            30 - 39                           :36:10  11:40
  85 Taira Aoki #854           7 - 9      F Kealakekua, HI       :36:41  11:50
  86 Marilyn Anderson #756     60 - 69    F Mitchell, ON         :37:11  11:59
  87 Dave Peacock #760         60 - 69      Prince Rupert, BC    :37:16  12:01
  88 Nadine Koch #817          50 - 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :37:55  12:13
  89 Travis Wood #860          10 - 14      Volcano, HI          :37:59  12:15
  90 Alex Wood #821            50 - 59      Volcano, HI          :38:00  12:15
  91 Lynn Tom #769             60 - 69    F Kealakekua, HI       :38:02  12:16
  92 Liliana Hooper #876       7 - 9      F Kealakekua, HI       :38:48  12:30
  93 Mike Belowgie #870        70 - 79      Gladstone, MI        :38:56  12:33
  94 Sidney Aoki #788          60 - 69      Kealakekua, HI       :39:04  12:36
  95 Melodie Reyes #789        30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :39:04  12:36
  96 Keaka Ciacci #856         7 - 9      F Captain Cook, HI     :39:05  12:36
  97 Melvin Kadohiro #651      60 - 69      Kealakekua, HI       :39:15  12:39
  98 Isaiah Hayes #934         10 - 14      Honaunau, HI         :39:17  12:40
  99 Alston Kalehano Jr #943   40 - 49      Honaunau, HI         :39:35  12:46
 100 Camilla Soares #891       7 - 9      F Corvallis, OR        :39:42  12:48
 101 Lisa Rigsby #809          60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :39:51  12:51
 102 Theresa Barto #889        60 - 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :39:55  12:52
 103 Ikaika Kalehano #944      10 - 14      Honaunau, HI         :40:03  12:55
 104 Tahlia Kihoi #859         10 - 14    F Honaunau, HI         :40:05  12:55
 105 Ariana Schwartzkopf #874  15 - 19    F                      :40:05  12:55
 106 Joshua Castro #919        10 - 14      Honaunau, HI         :40:07  12:56
 107 Jesse Pilkay #847         7 - 9        Captain Cook, HI     :40:10  12:57
 108 Ikie Sanchis #863         15 - 19      Captain Cook, HI     :40:12  12:58
 109 Gavin Schwartzkopf #873   7 - 9                             :40:18  13:00
 110 Ron Myklebust #737        60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :40:38  13:06
 111 Ethan Hayes #933          10 - 14      Honaunau, HI         :40:38  13:06
 112 Spencer Laux #851         1 - 6        Kailua Kona, HI      :40:39  13:06
 113 Nancy Regan #750          60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :40:40  13:07
 114 Lihau Scarbrough #849     1 - 6        Honaunau, HI         :40:41  13:07
 115 Jillian Z Walden #644     30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :40:44  13:08
 116 Bill Courtney #806        60 - 69      Captain Cook, HI     :41:00  13:13
 117 Michelle Gautier #777     40 - 49    F Waikoloa, HI         :41:26  13:21
 118 Renate Weinhold #759      70 - 79    F Waikoloa, HI         :41:29  13:22
 119 Timothy Akao #762         40 - 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :41:43  13:27
 120 Tessa Wirtz #894          30 - 39    F                      :42:06  13:34
 121 Olena Ka'awa #861         7 - 9      F Captain Cook, HI     :44:15  14:16
 122 Jessie Kaawa #824         30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :44:49  14:27
 123 Ehu Ka'awa #862           1 - 6      F Captain Cook, HI     :44:52  14:28
 124 Toni Friesen Friesen #801 60 - 69    F Honaunau, HI         :44:53  14:28
 125 KayLynne Santana #802     60 - 69    F Honaunau, HI         :44:54  14:29
 126 Rexanne Ring #617         60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :44:54  14:29
 127 Betsy Morrigan #772       70 - 79    F Captain Cook, HI     :44:56  14:29
 128 Jim Anderson #755         60 - 69      Mitchell, ON         :45:08  14:33
 129 Timothy Pilkay #846       7 - 9        Captain Cook, HI     :45:26  14:39
 130 Rolando Charles #828      30 - 39      Captain Cook, HI     :45:45  14:45
 131 Robin Stratton #738       60 - 69    F Ocean View, HI       :46:02  14:50
 132 Madalyn McWhite-Lamson #6 70 - 79    F Captain Cook, HI     :46:18  14:56
 133 Bill Kinney #608          70 - 79      Ocean View, HI       :46:46  15:05
 134 Susan Adler #752          70 - 79    F Kailua Kona, HI      :50:29  16:17
 135 Hank Adler #751           80 & Over    Kailua Kona, HI      :50:39  16:20
 136 Chris Gearig #662         60 - 69    F Wauseon, OH          :51:05  16:28
 137 Kauialoa Hooper #875      7 - 9      F Kealakekua, HI       :53:52  17:22
 138 Lani Tanoai #643          50 - 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :54:01  17:25
 139 Patty-Lin Medeiros #827   50 - 59    F Captain Cook, HI     :55:25  17:52
 140 Michael Sanchis #826      40 - 49      Captain Cook, HI     :55:28  17:53
 141 Marie McEachin #742       60 - 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :55:36  17:56
 142 Kehaulani Faleofa #844    15 - 19    F Captain Cook, HI     :56:26  18:12
 143 Jamaica Canas #880        30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :57:18  18:29
 144 Kamalani Duerkson #936    30 - 39                           :57:21  18:30
 145 Renee Roodhouse #833      60 - 69    F Geneseo, IL          :59:16  19:07
 146 Bryna Berze #778          30 - 39    F Calgary, AB          :59:31  19:11
 147 Sawyer Corke #852         1 - 6      F Calgary, AB          :59:32  19:12
 148 Howard Kadohiro #748      60 - 69      Sparks, NV          1:00:26  19:29
 149 Janice English #814       50 - 59    F Kamuela, HI         1:00:27  19:30
 150 Siosla Ramirez #942       7 - 9        Kailua Kona, HI     1:00:43  19:35
 151 Elston Kamaka #868        30 - 39      Kailua Kona, HI     1:00:44  19:35
 152 Kauakea Hooper #878       10 - 14      Kealakekua, HI      1:00:54  19:38
 153 Heather Corke #781        60 - 69    F Burlington, ON      1:01:03  19:41
 154 Philip Corke #782         60 - 69      Burlington, ON      1:01:04  19:41
 155 Shelba Cortez #775        70 - 79    F Kealakekua, HI      1:02:08  20:02
 156 Maurice Lockhart #804     50 - 59      Captain Cook, HI    1:03:31  20:29
 157 Leslie Lockhart #803      40 - 49    F Captain Cook, HI    1:03:32  20:29
 158 Sabrina Faleofa #758      30 - 39    F Captain Cook, HI    1:03:38  20:31
 159 Ellen Morgan #774         30 - 39    F Wake Forest, NC     1:05:18  21:03
 160 Peaman #381               50 - 59      Kailua Kona, HI     1:06:25  21:25
 161 Kalawai Ciacci #855       7 - 9        Captain Cook, HI    1:07:46  21:51
 162 Stephanie Amick #797      80 & Over  F Captain Cook, HI    1:09:43  22:29
 163 Zephyr Resetnikov #865    7 - 9        Kailua Kona, HI     1:10:49  22:50
 164 Myko Naihe #858           1 - 6        Captain Cook, HI    1:11:39  23:06
 165 Jennifer Transfigurasion  15 - 19    F Captain Cook, HI    1:12:03  23:14
 166 Talia Wirtz #897          7 - 9      F                     1:12:49  23:29
 167 Willow Clark #941         7 - 9      F Kailua Kona, HI     1:13:02  23:33

5k Women’s Division Results

 Place  Name                                                   Time    Pace


 Overall Female            
 ==============        

   1 Heather Scarbrough                  Honaunau, HI            :20:20   06:33
   2 Laura Ankrum                        Holualoa, HI            :20:31   06:37
   3 Ronja Soares                        Corvallis, OR           :23:42   07:38

 1 - 6 Female            
 ============          

   1 Ehu Ka'awa                          Captain Cook, HI        :44:52   14:28
   2 Sawyer Corke                        Calgary, AB             :59:32   19:12

 7 - 9 Female            
 ============          

   1 Eden Heil                                                   :36:00   11:36
   2 Taira Aoki                          Kealakekua, HI          :36:41   11:50
   3 Liliana Hooper                      Kealakekua, HI          :38:48   12:30
   4 Keaka Ciacci                        Captain Cook, HI        :39:05   12:36
   5 Camilla Soares                      Corvallis, OR           :39:42   12:48
   6 Olena Ka'awa                        Captain Cook, HI        :44:15   14:16
   7 Kauialoa Hooper                     Kealakekua, HI          :53:52   17:22
   8 Talia Wirtz                                                1:12:49   23:29
   9 Willow Clark                        Kailua Kona, HI        1:13:02   23:33

 10 - 14 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Ella Strayer                        Seattle, WA             :33:00   10:38
   2 Rachael Roodhouse                   Geneseo, IL             :33:16   10:43
   3 Molly Denny                         Pukalani, HI            :36:00   11:36
   4 Cameron Strayer                     Seattle, WA             :36:04   11:38
   5 Tahlia Kihoi                        Honaunau, HI            :40:05   12:55

 15 - 19 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Ariana Schwartzkopf                                         :40:05   12:55
   2 Kehaulani Faleofa                   Captain Cook, HI        :56:26   18:12
   3 Jennifer Transfigurasion            Captain Cook, HI       1:12:03   23:14

 30 - 39 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Cary Aurand                         Kailua Kona, HI         :23:57   07:43
   2 Megan Lamson-Leatherman             Captain Cook, HI        :24:55   08:02
   3 Elise Trapp                         Kailua Kona, HI         :26:40   08:36
   4 Kelly Hudik                         Kailua Kona, HI         :27:09   08:45
   5 Mariah Petrovic                     Captain Cook, HI        :29:11   09:24
   6 Cristina Pineda                     Kailua Kona, HI         :31:12   10:03
   7 Kimberly Weisenborn                 Hawaii National park,   :31:20   10:06
   8 Diane Logan                         Kailua Kona, HI         :33:32   10:49
   9 Danielle Garver                     Kailua Kona, HI         :34:16   11:03
  10 Abbey Roodhouse                     Geneseo, IL             :34:20   11:04
  11 Aileen Stauffer                     Captain Cook, HI        :35:31   11:27
  12 Emily Cohen                         Albuquerque, NM         :35:48   11:32
  13 Melodie Reyes                       Captain Cook, HI        :39:04   12:36
  14 Jillian Z Walden                    Captain Cook, HI        :40:44   13:08
  15 Tessa Wirtz                                                 :42:06   13:34
  16 Jessie Kaawa                        Captain Cook, HI        :44:49   14:27
  17 Jamaica Canas                       Kailua Kona, HI         :57:18   18:29
  18 Bryna Berze                         Calgary, AB             :59:31   19:11
  19 Sabrina Faleofa                     Captain Cook, HI       1:03:38   20:31
  20 Ellen Morgan                        Wake Forest, NC        1:05:18   21:03

 40 - 49 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Lina Soares                         Corvallis, OR           :24:21   07:51
   2 chanda zavodny                      Captain Cook, HI        :26:03   08:24
   3 Kerstin Busse                       Kailua Kona, HI         :26:42   08:36
   4 Usha Kilpatrick                     Kealakekua, HI          :26:43   08:37
   5 Megan Denny                         Pahala, HI              :28:32   09:12
   6 Maiki Cofer                         Ocean View, HI          :28:59   09:20
   7 Mishele Broad                       Waikoloa, HI            :31:16   10:05
   8 Viksa Mendiratta                    Seattle, WA             :31:38   10:12
   9 Dawn Velasquez                      Captain Cook, HI        :31:40   10:12
  10 Sike Schmidt-Albert                                         :33:12   10:42
  11 Kristie Fore                        Anchorage, AK           :33:45   10:53
  12 Victoria Aoki                       Kealakekua, HI          :34:36   11:09
  13 Sheryl Cobb                         Kealakekua, HI          :36:02   11:37
  14 Michelle Gautier                    Waikoloa, HI            :41:26   13:21
  15 Leslie Lockhart                     Captain Cook, HI       1:03:32   20:29

 50 - 59 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Marjorie Peacock                    Prince Rupert, BC       :30:41   09:53
   2 Apryl Sasaki                        Kailua Kona, HI         :31:54   10:17
   3 Dawn Henry                          Kailua-Kona, HI         :32:08   10:21
   4 Gabi Giavaneli                      Kailua Kona, HI         :32:29   10:28
   5 Kathy Baxter                        Ocean View, HI          :32:57   10:37
   6 Nadine Koch                         Kailua Kona, HI         :37:55   12:13
   7 Lani Tanoai                         Kailua-Kona, HI         :54:01   17:25
   8 Patty-Lin Medeiros                  Captain Cook, HI        :55:25   17:52
   9 Janice English                      Kamuela, HI            1:00:27   19:30

 60 - 69 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Wendy Clark                         Kailua Kona, HI         :28:24   09:09
   2 Marta Ciancio                       Kailua Kona, HI         :34:02   10:58
   3 Marilyn Anderson                    Mitchell, ON            :37:11   11:59
   4 Lynn Tom                            Kealakekua, HI          :38:02   12:16
   5 Lisa Rigsby                         Kailua Kona, HI         :39:51   12:51
   6 Theresa Barto                       Kailua-Kona, HI         :39:55   12:52
   7 Nancy Regan                         Kailua Kona, HI         :40:40   13:07
   8 Toni Friesen Friesen                Honaunau, HI            :44:53   14:28
   9 KayLynne Santana                    Honaunau, HI            :44:54   14:29
  10 Rexanne Ring                        Kailua Kona, HI         :44:54   14:29
  11 Robin Stratton                      Ocean View, HI          :46:02   14:50
  12 Chris Gearig                        Wauseon, OH             :51:05   16:28
  13 Marie McEachin                      Kailua Kona, HI         :55:36   17:56
  14 Renee Roodhouse                     Geneseo, IL             :59:16   19:07
  15 Heather Corke                       Burlington, ON         1:01:03   19:41

 70 - 79 Female            
 ==============        

   1 Betsy Solis                         Kailua Kona, HI         :33:42   10:52
   2 Renate Weinhold                     Waikoloa, HI            :41:29   13:22
   3 Betsy Morrigan                      Captain Cook, HI        :44:56   14:29
   4 Madalyn McWhite-Lamson              Captain Cook, HI        :46:18   14:56
   5 Susan Adler                         Kailua Kona, HI         :50:29   16:17
   6 Shelba Cortez                       Kealakekua, HI         1:02:08   20:02

 80 & Over Female            
 ================      

   1 Stephanie Amick                     Captain Cook, HI       1:09:43   22:29

5k Men’s Division Results

 Place  Name                                      Time    Pace

 Overall Male            
 ============          

   1 Tai Scarbrough                      Honaunau, HI            :18:37   06:00
   2 Fasil Bizuneh                       Hawi, HI                :18:53   06:05
   3 Archer Ankrum                       Holualoa, HI            :22:11   07:09

 1 - 6 Male            
 ==========            

   1 Spencer Laux                        Kailua Kona, HI         :40:39   13:06
   2 Lihau Scarbrough                    Honaunau, HI            :40:41   13:07
   3 Myko Naihe                          Captain Cook, HI       1:11:39   23:06

 7 - 9 Male            
 ==========            

   1 Eiston Hooper                       Kealakekua, HI          :28:58   09:20
   2 Sawyer Laux                         Kailua Kona, HI         :33:17   10:44
   3 Jesse Pilkay                        Captain Cook, HI        :40:10   12:57
   4 Gavin Schwartzkopf                                          :40:18   13:00
   5 Timothy Pilkay                      Captain Cook, HI        :45:26   14:39
   6 Siosla Ramirez                      Kailua Kona, HI        1:00:43   19:35
   7 Kalawai Ciacci                      Captain Cook, HI       1:07:46   21:51
   8 Zephyr Resetnikov                   Kailua Kona, HI        1:10:49   22:50

 10 - 14 Male            
 ============          

   1 Ka'ili Scarbrough                   Honaunau, HI            :25:19   08:10
   2 Isaiah Aoki                         Kealakekua, HI          :25:59   08:22
   3 Eddie Wirtz                                                 :29:14   09:25
   4 Isaac Coulter                       Kealakekua, HI          :29:15   09:26
   5 Van Petrovic                        Captain Cook, HI        :32:02   10:20
   6 Cyrus Coulter                       Kealakekua, HI          :33:22   10:45
   7 Atlas Duignan                       Kealakekua, HI          :33:22   10:45
   8 Wyatt Heil                                                  :36:09   11:39
   9 Travis Wood                         Volcano, HI             :37:59   12:15
  10 Isaiah Hayes                        Honaunau, HI            :39:17   12:40
  11 Ikaika Kalehano                     Honaunau, HI            :40:03   12:55
  12 Joshua Castro                       Honaunau, HI            :40:07   12:56
  13 Ethan Hayes                         Honaunau, HI            :40:38   13:06
  14 Kauakea Hooper                      Kealakekua, HI         1:00:54   19:38

 15 - 19 Male            
 ============          

   1 Makana Deniz                        Captain Cook, HI        :25:18   08:09
   2 Justin Denny III                    Pahala, HI              :25:33   08:14
   3 Ikie Sanchis                        Captain Cook, HI        :40:12   12:58

 20 - 29 Male            
 ============          

   1 Jason Beeadet                       Kailua Kona, HI         :25:23   08:11
   2 Aijah Thompson                      Kailua Kona, HI         :26:48   08:38
   3 Alex Basoukas                       Captain Cook, HI        :31:00   10:00

 30 - 39 Male            
 ============          

   1 Dylan Petrovic                      Captain Cook, HI        :25:06   08:05
   2 John Boyd                           Captain Cook, HI        :28:04   09:03
   3 Genaro Sosa                         Captain Cook, HI        :30:19   09:46
   4 Ed White                                                    :35:15   11:22
   5 Noel Heil                                                   :36:10   11:40
   6 Rolando Charles                     Captain Cook, HI        :45:45   14:45
   7 Kamalani Duerkson                                           :57:21   18:30
   8 Elston Kamaka                       Kailua Kona, HI        1:00:44   19:35

 40 - 49 Male            
 ============          

   1 Jeffrey Foster                      Captain Cook, HI        :23:52   07:41
   2 Todd Killino                        Captain Cook, HI        :25:49   08:19
   3 Justin Denny                        Pahala, HI              :30:50   09:56
   4 Will Broad                          Waikoloa, HI            :31:17   10:05
   5 Mike Schiff                         Holualoa, HI            :34:30   11:07
   6 Alston Kalehano Jr                  Honaunau, HI            :39:35   12:46
   7 Timothy Akao                        Kailua Kona, HI         :41:43   13:27
   8 Michael Sanchis                     Captain Cook, HI        :55:28   17:53

 50 - 59 Male            
 ============          

   1 John Poetzel                        Ocean View, HI          :25:14   08:08
   2 J Coulter                           Kealakekua, HI          :34:30   11:07
   3 Ted Strahle                         Holualoa, HI            :34:41   11:11
   4 John Strayer                        Seattle, WA             :36:05   11:38
   5 Alex Wood                           Volcano, HI             :38:00   12:15
   6 Maurice Lockhart                    Captain Cook, HI       1:03:31   20:29
   7 Peaman                              Kailua Kona, HI        1:06:25   21:25

 60 - 69 Male            
 ============          

   1 Steve Jackson                       Mark Center, OH         :26:10   08:26
   2 john hylas                          Naalehu, HI             :26:17   08:28
   3 Al Castro                           Kailua Kona, HI         :27:06   08:44
   4 Daryl Rigsby                        Kailua Kona, HI         :27:22   08:49
   5 Ken Bevis                           Kealakekua, HI          :28:14   09:06
   6 Mike Hamilton                       Kailua Kona, HI         :32:05   10:20
   7 Nolan Chock                         Kailua Kona, HI         :32:48   10:34
   8 Rick Vollstedt                      Kailua Kona, HI         :32:50   10:35
   9 Frank Miller                        Captain Cook, HI        :34:59   11:17
  10 Chuck Flaherty                      Captain Cook, HI        :35:29   11:26
  11 Dave Peacock                        Prince Rupert, BC       :37:16   12:01
  12 Sidney Aoki                         Kealakekua, HI          :39:04   12:36
  13 Melvin Kadohiro                     Kealakekua, HI          :39:15   12:39
  14 Ron Myklebust                       Kailua Kona, HI         :40:38   13:06
  15 Bill Courtney                       Captain Cook, HI        :41:00   13:13
  16 Jim Anderson                        Mitchell, ON            :45:08   14:33
  17 Howard Kadohiro                     Sparks, NV             1:00:26   19:29
  18 Philip Corke                        Burlington, ON         1:01:04   19:41

 70 - 79 Male            
 ============          

   1 Jim Kerver                          Captain Cook, HI        :32:45   10:33
   2 Mike Belowgie                       Gladstone, MI           :38:56   12:33
   3 Bill Kinney                         Ocean View, HI          :46:46   15:05

 80 & Over Male            
 ==============        

   1 Hank Adler                          Kailua Kona, HI         :50:39   16:20

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31st Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race Results

Below are the results from today’s 31st Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Race presented by Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club.

The short course was 8 miles from Honaunau into Napo’opo’o and back to Honaunau, and included the women, juniors, and mixed crews. The keiki junior division was a 4 mile race from Honaunau, past Moinui point, and back.

Keiki Course

Place Name                                 Division        Fem    Time    M/P/H

    1 Keoua/Puna Kapuwai                   Junior Mixed          1:07:56  4.416

Juniors

       Place  Name                                      Time    M/P/H
Juniors 18 Male            
 ===============       

           1  Keoua Kuahuula                           1:11:08  6.747

 Juniors 18 Female            
 =================     

           1  Keoua Kaholo                             1:28:16  5.438

 Juniors Mix            
 ===========           

           1  Kamehameha Lono                          1:15:19  6.373
           2  Puna Kanaloa                             1:31:38  5.238


Women

       Place  Name                                      Time    M/P/H

 Koa Division Female            
 ===================   

           1  Kai'ehitu Heipualani                     1:15:54  6.324
           2  Kai'opua Kamakahonu                      1:16:44  6.255
           3  Keoua Alealea                            1:17:21  6.205
           4  Keoua Ka'ahumanu                         1:32:22  5.196

 Masters 40 Female            
 =================     

           1  Kai'opua 'Ale                            1:12:38  6.608
           2  Kamehameha Kekualani                     1:16:12  6.299
           3  Waikoloa Kai Puhe'e                      1:18:22  6.125

 Masters 50 Female            
 =================     

           1  Kai'opua Tesoro                          1:14:58  6.402
           2  Waikoloa Kanelike                        1:17:58  6.156

 Masters 60 Female            
 =================     

           1  Kai'opua Kina'ole                        1:19:27  6.041
           2  Kai'opua Laulani                         1:19:46  6.017

 Open Female            
 ===========           

           1  Kai'opua Keokea                          1:07:41  7.091
           2  Kai Ehitu Nalani-Momi                    1:07:59  7.060
           3  Puna Pohoiki                             1:11:58  6.669
           4  Puna Mahealani                           1:19:26  6.042
           5  Kamehameha Kua'ana                       1:20:01  5.998

 Unlimited Female            
 ================      

           1  Kai'opua Kealailani                      1:06:04  7.265
           2  Puna Boogie                              1:06:15  7.245
           3  Kamehameha Kawohi                        1:07:09  7.148
           4  Puna Kaihau                              1:09:09  6.941
           5  Keauhou Hihimanu                         1:12:48  6.593
           6  Kai Ehitu Mafatanui                      1:16:29  6.275
           7  Kai'opua Lono                            1:17:32  6.190

Mixed

       Place  Name                                      Time    M/P/H

 Koa Mixed            
 =========             

           1  Hui Waa Waiakea Waiakea                  1:09:14  6.933

 Open Mixed            
 ==========            

           1  Keoua Pali Kapu O Keoua                  1:08:49  6.975
           2  Kawaihae Waiakailio                      1:09:20  6.923
           3  Keauhou Kai Pu'eone                      1:10:01  6.855
           4  Na Waa Hanakahi Hilo One                 1:11:38  6.700
           5  Waikoloa Anaho'omalu                     1:14:03  6.482
           6  Kawaihae Pelekane                        1:15:25  6.364
           7  Na Waa Hanakahi Onomea                   1:16:17  6.292
           8  Waikoloa Kialoahou Pookela               1:17:42  6.177
           9  Kawaihae Uila                            1:18:12  6.138
          10  Hui Waa Waiakea Kamanu                   1:18:34  6.109
          11  Keaukaha Pae'a                           1:18:49  6.090
          12  Na Waa Hanakahi Ahuki'i                  1:19:07  6.066

Men

       Place  Name                                      Time    M/P/H

 Koa Division Male            
 =================     

           1  Kai Ehitu Heipualani                     1:26:44  7.609
           2  Keoua Alealea                            1:28:01  7.498
           3  Keoua Ka'ahumanu                         1:34:51  6.958

 Masters 50 Male            
 ===============       

           1  Waikoloa Kanelike                        1:32:37  7.126
           2  Kai'ehitu Kehaulani                      1:33:23  7.067

 Masters 60 Male            
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           1  Keoua Pae'a                              1:36:02  6.872
           2  Waikoloa Anaeho'omalu                    1:48:12  6.099
           3  Keauhou Kai Pue'one                      1:50:44  5.960

 Masters 40 Male            
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           1  Puna Mahealani                           1:24:09  7.843
           2  Kamehameha Kekualani                     1:31:28  7.215

 Open Male            
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           1  Kai'ehitu Nalani Momi                    1:22:14  8.025
           2  Kai Ehitu Makanani                       1:28:44  7.437
           3  Kai Ehitu To'iki A Kai Ehitu             1:30:20  7.306
           4  Kai'opua Tesoro                          1:30:49  7.267
           5  Waikoloa Kialoa Kou Pookela              1:33:44  7.041
           6  Kai'opua 'ale                            1:36:17  6.854
           7  Kamehameha Kuaana                        1:38:26  6.705
           8  Laka Napuanani                           1:39:17  6.647

 Unlimited Male            
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           1  Puna Boogie Kalama                       1:16:43  8.603
           2  Puna Kailau                              1:18:07  8.448
           3  Kai'ehitu Mafatu Nui                     1:24:39  7.796
           4  Kai'opua Kealailani                      1:25:14  7.743
           5  Kamehameha Kawohi                        1:27:27  7.547
           6  Kai'opua Lono                            1:30:11  7.318
           7  Keauhou Hihi Manu                        1:41:38  6.493

Then long course was over 11 miles from Honaunau, into Napo’opo’o, and out to the northern side of Kealakekua Bay, then back to Honaunau, and was paddled by men’s crews.

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Celebration in Honaunau: South Kona Cultural Center Rebuilt

West Hawaii Today, August 5, 2017

On July 30, more than 150 people gathered at Honaunau Bay for a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the newly restored Hale o Ho’oponopono. The attendees included many community volunteers who had worked on the building project, community members from the surrounding area and numerous kupuna who had been connected with the hale in the early days of its history.

The rebuilding of this significant South Kona cultural site was sponsored by the Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club and funded with a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). In addition to perpetuating the ancient art and culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling as traditionally practiced on historic Honaunau Bay, the canoe club seeks to promote awareness of Hawaiian culture and its preservation and perpetuation.Their youth program seeks especially to assure that the cultural knowledge is passed on to those who will preserve it for the future.

The Hale o Ho’oponopono, which translates to “house of making things right, bringing things into balance, healing” was constructed in the mid-1970s as part of the creation of a school of the same name.

The school had been established to fill the need of many Hawaiian children who had a difficult time relating to the education process as presented by the local public schools.

The students went fishing and opihi, or Hawaiian limpet, picking and were taught canoe maintenance, paddling and stewardship principles, along with a Hawaiian language curriculum.

The school’s traditional hale halawai, built by school staff and students, served as the center for many of these activities, which had a significant positive impact on the lives of many young Hawaiians coming of age in the 1970s.

 The building project has been a long time coming, noted Rafael Ramirez, a member of Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club for 42 years and its current president and head coach. The school at Honaunau Bay closed in 1995 and the hale gradually fell into disrepair. The concept of rebuilding the hale had been discussed at the canoe club for more than 20 years, and when a grant application written by a club member was approved by ANA in 2015, the long-awaited project could finally begin.

The process of rebuilding the hale was accomplished over a two-year period with a small core team of experienced and new hale builder haumana — interns — assisted by a cadre of community volunteers who participated in the seven hale building workshops that took place over the course of the project.

The hale building process was led by one of the most experienced practitioners in the state, master hale builder Walter Wong. Uncle Waltah, as he is known, orchestrated the project from start to finish, which was built according to Hawaii County’s building code for traditional and indigenous structures.

Puna Kihoi, who officiated the hale blessing, was a teacher at Hale o Hooponopono in the 1980s. One of the hale builder haumana, Randal Kahele, was one of her students at the school and their reunion at the blessing ceremony was an emotional reconnection for both.

The hale will be used for educational and ceremonial purposes and will serve to strengthen the cultural landscape of Honaunau Bay ­— a visible, enduring reminder of the significant and sacred nature of this place.

Info: email contact@keouacanoeclub.com.

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Hale o Ho’oponopono Blessing – Sunday, July 30th

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Hale Building Workshop – March 11 2017

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2017 Season Practice Begins Monday March 6

Aloha mai kakou!

The 2017 paddling season is about to begin and Keōua Hōnaunau Canoe Club welcomes new and returning paddlers of all ages to our orientation week, Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd   at 4 p.m. Outrigger canoeing is a family-oriented sport, a great way to get in shape, make friends, and learn about the culture and traditions of Hawai’i. It also teaches us respect for the ocean and our marine environment.

We’ll be providing an introduction to paddling for newcomers, collecting registration & waiver forms for everyone, as well as dues. Regular practices will begin on Monday, March 6th at 3:45 p.m. for our youth, 4:45 p.m. for adults, Monday through Thursday.

On Saturday, March 4th , Keōua is sponsoring our Louis Kelekolio Memorial OC-1 Race so we invite everyone to come participate by racing and/or helping out with registration, timing, food preparation and decoration. This year, the race is dedicated to the late John B. Greenbush, board member & historian, passionate paddler and strong supporter of our youth program.

We look forward to seeing old friends and new faces as we prepare for an event-packed season of friendly competition and camaraderie. See you in Hōnaunau Bay!

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Haumana- Job description

Keōua is actively recruiting  haumana for our Hale o Ho’oponopono restoration project. This is an opportunity for our local youth to learn hale building skills through hands-on experience under the supervision of Uncle Walter Wong, certified traditional hale builder. We are looking for applicants with the desire to perpetuate the knowledge of building Hawaiian hale and entering an exciting new career pathway.

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Calvin Kelekolio’s Long Distance Race Results 2016

The 30th Annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Outrigger Race challenged men, women and mixed crews from all around the Big Island with hot and relatively flat conditions in one of the most beautiful courses in the paddling series. Results are as followed:

Junior’s Race (12-15)

2.5 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Moinui Point – Honaunau

OVERALL TIME CLUB & CANOE NAME PLACE in DIVISION
1 0:21:43 KEOUA in KAPUWAI 1st Mixed Juniors 12-15
Crew: Jesse Duarte-Mahi, Dylan Green, Makayla Green, Ataivai Faleofa, Kehaulani Faleofa, Kaniala Barboza
2 0:22:07 LAKA in KEAALI’IKANE 1st Girls 12-15
Crew: Tia Kuali’i, Anela Mikaele, Ihilani Mamau, Aloha Karratti, Kau’imakalani Pakani-Tsukiyama
3 0:22:40 KAI OPUA in KAWEHIONAPUAOKALANI 2nd Girls 12-15
4 0:23:52 PUNA in MAHEALANI 2nd Mixed Juniuors 12-15

Men’s Division

10 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Honaunau

OVERALL TIME CLUB & CANOE NAME PLACE in DIVISION
1 1:10:11 PUNA in KAIAU 1st Unlimited Open Men
Crew: Jeremy Padayo, Kili Wakana, Koa Suera-Lee, Chance Nicholas, Lloyd, JB
2 1:10:59 PUNA in BOOGIE KALAMA 2nd Unlimited Open Men
3 1:12:30 KAI OPUA in TESORO 1st Non-Koa Open Men
Crew: Trey Cox, Puni Freitas, Chevist Conte, Kekoa Kam,  Salesi Apina, Mike Fields
4 1:12:47 KEAUKAHA in MAKAWALU 3d Unlimited Open Men
5 1:13:48 KAI EHITU in NALANI MOMI 2nd Non-Koa Open Men
6 1:13:55 KAMEHAMEHA in KAUOHI 4th Unlimited Open Men
7 1:14:11 KEAUHOU in AUKU’U 1st Non-Koa 40+ Men
Crew: Ian Foo, Ivan McIvor, Hunter Anderson, Daniel Legler, Theron Ogata, Bruce Ayau
8 1:17:15 PUNA in POHOIKI 1st Non-Koa 50+ Men
Crew: Louie Mendonca, Kevin Thompson, Troy Parker-Bailey, Terry Andrade, Dave Okita, Afa Tuaolo
9 1:18:13 KEAUKAHA in KAHOHANA 2nd Non-Koa 40+ Men
10 1:19:13 KAI EHITU in HEIPUALANI 1st Koa Open Men
Crew: Tawai Marquardt, Koa Galdones, Lorin Sellers, Kekoa Napihaa, Aaron Nahina, Kahookahi Kanuha
11 1:19:36 KAI EHITU in MAFATU NUI 5th UnlimitedOpen Men
12 1:20:30 KAI OPUA in LONO 6th Unlimited Open Men
13 1:20:50 KEOUA in ALEA’LEA 2nd Koa Open Men
14 1:21:01 KAI EHITU in KAWEHIONAPUAOKALANI 2nd Non-Koa 50+ Men
15 1:22:02 KAI OPUA in ‘ALE 3rd Non-Koa Open Men
16 1:23:32 KEOUA in IOLANI 7th Unlimited Open Men
17 1:24:25 PUNA in MAHEALANI 4th Non-Koa Open Men
18 1:27:59 KAI EHITU in PAPA KIMITETE 5th Non-Koa Open Men
19 1:30:22 HUI WA’A O WAIAKEA in WAIAKEA 3rd Koa Open Men
20 1:32:13 LAKA in KEALIIKANE 6th Non-Koa Open Men
21 1:33:32 KAWAIHAE in PELEKANE 3rd Non-Koa 50+ Men
22 1:34:55 KEAUKAHA in KEKUALANI 4th Non-Koa 50+ Men
23 1:37:37 KEOUA in PALIKAPU O KEOUA 1st Non-Koa 60+ Men
Crew: Rafael Ramirez, Al Larosa, Malama Lama, Peter Bacot, Dennis Weskott, Marvin Feldman
DNF no time KAMEHAMEHA in LONO Damaged Equipment

Women & Mixed Divisions

8 MILE COURSE – Honaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Honaunau

OVERALL TIME CLUB & CANOE NAME PLACE in DIVISION
1 1:00:17 PUNA in KAIAU 1st Unlimited Open Women
Crew: Jolene Hughes, Sheila Cadaoas, Bev Tuaolo, Jen Tanner, Miri Sumida, Kim Kimi
2 1:00:49 KAI OPUA in ‘ALE 1st Non-Koa Open Women
Crew: Noel Lorenzo, Kristin Old, Lorelei Nakagawa, Maile Leslie, Jessie Krause, Leimana Spencer
3 1:00:12 KAMEHAMEHA in KAWOHI 2nd Unlimited Open Women
4 1:01:38 KAI OPUA in KEOKEA 1st Non-Koa 40+ Women
Crew: Rebecca Lussiaa, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Tina Flower, Tasha Aipa, Melanie Kelekolio, Nicki Lacey-Enos
5 1:02:00 KAWAIHAE in PELEKANE 2nd Non-Koa Open Women
6 1:02:04 KAI OPUA in LONO 3rd Unlimited Open Women
7 1:02:07 PUNA in BOOGIE KALAMA 4th Unlimited Open Women
8 1:02:44 KAI EHITU in NALANI MOMI 3rd Non-Koa Open Women
9 1:03:06 KAWAIHAE in WAIAKAILIO 1st Non-Koa Open Mixed
10 1:03:45 HUI WA’A O WAIAKEA in WAIAKEA 1st Koa Open Mixed
Crew: Erica Talbert, Lisamarie Nance, Wally Wong, Andrew Salvador, Sierra Tanoai, Ira Kekaualua
11 1:04:34 KEOUA in KA’AHUMANU 1st Koa Open Women
Crew: Mikilani Van Osdol, Kelli Yamauchi, Jene Green, Mina Elison, Carol Farkas, Brittany Caporrimo
12 1:05:43 KEAUHOU in AUKU’U 2nd Non-Koa Open Mixed
13 1:05:57 KEOUA in ‘ALE’ALE’A 2nd Koa Open Mixed
14 1:06:14 KAI OPUA in PALI KAPU O KEOUA 3rd Non-Koa Open Mixed
15 1:06:34 KEAUHOU in MALIA KINI 4th Non-Koa Open Women
16 1:07:19 KAI OPUA in LAULANI 1st Non-Koa 50+ Women
17 1:08:02 KAMEHAMEHA in TUAHINE 5th Non-Koa Open Women
18 1:08:15 KAI EHITU in HEIPUALANI 3rd Open Koa Mixed
19 1:08:33 KAI OPUA in HUALALAI 2nd Open Koa Women
20 1:08:45 KAI EHITU in MAFATU NUI 5th Unlimited Open Women
21 1:09:07 MILOLI’I in KAI PAHE’E 4th Open Non-Koa Mixed
22 1:09:21 KAMEHAMEHA in KEKUALANI 2nd Non-Koa 50+ Women
23 1:09:27 KEAUHOU in KAI PU’EONE 1st Non-Koa 60+ Women
Crew: Sandy Sater, Peggy Anderson, Diana Temple, Lonny Higgins, Marianne Starr, Kim Schneider
24 1:10:11 KEOUA in IOLANI 5th Unlimited Open Women
25 1:10:48 KEAUHOU in IOLANA 3rd Non-Koa 50+ Women
26 1:10:55 PUNA in POHOIKI 6th Non-Koa Open Women
27 1:12:27 KAI OPUA in TESORO 2nd Non-Koa 60+ Women
28 1:14:44 KEAUKAHA in LONO KAIOLOHIA 4th Non-Koa 50+ Women
29 1:21:36 WAIKOLOA in KEOUA ELUA 3rd Non-Koa 60+ Women
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Keoua’s November To Remember, 1990

 

KEOUA’S NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER

By: Rafael Ramírez

January 1991, Kealakekua, Hawai’i

As the 1990 paddling year comes to an end, Keoua’s paddlers busily make plans to fight off the boredom following the October Turnover* in the Molokai Hoe Channel Race. We decide to reclaim the South Kona coast as ours, by undertaking a three-day paddling and camping expedition. We will launch our double-hulled canoe at Ka Lae, South Point on the Big Island and proceed northward to our home waters at Honaunau. After much discussion and input, the details begin to fall into place.

* During the Molokai Hoe in October, our escort boat, the Chop Suey Girl, belonging to Uncle Moses Kalilikane of Molokai, capsized in 10-foot seas nearing Portlock and was towed to Oahu. Most of our gear was lost at sea but our three alternates, support crew and our race official were picked up by a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat and taken to Waikiki, where they joined us several hours later. We paddled without changes for the final 2 ½ hours of the race.

THE COURSE

We will paddle from Ka Lae to Kaupua’a, the green sand beach at Road to the Sea, and camp overnight. A support crew will meet us there with camping gear, food, drink, etc. On the second day, we will paddle to Honomalino and camp again with the aid of our support crew. Finally, on the third day, we will reach Honaunau and celebrate our journey.

THE DATE

On Thursday, November 15, we’ll trailer our canoes and surfskis to South Point, camp overnight and get an early start on Friday, November 16, for the first leg of our trip. We plan to arrive in Honaunau on Sunday, November 18, 1990.

THE EQUIPMENT

We’ve decided to take Kanaloa and Keoua Elua, two of our fiberglass canoes, rigged together, as well as two surfskis and a surfboard lashed to the canoes. Everyone will bring free-diving gear, spears, and food/water for each leg of the trip. The support crew will transport the camping gear, main food & water supply, and anything that we can’t carry in the canoes, from one campsite to another. We’ll also take fishing rods for trolling along the way, a cross net, and cameras to document the journey. I decide to also bring a small, folding anchor and 60 feet of nylon rope, just in case…!

THE CREW

As the departure date draws near, we have about ten paddlers committed, some tentatively due to jobs, family obligations, etc. Finally, on the afternoon of November 15th, the canoes and surfskis are loaded on the trailer and transported to South Point to set up our first campsite, before embarking on our expedition the following morning. I will join them before daybreak on the 16th. In command of our crew is Kurtis Yamauchi, the head coach; the rest of the paddlers are Kawika “Running Bare” Spaulding, Dave Kermott, Steve Caverly, Big John Emrick, Iron James Goodman, Princess Diana Wolking, Danny Mack, Sam Fry, and Wild Bill Kinney, who joins us at the end of the first day’s paddle. The support crew consists of Katharine Howard and Luanne Trevina, who’ll transport our camping gear, food & water supplies, from one campsite to the next, as well as prepare the meals, a most important component of our trip.

IN THE BEGINNING- Friday, November 16th, 1990

There was heavy rain and wind as I approached South Point early in the pre-dawn darkness. I left home at 4 AM and reached the campsite near the Ka’u boat ramp at 5:30 AM. As I drove up, my headlights revealed a nomad like assortment of plastic tarps flapping in the cold wind, dome tents, and several half-awake heads peering from their sleeping bags. It had been a hard day’s night with plenty of wind-driven rain but by all accounts, an excellent dinner which made up for the discomfort.

As daybreak slowly approached, we exchanged greetings, lit the stove and started a pot of Kona coffee as well as oatmeal. One by one, our crew came out of their nests and began preparing for the long day ahead. After some coffee and oatmeal, we held a safety meeting and began breaking camp, moving the canoes to the boat ramp in order to rig them. Katharine loaded up all our camping gear and left since she had to go to work that day. She would meet us in late afternoon with Luanne and Wild Bill at Kaupua’a-Road to the Sea. We proceed to rig the canoes, load up all our gear and surf skis, as well as Danny’s surfboard, and by 7:30 AM, we’re ready to go!

Looking out to sea, there are whitecaps and a steady swell breaking just outside the small cove at Ka’u. After taking some photos and carrying the canoes down the slippery ramp, we each take our seats, grab our paddles and wait for the signal to begin from Kurtis. I say a silent prayer: “May no harm or danger befall upon us…” We see only one fishing boat out at sea and it looks like it’s on a roller coaster. It’s now 7:40 AM

“Paddles up… Huki!

Our canoe glides forward and meets a breaker head on; I up the stroke, we cut through a few more breakers and turn right, heading for the point. We slowly warm up as we paddle steadily towards Ka Lae and round the point. The canoe is moving smoothly through moderate though windy seas and in 35 minutes we have reached the cliffs at Kahuku and are out of the wind. We have made it past what we thought would be the hardest part of the journey so we stop to rest, hold a safety meeting and gaze at the beauty around us. The water is calm and crystal-clear and we see a honu taking a peek at us. On our way to the cliffs, we’ve also seen several large kaku- barracuda speeding on top of the water. These, we feel, are good luck signs.

Everyone is feeling great; Kurtis pulls out his fishing rods and prepares to troll when we resume paddling. However, one rod falls in the water and several paddlers jump in to retrieve it. After several dives, we realize that the bottom is almost 50 feet below us. We also begin to drift and lose sight of the rod. I don my mask, snorkel and fins, then jump in to look for it. Soon, one of the boys spots the pole and I swim to the canoe to get my anchor and rope. After several attempts to snag it with the anchor, the pole slowly comes up from the bottom; one of the divers meets it halfway and retrieves it. We laugh and celebrate our good fortune so far. We’d thought the anchor was extra weight on the trip!

We resume paddling and ten minutes later, hook up! Kurtis has a fish on the line and we stop paddling while he fights the fish. The pole is bent double as we maneuver the canoe towards open ocean to prevent the fish from diving for the bottom and snagging or breaking the line on the rough coral. After a 15-minute struggle, we see the leader coming up; Steve grabs it and the ulua comes alongside the canoe then lands inside. It looks like a 20 pounder! We take photos and celebrate again.

With our spirits high, the paddling seems easier, we’re making steady progress northward; we look around at the shoreline and the distant silhouette of Mauna Loa with its long black lava flows cascading down to meet the sea. They look like superhighways to the sky. The wind is picking up again and some water is coming in from time to time, as we head for the point north of the big cinder cone, Pu’u Ki, near Keliuli Bay. We paddle into a strong current with the wind at our backs, bailing sporadically. The waves are getting bigger and more water is coming in over the gunwales. We’re now bailing in earnest as we paddle, knowing that swamping could spell disaster and the end of our trip!

A big wave comes in and I feel the water level rising in the front of the canoe; Dave Kermott and I are stroking and we both yell, “bail water”. Another wave comes in and we jump out of the canoes to lighten the load. I check my watch; it’s 10:40 AM and the sky is hazy but with few clouds. We count heads to make sure everyone is OK and transfer all our gear from Kanaloa to Keoua Elua. While some of us try to bail out Kanaloa, the rest are gathering loose gear floating past us and holding on to the canoe hulls.

I see Diana with an armful of paddles, trying to swim to the canoe, so I send Danny after her with his surfboard. He collects the paddles and returns to the canoe. Meanwhile, Diana is swimming towards the canoe, but the current is making it difficult and she’s falling behind. By this time, we’re paddling and bailing, headed towards the nearest point, making almost no headway into the current. I am now steering Keoua Elua from the front seat, with Kanaloa on my left, full of water. There are three people in the canoe with me, paddling and bailing when necessary. We know that Keoua Elua must stay afloat if we want to make it to shore. I keep looking back for Diana; she still hasn’t reached the canoe. I ask if she’s OK but get no answer. Finally, Danny goes after her in the surfboard and brings her back. What a relief! Now, we can look forward and concentrate on getting to safety; we’re all working together, pushing and pulling the canoes, taking turns paddling and bailing.

After an hour of this, we spot a small Cessna flying overhead and wave our paddles. The pilot acknowledges us circling once and a dip of his wings. We are not alone now; he will radio for help. Soon, we see a trawler on the western horizon but it keeps going south; no help there! Another hour goes by and in the distance, we see a red & yellow chopper flying south following the highway. It turns and heads out to sea in our direction; finally, we think, help is on the way! The Fire & Rescue chopper swoops down and hovers above us, counting heads and assessing the situation. Dave is now on his surfski but they tell him not to wander away from the canoe; they want us to stay together for our own safety. A diver drops out of the chopper and swims to our canoe, asks if we’re OK. He tells us that a rescue boat has been launched from Keauhou but will take at least three hours to reach us. He suggests that we be taken ashore in the chopper, leaving two paddlers with the canoe. We assure him that we can make it, so he takes Diana aloft in a basket and drops her off on shore. The chopper then lands atop the cliffs and stands by while we continue to paddle towards Keliuli Bay and calmer waters. We seemed to be making no progress until the last 500 yards, when the current must have shifted and we finally reached a small shallow cove, out of the wind and current.

In minutes, we were able to bail the water out of Kanaloa and reinforce the rigging, which had come loose due to the stress and buffeting of the wind and current. We redistributed our gear in the two hulls and were ready to continue to the nearest beach so we could land the canoes and rest our tired arms. We’d been paddling and swimming for more than three hours without rest and the closest beach was still a mile away at Pohue Bay. The chopper agreed to meet us there, making sure that we were all safe. With Dave and Steve in their surf skis, we paddled on to Pohue Bay and landed for the first time since our departure at 7:40 AM. It was now after 2:00PM.

The beach at Pohue was a beautiful white sand beach with a small cabin belonging to Kahuku Ranch. We saw several honu in the water and a short exploration revealed an empty turtle nest with broken eggshells, near a crevice in the rocks. The chopper radioed the rescue boat to turn back, since we were confident that we could make it unassisted the last two miles to our campsite at the green sand beach near Road to the Sea. We were alone again but feeling strong and exuberant after our ordeal. We regrouped at the cabin, held a safety meeting, took some photos and prepared to paddle the 2 ½ miles to our campsite, where Katharine and Luanne would meet us with food and shelter.

With the two surfskis leading the way, we leave Pohue with eight paddlers in the canoe. The wind and waves pick up again but the canoe is handling a lot better it seems, without the extra weight. However, water is still coming in from time to time, so we bail constantly to make sure we don’t swamp again. In less than a half hour, we approach the green sand beach at Kaupua’a, where Dave and Steve land their surf skis and guide us in. I steer the canoe into the beach and we all jump out and pull it up on the sand.

The beach is so narrow that the bows of the two hulls are still in the water. We realize that with the pounding surf, we can’t leave them on the beach overnight. After some discussion, we unrig the canoes and carry each one to higher ground about 50 yards away, over an embankment, and onto the old coastline trail. Now it’s time to find a place out of the wind to set up camp and wait for our support crew. It’s now 4:00 PM and it has started to rain.

We reach a spot behind some rocks and huddle together for warmth, waiting for Katharine and Luanne. Kawika and a few others go exploring and come back, telling us that there’s a better, more sheltered place to set up camp. We pick up all our gear and move, only to return to our original site within minutes. It was much windier at the other spot, so we settle down, shivering until Luanne arrived at 4:30 PM. When her Wagoneer drove up, we all converged on the hood and hugged it for warmth; what a feeling! We showered Luanne with kisses and started telling her our story, while we pitched our tents and set up the stove, started a fire, etc.

A short while later, Katharine drove up with Wild Bill, the rest of our gear, and the food! Russ “the Doc” Reese had brought back some fresh moose meat from Wyoming and that would be part of our dinner that night, moose steaks! We also had a cooler full of Steinlagers so we held a safety meeting that lasted well into the night. With the wind blowing steadily all night, we had to decide whether it’d be safe to continue as planned the next day, or an alternative plan. We agreed to wait till morning to see how the weather and ocean looked. If it were too rough, we’d bring the trailer down and take the canoes to Miloli’i, where we’d camp that night to resume the final leg on Sunday. With that settled, we sat down to a hearty meal which included the ‘ulua that Kurtis had caught much earlier that day. Before long, everyone was cuddled up in their tents or sleeping bags, resting sore muscles and awaiting the next day.

SATURDAY MORNING, November 17, 1990

After a cold, windy night (but no rain), we wake up one by one and prepare breakfast. Looking out to sea, there are white caps everywhere and the waves seem bigger than the previous day. The small green sand beach where we landed yesterday is shimmering in the early morning light. Another honu surfaces and looks at us curiously, then dives in the clear blue water. I feel sore from sleeping on the ground and have a slight headache, probably from the beers the night before!

We discuss our options for the day and decide to trailer the canoes out of there and take them to Miloli’i. Danny and Luanne leave to get the trailer in Honaunau, while Katharine has to go to work. I catch a ride with her to Ka’u, where I left my car. I planned to meet the gang at Miloli’i but on the way there, it starts pouring rain and I have no wipers. My brakes are shot too, so the descent to Miloli’i would be dangerous, so I choose to go home and come back with my truck. When I get home, the truck is gone so I lie down to watch TV and fall asleep. I awake that evening, rested and ready to go but decide to leave early in the morning and rejoin the crew at Miloli’i before 7 AM. On Sunday morning, I head for Miloli’i at 6 AM; it has rained non-stop all night and the radio reports flooding on all roads island-wide. As I approach Miloli’i Road, I see Kurtis and Luanne’s trucks headed back to Kona. Halfway down to Miloli’i, I see the canoe out at sea already. Although it’s raining steadily, the ocean looks calm. I turn around and drive to the ‘ili’ili beach at Kaohe, hoping to intercept the canoes when they go by there.

After waiting for half an hour, the canoes come into view and I wave to them. Dave is on his surfski, closest to shore, but he doesn’t see or hear me. They continue on their way to Honaunau so I drive home to sit back and watch the Forty-Niners-Buccaneers game, capping a perfect Keoua weekend!

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