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Tombomb Wahine Classic 2017

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the Bay (Kohanaiki Beach Park a.k.a. Pines)

73-4676 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017

Check-in: 7:00 am

Contest Start: 7:45am

Lunch Break / Beach Clean Up: 11:30am

Men's Bikini Division: after all the girls' surf!

Awards: 3:00pm

Benefit Donation Raffle for Kohanaiki 'Ohana: ALL DAY

TOMBOMB WAHINE CLASSIC

The Tombomb Wahine Classic began to promote women's surfing and encourage community involvement. We wanted to have a wahine surf contest and beach cleanup in Kona aimed at encouraging teamwork and camaraderie between women surfers. With its past success, we hope our event helps maintain our momentum promoting wahine surfers and protecting our beaches.

The day of the event we raise funds for Kohanaiki 'Ohana through a benefit donation raffle made possible by our generous sponsors.

Surfrider Kona will join us to help out with the big beach clean up. ALL are welcome and encouraged to participate in the clean up!

Coach Alika from Ho'omana Strength & Conditioning will be there for a newly added Obstacle Course event for teams (see FAQ).

Bamboo Shute Creations will be hosting a lei po'o making station for the teams too!

Contestants will receive an event t-shirt and lunch will be provided by Mahina Pizza the day of the event.

FAQs

I've heard this contest is run a little differently than oher surf contests. How does it work?

The Tombomb Wahine Classic is set up on a team format. Teams of 5 surf together in a heat and work towards a collective score. Each individual surfer will achieve an individual score based on their top three scoring waves. The individual scores will be added up to achieve a team score.

Are there other activities for the teams throughout the day?

Yes!

-At check-in, you'll be introduced to your teammates and handle your very first task - naming your team. Once you've all come up with a team name, tell the registration team and they'll mark you down.

-This year we've added a few new fun DryLand activities for teams to earn points as well, with the help of Ho'omana Strength & Conditioning. Teams will work together to complete a timed obstacle course. The top 3 fastest teams will earn points for their total score - 5 pts to 1st place, 4 pts to 2nd Place, 3 pts to 3rd place.

- Bamboo Shute Creations will be setting up a lei po'o making station for all the teams. Each team will receive lei po'o making supplies and have time to sit in the Bamboo Shute Creations station to make their lei po'o to wear for their team photos, wear surfing if they want, or just rock while they're cruising the beach.

-Also, each team will receive a colored trucker hat to decorate with their team name and teammates are encouraged to stick together during the beach clean up as well.

What's the judging criteria?

For the individual scores standard criteria apply - style, skill, length and quality of waves, completion of tricks. But because our event is a little different and because the focus of the event is on camaraderie and fun - tricks, board hop-ons, headstands, shared rides, and dramatic dismounts are encouraged!

What's a Booster Wave? And a Double Booster?

The last 5 minutes of the heat is signaled by a double blast from the horn - in the last 5 minutes, teams can earn an extra 5 points added to their total score by catching a "Booster Wave"; all team members riding the same wave for 5 seconds. A "Double Booster" is when all 5 team members link hands while riding the same wave.

So how does a team win?

The top two highest scoring teams will compete in a "Final" heat. If the waves cooperate, the teams will have a chance to surf another heat. If the conditions have deteriorated, teams will participate in a substitute "Final" competition - tentatively Tug-of-War!

Can I pick my own team?

To be fair, entrants cannot select their own teams. We will select teams of 5 prior to the event. Each team will be made up of diverse water women from rookie to expert, shortboarder to longboarder and anywhere in between.

Can I enter at the beach the day of the event?

Beach entry is as an ALTERNATE ONLY and the entry fee is $25. Please register online!

What's the Men's Bikini Division?? How did that start?

One year we had really good swell for the event and all the boys on the beach spent all day frothing to surf..so after all the girls' heats, we announced the guys could go out in one big Winner-Take-All heat - but there was a catch; They had to surf it wearing bikinis to show their support for the Wahine on the beach. To our surprise, the Kane happily donned their borrowed bikinis and thus began the hilarious tradition of the Men's Bikini Division!

To enter sign up at the registration tent the day of the event, find a bikini to wear, and get ready to battle it out in the Winner-Take-All heat! It's usually towards the end of the day. Entry is free!

Is the beach clean up for contestants only?

No!! We hope everyone attending the event will participate in the beach clean up. Surfrider will be there helping us keep our beaches clean and any and all community effort is encouraged and appreciated.

How can I contact the organizer if I can't make the event?

If you've registered and can't make the event, contact us at (808) 557-9112 and we can refund you up until one week before the contest.

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73-4676 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

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