Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rell Sunn’s *Menehune* 36th Annual
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â November 25 / 26 2011 Oahu
That’s 36 years of fun and aloha spirit for the surfing kids of Hawaii, 36 years of enlightenment. Â Virtually every top Hawaiian-raised surfer(Sunny Garcia, Johnny Boy,Keoni Watson.. etc) have had the pleasure of surfing Rell’s contests at Makaha. The Â Contest is held every year on the beaches of Makaha, Oahu. to educate the public, especially children, about sportsmanship and the environment and to combat juvenile delinquency.
Rell’s middle name, *Ka-polioka’ehukai,* means Heart of the Sea.
All children 12 years old and under were welcomed to participate in the contest. Hundreds of children statewide visit Makaha each year to attend and participate in the surf contest. Events included body board, long board, and short board, and each event was broken into age and gender categories. Each contestant receives a t-shirt with contest advertising on it, assorted surf necessities, magazines, literature for sunscreen info, literature about the dangers of the sun, environmental awareness literature, info on early cancer screening, and organic healthy snacks from Whale Tails. Each child is encouraged to exhibit sportsmanship by cheering for every competitor and helping retrieve lost surfboards. Â Contestantâ€™s families volunteered and helped run the event.
Ocean of thanks to Jan and Anthony Carreira for once again inviting Whale Tails Tortilla Chips to be a part of this winter’s 36 th Annual Rell Sunn Menehuene Contest.