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3rd Annual Garden Island Boogie Board Classic and the 13th Annual Hubb Keiki Fest Set For July

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kamehameha Schools are investing in the future of Native Hawaiian youth by affording a grant for the 3rd Annual Garden Island Boogie Board Classic and the 13th Annual Hubb Keiki Fest.

On its second day of registration, Super Grom, Menehune and Juniors spots were nearly filled and are now maxed out with over 110 entrants just between the keiki focused divisions. This is the second year that both entities provided funding to Kaikeha, Inc. to host the events.

The Classic is set to take place on July 16-18, 2021, at Prince Kuhio Beach with Awards Ceremony at Prince Kuhio Park. This year’s contest now takes place over three days, as interest has grown to include contestants not just from Kaua’i but across the state, as well as contestants from California.

The purpose of the Kaua’i event is to provide a community-based pro-am boogie board contest to teach competitors of the Native Hawaiian community the long-term value that water sports can bring to their lives by having kūpuna and professional bodyboarders mentor participants in the amateur divisions.


The Hubb Keiki Fest event will be held on O’ahu July 24, 2021, at Sherwood Beach. The purpose of the O’ahu event is to provide an amateur boogie board contest for Hawai’i’s keiki and an outlet to generate ocean awareness with a fun family atmosphere, along with a beach clean up.

Current secured sponsors for the Kaua’i event include Burkart Construction LTD., Hubboards, Pacific Media Group, Keoki’s Restaurant, Sirois Kaua’i, Cades Schutte LLP, Action Plus Adventures, No. 6, Grady Pest Solutions, BCO Construction, Spirit of CAN, Triad, Sun Bum, Nukumoi’s, Inky Pop Print Shop, Menehune Water, Aloha Freight Forwarders,, Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort, Little Fish Coffee, DaFiN, Ono Pops, Yucca Fins and Kicks Fins.

“I would like to thank the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kamehameha Schools for furthering their commitment to Kaikeha. Over the last few years there has been a huge increase in the amount of Hawaiian Community members, young and old, riding waves together as a family,” said Contest Director Chris Burkart, KS ‘88.


Kaikeha, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) with a purpose to engage youth of Hawai’i in water sport activities to foster a lifelong connection with the ocean by nurturing a competitive athletic spirit. For more information on the event or to participate, visit www.kaikeha.org or contact Pomai Burkart at 808-635-2435, [email protected].

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