Early yesterday morning this beautiful (double) rainbow spanned from the mountains that rise above Hanalei, and ended right in the bay.
Hanalei Bay, where surfing and family time was taking shape at the break known as Pine Trees.
The 11th Annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic in Hanalei, brought Kauai’s groms (child surfers) and their families together for one giant, surf-themed block party, set on one of the most spectacular surf beaches on earth.
We arrived with our little grom, who was stoked to surf in his 8-years old and under heat.
Max’s heat began, and out he charged to catch as many waves as he could in 15 minutes.
This age group doesn’t get judged yet, they just show off what they can do and have fun doing it.
We were proud as our little surfer dude, caught more waves than we could count, and looked totally cool riding them.
As soon as his heat ended, Max paddled back to shore, carried his board to the tent, and then ran (seriously I watched him run).
He ran straight to the event tent to claim his earned goody bag (notice he’s still dripping wet).
In the goody bag was a treaure trove of event sponsored surf goodies.
Can you tell that Max and his buddy were happy with their goody bag prizes or what?
Big Oakley’s…big surf hats…little boys…priceless.
The event concluded with an award ceremony.
Here’s our own little grom, receiving his 1st Place trophy from Bruce Irons. ( All of the participating keiki 8 years and under received 1st Place trophies. I LOVE IT!)
At the end of the day, it was all about the keiki, and because of the Irons Ohana and their sponsors, the keiki of Kauai had an incredible day of healthy fun under the sun.
I was grateful and took time to personally stop and thank all of these amazing sponsors for bringing on this super family fun event…
THE IRONS OHANA
Huge Mahalo’s to all of the sponsors, and especially to the Irons Ohana!
Click the link below to view a cool video by Island Style Films, of the day, that includes the champions of the day: