Kahanamoku Tournament Surfs on Saturday
The First Annual Duke Kahanamoku Surf Tournament will take place at the 90 Street Surfing Beach on Saturday, October 4. The Tournament, which starts at 8 a.m. until dusk, will feature events that include all levels of surfing and bodyboarding. All ages are welcome to compete. A free t-shirt will given to every participant and trophies will be given for first, second and third place finishers. Kahanamoku visited the Rockaways in the 1920’s and Beach 38 Street is dedicated as "Duke Kahanamoku Way".
The tournament is dedicated to the local Rockaway firefighters who selflessly gave their lives to protect others: Battalion Chief John Moran, Captain Walter G. Hynes, Firefighters Steven Belson, Richard Allen, Steven P. Russell and Eugene Whelan.
The entry fee is $25. Pick up your application at Tsunami Surf Shop located at 192 Beach 92 Street or call 718-945-5223. On the day of the event, registration is $30. The tournament is not-for profit event and all of the proceeds will be donated for the construction of the new Broad Channel Volunteer Firehouse and the NYPD 100th Precinct Explorers Program.
The event is sponsored by: Tsunami Surf and Dive Shop, The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, The Office of Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., The Office of Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, West End Realty, Rockaway Graphics, The Beach Club, Condor Pest Control, Almost Paradise Scuba Diving Center, Beer House Beverages, Game Spot, Elegante Pizzeria, The Wave, Dana’s Pizzeria, Kimberly Salon, C-Town Supermarket, Equalizer Private Investigations, Nick Velardi Service and Appetito Deli.