Focus™ Team Rider IKAIKA KAWAI Makes Impressive Sophomore Pro-debut at the SUP World Tour
After being invited to the Waterman League's 2010 SUP World Tour, Focus™ team rider Ikaika Kawai traveled to Anglet, France to compete in the 2nd leg of the tour.
Online, May 27, 2010 (Newswire.com) - After being invited to the Waterman League's 2010 SUP World Tour, Focus™ team rider Ikaika Kawai traveled to Anglet, France to compete in the 2nd leg of the tour. His first time in France was cold, overcast, and exciting as he competed for the win against the best international surfers in the world.
For 5 days, in rough waves, frigid water and low surf, Kawai won his successive heats and placed in the 1st round of the SUP World Tour finals. There his competition in France ended, but it was an extraordinary effort for his sophomore pro event.
"We are very proud of Ikaika, and very impressed. As a newcomer to pro surfing, and to make it all the way to the finals at such a tough competition is a huge accomplishment." Focus CEO Jacon Benzvi said, "Additionally, we want to thank local Maui sponsors Da Rush, Mulligan's on the Blue, and Mana Foods for their generous sponsorship of Ikaika's trip to France and Tahiti."
Kawai continued on to Tahiti to compete in the 3rd leg of the SUP World Tour which begins Saturday, May 20th, 2010.
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