Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weir to speak at QB Club

Dr. Don Weir, the executive director of Na Koa Football Club, will be a guest speaker at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

In the newly created position of executive director, Weir oversees the fundraising efforts of the Hawaii football team's booster club.

Jonna Ocampo of Hawaii Public Radio, who is an international powerlifting champion, and Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Advertiser will also speak at the event.

The meeting, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel, is open to the general public.


O'Brien a winner at Padang Padang

Hawaii's Jamie O'Brien surfed to victory in the Rip Curl Cup Invitational yesterday at Padang Padang in Bali.

O'Brien put on a tube-riding display in the clean, 6-foot surf to reach the final of the 32-man field, where he beat two-time Rip Curl Cup champion Made “;Bol”; Adi Putra.

O'Brien, who had not surfed in a contest in a month and a half, earned four perfect scores in the event, including two in the same heat during the second round.

O'Brien earned $2,000 for the win and plans to donate it to a Balinese charity, according to surfline.com.


Surf team will sign autographs

The silver-medal-winning Verizon Wireless Hawaii Junior Surf team will be greeting fans and signing autographs Saturday at the Verizon Wireless store at the Pacific Guardian Center.

Team members Keanu Asing, who won a gold medal at the International Surfing Association World Junior Championships, and Alessa Quizon, who won bronze in the same event, are part of the 12-member team.

The event runs from noon to 2 p.m.