Sunny Garcia, Megan Abubo and Rochelle Ballard were the only Hawaii surfers still in the title hunt after today's men's and women's action in the ASP Tour's Rip Curl Pro meet at Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia.
Three isle surfers still
in Rip Curl title chase
Garcia defeated Greg Emslie of South Africa in a third-round men's heat and was scheduled to go against Australia's Beau Emerton in Round 4.
Andy Irons and Conan Hayes of Hawaii were ousted by AussiesShane Powell and Daniel Wills.
Abubo eliminated Yvonne Rogencamp of Australia in Round 2 of the women's event and was pitted next against Ballard, a first-round heat winner, and Lynette MacKenzie of Australia.
Tennis split for BYUH teamsThe undefeated BYU-Hawaii women's tennis team blanked Hawaii Pacific, 9-0, yesterday at Laie for its 23rd win of the season.
The BYUH men were beaten, 6-1, by Alabama,No. 8 nationally in Division I. It was the second loss for the Seasiders in 19 matches.
Record catch for youngsterStacey R. Lucason, 10, of Ninilchik, Alaska, was notified recently by the International Gamefish Association that a 27-pound dolphinfish she boated in Hawaii waters on New Year's Day is a junior world-record catch in the girls smallfry division.
Lucason caught the dolphinfish while trolling from the Ten J's off Kona on the Big Island.
Super Prix car on displayAuto racing fans can see the type of race car that will be driven in the November Hawaiian Super Prix by visiting the Aerospace Museum at Honolulu International Airport.
The official CART FedEx Championship car will be on display there through the day of the inaugural HSP at Barbers Point.
North Shore bike rideSome 1,500 bicyclists are expected to take part in the May 2 Haleiwa Metric Century Ride along Oahu's scenic North Shore.
The event is sponsored by Hawaiian Wireless and conducted by the Hawaii Bicycling League.
It will start at 7:30 a.m. from Kaiaka State Park and run for 100 kilometers (about 62) miles to Swanzy Beach Park and back.
The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under. The deadline for pre-registration is April 19. Entry forms are available at all bicycle shops and in the Hawaii Race magazine.For more information, call 735-5756 or visit web site at http://www.hbi.org.