Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, December 31, 2001

Tow-In World Cup of
surfing at Jaws today

The Tow-In World Cup of surfing is on for today.

A rapidly rising swell at Jaws on Maui is forecast to hold through tomorrow.

"Southwest winds are not a problem for us at Jaws," said event director Rosaldo Cavalcante. "But the winds are predicted to change (this) afternoon from southwest, to northwest. If it affects the quality of the waves too much, then we may hold the final stages of the event over to (tomorrow) morning. Waves will still be big (tomorrow) morning, but will be biggest (today)."

The Tow-In World Cup can be run to completion in a single day. The event requires waves in the 20-feet-plus range (with wave-face heights of approximately 40-plus feet), and this is what competitors and officials anticipate for the start.

Invited competitors into the Tow-In World Cup will be competing in two-man teams comprising of a watercraft tow-in driver and a surfer who holds onto a rope behind the watercraft to be literally towed into the huge swells at rapid speeds.

Pioneers Titus Kinimaka and Terry Chun are expected to team up, as are Brian Keaulana and Brock Little and Mike Parsons with Brad Gerlach.

Buzzy Kerbox, Darrick Doerner, Ken Bradshaw, Darryl Virostko, Ross Clarke-Jones and David Vetea are among the other competitors.

Men's soccer club to hold board meeting

The Men's Island Soccer Organization will hold a board meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pipeline Cafe.

Representatives of teams participating in the upcoming spring season and representatives of new teams wishing to join the league should attend.

For more information, call MISO president Sergio Bolioli at 521-4226.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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