ALOHA...Mahalo to everyone for switching event sites and driving over to Ma`ili Point for a crazy weekend of surf and at sometimes, explosive conditions. As everyone knows, attempting to run at Turtle Bay would have been a failure, even on Sunday. And Mahalo to the production crew and security staff that provided an excellent venue for competitors and families!
Formed in the early 60's as the "Hawaii Surfing Association" the
original 'grouping' of amateur and professional surfers from
throughout our island state was organized under this HSA banner for
competition and recognition by the other worldwide associations. The
structure of the HSA was to promote the sport and competitions at
different locales. The creation of community and regional surfing
teams in that era helped to elevate the HSA's recognized stature on
an international level that found only Australia as a true rival in
organized surfing. Today surfing as a sport, in the eyes of the HSA,
represents a commitment on the part of its directors and officials to
help members focus on their athletic skills, physical training and
short and long term surfing goals toward a professional career. Of
equal importance is the commitment on behalf of the HSA's leadership
to help its members maintain good guidance, educational direction and
responsibility to their families and others within their community.