Maui and Oahu had their island championships on the same weekend this year. I was originally planning on doing both races but ended up cancelling my plans and stayed home. I blew it. The Oahu Championships were on FIRE! Patrick Dolan and Bobby Pratt smashed the field. The ARES was loving the opportunity to finally surf in a windy race. The girls had a great run as well with Amy Woodward and Angie Dolan taking 1st and 2nd place as well. Unbelievable success for the ARES.
Koa Nui is the first big race of our OC-1 season. This race is a two day race consisting of three races ranging from a 2 mile sprint to a 1.5 hour race on day 2. This year was the first time back for me in 6 years. The last time I participated was 2011. Conditions were flat and Patrick Dolan and Daniel Bova showed their strength. I was very happy to finish behind them in such tough conditions. Angie Dolan, Pat's wife had a fantastic race and finished 2nd overall as well. B