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Bluesmiths Paddle Imua: Kerbox & Moller 1st Place and Helping Maui's Keiki

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Photos by 808photo & Bryan Berkowitz and Lyle Krannichfeld

MAUI, Hawaii - Last weekend's Bluesmiths Paddle Imua event was a great success helping raise awareness and funds for the children of Camp Imua on Maui. SIC Maui Global Team Athletes Kody Kerbox and Andrea Moller came home with the Men and Women's titles in the SUP Unlimited category. Paddle Imua is an exciting annual multiple-discipline paddle race that raises funds to directly support Camp Imua, a week-long recreational camp experience for special needs children. Paddle Imua brings the ocean sports community together to celebrate the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean.

"I was so stoked to finally get a chance to race a good Maliko run on an SIC Bullet," said Kody Kerbox, SIC Maui Global Team Athlete. "These boards have changed the game for me and are inspiring me to continue training and competing with the best. Battling against Jeremy Riggs was one of the highlights of the race for me. He is a respected downwind paddler who I have looked up to for many years. That type of back and forth battle is what down wind paddling is all about and to do it with Jeremy, for the Paddle Imua title was a dream come true."

Kerbox and Moller landed their 1st place spots in the Men's and Women's with race times of 1:07:13 and 1:13:54 respectively. Jeremy Riggs came in second place less than a minute behind Kerbox with a time of 1:08:00 Flat.

"This event is so special because of what represents and accomplishes," said Kerbox. "With summer quickly approaching I plan on putting in some longer training miles in preparation for a big racing month in July with a good performance at M2O being my main focus."

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