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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Fiordland, New Zealand - With the world's finest watermen competing in New Zealand, SIC Maui Global Team Athlete Caio Vaz stood proud on the podium as he received his 3rd place overall finish in The Ultimate Waterman. In the invitation-only contest Vaz scored a total 6755 points just behind Jackson Maynard at 6910 points and [...]
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We want to give a shout out to Imua Family Services for putting on this great event together serving the Maui community. Imua Keiki O Ke Kai translates to “Go forward, children of the sea.” It was inspired by SIC Global Team member - Andrea Moller’s vision to offer Camp Imua kids a way to [...]
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SUNSET BEACH, Hawaii - After a dominating performance over the course of the week, reigning 2 time world champion Caio Vaz, gets an interference call in the semi finals. The points deducted were enough to move him into 3rd in his semi final heat, getting bumped out of the chance to win the contest and finishing [...]
Seychelle Hattingh joins team SIC. SAN CLEMENTE, California - SIC Maui Announces its 2017 Team lineup with some acquisitions as well as re-signing most of its current athletes. Seychelle Hattingh and Kody Kerbox have signed on to SIC’s Global Team, joining existing teammates Lina Augaitis, Caio Vaz, Andrea Moller, Livio Menelau, Jeremy Riggs and moving from [...]
The year 2016 was a great season for SIC and with the start of the start of the new year, let's take a look back at some of the SIC highlights.10. Brazilian Women's ChampionSIC Maui Brazilian Athlete Lena Ribeiro is crowned the Brasileira de SUP Race Champion.9. The Next Generation of Augaitis Arrives SIC Global Team [...]