Surf school owners relieved by judge’s ruling to temporarily halt lottery-chosen permits at Kahalu‘u Bay
Kahalu‘u Bay in Kona is considered the best spot in West Hawai‘i to safely teach a beginner how to surf. Surfers aren’t forced to navigate boulders and the reef, which are commonly found at Big Island beaches, said Tifani Stegehuis, owner of Hawai‘i Lifeguard Surf Instructors. The easy access from the road to the water also makes it a great location.
Local Hilo Vikings Triumph in 2023 Fall State Championships
The Hilo Vikings made their mark at the 2023 Fall State Championships, with team members earning recognition for their performances. Kekaihulali Halpern was a standout, winning the Girls Individual race at the Honolulu Marathon Cross Country Championships.
Hilo High School Activities, Deadlines, and Sports Updates for Local Residents
The KVIKS News Bulletin on Friday, December 1st, 2023, detailed the day's schedule and various activities at Hilo High School. The bulletin featured the ongoing pre-season boys' basketball tournament, including a JV game between Hilo and Waiakea at 1:30 PM. The Ceramics Club planned to meet during lunch in C-101, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club offered food and fellowship by the pool during lunch.
Hilo High School Announcements: Art Club, Scholarship Workshop, Winter Ball, and Softball Team Updates
The KVIKS News Bulletin on November 29th, 2023, was delivered by Landan, who made several announcements for Hilo High School students. The Art Club scheduled an extra work session from 1:10-3:00pm in L-4 to prepare for a vendor fair, inviting all members to participate.
Local UH Hilo Women's Volleyball Players Recognized in All-PacWest Second Team
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo women’s volleyball team finished its season on November 18, and the PacWest announced the 2023 All-PacWest Volleyball Teams and recognized three Vulcans for their performances. Outside hitters Taylor Tullo and Isabella Hadaller, along with libero Tani Hoke were selected for the second team. The Vulcans ended their season with a five-set upset against Hawaiʻi Pacific University and finished with an overall record of 12-16. For more visit HiloAthletics.com.Visit here for more details.
Local Hero Carlos Ramsey Jr. Earns PacWest Player of the Week Honors After Stellar Performance
Carlos Ramsey Jr., a player for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo men's basketball team, has received the title of PacWest Player of the Week. He earned this recognition after an overtime win against the Chaminade Silverswords on November 16. In that game, Ramsey Jr. scored 31 points, a personal best, helping his team to a 90-86 victory.
Big Islanders wake up early to get in on Black Friday deals
For the most wonderful time of year for holiday shopping, Big Islanders woke up early in Hilo to take advantage of Black Friday deals at Walmart and Target. It was busy but not crazy. Before Walmart opened at 6 a.m., hundreds of people formed a line extending from the store’s...
HI-PAL Assists With Keiki Rodeo
Last weekend, nearly 400 children, ages 5 to 17, showed their cowboy spirit at the Hawai’i Keiki Rodeo at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center. The event, which was organized by the Hawai’i Keiki Rodeo Association, was in preparation for the upcoming finals scheduled for April 13th, 2024. During...
“Surfers Healing” Event Taking Place Today
A “Surfers Healing” event is scheduled to take place today at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo from 9am to 3pm. The event is designed for children with special needs, and allows them an opportunity to experience the thrill of riding the waves alongside skilled surfers and volunteers. Surfers...
New Controversy Surrounds Kahaluʻu Surf School Permit Lottery
KONA, Hawaiʻi - Three of the four winning companies awarded permits in the recent bingo-style lottery are owned by the same individual, news reports say. (BIVN) – There’s a new controversy surrounding the state-issued permits to operate surf schools at Kahaluu Bay. The West Hawaii Today newspaper...
Local University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Women's Soccer Players Garner Recognition for Stellar Season
Six University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo female soccer players have been acknowledged for their performances this season. These are Teani Arakawa, Jazlynn Ellis, Phoebe Barnes, Megan Donovan, Filippa Graneld, and Alyssa Padron. Arakawa, the PacWest Preseason Player of the Year, retained her title and was named the PacWest Player of the Week twice. She scored seven goals in September, ending the season with the conference's highest number of goals and points.