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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, December 1, 2002

Rip Curl Cup postponed by dangerous surf

Advertiser Staff

Large but uncontestable surf conditions once again postponed the Rip Curl Cup at Sunset Beach yesterday.

Treacherous waves of 15 to 20 feet created unsafe conditions along North Shore beaches.

The Rip Curl Cup has been postponed for five consecutive days because of dangerous conditions. The contest is the second jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Contest officials have until Saturday to run three days of competition. For daily status, call 596-7873 or visit triplecrownofsurfing.com


• QB Club: University of Hawai'i defensive backs coach Rich Miano and special teams coach Tyson Helton will speak at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club at the Pagoda Hotel.

Wrestling coaches Billy Wood of Castle High and John Robinson of Mililani High are also scheduled to appear.

Lunch — $6.50 for club members, $7 for others — begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow at noon.


• Two to train with Karolyi: Megan Harada and Sarah Leong of the Hawaiian Island Twisters will participate at the National TOPs Team Training Camps in Houston.

They will train with Olympic coach Bela Karolyi.

USA Gymnastics conducts an annual Talent Opportunity Program to identify young gymnasts (ages 7-11) who have the ability to excel in the sport.

Harada, 11, is a sixth-grader at Punahou School, and Leong, 9, is in the fourth grade and is home schooled.

Other HIT gymnasts to make the National TOPs team this year are Jenna Frowein, Jody Kaupiko, Tiara Rapp, Randy Lau and Andrea Prohaska. All are 8 years old. Only 9-11 year-olds travel to Houston.