Here are a few pictures from the 2010 Rell Sunn Aloha Jam.
The event was held on 11/28/2010 in Waimea Valley and it was beautiful. Rell's daughter, Jan and her family tirelessly work to put this event and the Menehune Surf Event on every year following Rell's commitment to the community and keiki.
The event was full of great music, dancing, art ( I donated a giclee for the silent auction) great food and a virtual who's who in the surf community. The MC's were Freddy P and Mark Cunningham, and they did a great job including the live auctions at the end.
It was such an honor to watch Cyril Pahinui play traditional Hawaiian music and the Dance Troop was so great, I could have watched them all night long! Mahalo to Jann and the Ohana for inviting me to be a part in this great event!
If you do not know who Rell Sunn is, here is a little on her:
Often referred to as the "Queen of Makaha," Rell was the quintessential water-woman, excelling at all watersports, including surfing, bodysurfing, spearfishing, and open-water outrigger canoeing. In the early 70's, Rell was instrumental in establishing the Women's Professional Surfing Association and founding the women's pro surfing tour in which she twice finished third in the year end rankings. Despite all of her accomplishments, Rell Sunn remained a completely humble and unselfish person, and might easily have been called the "Queen of Aloha" for the spirit she carried with her, and the enthusiasm she devoted to every aspect of her life.
For more info about Rell and the Rell Sunn Educational fund, Please visit http://www.rellsunn.com/index.htm
|Jan Sunn and her family
|Rell Sunn Aloha Jam
|The Great Cyril Pahinui performing
|Great Traditional Hawaiian Music
|Henry Kapono and the Young Coconuts