This November 29th, at Waimea Valley Park a night to rock the North Shore is taking place with the 2009 Rell Sunn Aloha Jam. On the stage to perform so far are: Henry Kapono, Jake Shimabukuro, Paula Fuga, Cyril Pahanui, Kaukahi and Surfer Rob Machado. With other special guests set to make appearances on this night of aloha that will honor the Queen of Makaha for the Rell Sunn Memorial Bronze Project.
Former Hawaii Lifeguard and one of the first woman Pro-surfers, Rell Sunn is symbolized as the Queen of Makaha and the Heart of The Sea. Her children’s Menehune Surf Contest, now in its 34th year, was the starting point for many of Hawaii’s top surfers. Rell was an achieved water woman, advocate for children’s education and seniors, sports caster for ABC’s Wild World of Sports, and professional entertainer as Hula Dancer and DJ.
Traveling the world as a pro-surfer, her grace, talent and spirit of Hawaii endeared her too many. Sadly, our ambassador of Aloha passed away from breast cancer at the young age of 47. Her legacy lives on thru the Annual Menehune Surf Contest in Makaha and through the planning of a Rell Sunn Memorial Bronze to be erected in Hawaii.
The 2009 Rell Sunn Aloha Jam at Waimea Valley Park will be taking place during this year’s 2009 Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing. Many well known and “who’s who” of the surfing community will be attending to make this one of the BIGGEST nights at Van’s Triple Crown to remember. Ticket prices range from $25 to $75. For more information and to purchase tickets or reserved tables or to make contribution to the Memorial Bronze please visit www.rellsunn.com Mahalo and we hope to see you there!