PAIA - The ninth annual Cooney Surf Contest will be held at Hookipa Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 a.m.
The contest is held in honor of Steve Cooney, a talented, revered surfer who passed away in an automobile accident in 2004.
Divisions include Super Mini Groms (6 and under), Mini Grom (7-8), Menehune (9-11), Boys (12-14), Junior Men (15-17), Open Men (Pro-Am), Teeny Wahine (13 and under) and Open Women, and a specialty event: the Invitational Air Show.
The entry fee is $25 for regular divisions and $30 for Pro-Am, which includes a T-shirt and lunch.
Entries are available at Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului.
Contest sponsors include Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport, H.G.A., Mama's Fish House, Lau Lau Surfboards, Skullbase, Flatbread Co., Paia Bay Coffee, Mana Foods and Dooma.