To everyone who has supported the China Uemura Longboard Surfing Classic over the last 33 years, we want to say thank you very much. In 2017 the future of this event was uncertain, but with the support of the community pushing us to continue the event, we decided to keep it going. China has officially passed on the contest “torch” to his daughter, Kanoe, and son, Kekoa.
We want to thank everyone for their patience as Kekoa and Kanoe are doing their best to learn what it takes to put on an event of this magnitude year after year. There will be some small changes to this year’s contest and we will continue to update the event in the future as well. One thing that will not change is the event's family friendly vibe. We look forward to China and his wife, Fran, taking a back seat, allowing them to enjoy the event they built and sustained for so many years.
We hope everyone enjoys what we have in store for 2018, and look forward to many more years of the China Uemura Longboard Surfing Classic.
Mahalo once again from our 'Ohana to yours,
The Uemura Family & The China Uemura Surfing Foundation