Club to host first surf camp in Honolulu

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: January 5, 2010

SAN JOSE, Ca. — Inkwell Surf & Sk8 Club will host its first surf camp in Hawaii on Monday, January 18 after the Hans Hedemann Surf School graciously donated an hour surf lesson to kids attending the Dr. Martin Luther King Day festival at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.

The surf camp will follow the 22nd annual HH Surf School parade.

“I can’t thank HH Surf School enough for donating this day to the kids attending the festival,” said ISSC Executive Director, Rhonda Harper, “They stepped right in. James Donnelly was great. It was a true blessing.”

Inkwell Surf & Sk8 Club is an after school youth program specializing in action sport activities. Student ages range from 5-to-24. Students are encouraged to stay with the program and switch sport activities if they so choose.

ISSC provides academic assistance, counseling and mentoring for each student in attendance. Students are never charged for fees or services provided.

Inkwell Surf & Sk8 Club was founded in 2005 and has since branched out to five locations across the United States. The action sports categories will range this year from kayaking to surfing and creative activities such as hip hop dancing and fashion design.

“This will be the launch of the Hawaii branch of ISSC. My hope is to reach as many kids as possible,” says Harper.

Hans Hedemann was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. A local boy, Hedemann, had a natural talent for surfing, and was born a waterman.

After completing high school, he immediately joined the ASP World tours (Association for Surfing Professionals).

In 1997, the Hans Hedemann Surf School launched. It is now the premiere surfing school in Hawaii. A team of Lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides dedicate to an enriched Hawaiian Surfing experience to provide a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfer.

The 22nd Annual Parade will travel down Kalakaua Avenue from Magic Island and culminates with a post-parade Unity Rally at Kapiolani Park. After the parade, the bandstand comes alive all day with stellar music and entertainment.

There will be great local & ethnic foods, a children’s playground, community booths and other vendors. Hawaii’s parade is truly “the people’s parade”.

NOTE: For more information, contact Rhonda Harper, Exec Director, Inkwell Surf & Sk8 Club rhonda@inkwellsurf.com or call 408.761.7144