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Surfers qualify for nationals

Kalen Yamakawa won the men’s shortboard competition and Sophia Tiare the women’s shortboard title to lead the Hawaii qualifiers for next month’s Surfing American’s USA Championships in San Clemente, Calif.

Yamakawa and Tiare were among the 31 division winners at the Hawaii Amateur Surf Association’s State Championships, which finished Sunday at Ala Moana Bowls. Events were held in shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, dropknee, launch and stand-up paddleboard.

The top four in each division guaranteed invites to the national competition beginning June 18 at Trestles Beach. The other top finishers are alternates and may be called up next month.

Skaters debut at scrimmage

Eleven skaters will make their Pacific Roller Derby debut at tomorrow’s scrimmage fundraiser at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hideaway Club at Barbers Point.

The group is the latest to pass the minimum skills tests required by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the first race at 4 p.m.

The cost is $7 for general admission, $5 with valid military ID. Those without base access need to RSVP at by 5 p.m. today in order to be allowed on base. On the web:

Boxing smoker at Palolo

A dozen bouts are on the card for tomorrow’s amateur boxing smoker between Kawano and Palolo boxing clubs at Palolo Gym. Fights start at 6 p.m. Admission is $12. On the web:

Sports festival Sunday

The 8th Athlonia Honolulu Triathlon International Festival of Sports offers a little bit of everything for the elite to casual athlete Sunday at Ala Moana Beach Park.

The event schedule includes Olympic, sprint and youth triathlons, a run-bike duathlon, 5K and 10K runs and an open water swim.

Registration, packet pick-up and pre-race briefing are tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. at the Magic Island end of the park. C4 Waterman is also offering a stand-up paddleboard demonstration from noon until 4 p.m.

Sunday’s first race starts at 6 a.m.

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