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Red Bull Wa‘a paddles fastest, but not first

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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Three paddlers with the Red Bull team sit in their canoe to watch the Hui Nalu crew - (front seat to back) Kekai Kamakawiwoole, Travis Grant, Brandon Woods, Kekoa Kahookele-Santos, Mario Mausio and Kaihe Chong - paddle to the finish line of the Henry Ayau Memorial Race at Nanakuli Beach, Sunday, September 18, 2016.

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Paddlers and friends of the Red Bull team carry their outrigger canoe up from the beach after finishing first in the Henry Ayau Memorial Race at Nanakuli Beach, Sunday, September 18, 2016. Team members were Daniel Chun, Kekoa Kau, Trey Cox, Chevise Conte, Ikaika Hauanio, Hamaku Leon, Kua Nolan, Puni Freitas, Kainoa Tanoai and Kyle Ching.

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The Red Bull Wa‘a team included Daniel Chun, left, Kekoa Kau, Trey Cox III, Chevise Conte, Ikaika Hauanio, Haamatai Leon, Keakua Nolan, Puni Freitas, Kainoa Tanoai and Kyle Ching.

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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Red Bull Wa‘a team returned to shore followed by an escort boat after finishing the race first at the Henry Ayau Memorial Race on Sunday.