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2011 Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 30)

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The 16th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is set for Saturday, July 30. Hawaii’s only all-women tournament is looking for wahine (women) anglers for its legendary tournament of fun, sun and of course, great fishing along the Kona coast.

Entry fee is $400 per team and includes four anglers, captain and crew aboard some of Kona’s legendary charter boat fleet.

This year’s tournament is themed “Wicky Wacky Hukilau Hula Luau.” Huggo’s Wahine Tournament anglers and teams are encouraged to don the most outlandish, vintage or contemporary hula luau attire and get ready to hula.

The tournament is av annual fundraiser for non-profit community organizations, this year the Family Support Services of West Hawaii will benefit. This event has a special camaraderie among the all-women teams and this worthwhile community organization.

Over the past years more than $97,000 has been donated to charity.

Huggo’s Wahine Tournament teams compete for cash and prizes with the team scoring the most points during Saturday’s tournament taking home the bragging rights and great prizes.

The tournament gives scoreboard points for Pacific Blue marlin tagged and released under 300 pounds and points for fish boated over 300 pounds.

Entry forms are available for the first 75 teams and are due no later than July 28.

Interested wahine can pick up entry forms at Huggo’s Restaurant, The Charter Desk at Honokohau Harbor and Pacific Rim Fishing Supplies. Entry forms also may be downloaded at www.huggos.com

“The Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is one of the largest ladies fishing tournament in the world,” angler Sue Vermillion said. “The volunteers have so much fun planning the tournament, and the proceeds go to such a good cause, it’s a win-win event for everybody involved.”

The tournament briefing is 6 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar. The full day of fishing starts 8 a.m. Saturday July 30 from Kailua Bay.

The weigh-ins are at the Fuel Dock/ Charter Desk located at Honokohau Harbor at 4 p.m. after the call of stop fishing. The public is welcome to attend the weigh-ins.

The Awards Banquet is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar.

For more information call 329-2840 or visit www.huggos.com

One Response to “2011 Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 30)”

  1. Ian Hatch says:

    Just added the new Huggos 2011 Annual Wahine Tournament VIDEO to the huggos.com Blog. See link below to watch.

    http://huggos.com/uncategorized/huggos-2011-annual-wahine-tournament/

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