Wicky Wacky Hukilau Hula Luau – Huggo’s Wahine Tournament Looking for Wahine

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The Sixteenth Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is set for Saturday, July 30th. 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 4 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 held annually as a 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 $97,000.00 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 valuable 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. Interested wahine can pick up entry forms at Huggo’s Restaurant, The Charter Desk at Honokohau Harbor and Pacific Rim Fishing Supplies. Kona has boated some very large fish this year, and we expect some red HOT fishing action for the ladies!

“The Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is one of the largest ladies fishing tournament in the world,” angler Sue Vermillion says, “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 will be held at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar on Friday July 29th starting at 6:00 pm.  The full day of fishing starts Saturday July 30th at 8:00 am, from Kailua Bay. The weigh-ins will be held at the Fuel Dock/ Charter Desk located at Honokohau Harbor at 4:00 pm after the call of stop fishing. The public is welcome to attend the weigh-ins.  The Awards Banquet will be held at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar on Sunday July 31 at 6:00 pm.

Team entries are limited.  Hurry, entry forms are due no later than July 28. Entry forms can be down loaded at www.huggos.com or picked up at Huggo’s Restaurant, Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle, The Charter Desk located at Honokohau Harbor.

For more information call 329-2840 or log on to huggos.com 

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