Summer Macedo won her third surf title in a week when she claimed the girls shortboard division at the 20th annual Pohai Na Keiki Nalu (Gathering of the Surf Kids) on Saturday at Launiupoko Park.
The meet drew over 130 competitors in nine divisions while raising more than $2,000 for Nanea Genovia, a 10-year-old St. Anthony School student who has leukemia.
Macedo, an 8th-grader-to-be at Sacred Hearts, won two titles in last Sunday's Hurley at the Harbor contest in Lahaina, a Hawaii Surfing Association-sanctioned meet, taking the open girls and under-14 girls divisions. She also won the girls 12-13 HSA state title at Ala Moana Bowls on Oahu in May.
Summer Macedo competes Saturday in the Pohai Na Keiki Nalu at Launiupoko Park — she won the girls shortboard title.
Amadeo Quillayen was the 6-and-under shortboard champion Saturday.
Ty Simpson-Kane won the 7-8 shortboard division.
Macedo said her recent success helps her mentally.
"It makes you feel more confident in the lineup," the 12-year-old Lahaina resident said. "Everyone kind of knows you and respects you.
"All these contests I've been doing, it trains your mind and prepares you a little bit more. It helps to get you in the groove."
POHAI NA KEIKI NALU
At Launiupoko Park
6 and under-1. Amadeo Quillayen, 2. Chrislyn Simpson-Kane, 3. Justin Roberson, 4. Eric Roberson, 5. Steve Roberson, 6. Roran Mullen.
7-8-1. Ty Simpson-Kane, 2. Chase Anderson, 3. Luc Guidroz, 4. Levi Young, 5. Elijah Miller, 6. Keegan Hart.
9-10-1. TyTy Kirby, 2. Axel Rosenblad, 3. Ocean Macedo, 4. Ramon Rode, 5. Ben deWilde, 6. Nakoa Aihara.
11-12-1. Payce Duryea, 2. Landen McLaughlin, 3. Malik Hurdman, 4. Kane deWilde, 5. Jack Bowers, 6. Taitum Jones.
Girls-1. Summer Macedo, 2. Savanna Stone, 3. Taitum Jones, 4. Tatiana Ebro, 5. Emma Gomez, 6. Kayalani Mullen.
9 and under-1. Luc Guidroz, 2. Chase Anderson, 3. Levi Young, 4. Ty Simpson-Kane, 5. Savanna Stone, 6. Stryder Olsen.
10-12-1. Ocean Macedo, 2. TyTy Kirby, 3. Axel Rosenblad, 4. Payce Duryea, 5. Summer Macedo, 6. Landen McLaughlin.
9 and under-1. Kyle Kelmenson, 2. Stryder Olsen, 3. Cash Berzola, 4. Cyan Botha, 5. Cyrus Laury-Schaefer, 6. Waikili Chappell.
10-12-1. Ramon Rode, 2. Trevor Armitage, 3. Kaniau Thielk, 4. Aikala Chappell, 5. Tani Kuluhiwa-Kim, 6. Tyler Toshikiyo.
Macedo will look to continue her momentum when she and her brother, Ocean, travel to the Surfing America National Championships, which start June 18 in San Clemente, Calif.
Ocean Macedo, a 10-year-old 5th-grader-to-be at Sacred Hearts, won the 10-12 longboard division Saturday - defeating, among others, his sister, who was fifth.
Ocean Macedo did not want to lose to his sister.
"When we're free surfing, she can backpaddle me and it's annoying," he said. "Like when I'm deeper, sometimes she tries to go around me."
The 10-12 longboard division was the biggest, with 24 competitors. Ocean Macedo was third in 9-10 shortboard.
The siblings will be making their second straight trip to the national meet.
"I hope to make the finals because of my experience at state," Summer Macedo said. "I think I might have a good chance."
The other shortboard champions were Amadeo Quillayen (6 and under), Ty Simpson-Kane (7-8), TyTy Kirby (9-10) and Payce Duryea (11-12). The bodyboard winners were Kyle Kelmenson (9 and under) and Ramon Rode (10-12). Luc Guidroz took the 9-and-under longboard title.