Wahiawa Community Festival Spring 2018
As the day kicked off, the tents were standing, the lights were strung, the smell of food began to drench the air, and kids and families invaded. Our entire parking lot had transformed from a regular car lot into a colorful extravaganza. The course of the day went from from rainy torrential downpour to bright sun reflecting off the striped tents. This Saturday was an all hands on deck kind of day, with our staff and interns working together to keep games running. Throughout the day I wandered around, watching interns jump in the bouncy houses with storms of kids, was convinced to get some face paint (on my leg), and devoured fresh ahi with some friends. As the sun moved behind the mountains, I joined a couple of the boys at the donut-eating contest while one of the funniest Ulu Pono boys, Charleson, single handedly won every time, devouring over five donuts. It doesn’t matter how many events Surfing the Nations runs, it still brings out some good laughs when I get to hangout with kids from this city I call home. The day was madness; it was rainy, it was hot, and it turned out to be a blast.