Two New Yorkers Get the Real Hawaii Experience with Kekoa Bacalso
In the true spirit of the Search, Rip Curl and team rider, Kekoa Bacalso, teamed up with United Airlines on a "Ultimate Hawaii Surfing Experience" Mileage Plus giveaway. United Airlines sent the two winners, Jed Latkin and his wife, from Manhattan, New York to the North Shore of Oahu to stay at the Turtle Bay Resort. Who better to take out two malahini (newcomers to Hawaii) on the treacherous North Shore than seasoned vet, Kekoa Bacalso, and Rip Curl's team manager, Matt Myers? Turtle Bay was macking so Bam & Myers took the winners to a much calmer Kawela Bay to push them into waves and share the stoke for the couple's very first Hawaii surfing experience. Despite a few reef cuts, they all enjoyed the beautiful day on a private beach with some honu (sea turtle) sightings! After testing their grit in the surf first-hand, the couple watched the world's best surfers at the Pipe Masters from the comfort of the beach the next day.