On April 25th Kona held their 3rd Annual Pond Skimming competition at Mt. Hood Meadows, and the results are in! 122 people registered for the event, and 54 advanced to the final round.
1st Place: Jesse Graunitz “Keg Man,” from Kelso, WA won a trip for two to Hawaii!
2nd Place: David Hendrickson “Snowboarder who turned 180 degrees on the water before exiting the pond” from Portland, OR won the Kona "Ride in Style" package including a Kona longboard skateboard, Kona skimboard, 2 Kona beach chairs, & 2 Kona backpack coolers.
3rd Place: Bruce Kuper “King Kamehameha” from Hillsboro, OR won a $50 gift certificate to Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grill.
Other Awards included:
Best Splash: Asit Rathod “Ballerina on skis who took a 20 foot leap and front flip into the pool”
Best Splash Backwards: Evan Sargent “Skied the entire in run backwards – hit water and back somersaulted”
Best Impression Made by a Female: Christine Sanders - “Octo Mom Skier” and Paula Rada - “Octo Mom Snowboarder.”
Best Hawaiian Costume: Rob Adamowski “Luau BBQ Pig – worn on his head atop a serving tray with smoke exiting the pig” and Jimmy Malcarne “Outrigger Canoe – complete with 2 blow up doll paddlers” - Last year’s winner as Magnum P.I.
All of these folks won a $50 Mt. Hood Meadows gift card.
I am SO going to this next year!