(Flyer photo taken of Lenson Perez)
Kauai Bodyboarding Association and the Ohana of Keoneloa, wants to honor our friends that have passed away. As a tight group of locals from all over the island, we respect and love each other as a family. When we lose a brother we want to remember them for the special talents/attributes they offered to the family. The two individuals that we want to honor on this weekend of bodyboarding are Trey Contrades and Lenson Perez.
Trey Contrades, An Eastside boy from Wailua. Always had big smiles, plenty energy and an up beat attitude. Bodyboarding and photography were his hobbies. He was always at shipwrecks taking photos and videos of the Ohana doing what they do best. Whether is was surfing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, or even the random grapple sessions that would go down, he had the camera ready. If it wasn’t for him a lot of us wouldn’t be as prestiges in our sport. He got the photos that lifted us off the grounds of our career. He even got into the water for a few barrels himself.
Lenson Perez, The Mayor of Keoneloa (shipwrecks Beach). He lived at shipwrecks, took care of the beach, cleaned all the rubbish, made sure everyone was cared for and would offer the t-shirt off his back if you really needed it. No matter what he was going through he still had a big smile spunky attitude and would tell you to think positive. Drop Knee bodyboarding and sand sliding on his bodyboard were his favorite things to do. This is the reason why we are adding the Sand Sliding division to this competition.
These two braddahs made an impact of many lives, and we want to honor their names and their family. From all of us at Kauai Bodyboarding association and the Ohana of Keoneloa we will forever have them in our hearts. Trey Contrades and Lenson Perez thank you for everything you folks have done for us. A hui hou (until we meet again).