Paddle surf contest raises money for breast cancer research

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The waters of Waikiki were packed with stand-up paddle boarders paying tribute to a pioneer of their sport.

Kuhio Beach was the site of the 3rd annual "John 'Pops' Ah Choy Stand Up Paddle Surf Fest".

He is credited with popularizing the sport more than 50 years ago.

The event featured several contests for stand up paddlers young and old.

"Having this meet, it's for two reasons.  It's the contribution of what my dad, John 'Pops' Ah Choy has done for the sport of stand up paddle surfing and my brothers, Leroy and Bobby, and also, we raising money for charity", said John's son Mike.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.