Host: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the junior portion of the Maui Jim Turtle Bay Resort Invitational. We're expecting a great competition today. We've got skateboarding on the half-pipe. We've got all the action in the water. Watch top amateur surf...
Keoki: Hey, howzit?
Alana: Hey. Hey, Keoki.
Keoki: If you get tired waiting for the waves out there, you can always come and kick it with us. We don't have to wait for the action.
Bethany: Well, when you get tired of the pipe, come surf some real waves.
Keoki: Hey, Thursday night is a full moon. If you guys aren't doing anything, we're all gonna go surfing.
Bethany: Yeah, if we don't have anything better to do.
Keoki: Okay. See you guys later.
Bethany: All right. Bye.
Host: In semi-final heat number one, we've got six competitors. In orange is Olivia Jenner. In black, Malina Birch. In blue, Bethany Hamilton. In yellow, Kaila Kahani. In white, Lalani Bri. And in pink, Alana Blanchard. And it looks like the local groms have tracked down Hawaiian surfing legend, Ben Aipa.
Audience: Yeah, Ben!
Alana: Hey, you see that sick air Keoki just got?
Bethany: I don't think so.
Bethany: You're not going to distract me. I'm catching that next wave.
Holt: I don't think they know how not to compete.
Mother: Holt, you didn't tell them, did you?
Holt: No, no. I didn't want to make them nervous.
Father: I'm nervous enough for the both of them, as it is. You know, they both have to place.
Host: Black, Malina Birch, you're in first. Blue, Bethany Hamilton, you're in second looking for a 4.2 to overtake that top spot. Pink, Alana Blanchard, you're in third, requiring a 5.4 to overtake first place. Just a reminder, ladies and gentlemen. The winners of today's contest will qualify for the Hawaiian Island Regionals. Alana Blanchard finds the cover to finish things off. Solid wave for pink. Looks like we have a paddle-battle here.
Father: Go, Bethany! Go!
Host: It's blue and black scratching for a solid set wave. Malina Birch taking the inside off of Bethany Hamilton. Here she is, up and riding. Malina Birch kicks things off with a very nice ride. And a strong carve off the top. She definitely knows what the judges are looking for. That will be a solid wave for black.
Bethany: Malina full on stole my wave, I had position.
Father: It's okay, it's all right. Look, next time, I want you to really focus on just diving into the water as far as you can. Rip that paddle back. Okay?
Father: All right, take a rest. You thirsty?
Host: With five minutes remaining in this final, pink, Alana Blanchard, you are in first. Black, Malina Birch, you are in second. And blue, Bethany Hamilton, you are currently in third.
Mother: You're not breathing, you know that, right?
Father: Go! Go!
Host: Big snap off the top. She draws out her second bottom turn, and hooks it one more time. Bethany Hamilton is holding nothing back. Potentially one of the highest scoring rides of the day. As this final comes to a close here at Turtle Bay.
Father: Yes! That's what I'm talking about.
Ben: You're doing a great job training her, Brother Tom.
Father: Thanks, Ben.
Ben: You got it, bro. Looks like she has a real future. As a pro.
Mother: She's been working so hard.
Ben: Well, with her heart, her will, she'll go far.
Host: Third place of the Turtle Bay Juniors final goes to Alana Blanchard. In second place, Malina Birch.
Bethany: Good job, Malina.
Host: Meaning, taking first place is Kauai's Bethany Hamilton. Bethany! With today's big victory, Bethany Hamilton has to be considered the favorite as we head to the Hawaiian Island Regionals.
Holt: Way to go, Bethany.
Mother: Girls, there's some people down there you might want to meet.
Holt: It's the guys from Rip Curl, it's no big deal.
Father: They want to sponsor both of you.
Bethany: No way! What!
Alana: Oh, my gosh!
Bethany: I got it, how about this one?
Alana: Nice, if you're 100.
Alana: What about this?
Bethany: Are you kidding? Thing looks like a eye patch.
Alana: I think it's hot.
Bethany: One wipeout in that tiny thing, and you're going to be showing a lot more than your sick rides. Ooh, so much for so little. Well, good thing it's on Rip Curl.Yes!
Alana: But make sure to keep your eye on it, if you don't want it snaked out from underneath you.
Malina: Hey, girls. You realize I'm gonna take you next time, right?
Bethany: Let's just let the surfing do the talking.
Malina: Every day between now and regionals, when I'm in the water training, I'll be thinking of you, Hamilton.
Bethany: Thanks, but I think you should stick to your training. Seems like you could use a little focus.
Malina: I guess we'll find out.
Bethany: Good seeing you again.