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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Abubo also a breast cancer warrior

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Read Edgy Lee's blogs and see video featuring pro surfer Megan Abubo in Life Is Good.

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Professional surfer Megan Abubo remembers catching her first wave in Waikīkī. She moved here from Connecticut as a child and went on to become one of the top women surfers in the world. She has tallied six Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour wins and in 2001 took the World Champion runner-up title. Abubo splashed onto the big screen when she surfed as a stunt double in "Blue Crush," and she's been featured in Rolling Stone and Fitness.

Three years ago, she returned to her home break on the North Shore and won the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Today the 32-year-old continues to shred waters and serves as Roxy Quiksilver's spokeswoman for Keep A Breast, which raises money for breast cancer research through an art auction of decorated breast casts of female athletes and artists. Abubo's sister is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

For more video, go online to the Surf Channel at www.sports.pacificnetwork.tv/Surfing/.

Alyssa S. Navares, PacificNetwork.tv



Plus Care and YMCA of Honolulu invite older adults to Senior Health & Fitness Day, Wednesday morning at the YMCA Central Branch, 401 Atkinson Drive, in Honolulu.

The 17th annual event will feature fitness classes such as "Tai Chi, Moving for Better Balance" and "Silver & Fit," health information presentations and resources. Attendees can receive blood pressure screenings, tour the fitness center and learn about fitness programs under the Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage program.

The free event, 8 to 10:30 a.m., is open to all; 440-9372, www.attentionplus.com/events.php.

Paula Rath