After making history in Brazil in April, Kauai’s Aarya Tabalno is hoping to continue to leave her mark internationally.
The 16-year-old bodyboarder became the first Hawaiian to win an event in Brazil, winning the ArcelorMittal Wahine Bodyboarding Pro at Jacaraipe Beach in Espirito Santo.
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Tabalno is currently at the Antofagasta Bodyboarding Festival in Chile and is hoping to compete in the La Salie Pro in France from Aug. 23-25.
In order to compete in France, Tabalno is hoping for funding for her trip, which is being organized via GoFundMe.
A fundraiser for Tabalno’s trip to compete in France can be found here.