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wahine

(esp in the Pacific islands) a Polynesian or Maori woman, esp a girlfriend or wife
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My daughter Airlie calls the teeny wahines 'the dads and daughters' because.
July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country's cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug.
In so many ways it's become the classic of all Wahine contests," Viorel says.
The timing of the teeny wahine division is paired with the shortboard finals.
For decades she has mentored female surfers including two daughters, Airlie Pickett and Lelaini Pickett, who placed second and third in the pro shortboard division during the 2013 Wahine Classic finals.
The Wahine Classic host hotel, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, is also the hub for Surfers Healing on Monday, Aug.
Coincidently, Oregon's only previous tournament win came against the Rainbow Wahine back in 1984.