BIIF paddling: Paddlers honor ‘Uncle Bo’ at BIIF regatta

A member of the Keaau paddling team wears a heart with the worlds "Uncle Bo" inside to honor the coach who passed away earlier this week. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)
Members of the Kealakehe varsity boys crew raise their paddles to honor their coach, Uncle Bo Campos, who passed away earlier this week. The crew paddled out to the start line with only five members in the six-person canoe, leaving the steersman seat open. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — It was a day of full hearts and heavy strokes for the Kealakehe paddling team as the Waveriders honored former coach Bo Campos during Saturday’s BIIF regatta at Kailua Pier.