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Surf contest helps Huntington Beach surfing pastor with cancer fight

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Vince Boulanger competes in the Sumo Team Challenge, a surf contest Sunday in Huntington Beach to benefit Blaine “Sumo” Sato, a Surfers’ Hall of Fame member and pastor of H2O Community Church who is battling cancer.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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Blaine “Sumo” Sato speaks at his Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction in Huntington Beach in July 2016. The pastor of H2O Community Church is battling cancer, and a surf contest Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier was intended to raise money for his medical bills.

 (File Photo)
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Kirra Pinkerton surfs in the Sumo Team Challenge contest in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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Brad Ettinger rides a wave during Sunday’s Sumo Team Challenge, a surf contest in Huntington Beach to benefit surfing pastor Blaine “Sumo” Sato.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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Kim Hamrock competes in the Sumo Team Challenge in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

 (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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