Definitely, Hawaii is popular for its water sports. The question is which sport do you want to explore. Hawaii has incredible beaches and selecting the best one may not be easy. From a collection of snorkeling paradises to green-sand coastline, these beaches are gold for both tourist and locals. They give you the Hawaiian luxury getaway coupled with relaxation that you will need for your vacations. The fresh seafood and the local culture are a must see. Whatever luxury you need in Hawaii; you will get it.
While some people are drawn to Hawaii for its luxury, some are drawn t it yearly due to its spectacular beaches that support numerous sporting activities. The most watched sport in Hawaii is surfing. People around the world are drawn to it due to its huge swells and warm weather that is favorable all year round. With that, there are numerous competitions that are held all year round. Surfing competitions, Hawaii are very fun and many people look forward to them. For surfers this is a great time to reveal their prowess and build a name for themselves. Hawaii competition has one of the most looked forward competitions from most surfers all over the world. For many beaches, winter is always the sleepiest and quietest time of the year. But in Hawaii, NO! winter in Hawaii starts from November all through March. Throughout the seasons, large swells are experienced that measure between 6 to a whole 30 feet. Look down below to learn more about the exciting surfing competition in Hawaii. You can select which event to attend to catch the surfers at work.
How do you know if there is a Surf Competition on the North Shore?
Hawaii surfing competition normally has a “holding time”. The holding time mainly terms the competitions that occur during a particular period. They are determined by the climatic conditions. To know if a competition will take place, there are announcements very early in the morning that establish if it will take place that particular day or not. To understand and plan for the surfing and when they occur, the competitions are listed alongside when they will happen.
Surfing competitions in in Hawaii and there dates
Surfing competitions are normally spread out throughout the year from May to September in the Southern parts and April to May in the Northern areas.
|Vans Triple Crown Surfing||Surfing||Oahu, Hawaii||October to December|
|HIC Pro||Surf||Sunset Beach, North Shore Oahu||October to November|
|Hawaiian Pro||Surf||Hale’iwa Ali’i Beach Park, North Shore Oahu||November|
|Vans World Cup of Surfing||surf||Sunset Beach, North Shore Oahu||November – December|
|Billabong Pipe Masters||surf||Banzai Pipeline, Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu||December|
|Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Memorial||Surf||Waimea Bay in Oahu, Hawaii||December – February|
|The Eddie Big Wave Invitational||surf||Waimea Bay, North Shore Oahu||December – February|
|Volcom Pipe Pro 2021||surfs||North Shore Oahu, Ehukai Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline,||January – February|
|Da Hui Backdoor Shootout & Da Hui Pipeline Warriors 2021||surf||Banzai Pipeline, Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu||January – February|
|Sunset Open & Sunset Pro Junior||SUP||North Shore Oahu, Sunset Beach,||January 18 – 28|
|Red Bull Queen of the Bay||Surf||Waimea Bay||Oct. 1–Nov. 21|
|Duke’s OceanFest||Waikiki Beach||January|
|Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic||Mixed||Makaha||February|
|North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior||Surf||Sunset Beach||March|
|Pyramid Rock Body Surfing Championship||Body||Pyramid Rock||March|
|Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest||Surf||Makaha||April|
|Surf N Sea Haleiwa International Open||Mixed||Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park||December/january|
|Reef Hawaiian Pro||Surf competition||Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park||November|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf race||Straight Out||November|
|Wet Feet & Blue Planet Surf WPA Regionals||SUP Race||Hawaii Kai||September|
|SUP Waterman League Finals||SUP||Turtle Bay||October|
|Wet Feet & Blue Planet Surf WPA Regionals||SUP Race||Hawaii Kai||August|
|Duke Kahanamoku Kane Longboard Pro Am||Surf competition||Kihio Beach Waikiki||August|
|John “Pops” Ah Choy Surf Fest||Mised||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||September|
|Friends of Ali’i Beach Menehune Surf Contest||Surf competition||Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park|
|IBA GoPro Pipe Bodyboarding Challenge||Surf||Banzai Pipeline||February|
|HASA State Championships||surf||Ala Moana Bowls||April|
|New Hope Christian Fellowship Surf Contest||surf|
|Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle||SUP Race||Waikiki Beach||May|
|Local Motion Surf Into Summer||Surf||Ala Moana Bowls||May|
|Roxy Waikiki Classic||surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||June|
|China Uemura’s Annual Longboard Surfing Classic||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||July|
|T&C Grom Contest||Surf||Queens Beach Waikiki||May|
|Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau||Surf||Waimea Bay||December/February|
|Oakley Surf Shop Challenge||Surf||Ala Moana Bowls||May|
Tips for Watching Surf Competitions
The small town of Haleiwa is very much associated with surfing. Regularly the town is filled with fans, expert surfers and long boarders wanting to enjoy more of what Hawaii has to offer. It is always a fun time to be in Hawaii and mainly on the Northern parts. Most of these beaches are public and therefore you will not pay a dime to watch the competitions. Hawaii is fun but don not forget to follow the state laws and respecting the people. Ensure you check the parking guidelines so that you don’t get to park on private property. The locals are very friendly so you will have an easy time fitting in. Another thing you should carry is a binocular. You may want to see the sport up close. It gets interesting.
Surfing seasons in Hawaii
The surfing seasons commence during winter which is from November all through April. At this time the temperatures range between 22 °C to 26 °C. The temperatures are not so cold with about 27 °C.
Some competitions are held during the summer which begin from May all through October. During summer, the temperatures are warm with 30 °C. The water temperatures range between 23 °C to 27 °C.
Sometimes we just want to surf but just enjoy the sport in itself. Then you will enjoy Hawaii. On the other hand, if you have been wanting to try surfing, these competitions will draw you close to your dream. Watching experienced surfers doing their thing is quite fulfilling. You can certain to catch some pro surfers on the globe during one of these competitions. Therefore, make a plan to attend one these events while enjoying Hawaii. If you are fun of seafood like me, you will enjoy Hawaii to your fullest.