Events & Contests Schedule

Da Hui Backdoor ShootoutSurfBanzai Pipeline1/4 - 1/15
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfTurtle Bay1/9 - 1/10, 1/16
North Shore Surf Shop Pro JuniorSurfSunset Beach1/18 - 1/28
Pyramid Rock Body Surfing ChampionshipBody SurfPyramid Rock1/24 - 2/15
Volcom Pipeline ProSurfBanzai Pipeline1/26 - 2/7
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfMaile Beach2/6 - 2/7, 2/13 - 2/14
Sunset Pro Standup World TourSUPSunset Beach2/8 - 2/15
Buffalo's Big Board Surfing ClassicMixedMakaha2/15 -2/17, 2/22 - 2/23
IBA GoPro Pipe Bodyboarding Challenge Body BoardBanzai Pipeline2/19 - 3/1
Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeMixedHilton Waikiki Lagoon3/15
North Shore Surf Shop Pro JuniorSurfBanzai Pipeline3/16 - 3/27
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfSandy Beach3/19 - 3/20, 3/26 - 3/27
Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest MixedMakaha4/4 - 4/5
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfHaleiwa Beach Park4/9 - 4/10, 4/16 - 4/17
HASA State ChampionshipsSurfAla Moana Bowls4/28 - 5/1
New Hope Christian Fellowship Surf ContestSurfWaikiki Beach5/2 - 5/3
Rainbow Sandals Battle of the PaddleSUP RaceWaikiki Beach5/14 - 5/15
Oakley Surf Shop ChallengeSurfAla Moana Bowls5/16 - 17
T&C Grom ContestSurfQueens Beach Waikiki5/17 - 5/18
Local Motion Surf Into SummerSurfAla Moana Bowls5/22 - 5/23
China Uemura's Annual Wahine Surfing ClassicSurfKuhio Beach Waikiki6/6 - 6/7
Roxy Waikiki ClassicSurfKuhio Beach Waikiki6/8 - 6/9
Aloha Board Shop Honolulu Fish FrySurfKuhio Beach Waikiki7/10 - 7/12
China Uemura's Annual Longboard Surfing ClassicSurfKuhio Beach Waikiki7/30 - 8/2
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfKewalos8/8 - 8/9
Duke's Ocean FestMixedWaikiki Beach8/17 - 8/25
HIC Pro Junior MensSurfKuhio Beach Waikiki8/19 - 8/22
Duke Kahanamoku Kane Longboard Pro AmSurfKuhio Beach Waikiki8/19 - 8/22
Friends of Ali'i Beach Menehune Surf ContestSurfHaleiwa Ali'i Beach Park?
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfQueens9/12 - 9/13
John "Pops" Ah Choy Surf FestMixedKuhio Beach Waikiki9/14 - 9/15
Wet Feet & Blue Planet Surf WPA RegionalsSUP RaceHawaii Kai9/16
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfTurtle Bay10/3 - 10/4, 10/10 - 10/11
SUP Waterman League FinalsSUPTurtle Bay10/16
HIC ProSurfSunset Beach10/27 - 11/10
Reef Hawaiian Pro (Vans Triple Crown)SurfHaleiwa Ali'i Beach Park11/12 - 11/24
Vans World Cup of Surfing (Vans Triple Crown)SurfSunset Beach11/25 - 12/6
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfStraight Out11/7 - 11/8
Billabong Pipeline Masters (Vans Triple Crown)SurfBanzai Pipeline12/8 - 12/20
Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie AikauSurfWaimea Bay12/1 - 2/28
Hawaii Surf Association Surf SeriesSurfMakaha12/13 - 12/14, 12/19 - 12/20
Surf N Sea Haleiwa International OpenMixedHaleiwa Ali'i Beach Park12/23 - 1/2
Rell Sunn Menehune Surf ContestSurfMakaha?

What is the holding period?

Many surf contests or competitions use a holding period when scheduling the events.  The event contest promoter or event director must get a permit from the City & County of Honolulu to have beach access during the holding period dates.  The holding period allows the contest directors to run the heats when surf conditions are at their absolute best.  Sometimes conditions are solid at the beginning of the holding period and the contest will run then.  Other times the conditions might not be so good at the beginning of the holding period and contest directors will wait it out and schedule later, hoping for better conditions.  The call is usually made by 8 am each day but sometimes they will delay the call until lunchtime to allow conditions to improve.  To check surf conditions for all shores, go to  For event status, updates and conditions, call 808-596-SURF.

About the dates listed above.

This is the most extensive list you will find anywhere of surf contests on Oahu.  It takes a lot of work to keep up with each individual event.  We can not guarantee that our dates are accurate.  Usually, the same events run every year and they try to keep with the same weekend or holding period dates, or very similar dates.  You can usually count on the contest running the same time each year, but if you are planning a trip, or wanting to participate, please contact the event coordinator directly, or their website, and confirm dates with them.  Mahalo for checking our site for your source of surfing contests.

16 thoughts on “Events & Contests Schedule

  1. Pingback: Surf Events in Oahu | What's Hot Hawaii?

  2. Pingback: south shore VS north shoreOahu Surfing Experience

  3. Pingback: Haleiwa Family Suite for Green Living | Polynesia

  4. Pingback: Haleiwa Romantic Suite for Green Living | Hawaiian Islands

  5. Pingback: 2016 HAWAII SURFING EVENTS STATE-WIDE OR – mauibenjamin

  6. Pingback: 2016 HAWAII SURFING EVENTS STATE-WIDE /O – mauibenjamin

  7. Pingback: 10+ Free Things to Do on Oahu - Lady of the House

    1. admin Post author

      Most surf events in Hawaii occur annually. July should be a good month for south shore events. Follow my calendar and follow the event promoter.

  8. Pingback: Travel Advice to help you make the most of your trip to Oahu – Moana Blu

  9. Pingback: ハワイのサーファーロコの一日の過ごし方は、どんな感じなの? | Dive to Hawaii

  10. Deb

    I’d LOVE to be able to rent a house right on the beach for one of these championships. It’s been a lifelong dream to live there, however that’s been impossible. I have been Blessed being able to visit Waikiki and driven along the North Shore twice in the last 5 years..but since seeing true paradise I have not been able to visit my own Beach, Virginia Beach. I have this one last trip left in me, where would you recommend for the best view?

  11. Nadine Tremblay

    Is it free to see the competition at banzai pipeline the january 5 and 6?
    Is it in the morning or afternoon?

    1. admin Post author

      Hi, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is scheduled for Jan 4 through Jan 15, 2017. Most important is to follow the surf report at and 808-596-SURF. They update all the key surf events in Hawaii. Read below about the holding period.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *