|Da Hui Backdoor Shootout||Surf||Banzai Pipeline||1/4 - 1/15|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Turtle Bay||1/9 - 1/10, 1/16|
|North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior||Surf||Sunset Beach||1/18 - 1/28|
|Pyramid Rock Body Surfing Championship||Body Surf||Pyramid Rock||1/24 - 2/15|
|Volcom Pipeline Pro||Surf||Banzai Pipeline||1/26 - 2/7|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Maile Beach||2/6 - 2/7, 2/13 - 2/14|
|Sunset Pro Standup World Tour||SUP||Sunset Beach||2/8 - 2/15|
|Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Classic||Mixed||Makaha||2/15 -2/17, 2/22 - 2/23|
|IBA GoPro Pipe Bodyboarding Challenge||Body Board||Banzai Pipeline||2/19 - 3/1|
|Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge||Mixed||Hilton Waikiki Lagoon||3/15|
|North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior||Surf||Banzai Pipeline||3/16 - 3/27|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Sandy Beach||3/19 - 3/20, 3/26 - 3/27|
|Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest||Mixed||Makaha||4/4 - 4/5|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Haleiwa Beach Park||4/9 - 4/10, 4/16 - 4/17|
|HASA State Championships||Surf||Ala Moana Bowls||4/28 - 5/1|
|New Hope Christian Fellowship Surf Contest||Surf||Waikiki Beach||5/2 - 5/3|
|Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle||SUP Race||Waikiki Beach||5/14 - 5/15|
|Oakley Surf Shop Challenge||Surf||Ala Moana Bowls||5/16 - 17|
|T&C Grom Contest||Surf||Queens Beach Waikiki||5/17 - 5/18|
|Local Motion Surf Into Summer||Surf||Ala Moana Bowls||5/22 - 5/23|
|China Uemura's Annual Wahine Surfing Classic||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||6/6 - 6/7|
|Roxy Waikiki Classic||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||6/8 - 6/9|
|Aloha Board Shop Honolulu Fish Fry||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||7/10 - 7/12|
|China Uemura's Annual Longboard Surfing Classic||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||7/30 - 8/2|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Kewalos||8/8 - 8/9|
|Duke's Ocean Fest||Mixed||Waikiki Beach||8/17 - 8/25|
|HIC Pro Junior Mens||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||8/19 - 8/22|
|Duke Kahanamoku Kane Longboard Pro Am||Surf||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||8/19 - 8/22|
|Friends of Ali'i Beach Menehune Surf Contest||Surf||Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park||?|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Queens||9/12 - 9/13|
|John "Pops" Ah Choy Surf Fest||Mixed||Kuhio Beach Waikiki||9/14 - 9/15|
|Wet Feet & Blue Planet Surf WPA Regionals||SUP Race||Hawaii Kai||9/16|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Turtle Bay||10/3 - 10/4, 10/10 - 10/11|
|SUP Waterman League Finals||SUP||Turtle Bay||10/16|
|HIC Pro||Surf||Sunset Beach||10/27 - 11/10|
|Reef Hawaiian Pro (Vans Triple Crown)||Surf||Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park||11/12 - 11/24|
|Vans World Cup of Surfing (Vans Triple Crown)||Surf||Sunset Beach||11/25 - 12/6|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Straight Out||11/7 - 11/8|
|Billabong Pipeline Masters (Vans Triple Crown)||Surf||Banzai Pipeline||12/8 - 12/20|
|Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau||Surf||Waimea Bay||12/1 - 2/28|
|Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series||Surf||Makaha||12/13 - 12/14, 12/19 - 12/20|
|Surf N Sea Haleiwa International Open||Mixed||Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park||12/23 - 1/2|
|Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest||Surf||Makaha||?|
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 www.SurfNewsNetwork.com. 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.
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I would like to be in a surf contest when I go on vacation July 2017. Are there any contests scheduled that far in advance?
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.
Aloha this seems to be old dates when will it be updated for all contests for 2017?
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Please keep me posted on all ocean contest surf, body boarding etc.
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?
I recommend you call Cathy Shanley.
Is it free to see the competition at banzai pipeline the january 5 and 6?
Is it in the morning or afternoon?
Hi, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is scheduled for Jan 4 through Jan 15, 2017. Most important is to follow the surf report at http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com and 808-596-SURF. They update all the key surf events in Hawaii. Read below about the holding period.
We are staying at Northshore Jan 24-31 i cant wait!!!
i was wondering what longboarding contest are happening this year that anyone over 18 can enter if you could please email me.
Is the North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior from March 16 to the 27 at the banzai pipeline still on for this year? If so what times?
I am coming to the North Shore November 26- Dec. 6 and hope to see a surf competition.
Aloha where to get more info on this event below?
North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior Surf Sunset Beach 1/18 – 1/28
Interested to participate!?
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I want to give away free merchandise at a surf contest with my companies logo on it. I also want to set up a photo backdrop where people can take photos in front of. Who do I contact about getting that approved?
Hi Kelsie. Most of the events are organized individually, unless you are interested in the World Surf League events. They will be most difficult to get a booth or even a return email. For most of the smaller events you will need to go directly to the contest organizers/promoters and inquire about getting a booth. Target a few events and it shouldn’t take long to get in touch with their marketing team. Good luck with your product and let me know if you need more help.
Why are the dates listed without years? Why are the dates for Buffalo’s and Rell Sunn not listed as the 2018 dates? Your website dates are so outdated. I don’t know about the others as I am only looking for Makaha surf competitions. It’s so frustrating to look for surf competitions and find them at least two years back dated. Please update your website .
Hi Natalie. Thank you for your comments. Keeping up with the local surf contests is quite a challenge. Most events happen around the same weekend or time frame each year. The permit process is a mess in Hawaii and the C&C of Honolulu is working to improve the contests system. One of the most important aspects of the surf contests is to not overrun the breaks during the peak surf times. Local surfers need the waves just as much as the contests do. Because of the uncertainty of the events, I choose to give a general time frame of when the events occur. If you are particularly interested in certain events during a certain time, I suggest you Google the event and find our their scheduled dates/holding periods and/or contact the promoter directly.