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 2015 OceanFest Calendar of Events


SATURDAY, AUGUST 22


Waikiki SUP Paddle Fest

8:00am – 5:00pm, Kuhio Beach

Application: PDF Download

 

Outrigger Resorts Keiki Sand Volleyball

8:00am – 5:00pm, Kapiolani-Queen’s Sand Volleyball Courts

 

Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta

8:30am - 4:00pm, Fort DeRussy Beach

This inspiring canoe regatta will feature a series of exciting races manned by the brave Wounded Warriors that served in America’s Armed Forces.

 

OceanFest 2015 Opening Ceremony

5:00pm, Duke’s Statue

To conclude the first day of Duke’s OceanFest, competitors and fans are treated to a festive opening ceremony, highlighted by the always-popular decorating of Duke Kahanamoku’s magnificent statue with beautiful fresh flower lei.

 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 23


Waikiki SUP Paddle Fest

7:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach

 

Duke’s Waikiki Kane & Wahine Longboard Pro/Am

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Three-day competition featuring many of Hawai‘i’s best pro longboard surfers.

Application: PDF Download

 

Outrigger Resorts Keiki Sand Volleyball

8:00am – 5:00pm, Kapiolani-Queen’s Sand Volleyball Courts

 


MONDAY, AUGUST 24


Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Sunrise Birthday Lei Draping

7:00am, Duke’s Statue

The 125th anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday will be honored with a special morning ceremony that features the decorating of his statue with beautiful fresh flower lei.

 

Duke’s Waikiki Kane & Wahine Longboard Pro/Am

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Three-day competition featuring many of Hawai‘i’s best pro longboard surfers.

Application: PDF Download

 


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25


Duke’s Waikiki Kane & Wahine Longboard Pro/Am

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Three-day competition featuring many of Hawai‘i’s best pro longboard surfers.

Application: PDF Download

 

AccesSurf Adaptive Surf Competition

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Application: PDF Download, registration ends August 7

 

Outrigger Resorts Sand Volleyball Pro/Am

4:00pm – 7:00pm, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26


AccesSurf Adaptive Surf Competition

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Application: PDF Download, registration ends August 7

 

Media & Celebrity Surf Expression Session

12:00pm – 2:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 27


AccesSurf Adaptive Surf Competition – Finals

8:00am – 11:00am, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Application: PDF Download, registration ends August 7

 

Papa He’e Nalu Alaia Surf Contest

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

Competitors will test their strength and endurance using the kind of traditional – and heavy – wooden surfboards that Duke Kahanamoku and his fellow wave riders used in their heyday.

Application: PDF Download, entries due by August 15

 

ITSA Waikiki Tandem Pro

8:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

This certified ITSA competition brings together some of the best tandem surfers to showcase their artistry and crown Waikïkï’s top surfing duet.

Application: PDF Download, entries due by August 8

 

Waikiki Hawaiian Nights - Music & Movies

6:00pm, Duke’s Statue

With toes in the sand and waves lapping nearby, the public can enjoy live Hawaiian music and a movie!

 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28


Hawaiian Airlines Legends Surf Classic

7:00am – 6:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

This two-day competition combines sponsored teams of amateur surfers with the sport’s legends in this pro-style surf meet featuring heats, judges, a public address announcer, and exhibit booths. Net proceeds raised benefit ODKF’s scholarships and grants program.

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Outrigger Resorts Lifeguard Challenge

9:00am – 11:00am, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

On the beach fronting the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, teams of Hawai‘i and international lifeguards will display their extraordinary skills in this challenging competition that combines swimming, paddle boarding, surf rescue, and a relay race.

 

Waikiki Hawaiian Nights - Music & Movies

6:00pm, Duke’s Statue

With toes in the sand and waves lapping nearby, the public can enjoy live Hawaiian music and a movie! 

 


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29


Hawaiian Airlines Legends Surf Classic

7:00am – 5:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

This two-day competition combines sponsored teams of amateur surfers with the sport’s legends in this pro-style surf meet featuring heats, judges, a public address announcer, and exhibit booths. Net proceeds raised benefit ODKF’s scholarships and grants program.

More Information

 

Duke's Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim

8:00am – 11:00am, On the beach fronting Duke’s Waikiki

This popular open ocean sprint along the Waikïkï shoreline attracts hundreds of swimmers from Hawai‘i as well as the mainland and internationally.

Application: PDF Download, Online Application, entry deadline August 15

 

Maui Jim Hawaii Paddleboard Championship

10:00am – 1:30pm, Hawaii Kai to Kuhio Beach

A grueling 10-mile sprint that starts at Maunalua Bay in Hawai‘i Kai and finishes at Queen’s Surf.

Application: PDF Download, Online Application, online registration ends August 27

 

Hawaiian 105 KINE Great Hawaiian Legends Luau

5:30pm, Outrigger Reef

Good friends, great times, happy memories, and ono food are the hallmarks of Duke’s OceanFest’s annual lü‘au.

 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 30


Tiki's Grill & Bar Surfboard Waterpolo

9:00am – 4:00pm, Kapahulu Breakwall

Six-person teams will play water polo on surfboards, the same way Duke Kahanamoku and his brothers and fellow beach boys did in Waikïkï in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

Matson Menehune Surf Fest, presented by Na Kama Kai

7:00am – 5:00pm, Kuhio Beach/Queens Surf

To help encourage surfing among Hawai‘i’s teens, the final event of Duke’s OceanFest will be a special pro-style surf competition for Hawai‘i up-and-coming surfers.

Application: PDF Download