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Whether you are watching professional players compete or joining in on the action, the Hawaiian Islands are a year-round playground for athletes of all kinds, from surfers to golfers to Ironmen.

With its inviting Pacific waters and 750 miles of coastline, water sports are simply a way of life in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are the birthplace of modern surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, and you can experience both while you’re here – either on famous surf beaches like Waikiki and Hookipa Beach, or at tournaments like Duke’s OceanFest and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. You can also watch or participate in one of Hawaii’s oldest sports, outrigger canoe racing, at prestigious events like the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Races or Pailolo Challenge. 

On dry land, Hawaii’s lush golf links host some of the most legendary names in the game, and three PGA golf tournaments call the Hawaiian Islands home. Marvel at the elite triathletes that compete in the iconic IRONMAN Triathlon each fall, or see if you can go the distance at the Honolulu, Kauai or Maui marathons. Professional tennis, NBA preseason basketball and international soccer tournaments are some of the other sporting events that will give you yet another reason to visit the Hawaiian Islands.

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Jun 29 2019
Paddle Race Series for all paddle craft with up to 35 miles of racing!
Molokai

Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea (Festival)

Occurs between: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Summary

The Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea (Festival) seeks to function as an opportunity for professional SUP/Paddle racers to experience a race which is fun and challenging, whilst also being a community event that invites (amateur) locals to participate. It aims to encourage racers to interact with our [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Clare Mawae/Kaela Pereira
  • Contact Organization: Youth in Motion
Jul 27 2019
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Hawaii

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Occurs between: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), founded in 1959, is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. HIBT is a five-day tournament built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for big game fish world records and does not [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tournament Admin
  • Contact Organization: HIBT
Aug 29 2019
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

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  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Oct 13 2019
Half Marathon Start
Maui

Maui Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner's World magazine (Feb. 96), and the #10 destination marathon in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
Oct 27 2019
Xterra
Maui

XTERRA World Championship - Maui

Occurs on: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The world's premier off-road triathlon, combining a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) swim that starts at D.T. Fleming Beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, a 32-kilometer (20-miles) mountain bike that climbs 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, and a 10.5-kilometer [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Janet Clark
  • Contact Organization: Xterra
Nov 24 2019
Oahu

XTERRA Trail Run World Championship

Occurs on: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run Series is the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course is considered the world championship course, and [...]

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  • Contact Name: XTERRA
  • Contact Organization: XTERRA
Dec 8 2019
Honolulu Marathon (47th Annual) including the Kalakaua Merrie Mile & Start to Park 10K
Oahu

Honolulu Marathon (47th Annual) including the Kalakaua Merrie Mile & Start to Park 10K

Occurs on: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

26.2 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers - The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head.  At the starting [...]

May 25 2019
Hawaii Pro Wrestling Tag Team Tournament May 25
Oahu

Unify Championship Entertainment Pro Wrestling

Occurs on: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

UCE Wrestling Presents: BONDED BY BATTLE May 25, 2019 Aloha Tower Marketplace Doors at 6:30pm, first bell at 7:30pm Ringside & Stage Seating, and Standing Room Tickets available at the Box Office: ucewrestling.com Save the Date for the UCE Wrestling Tag Tournament Joining in the UCE Tag Team [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: UCE Wrestling
  • Contact Organization: Unify Championship Entertainment
Jun 1 2019
Shortboard competitor showcases his skills at Queens.
Oahu

T&C Surf Grom Contest

Occurs between: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Kids ages 12 and younger take to the waves vying for top spots in shortboard, longboard and bodyboard divisions. Preliminary heats are run with the top six advancing to the next round. The kokua division allows parental assistance in the line up, where a child may be pushed into a wave. Due to the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lani Isherwood
  • Contact Organization: T&C Surf Designs
Jun 1 2019

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