Red Bull Queen of the Bay 2017
October 18, 2017 - November 21, 2017
This will be the first ever Women's big wave event on the North Shore of Oahu, held at legendary Waimea Bay, the birthplace of big wave riding. The North Shore is ground zero for not only big wave surfing, but for the entire surf world, and Waimea Bay is its grandstand. The time has come for Women who surf these waves to share their skill, style, courage and passion with the world and to embrace the great opportunity that has been granted to them. Our holding period begins October 1st. Experience the first ever Women's Waimea Bay Championship on the North Shore of Oahu during the holding period beginning October 1st until November 21st, 2017. The inaugural event honors Queen Kaahumanu, the first Kuhina Nui, a powerful office in the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1819 to 1864 as well as other powerful Hawaiian Women who redefined the perceived roles of Women. In this spirit we wish to sit at the table, to humbly showcase the raw beauty found in the giant surf of Waimea Bay, and to demonstrate the strength and grace of the Women who ride her waves.