April 27, 2013: Kauai World Challenge – The best paddlers from around the world compete at the Kauai World Challenge, one of the largest outrigger canoe and surf ski relay races in the world. For more information, visit KauaiWorldChallenge.com.
October 13, 2013: Molokai Hoe (Molokai, Oahu) – This men’s event attracts more than 100 teams of canoe paddlers from around the world for a treacherous race across the Kaiwi Channel. It starts at Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai crossing 41 miles of open-ocean and finishes at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki. For more information, visit MolokaiHoe.com.
November-December, 2013: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (Oahu) – The most successful professional surfing series in the world takes place on Oahu’s North Shore with three competitions each for men and women:
Cholos Women’s Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa’s Alii Beach
O’Neil Women’s World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach
Vans Duel For the Jewel at Banzai Pipeline
For more information, visit TripleCrownofSurfing.com.
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has available a calendar of sporting events in the Hawaiian Islands. These include fishing tournaments, golf, basketball, volleyball and more. Updated information can be found at www.gohawaii.com/events.