Friends collaborated with the contest organizers and the State of Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation DOBOR to produce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to regulate the surf contests at Kewalos.  This was in response to a high of 14 surf contests in the summer of 2006 which came to a surf contest almost every weekend, pretty much shutting down the park for the general public.  As a result of the MOU the maximum number of contests allowed is eight per year. 

 

It has since worked out very well striking a balance between the interests of the organizers and the park users. 

 

Mahalo to all for your kokua.

Another important accomplishment was the making of the Surf Contest Schedule which comes out in late January and lists the eight contests for the entire year.  In November, DOBOR meets with Friends and the contest organizers to establish the schedule for the upcoming year.  This schedule is posted at the Park and on our website.  The community can now see in advance the dates of all the contests and plan accordingly.

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2019 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

Date(s) and # of Event Days, Event Sponsor, Break, Contact Person and Email

March 19th – 24th (3 day event only) NSSA Point Bobbie Lee nssahawaii@yahoo.com

May 4th and 5th NSSA Point Bobbi Lee nssahawaii@yahoo.com

July 13th and 14th HASA/RIP CURL Point Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

August 10th and 11th HASA Straightouts Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

August 24th and 25th HASA Rennicks Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

September 21st UH LAW/NA LOIO Point Nathan Roehrig roehrig@bsds.com

October 5th and 6th HASA Rennicks Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

October 19th and 20th HASA Straightouts Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

 

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 1, 2019.

 

**Contact number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day:

 

HASA contact number is 262-2488

 

NSSA Website: nssahawaii.blogspot.com

2018 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

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Date(s) and # of Event Days, Event Sponsor, Break, Contact Person, Email:

March 18th – 23rd(3 day event only)  NSSA   Point    Bobbie Lee  nssahawaii@yahoo.com

May 12th and 13th     NSSA   Rennicks   Bobbi Lee  nssahawaii@yahoo.com

July 14th and 15th     HASA/RIP CURL  Point    Wendell Aoki   hasahawaii@aol.com

August 11th and 12th       HASA    Point   Wendell Aoki   hasahawaii@aol.com

September 15th     UH LAW/NA LOIO Point    Nathan Roehrig  roehrig@bsds.com

October 13th and 14th     HASA   Straightouts  Wendell Aoki  hasahawaii@aol.com

October 27th and 28th        HASA    Rennicks  Wendell Aoki   hasahawaii@aol.com

 

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 2nd, 2018.

 

**Contact number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day:   HASA contact number is 262-2488

NSSA Website:   nssahawaii.blogspot.com

2016 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

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Date(s) and # of Event Days                     Event Sponsor                          Break 

March 16th – 21th  (3 day event only)           NSSA                                   Point

May 14th and 15th                                         NSSA                                   Point

July 9th and 10th                                     HASA/Rip Curl                           Point

August 13th and 14th                                   HASA #1                            Rennicks

September 10th                              UH Law School/Na Loio                      Point

October 1st and 2nd                                    HASA#3                           Straightouts

October 29th and 30th                                 HASA#4                           Straightouts

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 18th, 2016. 

 **Contact number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day:

  

2015 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

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Date(s) and # of Event Days                         Event Sponsor                          Break 

March 16th – 20th  (3 day event only)               NSSA                                   Point

May 16th and 17th                                             NSSA                                   Point

June 27th and 28th                                           No Rep                           Straightouts

July 11th and 12th                                             HASA                                   Point

August 8th and 9th                                            HASA                                   Point

September 12th                                         UH Law School                            Point

October 3rd and 4th                                          HASA                                Rennicks

November 7th and 8th                                       HASA                              Straightouts

 

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 6th, 2015. 

 **Contact number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day: 

 

 

     

 

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2014 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

March 16th – 21st (3 day event only),   NSSA,   Point

May 10th and 11th ,   NSSA ,   Point

May 31st and June 1st ,   No Rep,    Point

July 12th and 13th ,   HASA ,   Point

August 2nd and 3rd  ,   HASA,    Point

September 13th  ,   UH Law School,  Straightouts

October 4th and 5th  ,   HASA,   Straightouts

November 8th and 9th ,   HASA,   Rennicks

 

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 7th, 2014.

 

**Contact Information, number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day:

HASA contact number is 262-2488,   Wendell Aoki,  hasahawaii@aol.com

NSSA Website: nssahawaii.blogspot.com,   Bobbie Lee,  nssahawaii@yahoo.com

No Rep contact number is 720-556-8257,   Tomas Kloosterboer,   tomas@norepboardshorts.com

UH Law School  Derek Brow,   brow@hawaii.edu

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2013 Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule

Date(s) and # of Event Days Event Sponsor Break Contact Person Email

March 17th – 23rd (3 day event only) NSSA Point Bobbie Lee nssahawaii@yahoo.com

May 4th No Rep Point Tomas Klooaterboer tomas@norepboardshorts.com

May 18th and 19th NSSA Straightouts Bobbie Lee nssahawaii@yahoo.com

July 13th and 14th HASA Point Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

September 7th Land Shark Point Lea Hong leaoshong@yahoo.com

September 21st and 22nd HASA Point Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

October 19th and 20th HASA Straightouts Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

November 2nd and 3rd HASA Rennicks Wendell Aoki hasahawaii@aol.com

*Friends of Kewalo will be holding a cleanup on June 1st, 2013.

**Contact number/website to see if an event is running on a particular day:

HASA contact number is 262-2488

NSSA Website: nssahawaii.blogspot.com

No Rep contact number is 720-556-8257

Surf Contest Memorandum of Understanding