Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, Waikīkī’s Premier Ocean SportsFestival is Taking Place August 19th -27th, 2023

Please join us in celebrating the 21st anniversary of The Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Festival and the 133rd Birthday of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku onAugust 24th, 2023.

Competitions and cultural events are taking place throughout Waikīkī at Queen’sSurf on Kūhiō Beach, the Wall Groin, Duke Kahanamoku Beach and the Kapi‘olani-Queen’s Sand Volleyball Courts.


AUGUST 18th –27th, 2023

For REGISTRATION and details https://dukekahanamokuoceanfestival.org/events-2023/

*The schedule is subject to change.



Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Festival Opening Ceremony:
August 18th

Red Bull Party Wave: August 19th
Go to www.redbull.com/partywave for teams wishing to participate

Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta:
August 19th

OluKai (HLA) Honolulu Lifeguards Association Inter-Island Jr. LifeguardChallenge:
August 19th

Outrigger Resorts & HotelsCo-Ed 4s Volleyball Championships:

August 19th – 20th

PacificoLong Board:
August 21st – 23rd

Tandem Surfing Competition:
August 21st – 22nd

Raising Cane’s Going to the DogsSurFUR ComPETition:
August 22nd

Outrigger Resorts & Hotels Legends Surfing Invitational:
August 23rd– 25th

Head High Wines World of Foil Team Challenge:
August23rd – 24th

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Sunrise Birthday Lei Draping (7:00 a.m.):
August 24th

*AAU Sports Organization special presentation to Duke Kahanamoku

OHA Presents Waikīkī Nights:

Menehune Surf Fest (NO HASA or NSSA Competitors allowed to enter) August26th – 27th

Top Amateur Juniors Surf Invitational:
August 26th – 27th

Kōkua Surf Jam:
August 26th

Duke’s Waikīkī Ocean Mile Swim:
August 26th

OutriggerResorts & Hotels Jr’s Beach Volleyball Challenge:
August 26th – 27th

Henry Kapono celebrates 50 years of the songs of C&K at the Tom Moffatt Waikik’i Shell:
August 26th

Duke’s Waikīkī Blue Water Paddleboard/SUP Race:
August 27th

Surfboard Water Polo:
August 27th

For questions or other information, please email info@dukesoceanfest.com

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our missions to financially support the development of individuals and organizations that perpetuate the spirit and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku. ODKF provides support toHawaii students, teams, and events that sustain the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku.As of 2023, the Foundation has awarded 846 grants and 1120 scholarships totaling over $3.5 million in community investment. We focus on impacts made through the sports Duke played and loved: Swimming, Surfing, Canoe Paddling,Kayaking, Diving, Water Polo, Sailing, and Volleyball.

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