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2015 Results

Due to strong surf and currents the 2015 Waikiki Roughwater Swim was cancelled following the advisory of water safety services.

2014 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Simon Huitenga; Perth, Australia 45:36
Rhys Mainstone; Perth, Australia 45:41
Yasunari Hirai; Surfers Paradise, Australia 45:47
Top 3 Female Finishers
Becca Mann; Homer Glen, Illinois 51:22
Kareena Lee; Twin Waters, Australia 51:35
Beatrix Eisel; Wiesbaden, Germany 54:21

Pacific Sports Events & Timing

2015 Race News

KHON2 News

Open Water Tips

Alex Kostich, 2006 Waikiki Roughwater Swim Winner has 10 tips for preparing to swim in 2007

Rebecca Soni, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimming tips


The world famous swim's story from the beginning.

See how you stack up against the most prolific Waikiki Roughwater swimmers in the list of finisher statistics.

The World Open Water Swimming Association has named the Waikiki Roughwater Swim one of the top 100 open water swimming races in the world.


47th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Monday, September 5, 2016

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016 8:30 AM
Sans Souci Beach between the Natatorium and the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Waikiki, HI



Brief Description: 2.348 Mile Ocean Swim Race

Online: $50.00 before Midnight HST TBD
Online: $75.00 before Midnight HST TBD
Online: $85.00 before Midnight HST TBD
Mail In: $85.00 Postmarked by TBD
In Person: $85.00 on TBD
In Person: $100.00 Cash Only on TBD

Awards: Top 3 Age Group Finishers, Elite Award, 5 Year Age Group Awards, Bossabean Award and Special Award
Travel: Book your stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
Entry List: A preliminary entry list will be posted here a couple days before race day.
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. The details will also be posted here.

Swim with Mike

Hawaii Events

The Mission of Swim with Mike is to provide financial resources for advanced education that pave the way for physically challenged athletes to overcome their tragedies and realize their full potential.


2015 T-Shirt Design

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2015 design is shown on the left. Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits and shorts will be available though Hardcore Swim. Pre-orders will be offered and suits will available for pick up at pre-registration or on race day.