Race Photography

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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 May 15, 2016
Online: $75.00 before Midnight HST August 15, 2016
Online: $85.00 before Midnight HST September 3, 2016
Mail In: $85.00 Postmarked by August 16, 2016
In Person: $85.00 on September 4, 2016
In Person: $100.00 Cash Only on September 5, 2016

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 as of 25AUG16 is available here.
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. The details will also be posted here.
Live Timing: Follow the race results live through Pacific Sport Events & Timing.

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.


2016 T-Shirt Design

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2016 design is shown on the left. Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits and active wear are available though Hardcore Swim. Pre-orders are open and suits will available for pick up at pre-registration or on race day.