Race Photography

Photo Gallery

2015 Results

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

2016 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Ollie Signorini; Sydney, Australia 59:48
Jarrod Poort; Shellcove, Australia 1:00:23
Alex Kostich; Los Angeles, Calfornia 1:01:42
Top 3 Female Finishers
Cherelle Oestringer; Honolulu, Hawaii 1:08:33
Katherine Glenn; Palo Alto, California 1:11:20
Michelle Mehnert; Boulder, Colorado 1:11:26

Pacific Sports Events & Timing
Cyndia Lavik Photography

2016 Race News

Swim Swam

OWS - Alex Kostich

OWS - Family

OWS - Australian Teamwork

OWS - Cherelle Oestringer

OWS - Like Father, Like Daughter

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.


48th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Monday, September 4, 2017

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017 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: $55.00 before Midnight HST May 15, 2017
Online: $75.00 before Midnight HST August 15, 2017
Online: $85.00 before Midnight HST September 03, 2017
Mail In: $85.00 Postmarked by August 14, 2017
In Person: $85.00 on September 03, 2017
In Person: $100.00 Cash Only on September 04, 2017

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 shortly before race day.
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. The details will also be posted here.
Results: 2016 Race Results are posted at 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.


2017 T-Shirt Design

All pre-registering competitors and volunteers will receive a unique Waikiki Roughwater Swim t-shirt.

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2017 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.