Race Photography

Photo Gallery

New for 2015

Due to the typical race day, Labor Day, falling within the box jellyfish window the race has been moved up a couple days to Saturday. The date adjustment is just for this year.

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

2014 Race News

Swim Swam Race Summary
Swim Swam Photo Vault

2014 Race Photos

Race Photos by Sport Photo
WRS 2014 Gallery

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


Waikiki Rough Water Swim History: The story of a classic swim and the world famous bay that gave birth to it

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


46th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015 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: $TBD before Midnight HST TBD
Online: $TBD before Midnight HST TBD
Online: $TBD before Midnight HST TBD
Mail In: $TBD Postmarked by TBD
In Person: $TBD on TBD
In Person: $TBD Cash Only on TBD

Awards: Top 3 Age Group Finishers, Elite Award, 5 Year Age Group Awards, Bossabean Award and Special Award
Travel: Fly to Waikiki through Alaska Airlines.

Book your stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
Entry List: A preliminary entry list will be posted a couple days before the race.
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.


2014 T-Shirt Design

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits will be available though Hardcore Swim. The 2014 design is shown. Pre-orders will be offered and suits will available for pick up at pre-registration or on race day.