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2018 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Ollie Signorini; Collaroy, Australia 44:53
Rhys Mainstone; North Coogee, Australia 44:56
Wesley Roberts; Figtree, Australia 45:06
Top 3 Female Finishers
Ashley Twitchell; Apex, North Carolina 45:23
Stephanie Horner; Beaconsfield, Canada 48:56
Becca Mann; Homer Glen, Illinois 49:12

Pacific Sport Events & Timing

2018 Race News

Aussie Sweep in Waikiki
Interviews from Waikiki Roughwater Swim
Ashley Twitchell Wins Waikiki Roughwater
Doppelgangers in Open Water

2018 Race Photos

Cyndia Lavik Photography

Open Water Tips

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

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.


50th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Monday, September 2, 2019

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019 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: $60 before Midnight HST May 14, 2019
Online: $80 before Midnight HST August 12, 2019
Online: $90 before Midnight HST August 28, 2019
In Person: $100 on September 1, 2019
In Person: $120 Cash Only on September 02, 2019

Awards: Top 3 Age Group Finishers, Elite Award, 5 Year Age Group Awards and Special Award
Entry List: A preliminary entry list will be posted here after the closure of online registration.
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. Please check your Spam folders for race communications. The details will also be posted here.
Video Livestream: If a live video stream is a available the link will 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.


2019 T-Shirt Design

All pre-registering competitors and volunteers will receive a unique Waikiki Roughwater Swim t-shirt. The design was selected from contest entries. The 2019 design is shown below. Want to see your design on the Waikiki Roughwater t-shirt? Submit an entry to the t-shirt design contest next year

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2018 design is shown on the left. Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits and active wear are available through Hardcore Swim. Pre-orders will be available before race day. Suits and gear will be available for pick up at pre-registration or on race day.