While the North Shore of Oahu is the official Surfing Capitol of the World no one knows the dates of the professional and amateur surfing contest held annually each year. Not the event directors, competitors, sponsors or the media. For that matter even the government has no idea of what the actual dates are. Why is is? It seems strange considering the huge number of people that could use that information to better plan their lives. The challenge is that in the “real world” people need time to plan. For example if an athlete is going to travel halfway around they need some lead time to get travel visas, etc. Another challenge is in obtaining sponsorship. It’s very challenging to find a “big” sponsor when as the promoter you only have a couple of months lead time because you don’t know the dates of your event. I could go on and on but you get the picture….welcome to Hawaii….
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March 1, 2012, marks the beginning of the 9 day holding period for the the Sea Hawaii Women’s Pro at Pipeline. The event is the only women’s surfing event held at the famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Held on the best 3-days of surf over the course of it’s 9 day window, the best way to find out if the event is off or on is to check in with the Surf News Network after 8:00 am daily.
The event features the following divisions and prize purses:
USBA Women’s Bodyboarding Pro $2,000.00 Purse
ASP One Star Shortboard Women’s Pro $10,000.00 Purse
ASP Two Star Jr. Womens Pro $3,000.00 Purse
ASP Two Star Men’s Jr. Pro $10,000.00 Purse
Honolulu City and County Mayor, Peter Carlisle w/ athletes from the SeaHawaii Womens Pro. Please note learning to surf at Pipeline is not recommended. We keep our surfing lessons fun and safe by teaching in a protected cove when the the surf is big on the North Shore of Oahu.