North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar

The North Shore of Oahu is the world’s mecca when it comes to surfing contest, so it’s strange that as of this blog writing there is no set calendar.  The North Shore of Oahu host the Triple Crown of Surfing, which includes the Pipe Master’s.  The North Shore is also home to the Quick Silver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.  The reason is that the Park Department in City and County of Honolulu decides which organizations get to run contest during the winter surf season on the North Shore of Oahu. This process of deciding who gets to the contest is hotly contested and frequently ends up in court.  A solution would be to issue multi year North Shore Oahu surf contest calendars so that athletes, sponsors, visitors and community members can better plan for it.  Another problem with this last minute issuing of the annual North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar is that women surfers get less then 10% of the surf contest time. This lack of gender equality is a real problem for the development of surfing.  It’s also very unfair to the professional women surfers in the world.  Mostly it hurts Hawaii’s and the North Shore’s roll as a world leader in developing the sport.  None the less year after year many wonderful surfing contest are held on the North Shore of Oahu and it’s still the greatest show on the earth.