Race Photography

Photo Gallery

New for 2014

A tank top option is available during race registration.

Registration for the 45th Waikiki Roughwater Swim is now open!

2013 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Rhys Mainstone Perth, Australia 48:10
George O'Brien Sunshine Coast, Austraia 48:22
Ridge Grimsey Cashmere, Australia 50:47
Top 3 Female Finishers
Miranda Bell North Rockhampton, Australia 53:05
Luane Rowe Oakland, California 53:28
Jessica Collins Newcastle, Australia 56:39

Pacific Sports Events & Timing

2013 Finisher Certificates

2013 Race News

Swim Swam Race Summary
Swim Swam Race Photos
Swimming World Magazine
Honolulu Star Advertiser
KITV News 4 Segment 1
KITV News 4 Segment 2

2013 Race Photos

Race Photos by 808 Foto
Ola Vista Photography
WRS 2013 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.


45th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Monday, Labor Day, September 1, 2014

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014 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: $45.00 before Midnight HST June 14, 2014
Online: $70.00 before Midnight HST August 16, 2014
Online: $85.00 before Midnight HST August 29, 2014
Mail In: $80.00 Postmarked by August 16, 2014
In Person: $85.00 on August 31, 2014
In Person: $100.00 Cash Only on September 1, 2014

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 and use code ECMV186 when booking for a 5% discount when travelling between August 21 and September 3, 2014.

Book your stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
Entry List: A preliminary entry list will be posted online a few days in advance of the race.
Live Results: A link to live timing will be posted shortly before the event date.

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 2014 Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits are available now though Hardcore Swim. Pre-order online by midnight PST August 8th and pick up your suit at pre-registration on August 31st or on race day.