Namolokama O╩╗Hanalei Canoe Club is holding the 2023 Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge for the 14th time! This amazing event occurs in beautiful Hanalei Bay on July 29, 2023. You can find registration information on our REGISTRATION tab, or for more information contact [email protected].

The HBSC, named one of the top 100 American Open Water Swims by the World Open Water Swimming Association, consists of five fun and competitive races. There is something for everyone from the Pier swim for Keiki 12 & under to the 1000 and 3,000-meter swims.

Participants from Hawaii, the Mainland, and worldwide come to the beautiful island of Kauai to compete in this fun open-water event. Hanalei Bay in the summer, with its warm, clear, gentle waters and sandy bottom, provides the perfect venue for races of all ages and abilities. With safety the priority, the race course is closely watched by safety monitors on paddle boards, with jet skis, and along the shore. In addition, general ocean safety information is distributed to all swimmers and spectators. We wouldn’t be able to hold this event without the amazing support from our sponsors listed below. For more information on each sponsor, click their logo to visit their website. Thank you, Kauai for your support!!!


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