Hawaii (Big Island) Sports & Outdoors

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    mile ten - water station out on the lava...
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  • a well-deserved rest at the end of 26.3 miles
    a well-deserved rest at the end of 26.3...
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  • The Walua Trail
    The Walua Trail
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Hawaii (Big Island) Sports & Outdoors

  • IronMan Triathlon

    Hawaii (Big Island) Sports & Outdoors

    Kailua-Kona is the home of the world-renown Ironman Triathlon, where competitors from all around the world, from ages 18 to 70, swim 2 miles, bike 100 miles and follow it up with a marathon. Who dreamed up of this torture? Actually, it mustn't be greuling enough as 10,000 athletes a year qualify for the race. We got there late in the day to see...

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  • Surfing

    Hawaii (Big Island) Sports & Outdoors

    Kahalu'u Beach is wonderful for both surfers, snorklers, and beach goers. The water is clear and calm inside the Bay. Perfect condition almost always for snorklers. You can expect a very close encounter with sea tutle and many different types of fish. It is like swimming inside the aquarium. No kidding! If you go outside the Bay, the wave is strong...

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  • Hiking

    Hawaii (Big Island) Sports & Outdoors

    I was soooo looking forward to checking this out! But turns out there is very little hiking involved. It is worth stopping by and checking out but will take you perhaps 30 minutes to walk the entire area. No entrance fee, open daily, no overnight camping Definitely sunscreen! Hat Sunglasses Good hiking shoes Water Backpack Allergy medicine...

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  • Hiking in Akaka Falls State Park

    I was soooo looking forward to checking this out! But turns out there is very little hiking involved. It is worth stopping by and checking out but will take you perhaps 30 minutes to walk the entire area. No entrance fee, open daily, no overnight camping Definitely sunscreen! HatSunglassesGood hiking shoesWaterBackpackAllergy medicine (just in...

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  • Catch the Ironman Triathletes in...

    Kailua-Kona is the home of the world-renown Ironman Triathlon, where competitors from all around the world, from ages 18 to 70, swim 2 miles, bike 100 miles and follow it up with a marathon. Who dreamed up of this torture? Actually, it mustn't be greuling enough as 10,000 athletes a year qualify for the race. We got there late in the day to see...

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  • Participate in the IronMan Triathlon

    Kailua-Kona is the home of the International IronMan Triathlon Championship, held every October. This race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a full marathon (26.2 miles). Lots of training, a swimsuit, bicycle, and running shoes. Did I mention lots of training?To be one of the 1500+ starters, you have to run in qualifiers (full...

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  • Snorkeling

    My boyfriend and I really enjoy trips when we can snorkel. Hawaii's beaches are among the best snorkeling experiences you can ever have. So, here are some great snorkeling areas to check out, some we went to others I found on a website, link listed below.Mauna Kea Beach - enter the resort and ask for a public beach parking pass at the gate. Only 44...

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  • One of a few Sandy Beaches on the Big...

    I posted some info on my snorkeling tip about this beach but thought I should also post this separately. There are not many sandy beaches to be had on the big island. It is the youngest of all the Hawaiian Islands and it is evident with all the lava rock you see from the landscape.Mauna Kea Resort is a beautiful $$$$ resort. A guard shack and guard...

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  • Sea Kayaking at Cook Monument

    Sea kayaking at the Captain Cook monument is a great way of getting to the great snorkling at the Monument. Rent your kayak at the South end of the bay from Emu and Kai's.

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  • Kahalu'u Bay & adjacent hotel for beach...

    Kahalu'u Beach is wonderful for both surfers, snorklers, and beach goers. The water is clear and calm inside the Bay. Perfect condition almost always for snorklers. You can expect a very close encounter with sea tutle and many different types of fish. It is like swimming inside the aquarium. No kidding! If you go outside the Bay, the wave is strong...

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  • Snorkeling at Place of Refuge

    I was a bit let down when we arrived at the water access at Place of Refuge Park. There was no sand. The locals call this place 2 step because of the water access is two lava steps to enter or exit the water. Once in the water I decided that this was in my top 3 snorkeling locations that I have ever visited. Bring snorkel or scuba gear. Bring a...

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  • Kealakekua Bay, the best snorkeling in...

    The waters at the Captian Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay, where the great explorer ended his life, is rated as one of the best places for snorkeling in the Hawaiian islands.Don't miss the magificent coral garden and its abundant marine life. Here you will find lots of colourfull fishes, moray eels, and there's dolphins that frequents the bay in...

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  • Snorkeling at Kahalu'u, plenty of fish...

    Kahaluu Beach Park is one of the places where you are guaranteed to see plenty of fish and the green turtles are common here. This place is perfect for snorkelers of all ages and experiences as it is a shallow well protected bay behind a reef and there are lifeguards posted that mostly are making sure nobody messes with the turtles.Have a look at...

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  • Abundant hiking opportunities

    There is an abundance of hiking opportunities on the big island! There are hiking areas near some waterfalls, and other attractions, as well as at the volcanoes. Check the brochures closely to find out more on the ones you're interested in. We hiked to the recent lava flow at Kilauea. We hiked from our car to the site where the rangers were sharing...

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  • Surfing is not only done on Oahu's North...

    Although Oahu and it's north shore gets all the attention, there is surfing on the Big Island also.If you don't surf, you can also get lessons from the Hawai'i Lifeguard Surf Instructors. If you already surf but left your board at home, you can rent one from either Honolua Surf Co.(329-1001) or Pacific Vibrations(329-3140)

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