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Oahu Sports & Outdoors

  • ProBowl

    Honolulu Sports & Outdoors

    The Pro Bowl itself was great fun. Even though I'm not a big football fan, I do watch and so it was thrilling to watch Peyton Manning and Tom Brady warming up side by side, throwing to recievers, or to see T.O. running by and making everyone cheer everytime he came in sight. My daughter and her friends had a blast performing at halftime and...

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  • Snorkling

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    The Spirit of Aloha Catamaran is operated by Port Waikiki Cruises and was the catamaran that we used during our free snorkel trip, courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Catamaran is a modern 54-foot motor sail vessel which accommodates up to 48 guests on each excursion. The catamaran is a clean efficient vessel with amenities ranging from a...

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  • Surfing

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    If you get the bug and want to try it yourself there are loads of places that rent boards and give lessons, just look for the signs in the beach areas. Take the lessons! As in any active sport, you need to know the basics, how to get out of a difficult situation and what to expect. The worst thing to do is panic and having basic knowledge from...

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  • Golf

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    Golf Magazine has ranked Oahu's Ko'olau Golf Course as the hardest in the United States at times in the past, though you can rest easy now because it has currently dropped to #3. I know people who routinely shoot in the 70's that struggle to break 100 on this course. So how did I do? Don't ask! The best gauge of my score is that I lost 23 balls!! ...

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  • Swimming

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    Swimming is the perfect activity for Oahu. Many of the beaches are calm and perfect for the casual swimmer or the lazy float in the water. As long as you are aware of currents and other warnings such as jellyfish; swimming should be a fun and uneventful experience. Our last trip in January 2014; we spent alot of time enjoying the beautiful water...

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  • Aloha Stadium

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    If you drive west of Pearl Harbor on the H1, you won't be able to miss the big bowl of Aloha Stadium on the makai side of the highway. This is the largest sports complex in the islands and is the home of the NFL All-Star Game (known as the Pro Bowl) every year. It also hosts University of Hawaii foortball games, which can be quite a sight as was...

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  • Football

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    The Pro Bowl is a yearly football game between the NFC and AFC. The game is held in O'ahu every January before the Super Bowl game. Many football fans come to O'ahu to see the Pro Bowl, especially if they can't make it to the Super Bowl. The Hilton Hawaiian Village has played host to the players and non-players alike and during one of our stays...

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  • Kayak/Outriggers

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is a manmade lagoon which is owned by the State of Hawaii. The lagoon was part of the Henry J. Kaiser Hawaiian Village project which expanded the old Fort DeRussy Channel, creating the new beach and 14 foot deep lagoon. The lagoon was named after the surfer and Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. The lagoon is located adjacent...

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  • Running

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    Whever I'm staying in Waikiki, one of my favorite running spots is along the Ala Wai Canal. If you run along its south bank you can have about two miles of unbroken sidewalk with view of the back of Diamond Head, palm trees and a variety of locals and tourists out for their exercise (some with dogs). You almost always will have a breeze and...

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  • Volleyball

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    I am amazed at how popular volleyball is in Hawaii, both as a participant and spectator sport. Given the beach environment, I'm not surprised the volleyball nets are everywhere. If you like to play beach volleyball, Oahu is nirvana. But what surprises me as someone from the northeastern US is how much people pay attention to volleyball (both men's...

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  • NFL Pro Bowl

    The Pro Bowl is a yearly football game between the NFC and AFC. The game is held in O'ahu every January before the Super Bowl game. Many football fans come to O'ahu to see the Pro Bowl, especially if they can't make it to the Super Bowl. The Hilton Hawaiian Village has played host to the players and non-players alike and during one of our stays in...

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  • Kayaking in the salt water lagoon

    Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is a manmade lagoon which is owned by the State of Hawaii. The lagoon was part of the Henry J. Kaiser Hawaiian Village project which expanded the old Fort DeRussy Channel, creating the new beach and 14 foot deep lagoon. The lagoon was named after the surfer and Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. The lagoon is located adjacent...

    more
  • Spirit of Aloha Catamaran

    The Spirit of Aloha Catamaran is operated by Port Waikiki Cruises and was the catamaran that we used during our free snorkel trip, courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Catamaran is a modern 54-foot motor sail vessel which accommodates up to 48 guests on each excursion. The catamaran is a clean efficient vessel with amenities ranging from a full...

    more
  • Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

    I enjoy being out in the water swimming and doing a little bit of snorkeling. Snorkeling is a fantastic way to get to see some of the creatures inhabiting the waters below without all that heavy scuba gear. Hanauma Bay is a beautiful nature preserve located a few miles from Waikiki. The preserve restricts entrance to protect it and if you plan on...

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  • Snorkeling in Waikiki

    When I was getting ready to go to Oahu, staying near the beach in Waikiki, my friend who vacations frequently in Oahu expressed her opinion that I would have to travel away from Waikiki to snorkel. Since I had never tried snorkeling in Waikiki, I agreed with her. The walled in, shallow beaches I remembered didn't seem likely to be good snorkeling...

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  • Swimming

    Swimming is the perfect activity for Oahu. Many of the beaches are calm and perfect for the casual swimmer or the lazy float in the water. As long as you are aware of currents and other warnings such as jellyfish; swimming should be a fun and uneventful experience. Our last trip in January 2014; we spent alot of time enjoying the beautiful water...

    more
  • Get the Surfing Bug!

    If you get the bug and want to try it yourself there are loads of places that rent boards and give lessons, just look for the signs in the beach areas. Take the lessons! As in any active sport, you need to know the basics, how to get out of a difficult situation and what to expect. The worst thing to do is panic and having basic knowledge from...

    more
  • Watch The Best Surfing

    You can watch surfers on every island. During the winter, the islands’ north shores generate big swells, while in the summer, the south shores enjoy a bump in size. Oahu’s North Shore is a legendary surf spot featuring viewer friendly beaches at Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline.Many surfing competitions are held in these areas,...

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  • Take a Dip in the Pool!?

    I usually love a resort with a pool but when staying on the beach with the beautiful water why would I want the pool. I can understand the kids loving the pool but we both wanted the ocean and the beach.

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  • Surfing

    Surfing is "BIG" in Hawaii and who can blame them with the awesome surf conditions. Thanks to the legendary Duke Kahanamoku the sport of surfing became so popular. Surfing schools are popping up all over the place especially in Honolulu and Waikiki where tourists are eager to spend some cash to learn how to surf or maybe just manage to stand up on...

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  • Ko'olau: America's Hardest Golf Course! ...

    Golf Magazine has ranked Oahu's Ko'olau Golf Course as the hardest in the United States at times in the past, though you can rest easy now because it has currently dropped to #3. I know people who routinely shoot in the 70's that struggle to break 100 on this course. So how did I do? Don't ask! The best gauge of my score is that I lost 23 balls!!...

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  • University of Hawaii Football is King! ...

    Since Hawaii doesn't have a professional sports team, people go nuts over the University of Hawaii Warriors football squad. During the fall of 2007, the state was completely nuts over the Warriors as Colt Brennan quarterbacked them to a perfect 11-0 season and the championship of the Western Athletic Conference. Despie their Sugar Bowl loss, the...

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  • Aloha Stadium: The Big Venue

    If you drive west of Pearl Harbor on the H1, you won't be able to miss the big bowl of Aloha Stadium on the makai side of the highway. This is the largest sports complex in the islands and is the home of the NFL All-Star Game (known as the Pro Bowl) every year. It also hosts University of Hawaii foortball games, which can be quite a sight as was...

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  • Surfing lessons

    Sure you can go and surf. Nobody will ask if you’ve done it before. And don’t feel embarrassed, because most of the people in the water are NOT standing on the surf boards! I didn’t try it myself, knowing from others that the experience can be painful. So I figured this sport is not for spoiled people like me. But, I definitely enjoyed watching...

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  • Some of the World's Best Golf Courses

    Oahu is home of some of the world's best and most beautiful golf courses. I'm not much of a golfer, but their beauty and the nice weather can even tempt me to go out for a round or two. Manyof my friends are serious golfers and they make it a point to play all the courses on the island that they can -- luckily very few are private. Even the best...

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  • Take a Surfing Lesson

    If you've always had the desire to surf but never tried it, there is perhaps no better place to take a surfing lesson than Hawaii. Oahu has a number of places that will teach you, from the North Shore to Kailua Bay to Waikiki. Waikiki has a number of vendors dotting the beach and this competition results in what seem like the lowest prices for...

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  • Swim with the sharks

    Drive to the northshore and take a swim with the sharks. Make your reservation early as possible. The earlier it is, the water the calmer is. We reserved through North Shore Shark Adventures. $120 each, but well worth it.

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  • Go for A Run Along the Ala Wai Canal

    Whever I'm staying in Waikiki, one of my favorite running spots is along the Ala Wai Canal. If you run along its south bank you can have about two miles of unbroken sidewalk with view of the back of Diamond Head, palm trees and a variety of locals and tourists out for their exercise (some with dogs). You almost always will have a breeze and...

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  • Golf on the island

    Prices range form $60-$180...I don't play golf, my brother does but he says its amazing!! Hawaii is home to one of the world's most difficult golf courses, one which i had the pleasure to see!! But there was no way I would attempt to play. Most golf clubs do equipment rental for a reasonable price

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  • Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

    Hanauma bay provides both some of Hawaii's best snorkelling along with extremely easy access as the reef is right off the beach. This makes for a great first time snorkelling experience. Good equipment can be bought for around $50 or can be rented at the beach.

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  • Watch a Pro Surfing Event

    If you're lucky enough to be on Oahu during a professional syrfing competition, go see it. This requires a bit of spontaneity, as you never know when the even twill be taking place. Most events are given windows (for example 12 November - 15 December) and then are run when and where the surfing conditions are right. The window above was for the...

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  • Volleyball is Popular Here

    I am amazed at how popular volleyball is in Hawaii, both as a participant and spectator sport. Given the beach environment, I'm not surprised the volleyball nets are everywhere. If you like to play beach volleyball, Oahu is nirvana. But what surprises me as someone from the northeastern US is how much people pay attention to volleyball (both men's...

    more
  • Outriggers! The Hawaiian Boat

    Hawaii has its own version of the canoe called the outrigger that mimics the boats the original Polyneasian settlers used to colonize the islands. You will see high school or university teams practicing near Ala Moana beach and you';; see individual outriggers plying the Alawai Canal. If you're on Waikiki, you'll even see groups of tourists heading...

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  • Catch a wave

    Learn to surf from our trained and certified Hawaii lifeguards. ALL PRICES ARE ONE HOUR SURF LESSON $70.00- $95.00 RECOMMENDED TWO HOUR SURF LESSON $115.00 - $165.00 CALL FOR PRICES on SPECIAL EVENTS and for LARGE GROUPS!

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  • See the Humuhumunukunukuapuaas

    The Hawaiian State bird is the "Nene" a goose, but can you pronounce the name of the official/unofficial state fish?Answer: it lies within the song Shirley Temple sang about going back to her little grass shack in Kalakaua, Hawaii, where the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa's go swimming by.Pronoucned: hu·mu·hu·mu·nu·ku·nu·ku·a·pu·a·aThis is a Hawaiian...

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  • Surfing at Sunset Beach

    My photo depicts a placid Sunset Beach, however talking to the surfers they give sage advice:"When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4" - 8'6" range are the norm. Watch out for the...

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  • NORTH SHORE --- SURFING

    One of the neatest stops on the Circle Island Tour was NORTH SHORE. There were lots of surfers and huge waves. Sunset, Ehukai, Waimea Bay and Haleiwa Beach which make up the North Shore, are several of the most well known surfing spots in the world.Winter surf can be quite large. so use caution and consult with the lifeguard on duty before entering...

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  • ALOHA STADIUM

    Aloha stadium was built in 1975. its capacity is 50,000. its parking lot hold 8,000 cars. Most common sporting event is college football. the stadium stands are movable, able to adjust for football games, baseball games, and concerts. first of its kind in the united states.The university of hawaii football team call it their home field and it is...

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  • U CAN SURF IN THESE THINGS, BUT DO U...

    i had a friend visiting me so i decided one of the best way to show her the island was from off shore. we rented kayaks through kailua sailboards and kayaks inc.the company was great and had reasonable prices. they were friendly and it is located right near the beach. they provied all the proper equipment, including a boring safety video that...

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  • kayak in Kailua bay

    Kailua is the center for non-surfing watersports. From here you can rent kayaks and sailboards or if you wish go on a kayak tour. Equipment can be rented from many outfitters, the link below is the one I used. Can't provide a comparison of there services versus other outfitters but I was happy with what I got.

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  • Reputably the best snorkeling on the...

    Here at Hanauma Bay there is reputed to be the best snorkeling on the island. There is an entrance fee of $5. p.p. and it is closed on a Tuesday.An extract from the small free visitor's guide book says this about Hanauma Bay"One of Hawaii's best snorkeling sites, it's calm, crystal-clear waters are home to hundreds of species of tropical reef fish....

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  • Bike rentals

    Bicycle Tours & RentalsBike HawaiiExplore Oahu while road or mountain biking & waterfall hiking. Adventure tours by certified guides. Exclusive access to remote Hawaiian rainforest. Custom multi-day adventures on Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii. Snorkel, kayak, horseback optional.

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  • forward to the ocean.........

    Wake up early in the morning, just wash your face and down to the lobby. The driver will be waiting for you. Follow the driver, out of the hotel, get into a stretched limou. After about one hour ride on the backseat with coffee and sandwitches, near to Pearl Harbour, you will be standing on the links blown in the ocean breeze.Such president play...

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  • ProBowl

    Planning on being in Hawaii in February? Love football? Check out our ProBowl on February 2nd, 2003. Plan on being there early, do a little tailgate party (or for you real party hardy type, bring a fully loaded pick up with a days worth of food and drinks) A visor is necessary, better yet, wear your team visor! Bring camera too!

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