Hawaii (State of) Sports & Outdoors

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Hawaii (State of) 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hiking

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    On our most recent trip to Kauai, unfortunately Marc was recovering from surgery so we couldn’t be as active as we had planned. We were never more disappointed in this situation as we were the day we made it to Ke’e Beach. Of course we didn’t have our hiking shoes with us as we faced the Kalalau Trailhead so we decided to try a bit in our flip...

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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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  • 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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  • Sailing

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    If you have the means, time, & opportunity...you MUST sail the Na Pali coast. It is one of the most spectacular experiences I have ever done. We did a morning sailing out of Port Allen on the south coast with Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures. It was approximately 5 1/2 hours long & worth every second. They offer two sailings - one at 7am and one...

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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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  • 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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  • Fishing

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    We went trolling for Marlin, Tuna, and Ono. We were lucky enough to each catch an Ono! Amy got a big one, about 45 pounds, Susan's was big too at about 30 pounds. WHAT A THRILL!!! Hana pa'a Charters - "4 person shared"... only we were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the boat... so it was like a personal charter! Our boat was the ONLY boat...

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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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  • Golfing

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    If you'd like to golf on a beautiful course designed by pro Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1989, the Mokihana has become popular with locals due to its lower fees. Not as challenging as the Kiele course, the Mokihana also seems to receive less maintenance and has been relegated to the status of the less deserving cousin course. (According to the...

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  • Kayak/Outriggers

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    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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  • Surfing

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    Hanalei bay is a good place to catch some waves, both the novice and the experienced can enjoy surfing this here. Several companies gives surfing lessons here and further out the breakers can be quite challenging, of course depending on the weather conditions. The sandy beach and relativley few rocks in treh bay make it a place where you dont have...

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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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  • Scuba Diving

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    We used Seasport Divers to go to Ni'ihau but Bubbles Below and Fathom Five are just as good. Charters leave early as its about a 2 hour trek to Ni'ihau. Most offer 3 tank dives with lunch. The dive sites themselves are pretty typical for Hawaii - alot of lava rock but not alot of coral. The fish life is amazing, with lots of colorful tropical...

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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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  • Kayaking/Canoeing

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    You wont believe how many choices you have to exercise yourself here: 1)Hiking, trecking, cycling, There are some easy trails but also some dangerous ones suggested only to experienced ones. The 11 miles of Kalalau trail will top it all as it is located on the Na Pali coast, even if you do the first 2-3 miles you will be reward with some great...

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  • Snorkling

    Oahu Sports & Outdoors

    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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  • 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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  • Zodiac Raft

    Great trip on a zodiac raft through Hawaii Tours, jump on a zodiac and check out lava tubes, blow holes, caves and whales if you are there in January. It' a fourteen mile tour along the coast of Kona. We stopped at Catain Cook's and had an awesome lunch and snorkeled. When we arrived at Captain Cook's we anchored and then out of no where bam a...

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  • Scuba Paradise

    So far, my favorite place to dive in Hawaii is on the Big Island, at Honaunau or Place of Refuge. It's a very popular spot but there's a reason for it: It's absolutely beautiful underwater! It's an interesting dive if you swim to the right with tons of fish and invertibrates to see and interesting coral formations. But if you swim to the left,...

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  • Free Tennis With the Condo

    While staying for a month at The Mahana Condominiums on Kaanapali Beach in Maui, we were able to use the tennis courts for free. We certainly took advantage of that "perk". Allan and I played together several times, and Allan played doubles with other men, most of whom were younger than he. However, he usually won the games. He is a "scrappy"...

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  • For "The Well-Heeled Golfer"

    At the Maui Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort there are 54 championship holes of golf available, for a price. There is also a fine Golf Academy on the property. While we walked around exploring the resort, we took this photograph of one of the golf holes. We inquired about golf, and, not surprisingly, discovered that the cost was quite prohibitive for...

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  • Pro Bowl

    Every year the Pro Bowl is held in Hawaii at the Aloha Statium. Tail gate parties are held by fans in the parking lot the morning of the game and after but mostly before. Here is a picture of the cheerleaders Do to Sept 11 2001 you really can't bring in much

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  • Grab your sticks

    The golfing in Hawaii is the best I've ever seen. I usually played the military courses which I recommend Navy/Marine, Barbers Point, and Hickam golf courses. For those that can't get to the military courses, I recommend Waikele Country Club and Pearl City Country Club. You can't beat the weather for golfing in Hawaii, and for the military, you...

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  • Kayaking on many of the Hawaiian Islands

    There many areas among the islands where you can rent kayak and gear for a few islands along a river or where river meets the beach. This photo was taken in northern Oahu. Kauai also has excellent places as well.Good exercise for the arms, too, especially if you are in a hurry to return the rental gear before deadline ;-)

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  • Hike and Bike

    While we're in Waikiki we decided to become a little adventurous but horse back riding is out of the question. So we decided to sign up for a downhill bike and waterfall hike tour. The bike portion is pretty easy but you get to see some beautiful sight.The bike tour guide is John Alford who wrote books about mountain biking in Hawaii. The 2 mile...

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  • Scuba Diving with Aloha Dive Shop

    Every little things is done to help you to be secure and happy with your diving.You will not have to take all the equipment to the boat, just the necessary (fines, mask and gear) every other things like the BCD or bottles are already in the boat.Instructors put your BCD and bottle on your shoulders, you just have to do a big giant leap and you are...

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  • Horseback Riding

    I found horsebackriding in the wildness pretty extreme! It was just awsome and if I'm ever back to Hawaii I'm going to do this mad thing again. It's good to be dressed well because of the bugs. :-)

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  • Diving :-)

    You can go snorkeling and you'll see amazing animals in the sea. The best place to go snorkeling is Kahalu'u located between Kailua and Keauhou, South Kona. The mask :-)

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  • Surfing the North Shore

    The North Shore is famous for it's large waves. We were hoping to see the 20 ft waves when we visited but they were 'only' 7 - 10 feet the day we were there. It was still an amazing site.

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  • Ramping was never so much fun!

    Thanks to another VT'er, (bigern) I checked up on the skateboard facility on Hickam AFB. I'm not into seeing the kiddos get hurt, so I usually watch long enough for them to show off their skills, and move on! There is a pond, and pit, and many other ramps in the open. One fee of $5 keeps you there until they close down for the evening ... Bring...

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  • ProBowl, Season Finale

    Be there! This is always sold out, and be warned, get your tickets EARLY, or it's the Yellow section for you. Each of my family roots for a different team, so our section of the bleachers is highly competitive in itself. No bags or backpacks, no outside food or drinks ... all must be left in your vehicle before you enter the stadium grounds for...

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  • Soccer, the sport of Hawaii

    Soccer seems to be the hot sport here on the islands, much as it has become very popular in the rest of the mainland states. Both of my sons have played in area teams, my oldest sticking it out for several season and his team making first in the silver division. In my opinion, this has taught youth discipline and dedication in staying with the...

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