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Ocean Fest

June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


June 3, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wai Kai
91-1621 Keoneula Blvd
Ewa Beach, HI 96706 United States
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Wai Kai
(808) 900-3565
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In honor of World Oceans Day, Wai Kai Ocean Fest celebrates the waterman culture and lifestyle. It also provides education on how to better our human impact on the environment and protect our oceans from overconsumption, climate change, and plastic pollution. A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean.

The festival features exhibits and activities presented by ocean-related partners and local organizations committed to promoting sustainability, environmental awareness, and the active waterman lifestyle.  From fishing, to boating, paddling, surfing, wildlife, ocean safety, and more.

Come out. Learn. Enjoy and connect.

Free to attend.


10:00-11:00 a.m. Keiki SUP Race (Wai Kai Lagoon)
Enter your keiki for a fun and competitive ¼ mile sprint SUP race on the Wai Kai Lagoon!  Bring your own stand up paddle board or use one of our top-of-the-line Starboard SUP boards.

Divisions are 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16 years old.
10 participants per heat, 4 heats
Registration is $10 per keiki


10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Uluwehi Young (Event Lawn)


10:30-11:15 a.m.  Learn to Surf Coaching Session (Wai Kai Wave)
This learn to surf session features The LineUp staff and professional coaches to provide feedback and tips on how to improve your surf/boog skills.
Learn to Surf Coaching Session


11:00-12:00 p.m.  |  Kai Duhaylonsod (Event Lawn)


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  Wai Kai Prone Paddle Sprint Invitational (Wai Kai Lagoon)
Check out some of the best watermen compete in an exciting and highly competitive 1 mile sprint prone paddle race!  Watch the action close up from the waterfront or boardwalk as competitors race for a $500 purse!


12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Clarence Kanae (Event Lawn)


12:15-1:00 p.m.  |  The LineUp Air Show Invitational (Wai Kai Wave)
It’s on!!! Watch professional surfers and The LineUp’s surf staff battle it out for the best air game on the Wai Kai Wave. Ripping the 100-ft wave with a middle air section, who can get the biggest air time?
Hosted by: Kaipo Guerro

Koda Beschen
Noah Beschen
Kalani Riveiro
Maximilion Lex (citywave AM Champion)
Adam Muller (Wai Kai Wild Card)
Oli Fix (Wai Kai Wild Card)

Nathan Fletcher (Pro Surfer)
Anthony Ferriero (WSL judge)
and crowd score


12:45-1:30 p.m.  |  Tahiti Mana (Event Lawn)


1:30 p.m.  | Trident Adventures Helicopter Drop (Wai Kai Lagoon)
Watch a live in-person demonstration by former Navy Seal and team jump out of a helicopter into the Wai Kai Lagoon.


1:30-2:30 p.m.  |  Elijah Sky (Event Lawn)


2:00-3:30 p.m.  |  Water Polo Tournament (Wai Kai Lagoon)
Water polo is built with sound technical movements coupled with competitive swimming speed.  Watch professionals in this fun action fueled game in the Wai Kai Lagoon.


2:30-3:00 p.m.  |  Ewalani Hula Maids (Event Lawn)


2:30-3:15 p.m.  |   Surf with the Pros (Wai Kai Wave)
Book your session to surf/boog with Fletcher’s and the Beschan’s.
SIGN-UP: Surf with the Pros


3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  DJ Warrior (Event Lawn)


3:45 p.m.  | Trident Adventures Helicopter Raffle Drop (Wai Kai Lagoon)
Enter for your chance for a one-of-a-kind experience! Trident Adventures will be raffling off the opportunity to jump out of the helicopter at the conclusion of the day at Ocean Fest! Raffle winner will be briefed by trained team and provided necessary equipment and gear for the jump. Come by, sign up and possible have the jump of your lifetime – This is a $1,300 value!!


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