Wednesday, November 11, 2009
40th Annual Haleiwa International Open Entry Forms
What's up everybody!!!
Yes its almost that time again...Haleiwa International Open time that is. 40 Years...can you believe it!!!
This year's event will run from December 21, 2009 - January 4, 2010.
For all contest information log onto Facebook.com and join the Haleiwa International Open group page to stay tuned with all the happenings of the HIO. If you don't have Facebook then you can check back here and I will update this page also.
Event Hotline: (808)637-2544
The HIO showcases 12 divisions in both Shortboard and Longboard divisions for both Male or Female competitors of all ages. We have had surfers from Japan, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain, all over the USA and from the different Hawaiian Islands.
Great performances in our event have helped surfers like Kiron Jabour, Keanu Asing, Hizon Lin Kee boost their amateur careers to the next level as of present. In the past the World’s best have qualified through here like Bruce and Andy Irons, Halewia’s own Freddy Patacchia and also guys like Phil Macdonald, Dean Morrison and Jordy Smith. The HIO is known to amateurs as the premiere Big Wave surfing event, and has been run in 8-12 foot surf in previous years.
Rell Sunn and Earl Dahlin originally started the Hale‘iwa International Open as a good will event for visiting Japanese surfers. Over the years, more international surfers have been entering the big wave event.
The Haleiwa International Open is a community fundraiser run by the Friends of Ali`I Beach, a certified non-profit organization 501 (c) (3). The proceeds from this event are used to run the annual Haleiwa Menehune Surfing Championships, and the summer and winter programs at the Haleiwa Surf Center.