Registation is SOLD OUT and our waitlist is at capacity. Please note that there will be NO race day registration. Mahalo for your support for the Kukio Blue Water Swim.


$40 per Individual (13 and older) - includes a Patagonia capilene shirt &  swim cap

$20 per Keiki 12 and under- includes a hat & swim cap

**Entry Fees are Non-Refundable**

Race Day Timeline

Kukio Entrance

Kua Bay

Kua Bay

Kua Bay

Kukio Beach

Kikaua Pt. Lawn

Kikaua Pt. Lawn

6:00 AM

6:30-7:30 AM

7:45 AM

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

9:15 - 11:30 AM

10:00 AM

Gates open at Kukio

Check-in & Body Marking  

Mandatory pre-race meeting, Pule to follow

Race Start                                                  

Race Finish                                                 


Award Ceremony                                    



Gates will open at Kukio at 6:00 AM. All event parking must take place at Kukio, there will be no event parking at Kua Bay. Please allow 15-20 minutes to walk to the registration/check-in area at Kua Bay from the parking area at Kukio.

Directions to Kukio Golf & Beach Club: 87 Mile Marker Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. From the Kona airport drive 6 miles North on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, turn left at Kukio Nui Drive. You will arrive at the Kukio Security hale. They will direct you on where to park.

Please note: Take only what you need for the swim to the race check-in. A small gear bag will be provided during registration. Please pack your belongings into the appropriate bag during registration and take it to the designated drop-off area. All items must fit INTO the provided gear bag. Your gear bag will be available for you once you finish your swim. Event organizers are not responsible for lost items. Personal bags or backpacks will not be accepted.


Awards will be given to the Overall Male & Overall Female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each age division, male & female.

Please note: Fins & snorkels are permitted but individuals will not be considered for age group or overall awards. You will receive a finishing time and your time will be listed in the results under the Snorkel/Fin division.

  •     12 and under
  •     13-14
  •     15-19
  •     20-24
  •     25-29
  •     30-34
  •     35-39
  •     40-44
  •     45-49
  •     50-54
  •     55-59
  •     60-64
  •     65-69
  •     70+


The swim will be a beach start at Kua Bay (Maniniowali Beach), swim 1.2 miles to Uluweuweu Bay and finish by running up the finishing chute at Kukio Beach. During the swim, keep all buoys on your right. Water safety volunteers will be on the course, please follow their directions. *Race course is subject to change depending on race day conditions.

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