The Aloha Salads Summer Sprint is the first race of the Surf n Sea North Shore Swim Series. This 1-mile swim follows the coast from Sunset Beach to Ehukai Beach Park and provides participants with crystal clear water, turtle’s, tons of Hawaiian reef fish and the occasional spinner dolphin!
The North Shore Swim Series is a 5-race festival of progressively longer events giving swimmers the opportunity to swim the “7 mile miracle” of Oahu’s famous North Shore.
Event details and schedule
Check in for the Aloha Salads Summer Sprint is at Sunset Beach Park (mountain side near restrooms) and begins at 7:00am. There is no packet pickup, only race day check in and late sign up. Day of race entry fee is $70.00 (cash or check) and does not guarantee a t-shirt! There is no transfer of entries to another person with out permission of race committee officials.
COURSE: We will have a water start in 2 waves with the men going first & the women 5 minutes later. You can swim inside or outside, unless there is surf at “ Kammieland ” & “Rocky Point” surf spots, in which case we will keep swimmers outside of multiple 40” buoys. This will be a race day decision. The course follows the coast from Sunset Beach to Ehukai Beach Park.
EQUIPMENT : Goggles, facemasks & snorkels are permitted. Wetsuits prohibited. Swim suits for men may be briefs or jammers hip to knee. Women’s suits may be one or two-piece shoulder to hip. No fins, hand paddles, or other equipment permitted!
AWARDS & DIVISIONS : Top 3 finishers in the following divisions (Male & Female): Elite, 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14 15-19, standard 5 year age groups thereafter (10-24, 25-29, etc.). Overall Series Award for participants who swim in all 5 swims.
SAFETY: Swim Caps are mandatory and are provided to registered swimmers at their first NSSS swim of the summer. NOTE: Swimmers only receive one cap during the series . You may use your own swim cap but bright color caps are highly encouraged . THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE: PLEASE DO YOUR PART!
TIME LIMITS: Water Patrol has the authority to pull swimmers who are not making reasonable progress toward the finish at Ehukai during the event.
IMPORTANT: Swimmers should make continuous progress toward the finish. If they fail to make continuous progress and need the assistance of Water Patrol, they must turn in their timing chip at the finish line and will be will be disqualified...
INFORMATION: (808) 372-8885 & www.northshoreswimseries.com Please check us out on Facebook for up to date information!
Parking is at either Sunset Beach or Ehukai Beach Park, limited parking is available at Sunset Beach Elementary School. No shuttle will be provided, please plan accordingly. Please try to car pool from Honolulu!
Getting to Sunset Beach is easy! -Take H1 Freeway, Westbound -Stay on the HI Freeway for approximately six miles -Look for signs for the H2 Freeway, Northbound (North Shore/Wahiawa) Merge right onto the H2 Freeway -Continue on the H2 Freeway North to Wahiawa. Exit at Wahiawa (Exit 8) on to 80 (Kamehameha Hwy) through Wahiawa-Continue Northbound, 80 connects with 99 -Stay on 99 to Haleiwa -The road now bypasses Haleiwa and becomes route 83. -Continue on 83 approximately 20 minutes toward Kahuku-Sunset Beach will be on the left hand side just past Chevron Gas Station, Sunset Beach Community Park and check in is on the mountainside