O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I — AccesSurf is thrilled to announce The Hawai’i Adaptive Surfing Championships, set to take place from May 13th to May 16th, 2024, at Queens Surf Break in Waikiki. This event, hosted by AccesSurf, marks the second stop of a global tour organized by the Association of the Adaptive Surfing Professionals (AASP).

WHAT: The Hawai’i Adaptive Surfing Championships will bring together over 100 adaptive surfers from around the world, competing in nine divisions to showcase their incredible talent and spirit. It’s a celebration of resilience, athleticism, and inclusivity within the surfing community.

“We’re excited to host The Hawai’i Adaptive Surfing Championships and provide a platform for adaptive surfers to demonstrate their skills and passion for the sport,” said Cara Short, Executive Director at AccesSurf. “This event is not only about competition but also about fostering community and spreading awareness about adaptive surfing.”

The event aims to highlight the achievements and capabilities of adaptive surfers while promoting inclusivity and accessibility in water sports. It serves as a testament to the dedication of organizations like AccesSurf in empowering individuals with disabilities through ocean recreation and therapeutic instruction.



May 13th – 16th, 2024

The WELCOME CEREMONY will take place on May 13, 2024 at 5pm at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki.



Queens Surf Break, Waikiki, Hawai’i


For the full schedule and to learn more about the event, visit For more information about AccesSurf and its mission, please visit and follow them on Instagram at @accessurf_hawaii and Facebook at


For onsite media assistance, contact Cara Short at (808) 748-1820.


About AccesSurf:

Founded in 2006, AccesSurf is dedicated to the empowerment of individuals with disabilities through accessible water programs. In the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku, AccesSurf pioneers adaptive watersports, ocean recreation, and therapeutic instruction for participants throughout the state of Hawai’i and around the world. To become a participant, volunteer, or learn more about our organization, please visit and follow us on social media for updates and stories of empowerment.


Media Contact:

Cara Short


Phone: 808-748-1820

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