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Tropical Energy Ocean Games

Tropical Energy would like to announce the launch of the the Tropical
Energy Ocean Games, presented by Jeep.

As the first event of its kind, the Ocean Games embraces all forms of Ocean riding, from traditional to new, Ocean inspired music and art, and combines this with a celebration of the traditional Hawaiian Makahiki Season for a Festival like no

The event will take place on the North Shore of Maui, at
Ho’okipa Beach Park from the 15th – 19th February.

There will be a web cast from the event and daily highlight segments online so keep
an eye on for more info.


For centuries, the Makahiki season was a time of peace and agricultural fertility for Hawaii, a time when Hawaiians indulged in games, music and festivities. This spirit lives on in Hawaii, with its North Facing shores being buffeted with big waves throughout this time (November to February), allowing the traditional art of riding waves to live on as an inherent part of the culture.

The Ocean Games are not only a means of celebrating this special time, but also a way to bring together the most talented and respected watermen in the world for a festival that combines old with new and sport with music and art, for a celebration of Ocean culture, something that the Hawaiian people have being doing for centuries. Get ready for the most prolific ocean sports experience imaginable.

Ocean Sports’ Elements

• There will be a men’s pro division in the following sports. Contestants will be chosen and invited to compete:
– Surf
– Longboard
– Stand Up Paddle
– Windsurf
– Kitesurf

The rider that accrues the highest score across 3 out of the 5 sports will walk away with the Ultimate Waterman Award and a 4×4 Jeep

• The following team events will be contested
– Surf Canoe
– Tandem Surf

• There will be a Youth Airshow contested in the sports of:
– Surf
– Windsurf
– Kitesurf

There will be an Ultimate Waterman youth award for the highest place youth across 2 out of 3 sports.
Please email to register!

• There will be a Wahine Soulride event that will be open to all ages. Please email to register

• There will be a Kama’aina event open to Hawaii residents and contested in the following sports:
– Surf
– Longboard
– Stand Up Paddle

There will also be an Ultimate Waterman award for the Kama’aina Open fleet.
Please email to register!

On shore elements

• Hawaiian Cultural ceremonies to open and close the event which reflect the ethos of the Games
• Live Music to be performed on a specially constructed stage between 12 and 5pm daily
• Art Exhibition to run through the weekend featuring diverse work from local artists inspired by the Ocean
• Art demonstrations to include ice sculpting, glass blowing and board painting
• VIP & hospitality area for sponsors of the Games
• Sponsor booths to showcase product / services
• Local Food Vendors bringing the flavour of Maui to Ho’okipa Beach Park

Social Events

• Friday 16th: Live Music at Charley’s, Paia – band begins at 10pm
• Saturday 17th: Live Music Concert featuring celebrity artists – 7.30pm (location tbc)
• Sunday 18th: Movie night featuring the best of films from the world of Ocean Sports (tbc)
• Monday 19th: Traditional Hawaiian Luau and Prize-giving Ceremony – 5pm


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