RELEASE NUMBER 60/16
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Waikiki’s premier ocean sports festival, Duke’s OceanFest 2016, makes a splash this year from Aug. 20 to 28 with ocean and beachside activities at venues throughout Waikiki. As the longtime official hotel sponsor, Outrigger Resorts is proud to support the annual event, which pays tribute to legendary waterman Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, by offering spectators and participants the opportunity to soak it all in with a special Duke’s OceanFest VIP package at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.
On sale now through Aug. 19 for stays between Aug. 15 – 31, 2016, guests can book a room starting at $279 per night at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and guests who want to dive into the action can take advantage of Outrigger’s Duke’s OceanFest VIP Package, which includes:
- Daily breakfast for two at Duke’s Waikiki (double occupancy)
- 30 percent discount on Quiksilver and Roxy apparel while shopping at Quiksilver
(store locations at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Waikiki Beach Walk®)
- Two Duke’s OceanFest souvenir T-shirts
- Two tickets to the KINE Great Hawaiian legends Luau at the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday, Aug. 27
To book your stay now, visit outrigger.com/dukesoceanfest.
“Duke’s OceanFest is one of Outrigger’s favorite events to support because it allows local residents and visitors to authentically connect with an integral part of our cultural heritage, as well as celebrate Hawaii’s unique sense of place,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications, Outrigger Enterprises Group. “Duke Kahanamoku’s incredible skill and love for watersports are embodied in this fun event and we hope that everyone will join us in August to carry on his legacy.”
Hundreds of amateur and professional athletes gather to compete in a variety of ocean sports, including longboard surfing, stand-up paddleboard races, swimming, tandem surfing, surfboard water polo, sand volleyball, and more. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is proud to lend its name to three OceanFest events this year. They are:
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Keiki Sand Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Queens Beach Sand Volleyball Courts
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts SUP PaddleFest
Sunday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Sand Volleyball Pro-Am
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Duke’s OceanFest supports the mission of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF), the public, nonprofit foundation established in Kahanamoku’s honor in 1986. Net proceeds from Duke’s OceanFest help fund ODKF’s awarding of college scholarships and athletic grants to students from Hawaii and organizations competing in water sports and volleyball.
For the most up-to-date information on Duke’s Oceanfest and its schedule of events, visit www.dukesoceanfest.com, or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DukesOceanFest.