The Aqua Sphere North Shore 5k Swim is Hawaii’s first and only 5K-swim race from Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay.

The North Shore 5K swim & relay will also have a “tag team” option for 2 swimmers. The tag will take place at Ehukai Beach.

New for 2018 is our 10K option! Swimmers will start at Waimea Bay at 7am & swim to Sunset Beach for the turnaround. You must have an escort for this event!

Put on those Aqua Sphere “Alpha” fins and join the fin division for individual swimmers only, fin start will be 15 minutes after individuals and teams.


Race Information:

Saturday September 8, 2018 at 8:00am. 10 K Option Starts at 7am from Waimea Bay!

Race Starts at Sunset Beach & follows the North Shore coastline to Waimea Bay. Tag option for 2 person teams with the relay at Ehukai Beach Park.

Fin division is for the full 5K course only. NO teams for the Fin Division. Fin Division start 10 minutes after 5k race.

Check in is at Waimea Bay & we will bus you to the start!



Race numbers, timing chips & t-shirts are issued race morning at Waimea Bay.

Race numbers are non-transferable with out prior permission.

No one else may wear the chip assigned to you. Swimmers found on the course without their issued race numbers will be removed.

Swimmers caught wearing another persons race number will result in both parties being banned from future North Shore Swim & Waikiki Swim Club events. NO BANDITS!

Sorry, we do not email confirmation but you can go to www.timelinehawaii.com one week before the event to make sure you are registered.

Limited parking is available at Waimea Bay, St. Peter & Paul Chuch (small donation) & for a fee at Waimea Valley

Waimea Bay is on the North Shore Oahu about 7 miles east of the town of Haleiwa on Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa is approximately 36 miles from Waikiki.

We shuttle swimmers via bus to both Sunset Beach & to Ehukai Beach Park for the relays. The shuttle has limited seating!

Sorry, NO refunds.

There is no aid station on this course, be prepared…

Upon arrival at Waimea Bay check in at the administration tent near the parking lot & pickup your timing chip, t-shirt & get your body make & cap. You must wear a cap in the Aqua Sphere 5K Swim, but you can bring your own if you have a favorite, bright one if possible!

Will start leaving at 6:45am & run until 7:40am

Relay or tag will be at Ehukai Beach Park across from Sunset Beach Elementary School

The Fin Division is for one person only and starts and Sunset Beach 10 minutes after the non-finers!

The Aqua Sphere North Shore 5K Swim follows the “FINA” rules with regards to swimwear. Visit: http://www.fina.org/content/fina-approved-swimwear for approved suits.

No Fins (except in fin division) hand paddles or wetsuits. Swim buoys are ok & encouraged. No personal escorts!