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2017 Point Panic Experience is ON!!! Next week FRI-SAT, Sept. 1st-2nd!!!

Posted by GABE TURNER

Dear friends, bodysurfers, handboarders, sponsors, supporters and ocean enthusiasts... We are happy to inform you that the 2017 Point Panic Experience will be held next week FRIDAY & SATURDAY SEPT. 1st & 2nd with the following heats to be held on each day: DAY 1 (Fri. Sept 1st) All Bodysurfing (except keiki 19 & under) Women's bodysurfing & Women's handboarding DAY 2 (Sat, Sept. 2nd) Open Handboarding Keiki (19 & under) bodysurfing & handboarding Bodysurfing Grand Championship Due to estimated participant numbers, we tentatively plan on using a 4-person priority system for the 20-34, 35-49, 50+ bodysurfing age divisions, the open handboard division and...

2017 Point Panic Experience Early Sign-Up Day

Posted by GABE TURNER

2017 Point Panic Experience Early Sign-Up Day Saturday, June 10th 10:30AM - 4:30PM Hawaiian South Shore, 320 Ward Ave. Kaka'ako, HI Early Entry Fee: $40 for one division, $70 for two divisions Late (Beach) Entry Fee: $50 for one division, $90 for two divisions One event T-Shirt included per person with entry in one or two divisions. Official start to accepting early entries. All entries completed on Sat, June 10th will be entered in raffle prize pack drawing to be held at 4:30pm. A one-time Fri-Sat (or Sat-Sun, surf permitting) bodysurfing/handboarding event with holding period from June 23rd to mid-September. Bodysurfing Men's...

Who is Point Panic Contest Director?

Posted by DAVID KELLY

1. Talk about who you are. I grew up in Mililani during the 1980s when it was still a relatively small town compared to today. After high school, I moved to the Big Island and attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo while my family moved to the island of Molokai. I lived on Molokai off and on for ten years building my father’s house on Hawaiian homestead land, and I worked as an electrician with him all over Maui County. In 2008, I returned to Oahu to pursue a master’s degree at Hawaii Pacific University and have lived here on the island...

Big Wave Contest..Ask 100 big wave surfers if they’d rather

Posted by DAVID KELLY

Looking Ahead to the Big Wave Awards Ask 100 big wave surfers if they’d rather win the Big Wave World Championship or the Big Wave Ride of the Year award, and you’ll get a pretty even split between the two. While a world championship puts you in the history books, Ride of the Year honors go to the single best big wave ridden all season—and for most people, that one wave will probably qualify as the best ride of their life. Every April, the WSL Big Wave Awards celebrate the best in heavy water heroics, bringing together the hardest charging...

2016 Point Panic Experience BODYSURF - HANDBOARD competition

Posted by DAVID KELLY

2016 Point Panic Experience BodySurf - HandBoard Vissla, DaFiN and Hawaiian South Shore are proud to present the iconic bodysurfing and handboarding contest, Point Panic Experience! This year will be the 8th annual Point Panic contest, which runs in the form of a two-day, wave-filled, stoke fest. Point Panic is one of very few bodysurfing contests with a 3 month holding period, running from July 15th until October 15th, 2016. Why so long? Because for Point Panic, conditions have to be perfect -- 90 feet and glassy. The wait is worth it. Competitors and spectators flood the South Shore of Oahu to join the madness,...

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