Plan your trip during one of Hawaii’s many special sport events and festivals. Hawaii offers many exciting sporting events including international fishing tournaments, professional surfing competitions to world championship triathlons. The International Billfish Tournament is a great way to experience Hawaii.

In 1959, just two days after the Territory of Hawaii became the 50th state, the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) launched its first sportsfishing tournament in Kona on Hawaii, the Big Island. Fifty-five years later, this iconic fishing tournament continues to welcome teams from around the world each summer to fish Kona’s now famous waters.

Kailua Pier is an outstanding location to watch the iconic Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament start each morning at 7:30 am as boats toe the start line across Kailua Bay. Spectators can expect to witness the hum of scoreboard action as teams arrive back at the pier with fish flags flying announcing the day’s successes. Big fish weigh in at Kailua Pier after the end of fishing every day at 4:30 pm.

If you are planning on heading to Kona, Big Island for the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament make sure that you plan ahead and organise your accommodation. We have a variety of accommodation options available including condos, resorts and hotels. Book now to secure your place.

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