Throw these Summer Event Dates on your Calendar! Look forward to seeing you there!

  • June 8th – World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup – Palekai Breakwall  (12 – 2pm) Community Park & Beach Clean Up / Collaborative Restoration Support for Coastal & Public Health
  • June 10th – Community Meeting / Networking Pau Hana (5-7pm) A brief update from our chapter programs and an awesome time to network, talk story and come together with other environmentally minded rock stars in our community at an Ocean Friendly Restaurant. 
  • July 20th – Sea Paradise Afternoon Snorkel & Sail FUNdraiser (1-5pm) Join the Surfrider Ohana for a relaxing and fun afternoon on the water! Reservations required and space will fill up fast! Dive into the beautiful coral ecosystems in South Kona and link deeper into the network of ocean lovers here on island!
  • August 24th – Ocean Benefit Film Festival & Art Auction (Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 6-9pm) Select Award Wining Feature Films and Film Shorts celebrating the ocean and the power of community. Networking, Pupus, Drinks, Ocean Themed Art Auction & Guest Speakers. Proceeds to Hilo Water Quality Monitoring Program and Oceanic Plastic Reduction. 
Jul
20
Sat
Snorkel Sail Fundraiser – Kealakekuha Bay with Sea Paradise!
Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Surfrider Ohana for a fun afternoon out on the water in South Kona! Proceeds to benefit the Hilo and Kona Surfrider Chapters! Weʻll dive around beautiful reefs, learn more about the history of Kealakekua Bay and relax on the boat with some pupus.

Details from Sea Paradise Tours below!  

SUMMARY

Your afternoon, Big Island snorkeling tour begins with a sail down the beautiful Kona Coast on the Hokulani, our spacious 45-foot trimaran. We’ll stop in the pristine waters of world-famous Kealakekua Bay. This marine sanctuary is one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii, with clear blue waters and a vibrant reef to explore.

ITINERARY 

The Hokulani sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2:00 pm. As we sail down the Kona Coast, keep an eye out for Humpback Whales, from Dec-April, and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, year-round.

Approximately 45-minutes later, we’ll enter Historic Kealakekua Bay, where you’ll spot the World Famous Captain Cook Monument. “Hawaii the Big Island Revealed” guidebook says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state.” Bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish and sea life swimming through the vibrant reef and ancient lava flows.

Enjoy the view over light snacks, or “pupus” as the locals call them. These include Maui Style chips and fresh, tropical fruits and beverages. Then it’s back to Keauhou Bay, arriving by approximately 5 pm. While your Hawaii snorkel adventure has come to an end, your memories will last a lifetime.

IN THE WATER

Your captain selects the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay and our friendly crew members provide site briefings, historical facts, snorkel tips and safety instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels. Masks, fins, snorkels, life jackets, floatation noodles and viewfinder boards are provided aboard the Hokulani.

Our professional crew will guide you in the water and can also provide you with fish identification cards. Snorkel time is approximately one hour.

CHECK IN / DROP OFF

Check-in no later than 1:30 pm at the Sea Paradise store in the Keauhou Shopping Center which is located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740 -OR- you can E-SIGN your waivers (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and go directly to Keauhou Bay. The boat sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 2:00 PM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM. Keauhou Bay is located at: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. PARKING IS LIMITED AT THE PIER. Free parking is available in areas along Kaleiopapa St. Please allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.

THINGS TO BRING

Dress comfortably for your Hawaii snorkeling tour. Bring swimwear, a cover-up, sunglasses, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, towel, and camera. Note that we have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry. Sea Paradise operates “shoe-less boats,” so wear sandals or slippers that are easy to remove. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour, but tips are greatly appreciated. Upload your favorite photos to us on Instagram or Facebookand hashtag #seaparadisehawaii.

Aug
24
Sat
Ocean Benefit Film Festival and Art Auction
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weʻre proud to present to the Hilo community a classy, family friendly film festival event! This fundraiser will support of some our most pressing issues in our nearshore environment; clean water and plastic pollution. 

This fun and dynamic evening in Hilo will showcase award winning film shorts and a feature film from the Save the Waves Film Festival playlist. Between films you will get the opportunity to browse raffle and silent auction items including local and famous art pieces, ocean gear, swag, tour packages, local jewelry, photography and a hand carved surfboard.

Snack on delicious local pupus and drinks while networking with other ocean loving rockstars! 

Tickets are $20 for an individual and $45 for a family. Reserve your spot ahead of time because we may sell out for our venue’s capacity!

RSVP to volunteercoordinator@hilo.surfrider.org or 808-859-0636 

5-6 PM – VIP Networking Hour

6:00-6:30 – Opening Welcome and Auction / Raffle Items, Drinks and Pupus

6:30-7:30 – Film Shorts Playlist and Art Viewing

7:30-8:00 – Intermission and Raffle Item Winners, Drinks and Pupus

8:00-8:30 – Feature Film Showing

8:30-9:00  – Auction Item Winners, Closing Mahalo