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North Shore Surf Event application deadline extended for triennial calendar

O‘AHU -- Recognizing the hardship surf event organizers and the public have experienced due to COVID-19 pandemic, The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is extending the deadline by one month for applications to hold events from 2022 through 2024 as part of the North Shore Surf Event Triennial Period.

The deadline for applications is now Feb. 26, 2021, with the publication of the triennial calendar additionally extended by one month to May 28, 2021.

"With the recent moratorium on surf events announced by the State we understand that many of the other event organizers were focused on the current environment and may not have been able to plan ahead to next year and beyond," said DPR Director Designate, Laura H. Thielen. "We hope the pandemic and the measures to combat it will not be prevalent by the beginning of 2022, so planning ahead to a brighter future is ideal while recognizing that further COVID mitigation efforts may unfortunately still be necessary at that time."

Those submitting applications for these events should structure their plans based on regular, non-pandemic circumstances. Should pandemic mitigation measures be in effect near the beginning of the triennial period (Jan. 1, 2022), adjustments and safety plans will be required.

All applications must be received by the above-mentioned date and may be hand delivered or sent in via registered mail to the DPR Permit Office located at:

Department of Parks and Recreation

Permit Section Office

Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 1st Floor

650 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

This office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays, excluding holidays.

The permitting calendar for North Shore Surf Events is determined on a triennial basis to allow event organizers to plan their events and provide the community with transparency on the scheduled event holding periods. This upcoming 2022 through 2024 North Shore Surf Event Triennial Period is the second round of permit planning following the establishment of this system in July 2018. For more information about the particular rules, permitting guidelines, and copies of the application and supplement, please visit:

If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other accommodations due to a disability, or an interpreter for a language other than English in reference to this announcement, please call DPR at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email

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