Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Surf Competition Hawaii North Shore
What is Da Hui in Hawaii?
One of the local surf competitions on the North Shore of Oahu is the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Da is Pidgin English for “the”, and Hui in this instance meaning “club” or “clan”. When Da Hui was first started it was a group of surfers protecting their “turf”. As the influence and number of people surfing in Hawaii grew, Da Hui was created to protect and help to maintain respect in the line up. The Da Hui website states about their members that
these are extreme and proud people who have strong feelings about the protection and preservation of the Hawaiian culture, and will stop at nothing to defend it.
What is Da Hui today?
Da Hui today is more than just a group of people protecting their waves on the North Shore of Oahu. Da Hui has their own clothing line and they also organize and host surf competitions in Hawaii and even in Japan.
Their goal is to sponsor and help local talent. Local surfers in Hawaii and Japan are happy about the help they receive from Da Hui. One of the surf competitions they host in Hawaii is the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout.
Local Surf Competition Hawaii – Da Hui Backdoor Shootout
The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Hawaii was started in the mid 90’s. It is a yearly surf competition, just like most of the other surf competitions in Hawaii.
A very unique surf competition that does not run every year is the Eddie Aikau Invitational. The Eddie Aikau Surf Competition only runs when the conditions are perfect. Perfect conditions means for example that the waves have to be at least 25 foot! Check this Video to see the massive waves at the Eddie Aikau Surf Competition in Hawaii.
As usual, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout has a holding period. The holding Period is from Jan 4-16. The contest will run on the best 3-4 competition days. Usually it runs between 8am to 4pm. However the times can vary with the surf conditions. During the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 2019 there was one day when the surf competition started at noon for example. Check the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 2019 Video to get an idea of the surf competition on Oahu’s North Shore.
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The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is more than just a surf competition. There are many divisions: Bodysurfing, SUP, Longboarding and Team Surfing
Where is the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout?
The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Hawaii happens on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. The North Shore of Oahu is famous for the beautiful waves and if you watch Hawaii surf videos most likely you have seen waves from Pipeline in Hawaii.
This popular surf spot in Hawaii is where the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout takes place: Ehukai Beach Park – Pipeline/Backdoor
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