Honolii, Hawaii– Hawaii County Police are warning motorists that there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kahoa Street on Saturday (July 9th) at Honolii.
That’s because its time again for the Annual Big Island Pro Am Surfing Trials at the popular surf spot just north of Hilo.
Police say traffic will be allowed to flow in the Hamakua direction on Kahoa Street between Nahala Street and Kahoa Place. The one-way traffic pattern will be in effect between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
During those times, parking will be allowed only on the makai side of Kahoa Street to coincide with the one-way traffic pattern.
It could be a good day on the water. According to the National weather Service, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii through 6 p.m. Saturday. Surf along South facing shores are forecast to be six to 10 feet today decreasing to five to eight feet Saturday. East facing shore will see rough surf of five to eight feet through Saturday.
As far as the Pro-Am surf contest goes, Orchidland Surfboards provides the details:
27th Annual Quiksilver-Kamaaina Motors Big Island Pro-Am Surfing Trials
CONTRIBUTORS: Quiksilver Sportswear, KamaainaMotors, KWXX FM, Big Rock Color Works, Honoli’I Paka, Freestyle USA, Orchid Land Surfboards, Da Kine Hawaii, Reef World, Kappa Productions, Hawaiian Arts, Manta, Custom X, Suncloud Optics, Kilauea Webworks, Island Trust Properties, Kosmic Cones, Honoli’I Surf Company, Kitty-Cap Video Production, Café Pesto, Basically Books, Honoli’I Paka, Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council
CONTEST DATES: June 4th. & June 5th.– Sept28th. – 29th 2011..-waiting period (weekends only)
If there are no waves, the waiting period will be extended.
CONTEST SITE: Honoli’i Beach Park, Hilo
CONTEST HEADQUARTERS: Orchid Land Surfboards, 262 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720. Phone: 935-1533
WAITING PERIOD: All contestants will call the headquarters each Friday morning, to check on surf conditions. There will be no refunds if you miss your heat. All alternates must pay an entry fee. No double entries.
DIVISIONS: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Open Longboard (9′ & Over, HLSA Regulation), and Open Body Board. Contest limited to first 80 entries. Contest limited to Hawai’i Island residents only.
ENTRY FEE: Fifty Dollars ($50), non-refundable, to be paid in cash, cashiers check or money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. Includes t-shirt. Payable to: BIG ISLAND RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL. Entry deadline June 3rd.. 2011. Late entries will be charged an additional ten dollars (total $60). NO EXCEPTIONS.
PRIZES: 10 round trips from Hawai’i Island to Oahu, plus 10 entries to a PRO-AM EVENT on the North Shore of Oahu, October 2011 thru March of 2012 (each entry is worth $150.00) Over $2000 in prizes. NOTE: Award airfare and entry fee cash to be used for specified surf events ONLY! If you do not compete on Oahu, entry and airfare will go to the next finisher.