Last Troll for Volunteers

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billfish-tourneyThe Hawai‘i International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is still looking for volunteers to help with this year’s tournament. Volunteers are needed Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 12 for a variety of tournament support including Kailua pier operations, pre and post Tournament set up and breakdown, headquarter administration, security and a whole lot more.

Interested volunteers should plan to attend the final meeting set for July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Ocean Seafood Restaurant located in King Kamehameha Mall at 75-5626 Kuakini Hwy.

HIBT event headquarters, retail and tournament control will once again be anchored at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to Kailua Pier. The 59th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament fishes for five tournament days starting Monday, Aug. 6.

Everyone is invited to the Kailua Pier to watch the iconic HIBT start each morning at 8 a.m. as boats line up across Kailua Bay. Spectators can expect to see lots of scoreboard action as teams weigh in their big fish at the end of fishing each day at 4 p.m. HIBT boutique shop will be on the Kailua pier under the white tent daily with classic logo shirts, new Kona marlin designed tees and women’s apparel. Tournament headquarters, and tournament control will be at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach.


For more information, email [email protected] or call (808) 329-6155.

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is supported by the generosity of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and community donors.


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