Welcome to Oahu Water Ski Club, Inc.

The Oahu Water Ski Club was founded in 1961 by a group of water-skiers who wanted to promote the sport and have fun together.  The club site is located on the Island of Oahu and adjacent to the Honolulu airport inside Keehi Lagoon. The actual club house is located on a strip island called the Birm, and is directly across from the Keehi Lagoon State Boat Harbor launch ramps (see Contact & Location menu for map). This strip island was formed when the area was dredged to create protection for the Keehi Boat Harbor from tidal surges.  The Makai side of the birm was dredged to create an area specifically for water skiing.  The whole(triangular) area was created to form Seaplane runways for the famous Pan Am “Flying Boats” of the 1930’s. The club site has been used for competitive water-ski events since the early 1960’s with many national and regional competitors calling “The Birm” their home. Currently the OWSC sponsors two USA Water Ski (USAWS) tournaments per year. The ski site is fully equipped to run slalom, tricks, wakeboard, and jumping with a sub-buoy slalom ski course and judges towers. The club maintains boat docks and a clubhouse on the birm for the use of club members only.  You will need a boat ride out to the clubhouse, as the site is surrounded by water on all sides.   Owsc History Draft

                                        

       February  2014 ......... Homepage Headlines ......................   Website updated  2 - 9 - 14            

The Upcoming tournament is on Saturday, February 8th, 2014!!

Monthly meeting: members will be notified via email.

Photo by Rob Lavin 2-4-14

2014 OFFICERS: President J. Nadler, Vice President C.Waltz, Treasurer B. Plum, Secretary: Cameron Nadler

The first tournament of the year is on February 8th, and we are planning on some good skiing from everyone!!

The OWSC Opener was held 4-27-13.  Curtis did his personal best ever....all the hard work paid off ! Congrats Curtis !

The Mid-Winter Open Tournament was 2-9-13. Tournament conditions were the best we can remember!  Eight skiers from the mainland added to the fun. The entourage that accompanied them made for a great post tournament party! Big thanks to Jim Walsh and Jay McLean for supporting the tournament and practices with their boats. Thanks also to Cameron Nadler for a great close up view of Tournament Day "The Joy of Skiing"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zH9Nu7IBkvM

Here is the entry form for the tournament -  Download Official Entry Form

 The LAST tournament for 2012 was April 28th. Conditions were great and records were set!

Highlights included:Robert – 34mph 1 @ 39.5off / Ben – 32mph 3.5 @ 28off / Ruthy – 32mph 5 @ 32off / Cameron – 36mph 3@ 15off / Jay – 34mph 1.5@ 15off .  Officials comment, "We ended up with 10 skiers, everyone, skiers and "athletic supporters" were wonderful about being there to help and learn to help increase our knowledge base to help grow our officials. Many worked, but did not ski in order to help the tournament run more smoothly......many thanks to all" - Cristi.............!

OWSC hosted the first USAWS sanctioned tournament of the year on February 4th 2012.

Here are some photos sent in by one of the mainland skiers. http://youtu.be/9HXyQnNNRRM  

SAND ISLAND  -  http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/15519381/state-unveils-sand-island-plan

REMEMBERING ANDY MAPPLE DAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2004 on Members and Videos Page  

 

Brad - Scorer, Judge, Skier