Honolulu Beach Hotels for the Billabong Pipe Masters

Honolulu Beach Hotels for the Billabong Pipe Masters

Amy Van De Casteele

If you're an avid surfer, a fan of the sport or just enjoy watching displays of athletic skill and timing offset by the majesty of nature, then you won't want to miss the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters surfing event in Hawaii from 8 to 20 December. The culmination of both the Vans Triple Crown and ASP Men's World Tour series, the Pipe Masters is a thrilling spectacle, aided by the power and perfection of the Banzai Pipeline wave. Don't want to miss the action? Check out HotelTravel.com's excellent selection of Honolulu beach hotels perfect for the Billabong Pipe Masters.

For chic 4 star accommodation with unparalleled beach views opt for New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel at Diamond Head and enjoy their well-appointed air conditioned guest rooms and world-class range of facilities. If you are on a budget, why not try Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hotel which is conveniently located just 12 kilometres from Honolulu International Airport and provides attractive accommodation at reasonable rates. Also in Waikiki, Courtyard By Marriott Waikiki Beach is a comfortable 3 star hotel occupying a prime central location providing all of the must-have amenities, including both business and fitness centres, making it highly rated by HotelTravel.com customers.

Surfing enthusiasts around the world view the Billabong Pipe Masters competition as one of the most prestigious and gruelling of its kind – and therefore also one of the most spectacular events to watch. Surfing stars from across the globe flock here to try their skills on the Pipeline wave, which has taken one life a year on average and has caused countless injuries to both boards and surfers.

This monster wave rolls into the shore at Ehukai Beach Park and makes for a stirring image, with its sheer barrelling force and swelling curves. Previous masters of the wave include Australians Joel Parkinson and Kieren Perrow and America's Kelly Slater. This year the competition will be as stiff as ever but in the end a winning combination of luck and skill will lead one lucky surfer to victory.

When you are not at the beach watching this compelling competition unfold take some time to venture into Honolulu for some casual exploration and a bite to eat. Visit the Ala Moana Center and the Honolulu Museum of Art before popping into Alan Wong's Restaurant for a sumptuous meal of regional cuisine with a modern twist.

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