The 57th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Saturday July 30, 2016 - Saturday August 6, 2016
Meet Miss Billfish 2016 Tina Fear!
Christina 'Tina' Fear is a local girl, born and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She considers the ocean her playground and enjoys all water activities including fishing, surfing and swimming - Miss Billfish was actually on a surfboard before she even could swim!
Tina just returned to the Big Island after receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. With a deep appreciation of community together with the natural beauty of Hawaii Island, Miss Billfish 2016 wants to put her travel degree into action and pursue her dream in opening her own tour company.
Her lovely spirit exemplifies the 'aloha' found here in Hawaii and Tina is excited to be a part of this iconic tournament.
Miss Billfish 2016 Tina Fear wishes everyone a successful and wonderful time at the 57th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Let's fish!
57th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Starts Fishing July 30 - August 6, 2016
Kona, Hawaii - The highly anticipated 57th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) gets underway starting Saturday, July 30 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. Built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records, teams from around the world gather to fish the world-famous waters off the Kona Coast and a chance of capturing the HIBT's prestigious Governor's trophy.
HIBT event headquarters, retail and tournament control will be at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach. Kailua Pier is a great place to watch the iconic Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament start each morning at 8:00 am (except Wednesday 7:00 am) as boats line up across Historic 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 4:00 pm (except Wednesday 3:00 pm).
Last year, USA's Team Likeke captured the HIBT win with an impressive 2296 points on the leaderboard. Australia took second and Japan finished the top three.
For inquiries, questions and information, please contact the HIBT office at or phone 808-836-1723