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Windsurfing Access at Kanaha Maui in Danger
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jeff_bennett64



Joined: 13 Jul 2000
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Location: Maui

PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing Access at Kanaha Maui in Danger Reply with quote

State DOBOR is considering enforcing a 25 year old rule that would block the current access for most water users from over 3000 feet of Kanaha beach shoreline.

You can learn more about the issue and sign a petition here:

http://www.change.org/petitions/state-dobor-hawaii-please-protect-ocean-access-at-kanaha-beach-change-the-outdated-rules-to-reflect-the-current-use
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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Oahu

PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petition signed and posted to Facebook.
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ericwelty



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done, lets make sure our friends sign. Shocked
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madmax7



Joined: 07 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done
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nw30



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Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done, WTF, don't they realize the revenue that comes from the use of that beach!?!
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victor



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you ever think maybe it's not about revenue?
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quigley



Joined: 23 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff, could you explain what is going to change at Kanaha ? I thought that Kanaha was a state park. Is the windsurf area going to be shut down ?
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jeff_bennett64



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not super familiar with the details but big sections of Kanaha are technically designated as swim zones, meaning that launching a windsurfer or a kite from that area is not allowed in order to protect the safety of the swimmers. Those designated areas have never really been enforced. Only a small section has been roped off and that's been done by owners of local shops. If they enforce the long-standing designations it would put much more extreme limits on where windsurfers can launch at Kanaha. Not even sure there would be any. That's about as much as I know.
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carl



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently a family using the beach at Kanaha had a problem with a kiter in May. See story in the Maui News link:
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/572858/It-s-about-respect--Kiter--swimmer-feud-escalates.html
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw today on the UK boards forum that a kiter jumped into a group of swimmers in El Medano and caused injuries. As much as kiters and windsurfers need to band together to fight for beach access, do the authorities know the difference between a kiter and a windsurfer in terms of the danger to bystanders?
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