State calls upon HTA, hotels to help ...

State calls upon HTA, hotels to help restore Waikiki Beach - Ha...

There are 42 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 15, 2009, titled State calls upon HTA, hotels to help restore Waikiki Beach - Ha.... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hawaii plans to widen part of Waikiki Beach with sand pumped in from offshore. The sand in the area has been eroding about 1 to 2 feet per year, leading water to rush into seawalls and a hotel restaurant bar at peak high tide.

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Close HTA

Wahiawa, HI

#1 Nov 15, 2009
quit screwing up the beach and surf. This is motivated by GREEEDY Hotels and has nothing to do with helping the beach.

If water is going into the restraunt at high tide it is obviously too close! Dredging will cause more problems and the state has an awful track record.
Close HTA

Wahiawa, HI

#2 Nov 15, 2009
MONEY MONEY MONEY is all our idiot leaders think about. Wrecking the world famous surf breaks means nothing to them.
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#3 Nov 15, 2009
Close HTA wrote:
quit screwing up the beach and surf. This is motivated by GREEEDY Hotels and has nothing to do with helping the beach.
If water is going into the restraunt at high tide it is obviously too close! Dredging will cause more problems and the state has an awful track record.
"Close HTA" You make good points. Theres hardly any beach left now. One cannot walk from Kuhio Beach down to Outrigger Reef Hotel without going through the hotels property on the way. Waikiki beach needs drastic help now.
Manong

Honolulu, HI

#4 Nov 15, 2009
Some tour drivers give wrong information. I have heard that they tell tourist that we have to import sand from Australia to fill Waikiki beach. How stupid is that. Australia is a hell of a long way off to do that. This article on how thwy do it corrects that. Yes it is pumped back on the beach from 1/4 to 1/2 mile off shore. To bring sand form Australia seems as stupid as it can get. Maybe they say that because sometimes our leaders are lolo's, but thats going to far. Makes sense to pump from offshore after all it is the same sand that was there, Auwe these BS tour drivers. They make Hawaii seems so lolo. I also am a tourdriver and when I am on tour will give these visitors a as accurate information as I can about what Hawaii. Good or Bad the thruth is the truth.
zoe

Wahiawa, HI

#5 Nov 15, 2009
Manong wrote:
Some tour drivers give wrong information. I have heard that they tell tourist that we have to import sand from Australia to fill Waikiki beach. How stupid is that. Australia is a hell of a long way off to do that. This article on how thwy do it corrects that. Yes it is pumped back on the beach from 1/4 to 1/2 mile off shore. To bring sand form Australia seems as stupid as it can get. Maybe they say that because sometimes our leaders are lolo's, but thats going to far. Makes sense to pump from offshore after all it is the same sand that was there, Auwe these BS tour drivers. They make Hawaii seems so lolo. I also am a tourdriver and when I am on tour will give these visitors a as accurate information as I can about what Hawaii. Good or Bad the thruth is the truth.


dont forget to show them Pearl Harbor and Maunalua Bay, two places that have wrecked environmentsby dredging. now the state wants to do again.
zoe

Wahiawa, HI

#6 Nov 15, 2009
cmon does anyone really believe the State has the know how to fix this beach? Use that money on something worthh
poidog

AOL

#7 Nov 15, 2009
This is a good thing to do. I worked at Waikiki beach as a beach boy back in the 70' and left in 77. then upon returning back to O'ahu each year after 98 I have noticed the beach has gotten smaller. They restored the beach in P. C.Beach Fla and it loooked 100% better. and I don't think it will effect the surfing at all
Moe Larry Curly

Honolulu, HI

#8 Nov 15, 2009
zoe wrote:
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dont forget to show them Pearl Harbor and Maunalua Bay, two places that have wrecked environmentsby dredging. now the state wants to do again.
Trying to alter Mother Nature is a endless process. Dredging the Ala Wai actually helped clean up the canal and let the tides bring in more ocean water. The trouble with that is all the opala from boat harbor brings all the crap back in. Also those streams from Manoa and Palolo bring stuff from the vallies. Not to mention the 50 million gallons of raw sewage dumped into the canal 2 1/2 years ago. Pearl Harbor is a cesspool and when they dredge I wonder where they take all that toxic mud. HHmmm that worries me.
Chuck

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 Nov 15, 2009
Wake Up Hawaii!!!! The Royal Hawaiian, The Sheraton and a handful of beach hotels offered a plan years ago. They wanted to place groins and replenish the beaches. They were beaten back by The Environmentalists and Citizens of no stature.

Now there is NO BEACH . Now they want a impact study and possibly pump sand in September or October.. That is another year away.

At that rate of Superior Planning and Thinking

PUMP THE SAND ON KALAKUA AVENUE. THAT IS WHERE THE BEACH WILL BE.
Beach Bum Boogie

Saint George, UT

#10 Nov 15, 2009
Good thing we only depend on tourism for maybe $10-$14 billion a year from this industry.
Up Chuck

Honolulu, HI

#11 Nov 15, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Wake Up Hawaii!!!! The Royal Hawaiian, The Sheraton and a handful of beach hotels offered a plan years ago. They wanted to place groins and replenish the beaches. They were beaten back by The Environmentalists and Citizens of no stature.
Now there is NO BEACH . Now they want a impact study and possibly pump sand in September or October.. That is another year away.
At that rate of Superior Planning and Thinking
PUMP THE SAND ON KALAKUA AVENUE. THAT IS WHERE THE BEACH WILL BE.
Yes, and remember some of the granola eaters support destroying the aina to build the rail too! Part of the mass transit, world economy, bong circle, hippy conference schedule.

(Wassup, Chuck! Make sure you check out the Hermitage aka Winter Palace.
And, the KGB still there except they when change their name!

Vladamir Putin
from St. Petersburg too
wasn't around when they ate
the leather of their shoe
... back in the days
of in WWII

Seen 'em on the hip hop show
in Moscow too
quite astounding
may see him soon
with the disco blues)
Too Bad

San Diego, CA

#12 Nov 15, 2009
Too bad no one had the vision to build all those hotels back a hundred yards or so.
Mike

United States

#13 Nov 15, 2009
This makes more sense than building the rail that nobody will ride.
Mike

United States

#14 Nov 15, 2009
Al Gore: Waikiki will be under water due to global warming 100 years from now.
Bob

Santa Barbara, CA

#15 Nov 15, 2009
Doesn't seem like this is the most environmentally friendly way of doing things, does it? I have always heard that sea walls are greatly responsible for depleting sand on beaches. Seems like we are protecting hotels by building sea walls and then find the sand depleting.

But, I'm not a scientist. I wonder what the Sierra Club thinks about this?

“Jazz Music - Good For The Soul”

Since: Sep 07

Kailua, Oahu, HI

#16 Nov 15, 2009
Not sure why this is even an issue. Waikiki Beach is Hawaii's # 1 tourist attraction, therefore, projects such as this are necessary.

Or do some people just do not understand what Hawaii's # 1 industry is? It sure ain't all of those Toyotas they are churning out from that auto plant on the Leeward Coast.
noend

Ewa Beach, HI

#17 Nov 15, 2009
we should demolish that ridiculous HTA......gee,....$3,000,000.00 just for sand,i bet when they finsh we will be looking at a $6,000,000.00 or more bill.....forget it ..tourist wont be coming here no more (they finally wised up)
alice

United States

#18 Nov 15, 2009
Jazzmaster wrote:
Not sure why this is even an issue. Waikiki Beach is Hawaii's # 1 tourist attraction, therefore, projects such as this are necessary.
Or do some people just do not understand what Hawaii's # 1 industry is? It sure ain't all of those Toyotas they are churning out from that auto plant on the Leeward Coast.
well said
surfer

Wahiawa, HI

#19 Nov 15, 2009
poidog wrote:
This is a good thing to do. I worked at Waikiki beach as a beach boy back in the 70' and left in 77. then upon returning back to O'ahu each year after 98 I have noticed the beach has gotten smaller. They restored the beach in P. C.Beach Fla and it loooked 100% better. and I don't think it will effect the surfing at all
wont effect the surfing? Please explain how changing the bottom so radically could not alter the surf out there. This cant be compared to Florida where there are no waves.
surfer

Wahiawa, HI

#20 Nov 15, 2009
the waves are a huge reason tourists come to Waikiki. Harming the waves and you lose money.

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