Beachgoers endure Waiki-greasy - News

Beachgoers endure Waiki-greasy - News

There are 14 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 15, 2009, titled Beachgoers endure Waiki-greasy - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

As Waikiki beachgoers greased up with tanning oil or sunblock yesterday, some water enthusiasts found themselves speckled with a different kind of goo.

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NotaTourist

Hilo, HI

#1 Jan 15, 2009
First sewage, now it's tarballs. Yuck, who wants to swim in these dirty waters?
Bob

Ashburn, VA

#2 Jan 15, 2009
Gross. Then when they come running up to the shelters to wipe it off they can't get a table because they are all taken by homeless people. Welcome to paradise?
Willy

Portland, OR

#3 Jan 15, 2009
"Okubo called it more of a nuisance than a health hazard."

This lady is smart! She cited the response exactly as it is written in the Hawaii State Health Departments book of official excuses to release to the public. What a brilliant and dedicated public servant!
Willy

Portland, OR

#4 Jan 15, 2009
NotaTourist wrote:
First sewage, now it's tarballs. Yuck, who wants to swim in these dirty waters?
Well if you go by the latest tourist arrival numbers then I guess no one wants to.

"Just hang loose, just have fun."
Frosty

Troy, MI

#5 Jan 15, 2009
With the sewage problem-could it be little chunks of something else??
Cat Manapua

Saint George, UT

#6 Jan 15, 2009
The Mufster's Sewage Plan:

"We Filter Out the Big Chunks"

Tarballs, or more properly, greaseballs are not part of the plan except insofar as the plan was developed by greaseballs.
StateTaxPayer

AOL

#7 Jan 15, 2009
That's the last straw for tourists. Bye-bye!
Dman

San Diego, CA

#8 Jan 15, 2009
Are you kidding me this is a health hazard and should not be written off so easy by the so called Dept of Health. Give Me Break!
Richard Richardson

San Diego, CA

#9 Jan 15, 2009
I guess news is getting pretty hard to come up with.
King Dwain

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jan 15, 2009
Dam there goes our beaches. click4hawaii.net
kapakahiboy

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jan 16, 2009
Yep, my surfboard and I got greased yesterday at Canoes. I've been surfing Waikiki since 1959 and this is the first time this has happened. I've seen kukae floating in the water before, but nuttin like dis. auwe.
still kapakahi from kapahulu
Sandy

Prescott, WI

#12 Jan 16, 2009
What a shame! I just spent 2 wonderful weeks on Oahu visting my sister and seeing practically every beautiful beach there! You all do truly live in paradise!!
Earl

Elgin, AZ

#13 Jan 16, 2009
First it was 100's of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Waikiki a few years ago , now it is oil or tar ! Maybe the old Hawaiian Gods are angry with the "new" Hawaii !
Kalanaka

Plano, TX

#14 Jan 17, 2009
Let's hope Waikiki doesn't become the next Galveston.

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