Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Waikiki beaches closed

Waikiki beaches closed after 500,000 gallon sewage spill

The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:55AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:43AM EDT

HONOLULU - Heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, prompting city officials Monday to close most of the beach fronting Waikiki.

Storm water flowed into the city's sewage system as a weather system linked to Tropical Storm Kilo dumped heavy rain on the islands.

The inundation overwhelmed the sewage system, causing 500,000 gallons of wastewater to spew from manholes, said Lori Kahikina, Honolulu's director of environmental services.

“Now's not the time to go swimming,” she told reporters. It could be a couple of days before the ocean is clear enough for people to enter, Kahikina estimated. She said it would likely take that long for water samples to be tested for safety.

Waikiki beaches closed after 500,000 gallon sewage spill

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Adios Hawaii

Well the family decided to sell the place in Hawaii Kai and I'm pretty much settled in my little place on the West Coast of Mexico. Unless something unforseen happens my visits to Oahu have come to an end. I'll just leave you with this Kite surfing video off Diamond Head - one of my favorite ways to pass a few hours watching.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Kaena Point

Ka`ena or Kaena Point is the westernmost tip of land on the island of Oahu. The point can be reached by foot from both the south (Waianae Coast) and the north (Mokulēia) coastlines; walking in from the north side is recommended. An unimproved track extends some 3 mi along the coast from the end of the paved road on the north side, where a gate prevents entry of all except authorized vehicles.This is a long and notoriously hot hike, so bring plenty of sunscreen and water. The trail from the west side is often washed out.

The Ka'ena Point Trail from Matthew Tanaka on Vimeo.
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Most of my favorite Oahu places for surfing, hiking and hanging out. The list has to include Waikiki and Honolulu but mostly centers around the Hawaii Kai - SE side of the island