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Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby RickI » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:59 am

Kiting, windsurfing, SUP'ing, outrigger paddling, kayaking, surfing and anything else that uses a "vessel" may soon be actively banned from launching or landing along a 3000 ft. section of Kanaha State Park (Kitebeach) also known as Ka’a Point in Maui. A vessel exclusion zone has been on the books for the last 25 years but has never been enforced, until perhaps now.


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The area of the vessel exclusion zone which may soon be enforced.
http://www.actionkiteboarding.net/


Largely due to the lobbying efforts of one parent, perhaps others disturbed about kiting activities in the Pro Point/fish pond area, this may come to pass. Recall the one disaffected windsurfer who managed to get kiting banned for two years off the North Shore and skegged Flash Austin. In short, this is a real threat.

More background on the current threat at: http://mauinow.com/2013/05/10/swim-zones-to-be-enforced-at-kaa-point-over-safety-concerns/


This is serious and should be of concern to any waterperson who has or wants to visit Maui at sometime in the future. Use zones can be created and enforced, there is no need for a blanket prohibition. First you need to get government's attention to take things to the point of starting negotiations hence this petition.


For now there is a petition campaign to be submitted to the Hawaiian State DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION (DOBOR) organized by Ocean Safety Alliance, https://www.facebook.com/oceansafetyalliance

Titled: "State DOBOR Hawaii: Please protect ocean access at Kanaha Beach. Change the outdated rules to reflect the current use."

and is located at: *** CLICK HERE TO SIGN PETITION ***



It takes very little time to sign the petition, please help to keep this unique spot open to all these water interests now and into the future. Chris Levins of Adventure Sports Maui gave me a heads up on this, it is legitimate and a current threat to continued use of this area.


Thank you!

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Re: IMPORTANT - NEW BAN - KITEBEACH, MAUI

Postby laz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:05 am

Signed

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Re: MAUI KITEBEACH TO BE BANNED!!!

Postby esg » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:11 am

Signed! Thanks for the heads-up. That's b.s!

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Re: MAUI KITEBEACH TO BE BANNED!!!

Postby RickI » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:18 am

Thanks guys, please spread the word and get folks to sign this petition. REMEMBER we lost this launch once for two years, let's work to not let that happen again.

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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby 14ToeSide » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:33 am

Signed. Some parents need to do a better job parenting or get a Job!!

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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:47 am

Guess who. What an nice person.

Signed. And passing it around.

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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby rightguard » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:08 am

How could this be... I don't know of any other beach on maui where you can't SUP or Kayak.

Seems like other areas like Baldwin are opening up so how could this area close.

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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby haiku » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:37 am

I'm currently in Maui. Obviously I signed the petition.
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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:40 am

rightguard wrote:How could this be... I don't know of any other beach on maui where you can't SUP or Kayak.

There's a sad, pathetic, selfish P.O.S. who's got an axe to grind for the most pathetic of self-righteous reasons.

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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned !

Postby eldadgold » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:40 am

signed

posted on the local forum and on FB as well


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