hulakai’s fourth grounding

Last week strong trades pushed the Hulakai sailboat off its mooring for the fourth time. Days passed before I was able to survey the damage to the coral. The boat is docked, but its mooring chains, anchor and buoys are … read more

coral bleaching warning september 2019

we are under a coral bleaching warning as per NOAA alert.

water temperature June-Sept 6 2019 compared to Jun-OCt 2018

Small patches of Cauliflower Coral are bleaching as observed north of Hapuna Beach on Sep 2, 2019. Last week of … read more

kawaihae replacement beach concept

kawaihae replacement beach and channel concept
kawaihae replacement beach and channel concept
new kawaihae beach and circulation channel concept
new kawaihae beach and circulation channel concept
old kawaihae beach new harbor
old kawaihae beach overlay on new harbor

The public will lose access to a well used and well loved beach inside the Kawaihae Harbor known locally as … read more