IN ANY EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1. If you see any emergency, like an injury, kiteboarder lost at sea, crime in progress, or other issue Call 9-1-1. Lifeguards are also connected to the 911 system. Call First, and tell the dispatcher your emergency. Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance, Search & Rescue and Lifeguards are all part of the 911 Emergency Response System. Act quickly and save a life or prevent serious injury.
ILLEGAL SCHOOLS THREATEN KITEBOARDING ACCESS:
Unpermitted Kite Instruction is illegal at Kanaha Beach. Only Permitted Schools are allowed to teach. Illegal Operations jeopardize the future of Kiteboarding by increasing Legal Liability of the County and Increase the Risk of Injury to the Public. Report all Suspected Illegal Operators to the Parks Dept. All Commercial Activities without a permit are prohibited in the Park. Watersports Instruction of any Kind (commercial or non-commercial) is not permitted without a Parks Permit. Call the Parks Dept: (808) 270-7230 or email Parks.email@example.com to report any Violations, or make a complaint.
Please Sign the Petition to Save Kanaha
Please help our voices be heard in Kanaha parks planning by Signing the petition below, or emailing or calling our Mayor, Parks Director, and Park Planners and tell them why closing the current parking areas and eliminating the access points will unfairly affect all beach users at Western Kanaha.
Mayor Alan Arakawa firstname.lastname@example.org phone: Ph: (808) 270-7855
Maui County Parks Director, Kaala Buenconsejo email@example.com. us 808-270-7230
Planning Consultants Hawaii, John Summers 808-268-4059 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link to the Petition on CHANGE.ORG :
|UPDATE: (We have reached the 1000 signature mark). The Kanaha Parking Petition is Helping Inform Decision Makers and it is already having a positive effect. However, this battle is still not over. We need to keep sharing our stories and giving reasons of WHY Beach Access parking is Important to us. In your comments Please include Some clear reasons of “Which exact parking access (s) you use (each one is evaluated separately), and Why you Need this Parking to remain as is”, and How it would be burdensome if they close off near-shore vehicular access, and eliminate or move existing parking areas 100-200 meters or more away from the shoreline. Give reasons why they should keep all existing access and near-shore parking open, and add new parking where appropriate. Give reasons and describe things like your activity, the kind of gear you have to take with you etc. What difference would it make to your enjoyment of the sport, your ability to access ocean, and/or would it affect and change your desire to use the area, or perhaps drive you to use another area, causing changes in usage patterns, user density, or create user safety issues? The more details given in the comments help to paint a clearer picture for the decision makers about How we use these places, and why they are important to us. They simply do not know the whys. And Please Keep asking your friends to Sign this Petition and ideally make a Comment too. This Petition is still one of the best tools we have to protect our beach.
For More Information go to Mauikiteboarding association Save Kanaha Page
or Go directly to the Change.org Save Kanaha Petition