Waikiki Beach Sand to be Replensihed

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 11:41am.

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According to to KHON News online at www.KHON2.com, "When you look offshore of Waikiki you see surf -- the state sees sand -- 24,000 cubic yards of it that will be pumped up and onto a 1,700 foot stretch of Waikiki beach from the Duke Kahanamoku statue up just past the Royal Hawaiian."

"We must take care of these beaches that are so important to us economically, socially, culturally," said William Aila, director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Taking care means getting it back to how wide it used to be -- at least as far back as 1982. The replenishment will widen this portion of beach by about 37 feet.

'"We're going to work with nature to make sure that we have a beach experience for visitors and local people that's going to be worthy of one of the greatest travel venues in the whole world," said Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

A similar project -- but less than half the size and scope -- was done in 2007 on Kuhio Beach.

"We demonstrated that it's not only possible, it's very successful," said Aila.

Read the rest of the story and view a video at "Partnership aims to replenish sand in Waikiki Beach".

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