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Hawaii Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, High Surf Warnings, and TouristscoconutgirlHawaii-Hurricane-Tropical-Storm-Oahu-Maui-Kauai-Big-Island-2

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:34:36 +0000

A lil’ meme for the Hawai’i tourist, who doesn’t always comprehend the intense environment here. Who thinks when the hurricane or tropical storm warning has ended or been cancelled, you’re in the clear. Who doesn’t pay attention to high surf or those pretty signs that line the beach warning you not to go in. Who think they can handle the waves here, […](image)

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Hawaii: When the Hurricane Hits, or Doesn’tcoconutgirlHawaii HurricanesBoarded up Wal Mart Hilo Hawaii Madeline Hurricane

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:03:00 +0000

When storms are named and media starts click baiting the looming disaster, there’s an expectation of a certain level of death and destruction, accompanied by adequate catastrophic imagery. If the gratification goes unfulfilled, unsatiated social media fiends hijack the threads and call everyone out for “crying wolf.” This often happens with Hawai’i, whether it be for potential tsunamis or hurricanes. The tsunami comes in at […](image)

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Israel: Paddleboarding the Dead Seacoconutgirl

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:56:04 +0000

Still a dream unfulfilled to visit (and surf) Israel. In the meantime, we enjoy fun vids like this. Australian paddler Trevor Tunnington exploring Israel, hummus, and SUPing the dead sea! (Courtesy of Zazik). #Jealous(image)

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Deep Water and Other Sailing DocscoconutgirlDeep_water_poster

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:34:02 +0000

Ever obsessed with ocean flicks, we’ve recently been catching up on sailing docs: Maiden Trip, Five Lost at Sea, Morning Light… and finally a chance to check out 2006’s Deep Water. The true story of the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race 1960s, and the psychological toll it took on the competitors, specifically dark horse Donald Crowhurst. An excerpt from Crowhurst’s logbook: The […](image)

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Hawaii Gun Owners Now on FBI Databasecoconutgirlhawaii guns hawaii defense foundation lawshawaii gunsGovernor Ing Hawaii gun laws

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:33:06 +0000

Hawaii is now home to the most fascist gun laws in the nation. Hawaii Governor Ige signed a bill making it the first state to place all of its law-abiding gun owners in a federal criminal record…(image)

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DO IT YOURSELF: Locking Surf Rackscoconutgirl* metal chains surf rack

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:37:39 +0000

Sometimes DIY and low-budget surf collide to create something that wouldn’t pan out on Pinterest but does bring a bit of mirth in a way-too-serious surf scene. Cummon, who wouldn’t like kickstart a new brand of metal chain locking surf straps? Who wouldn’t like chains wrapped around their surfboard and banging on the roof of the car […](image)

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The Down Side to Being Named Dr. Beach’s Best Beach in AmericacoconutgirlHaunama Bay Dr Beach

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:18:15 +0000

Dr. Beach names Haunama Bay the #1 beach in this year’s Dr Beach Top 10 Beaches in America. What is unfortunate is that the corals at Haunama are dead. While in Mexico marine reserves restrict toxic sunscreens that damage corals, in Hawaii there are no such restrictions (shocking considering Haunama is touted as a “Nature Preserve”). There […](image)

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Snorkeler Drowns on Kauai – Snorkeling Leading Cause of Tourist Deaths in Hawai’icoconutgirlsnorkel kauaiDyingForVacation_H4-300x0-c-default-1health_1_900x670

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:24:28 +0000

Hawai’i is known as the drowning capital of the U.S. – and Kauai is known as the drowning capital of Hawai’i. It may be surprising to learn, but snorkeling is one of the leading causes of tourist deaths in Hawai’i.  Kauai’s first drowning of 2016 was a 75-year-old Oregon man, Harry Evans, who was found unresponsive whilst snorkeling […](image)

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Surfing Hanalei Bay with Lairdcoconutgirl

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:45:35 +0000

When you’re a writer and need to get stuff off your chest, you have to write it down. Normally I don’t bother sharing much of the musings about so-called “famous” people, they deserve their privacy – plus shoots, in Hawaii you surf every day with someone who’s had some fleeting (or legendary) moment of fame via surf. […](image)

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Popular Sunscreen Ingredient Oxybenzone is Toxic to Corals (and you)coconutgirl2364896_web1_corals20080130-sunblocked-coral

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:19:00 +0000

If you haven’t read the full oxybenzone study yet, you should. It’s pretty devastating what this popular sunscreen ingredient oxybenzone is doing to our corals. This barely touches on what it does to other sea life and humans (or the negative effects of all the other toxins in these products). Ask your local stores why […](image)

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Tropical Storm Niala Big Island Kona Floodingcoconutgirl

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:34:23 +0000

Gotta love that this video is getting so many views – meteorologist Guy Hagi even used it on the weather report. Yes, it’s crazy that South Kona on Hawai’i Island is getting this much flooding. Typically you see flooding more on the East side, not so much on the West. Also, this video was taken days before […](image)

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MacGyver Surf Gearcoconutgirl

Tue, 19 May 2015 05:36:08 +0000

Every surfer has experienced it. Arriving at the beach, seeing the waves going off, getting stoked, suited up and ready to go, only to discover you forgot something kinda important: board shorts, bikini, leash… something. The other day I forgot to replace the leash string on my board. The waves were wind swell chop with […](image)

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Winter in Hawai’i – IT’S FRIGGIN’ COLD!coconutgirlHawaii Winter Heating Toaster

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:24:09 +0000

Don’t laugh at us when we complain, it gets cold in Hawai’i. Not ice blistering Alaska cold, but cold all the same. Before you call us pussies, let me explain. In Hawai’i, most houses are semi-contained. Many places here have either no windows or some windows, and the rest is screened in. There’s no heat, […](image)

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CRITICALITY: TEPCO’s New Fuel Rod Removal Claw Crane Arcade GamecoconutgirlTEPCO Fuel Removal Arcade Game

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:05:44 +0000

Step right up! Try your luck! No, that’s not carnie cant, it’s TEPCO yakuza-ing in more inexperienced workers with inadequate compensation to risk their lives to perform jobs that will affect all of Japan… and beyond. 1,533 fuels rods are to be removed from Unit 4’s unstable spent fuel pool (no word on how they will remove […](image)

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How Scary is the Trans Pacific Partnership?coconutgirl

Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:30:47 +0000

While biotech keeps activists distracted, corporate America BFF Prez-Obummer is hoping to fast-track one of those evils with elephantitis, The Trans Pacific Partnership (maybe another New Year’s present!). Wikileaks released the draft text here and stated in their press release: “If instituted, the TPP’s [Intellectual Property] regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as […](image)

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National Weather Service Alaska Encrypts a Plea Into Their ForecastcoconutgirlNational Weather Serivce logoAlaska National Weather Service Government Shutdown

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 02:08:48 +0000

We noticed Firsthand Weather call this out on their Facebook page this morning (sorry, NWS, they’re more often right). NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska making a plea, hidden between the creative forecast: “Please Pay Us.” Knew something was fishy when they incorporated the word “amalgamating”! (We’ll discuss their old school need for ALL […](image)

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Hawai’i Surf Forecast Suspended Due to Government ShutdowncoconutgirlGovernment Shutdown Surf Report

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:43:33 +0000

No lie, everyone’s affected by the government shutdown. The Hawai’i Surf Collaborative Forecast has been suspended until appropriations have been restored. (It’s moments like these that we’re glad we have forecaster Pat Caldwell’s personal email). For safety purposes, they will be updating and maintaining the daily Surf Zone updates, Tides & Currents, as well as the […](image)

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Largest Protest in Kauai History: Do Kauai Residents Have the Right to NOT Be Poisoned?coconutgirlmana_march_670x670

Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:36:38 +0000

Only those who live near a GMO field can really express what it’s like to get sprayed by chemicals day and night. In Hawai’i, with our increased growing seasons, these biotech chemical corporations typically douse the land with 2-4 times the amounts sprayed on GE crops in other parts of the U.S. – 18 TONS […](image)

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Wild Chicks on Kauaicoconutgirl

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:01:50 +0000

We don’t mean sex, drugs and surf babes (sorry, sorry, that’ll be a future post). We mean chicks, as in chickens. If you live Kauai, you gots. And when momma has babies and they make a home in your garden and you’re a bleeding’ heart who can’t help but fall in love with their chirpy […](image)

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GMO Food Fight on the Big Island, Hawai’icoconutgirlGMO Hawaii Bill Hearing

Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:21:52 +0000

Yesterday concluded two day’s worth of testimony to restrict genetically modified organisms on Hawai’i Island. Though ironically the initial impetus in genetically engineered foods began there with the GM papaya, the Big Island – unlike all the other Hawai’i Islands – has not yet been inundated with GMO farms. (For more about the topic, read this recent Huffington […](image)

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Perks of Being Hawai’i Hospitality: Free Booze!coconutgirlhawaii alcohol visitor bureau

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:16:01 +0000

One of the perks of living Hawai’i is that even though everything is extra-expensive, the people who visit here are extra rich. They visit year round and often stay in houses or condos. They stock up the fridge and bar, and then leave before they finish it all. You may not find a huge selection […](image)

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Over One Thousand Kauai Residents Rally at Rainy GMO-ProtestcoconutgirlDogs Animals GMOs Kauai Poipu

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:51:59 +0000

Despite the rain and wind, close to two thousand [not “hundreds” as per The Garden Island] showed up yesterday at the March in March to Evict Monsanto (and friends) in Poipu, Kauai, to protest the invasion of GMOs on Kauai and throughout Hawai’i. Energy was amazing, and the march led into a party at Poipu Park […](image)

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Anti-GMO March in March in Poipu, KauaicoconutgirlMarch in March GMO protest kauai hawaii

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:21:08 +0000

Hawai’i’s three to four growing seasons a year make it the number one destination location for GMO companies. Lucky for them there are few regulations. As it is on all the Hawai’i Islands, but particularly Kauai, we have little “inland” land, and everything flows with the rain from the mountains to the sea. Chemicals from […](image)

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Surfers Support Sandy Victims with #Love4Relief Valentine’s Day eCardscoconutgirlAlessandraOlanow Sandy Relief surf Love4Relief

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:36:42 +0000

What:  Surf Collective NYC’s Valentine’s Day eCard campaign to benefit non-profit Waves for Water’s Sandy Relief initiative focused on New York and New Jersey’s hardest hit areas, including the Rockaways and other East Coast surfing hot-spots. Send your sweetheart, crush or friend an eCard that simultaneously helps our local surf communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy. Who:  […](image)

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TEPCO to Dump More Contaminated Water into the Pacificcoconutgirlradioactive sea monster

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:58:38 +0000

As the Hawai’i Islands and the Pacific Coast continue to get bombarded with Japan’s tsunami debris, it gets harder to ignore the fact that radionuclides are a part of the debris as well. Radiation has been leaking from the plant for nearly two years (millions of bq per hour) and just because it’s “invisible” (or we’re […](image)

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