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HarryLopez2

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Can we somehow blame this act of brazen criminality on the poor quality of Hawaii's public schools?
Like when the son of the 1st or 2nd in command of Punahou stole $$$ from the carnival funds on campus, only to be let back into the school before his senior year? Guess he was public school material!:roflmao:

Speaking for Iolani, when I coached there, for the most part those were some driven kids. Academics, athletics, extracurricular... don't know whether it was wealth, parenting, cultural values? Dealt with a lot of uppity a$$hole parents for sure.
 
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bluemarlin04

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Will Hawaii finally get some swell tomorrow? This has to be the worst fall I've experienced in a looonnnggg time.
Not really. Been pretty good in town.

Slow start on East shores maybe but this one of the best town runs in a while
 

Muscles

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Jun 1, 2013
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Surf was going off this morning. The best I've seen the east side in awhile. Hope everyone scored. Hawaii - Not done.

The Tokoro 4X I bought after some feedback in this thread is amazing. Took me a little bit of time to dial in but now it is my go to board when it's pumping.
 
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2nd day of fun, 2 - 4+ surf at the bay. Get planny young wahine's in the water riding fun / longboards. Trippy. Some driving Taco's or Four Runners ... Island Girl'z ~ ~ ~ :cool:
Thanks for the surf update. Stoked to being back on Kauai for a couple of weeks beginning on Saturday. Looks like there will be swell! Aloha PPK
 

JSC

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Another deliberately set fire destroying surfboard storage racks in Waikiki - does someone really hate longboarders or is it just a typical pyromaniac that knows surfboards are petrochemical popsicles that burn spectacularly well?

Surfboard Rack Burns -
 
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PJ

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Another deliberately set fire destroying surfboard storage racks in Waikiki - does someone really hate longboarders or is it just a typical pyromaniac that knows surfboards are petrochemical popsicles that burn spectacularly well?

Anoterh Surfboard Rack Burns -
I saw the first fire at the racks next to the Moana Surfrider as it started. We were walking right across the street - 8 of us. Kalakaua Street was crowded - around 8 pm. To see people inside the Moana's Diamond wing, in their rooms before the hotel fire alarm went off, with no idea that huge flames were licking at the side of side of the hotel was scary - those of us on the street were yelling to them to get out - it was almost like the unsuspecting people in the Tsunami videos - so very weird that you could see them through their windows just doing their normal things having no idea that something which could kill them was happening.

Then I saw that the natural gas service and gas meter to the Diamond Wing is right there in the front of the surfboard storage space - I got us all a block well away fast and we kept going for a bit, I could see as we went that the fire alarm had gone off by then and hotel staff knew about the fire and were evacuating the hotel.

But I thought that for sure they would not re-open that board storage until they put an automatic sprinkler system or some sort of fire suppression system - maybe like what they have above self-service gas pumps. Especially with that gas service there. Whomever is lighting these fires is really scum. Fire near high occupancy buildings and places of assembly can really be deadly - even the stampede can kill. And there's wacky stuff you'd never think of, like if the wind shifts suddenly, blinding people driving and crossing the street.
 
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youcantbeserious

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Another deliberately set fire destroying surfboard storage racks in Waikiki - does someone really hate longboarders or is it just a typical pyromaniac that knows surfboards are petrochemical popsicles that burn spectacularly well?

Anoterh Surfboard Rack Burns -
It’s unreal! I have the same questions. Still huhu about the contracts or just wanna watch stuff burn?

Oh yeah JSC I have been working with Don King a lot lately, what an unreal guy, you Punahou grads not half bad :p
 

oneula

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photo taken yesterday from the porch of a friends hawaii beach house on makaha point by the condo. You can paddle straight out to the lineup in a couple of minutes. Punani on the sand everywhere. Now that he's retired, he also bought a place in costa rica, his normal home is in point loma where he used to surf the cliffs every morning before work (corporate lawyer) and a place in taos for skiing. Building his own 2 seater plane while taking flying and glider lessons the past 3 years. He's been slowing moving part of his stake out of the market into assets he can cash out and re-invest back in after the coming crash for the next cycle. Hawaii not done.

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racer1

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start up struggles, like trying to build driver base to accommodate rider requests simultaneously.
we are seeing some complaints with trying to secure rides during not peak hours. growth issues.
our drivers are taking holoholo requests over Uber/Lyft though, so that is positive.
overall we are scaling, but I think it has more to do with rental cars being so expensive so more ridesharing volume.
rising tide raising all ships.
 

oneula

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I think you have a 1-2 year window before the rental car market returns to normal. Probably have to pivot to rail last mile or servicing the new kakaako no car condo jungle residents who bought in on the rail line. Also I think servicing kupuna to the shopping centers and back is another option work a deal with AARP maybe? Allot of kupuna need to be off the road after a certain age.
 
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