07 May '12, 10pm
After a 23 year fight, Ma’alaea on Maui is saved!!!!!
After a 23 year fight, Ma’alaea on Maui is saved May 07 2012 | Coastal development , Surfing , Twenty-three years after we started the fight to preserve the surf break at Ma’alaea we succeeded. It is now saved. To put that amount of time into perspective, Surfrider Foundation came into existence in 1984, twenty-eight years ago, and the campaign to preserve this wave has been going since 1990. What was at stake was a wave called Freight Trains. The name refers to the speed of the wave... it's thought by many to be one of the world’s fastest waves on the planet. At the end of last week we were thrilled to see the end to this long-fought campaign. The victory became a reality when the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the United States Army Corp of Engineers announced that they were abandoning plans to extend the breakwater at Ma’alaea Harbor. The Surfrider ...