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Keaulana and partner plan surf parks in Hawaii and California

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 01:35 p.m. HST, Jul 16, 2013

Legendary Hawaii waterman Brian Keaulana and Kenan “Keno” Knieriem Jr. have founded Honokea Surf Parks to develop theme parks in Hawaii and Southern California.

Oahu-based Honokea has secured U.S. rights to the patented, Spanish-engineered Wavegarden wave-generating technology as a foundation for the surf parks.

The technology can generate small waves on which people can learn to surf, as well as high-performance surfing waves, the company said, in a statement.

The surf park design is scalable and the Wavegarden technology is designed to generate tubing waves that can break for more than 900 feet without losing power or shape, according to a statement.

Keaulana, son of world-renowned waterman Buffalo Keaulana, is himself a respected authority on surfing, water safety and risk management.


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dlum003 wrote:
Great. The continuing homogenizing, packaging, and commerialization of a beautiful sport, the sport of kings. Maybe the positive is that all the kooks can run each other over in the pools, and real surfers get the ocean back from the hoards of mushrooming surf schools and unlicensed profiteers, haha!
on July 16,2013 | 01:03PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The Sport of Kings, literally. A Man with Nature sport. He`e nalu. Now made into a man-made game/"sport" just for the sake of $$$$. And Brian Keaulana ... it's an insult to your ancestors.
on July 16,2013 | 07:46PM
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