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Hawaii Kai skate park hit by surf wax vandalism

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 3:46 p.m. HST, Jul 19, 2013

Vandals have smeared surf wax all over Hawaii Kai skate park, creating a slippery, dangerous situation for skateboarders. 

KHON-TV says a skater reported the vandalism at Kamiloiki’s Skate Park to the city earlier this week.

The city shut down the park on Wednesday to power wash the surface. The park was reopened on Thursday.

Skateboarder Hunter Long says skating on the waxed surface was like hitting black ice while driving.

Officials say this is the first time there’s been a problem with wax vandalism at any of the city’s 11 skate parks.

The city plans to file a police report and will press charges if the vandal is found.

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