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Hawaii Kai skate park hit by surf wax vandalism

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:46 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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allie wrote:
ban the noisy, dangerous sport.
on July 19,2013 | 11:10AM
Noisy!? 4 wheels attached to a 2 foot board and rolling around on the ground is hardly noisy! It may be a bit on the dangerous side, but if given the stats from a safety perspective, it would beat out many of our so-called dangerous sports today. Allie, please stop giving us your aspects-they are meaningless.
on July 19,2013 | 12:01PM
allie wrote:
it is noisy..and dangerous for all concerned. I have a duty to comment here
on July 19,2013 | 01:15PM
Tharu1 wrote:
Yes, let us all ban any sports that generate noise and/or are dangerous! Oops, no sports are left... Taxpayer dollars helped build a relatively safe place for folks to practice the sport of skateboarding--- which IMHO is an awesome athletic enterprise for humans to endeavor in....It is not a crime! I would have preferred the usual "Yikes" out of our perpetually vociferous and wrong headed "allie" on this one!
on July 19,2013 | 12:29PM
allie wrote:
I must report the truth...I mean..many are shy to tell it.
on July 19,2013 | 01:16PM
matchosan wrote:
before that, ban weed wackers, and blowers first. Or at least ban them after 4PM
on July 19,2013 | 12:36PM
Mallory wrote:
your comments crack me up
on July 19,2013 | 12:41PM
shanik wrote:
on July 19,2013 | 01:56PM
shanik wrote:
on July 19,2013 | 01:56PM
sloturle wrote:
put cameras who was it
on July 19,2013 | 11:31AM
eoe wrote:
Publishing this story is genius. Expect copycats.
on July 19,2013 | 12:15PM
Sunny wrote:
Black Ice.....AC / DC
on July 19,2013 | 02:14PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Wee todd it
on July 19,2013 | 03:13PM
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