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State extends Ala Moana standup paddleboard test

The state says it’s going to continue testing the standup paddleboard corridor it created the waters off Ala Moana Beach Park to prevent paddlers and swimmers from bumping into each other.

Department of Land and Natural Resource officials in May installed a series of seven buoys between the shoreline and the interior of the reef to separate swimmers and paddlers.

The department said Friday it would keep the buoys there for another six months while it evaluates whether they should stay there or be removed.

It says full year of testing will allow the department to see if user conflicts fluctuate according to the seasons.

The department says it’s heard a mix of opinions from the public on the corridor.

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