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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Lifeguards removed “Beach Closed” signs from Waikiki Beach on Wednesday. “There’s nothing more important than Waikiki,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a news conference Wednesday. “We wanted to make sure this event was over, and it’s over in basically two days.”
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM A visitor took the chance to run into the deserted water of Waikiki Beach on Wednesday after lifeguards removed beach closure signs.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM University of Hawaii students Sydney Gormont, top, and Eliza Carufel posed for a photo on Waikiki Beach. Despite the beaches being reopened, they said they would stick to the sand for a few more days before getting in the water.