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Rogue surf instructors flout regulations with students

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016

    A surf instructor works with students at Kahanamoku Beach near the Ilikai. According to the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, a division of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources that regulates commercial activities in Hawaii waters, one must have a permit to teach surfing for money in Hawaii waters.

Unlike an uncle who teaches a kid for free, surf schools on Oahu must have a commercial use permit. In addition, every individual who’s teaching surfing in the waters between the Diamond Head Lookout and Kewalo Basin must have an operator permit. Read more

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