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Expired ‘burrito’ sandbags litter beaches on Oahu’s North Shore

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Exposed rocks and burritos, which are sand-filled tubes covered by heavy fabric to create a hard barrier against waves, were seen along the shoreline Saturday fronting homes on Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Exposed rocks and burritos, which are sand-filled tubes covered by heavy fabric to create a hard barrier against waves, were seen along the shoreline Saturday fronting homes on Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                In 2018, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources gave property owners along the span of North Shore coastline that fronts surf breaks known as Monster Mush and Kammies permission to install emergency “burritos,” long, sand-filled tubes covered by heavy fabric that create a hard barrier against ocean waves.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In 2018, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources gave property owners along the span of North Shore coastline that fronts surf breaks known as Monster Mush and Kammies permission to install emergency “burritos,” long, sand-filled tubes covered by heavy fabric that create a hard barrier against ocean waves.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “I feel really sorry for the homeowners but sea-level rise is upon us,” said Randy Rarick, a surfer and longtime Sunset Beach resident. He says sand burrito systems are disrupting surf breaks.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “I feel really sorry for the homeowners but sea-level rise is upon us,” said Randy Rarick, a surfer and longtime Sunset Beach resident. He says sand burrito systems are disrupting surf breaks.

In 2018, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources gave property owners along the span of North Shore coastline that fronts surf breaks known as Monster Mush and Kammies permission to install emergency “burritos,” long, sand-filled tubes covered by heavy fabric that create a hard barrier against ocean waves. Read more

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