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In the Lineup: Surfers, others cope with closure of Diamond Head beach path

Bulldozers line the Kuilei Cliffs at Diamond Head Beach Park, where the main beach access way, a paved public footpath, has been plowed up and cut off by a high fence since Feb. 4. Read More

In the Lineup: Why Waimea reigns and deserves respect

Not just anyone could surf Waimea Bay, the arena of titans. Actually, it depends. Read More

In the Lineup: Close call a reminder to not go it alone

Next thing I knew, it was daylight again. I had a sense of dislocation and fear. Read More

In the Lineup: From surf to summit, Diamond Head needs nurture

Squatters have long occupied the hillsides, but over the past two months some have started living in tents on the beach near the public footpath and showers, which are often fouled by excrement. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers and fish look forward to a new, regenerating year

In winter, although the surf is usually less than zero in the South Shore off-season, I continue my early morning walks to the beach park to check Suis, just in case. Read More

In the Lineup: Champions Carissa Moore, Stephanie Gilmore say Honolua surf was fearsome but fun

Call it fate, or Maui mana: For the second year in a row, the world championship of women’s surfing was decided by the last contest of the tour, the World Surf League’s Beachwaver Maui Pro, held Nov. 26-27 in the natural arena beneath the cliffs at Honolua Bay. Read More
 

In the Lineup: Keala Kennelly’s titanic wave-riding belies her size

Big-wave champion ­Keala Kennelly is her own best critic. Read More

In the Lineup: Big-wave surfers training to be big-time rescuers

On Monday morning, as an epic early winter swell struck the islands’ north and west shores, Brian Keaulana, the Makaha-born big-wave surfer and former City and County of Honolulu lifeguard captain, called back for an interview and apologized for being slightly late. Read More

In the Lineup: Kauai provides solace for loss of bodysurfing buddy

The first thing I recognized, as we arrived on Kauai early on a misty November morning, was the sweet, fresh air. It smelled of ferns and earth, waterfalls and streams. Read More
 

In the Lineup: Surfers seize solitude when they can

Alone, the sound of the waves breaking seemed louder to me, with different, musical cadences in different waves. Read More

In the Lineup: A peek at books by surfers’ bedsides

Wondering what else surfers were reading, I asked a few local wave riders about the books by their bedsides. Read More

In the Lineup: Epic autumn waves, crowds signal death of off-seasons

Along with climate change that brings more El Nino currents and big waves, we’re witnessing the demise of off-seasons, those quiet times when the islands used to revert back to locals, giving people and other species space to recoup and breathe. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers hold surprising range of day jobs

A brain surgeon, sewage engineer, a Hawaiian Airlines pilot – you name it. You can meet a wide range of people at the beach, especially when the waves are great. Read More

In the Lineup: Point Panic bodysurfers need to speak out against threats

Now that we were numerous, the bodysurfers were able to get the surfers to leave; they are supposed to stay Ewa of a boundary buoy. Read More

In the Lineup: More than gender determines winners in surf

You get attached to a place where people know you and are more likely to share waves. Read More

In the Lineup: Pro surfer Carissa Moore reflects on waves and life

As she surfed her way to first place at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro Sept. 9, the three-time world champion’s maneuvers were as flowing and rhythmic as lines of music. Read More

In the Lineup: Lou Rosof is gone, but love lives on

On the last Sunday in August, the evening sun illuminated a folding chair in its usual spot on a front lawn. But Lou Rosof wasn’t there. Read More
 

In the Lineup: Local surfers, sea creatures and others ride out the storm

In Waikiki, crowds of locals were catching waves and throngs of tourists bobbed in the ocean despite the hurricane warning. Read More

Hurricanes plus age pose challenges for surfers

To be honest, it wasn’t just my sinus infection or the tide that was making me hesitate: It was age. Read More

Surfers sustained by dreams in and out of waves

In any given year, standout Pipe surfers who aren’t on the professional world tour or haven’t amassed enough qualifying points to enter the elite Pipe Masters championship might be chosen to compete in the Pipe Invitational in December. Read More

Knowing limits crucial for surfers

Surfing, like any dangerous sport, is about knowing when to stay within your limits and when to push them. Sometimes, the limits win. Read More

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