Beach Erosion Again Exposes Concrete at Kuhio Beach, Hawaii

Posted In Beach Nourishment, Erosion, News
Jul
29

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Waikiki beach-renourishement, 2012. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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It was just last October that beach erosion exposed an area of concrete along Kuhio Beach. Nine months later, it has happened again…

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Waialua beachfront, Oahu. “Sandbagging is pretty much an exercise in futility. The only benefit is psychological, the feeling of doing something…” Captions and Photo source: ©© Davidd

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