October 2023 Updates
October 31, 2023

SMA Minor Construction

New BMPs as designed in the SMA Minor permit were put in place before any sitework commenced. The grading permit was closed on July 18, 2022. The electrical permit was closed on June 21, 2023 and the overall permit closed on June 30, 2023 after a final inspection by DPP and HECO. Signs were posted facing both inside and outside the property directing pedestrians to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road. The Pahoe Road fence was completed on August 19th, 2021.

Tenant Compliance

All trucks completed their required two moves in October. Single-use plastics, plastic straws, and non-reef-safe sunscreen continue to be prohibited for all tenants. Tour buses continue to be prohibited from the site. All tenants have been notified to remind customers to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road when crossing Kamehameha Highway. Any signs within 30 feet of the highway have been removed.

Baseline Inspection Report and Compliance

Inspectors from DPP visited the property unannounced in February 2021 and conducted a baseline inspection of the entire property. Hanapohaku and others received the report on February 23rd, 2021. Hanapohaku has since reviewed the report including the photos and required changes described in it. All tents required to be removed were immediately taken down. The signs included in the report have all been removed. The electrical violations have been addressed.

Website Information

All Hotline inquiries have been posted to the website. Communication thread with responses posted below. A monthly update with all required information was posted to the website on Oct. 31, 2023.

Submitted content

Name: Denise Antolini

I am passing along several complaints from community members about continuing activities on your site that are 1) designed to attract and cater to tourists. There is a "sandwich" sign outside of the SurfShop that says SNORKEL TOURS and "Aloha Concierge Tourist Info Tours Info." (I will send you the photo when you reply) - this sign and the display of snorkel gear (on "string lines") visible to the highway violates the Settlement Agreement (para 17 "Developer agrees to prohibit . . . tour operations at the Property" and Para 16 "Tourist Trap Prohibitions") and 2) sending snorkelers to Sharks Cove when the conditions are NOT safe (e.g., swells/surf) - I can send you photos of snorkelers in the water on a rough water day - with big waves pouring over the outer rock wall - recently when I heard a tourist near the Sharks Cove bathrooms, with small children, say "I rented across the street" - it is RECKLESS and IRRESPONSIBLE to rent snorkel gear to visitors who do not understand the safety risk of the tidepools and cove or nearby beaches. This same day, a Lifeguard sign was up at the tidepools clearly warning of the dangers, but apparently the rentals of gear from your tenants continued. Please instruct your tentants to NOTrent ocean gear to people on days when ocean is not safe for them and please REMOVE all displays that mention tours, tourists, and display of rental gear visible from the Highway.


Hi Denise - We will reach out to the tenant and confirm that their operations are in compliance with the settlement agreement. We will also pass along your concern about ocean safety.



Submitted content

Name: Denise Antolini

Thank you. 

I would appreciate a follow up email once you have confirmed compliance so I know what happened if anything re these specific issues. 

"Great people, great food, great snorkeling and surf lessons."
Tim Jancosko