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Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:07 pm
by etxxz
mucho tempting ese..!!

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:23 am
by Aloha
Yikes, Maui is not as good at tourism as I thought they were - talk about hurting local business

O'ahu no ka 'oi :]

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:32 am
by victor
the windsurfers are the biggest losers in this case, but did you ever think it's not about revenue?

there is a large number of mauians (and immigrants) that aren't the least bit interested in promoting tourism as evidenced by the recent attempt to prohibit short term rentals.

from my limited observation the grand majority of people involved in kite/windsurfing on maui are haolies. many may be maui born but they're still haolies.

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:11 pm
by kitenaked
victor wrote:the windsurfers are the biggest losers in this case, but did you ever think it's not about revenue?

there is a large number of mauians (and immigrants) that aren't the least bit interested in promoting tourism as evidenced by the recent attempt to prohibit short term rentals.

from my limited observation the grand majority of people involved in kite/windsurfing on maui are haolies. many may be maui born but they're still haolies.



Everyone loses. The service industry, retail businesses (water and nonrelated), etc.

Those people that don't care about tourism or water sports will feel it too.

"Haolie" or not, this is not the "issue" and doesn't need to be brought into it.

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:35 am
by sloughslut
spell correct (Haole)

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:25 pm
by kitenaked
sloughslut wrote:spell correct (Haole)



Thanks for correcting that. I am just a Haole.

Re: Maui Kitebeach to be banned?, Petition to save

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:41 pm
by Aloha
The suggestion that this is some sort of stick it to haole move is an interesting possibility that I hadn't considered until you laid out the case. It is certainly possible there is some cultural bias overpowering economic decision making at play here. It really depends I guess on who's decision it is to actually be made and what their motivations really are.