Surf school management proposal raises concerns

  • A surf school takes students out at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors learn to surf at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors learn to surf at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Ian Foo stands by his boards at HYPR Nalu Hawaii Surf SHop on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Surf schools interested in the bidding process for a concession at Kahaluu Beach listen to DLNR Enforcement at a meeting presented by the Kohala Center at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Each year, an estimated 400,000 people flock to Kahaluu Beach Park, where swimmers, snorkelers and surfers gather for a fun day of sun, sand and sea.