Wave of questions: County, nonprofit field concerns to surf school proposal

  • A show of hands of surf school operators in attendance is requested by meeting organizers Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Cindi Punihaole, left, of the Kohala Center fields questions and comments Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center about the bidding process for surf school operators at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Cindi Punihaole of the Kohala Center fields questions and comments about the bidding process for surf school operators at Kahaluu Beach Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jerome Kanuha recommends actions at a meeting Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center about the bidding for surf school operators at Kahaluu Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii County Fire Department Ocean Safety Captain Christopher Stelfox weighs in at a meeting about surf school bidding at Kahaluu Beach Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Parks and Recreation Business Manager Reid Sewake, left, Deputy Corporation Council J Yoshimoto and Cindi Punihaole of the Kohala Center listen to stakeholders about the bidding process for surf schools at Kahaluu Beach Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Following plenty of face time, some say there are still too many gaps in the conversation.