Paddlers say homeless ruining bays

Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy, center, joins members of the Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association to convey their concerns over illegal activities taking place at canoe facilities to the Hawaii County Police Commission on Friday in Kailua-Kona. CHELSEA JENSEN/WEST HAWAII TODAY

KAILUA-KONA — Graffiti, drug use, defecation and other illegal activities have reached a point where the Big Island’s paddling community is pushing back.