Kauai: heavy pollution in world-class surf

Thirteen Kaua'i surf breaks have failed to pass the test of health standards, in Hawaii, according to the Surfrider Foundation.

The Surfrider Foundation's Kaua'i Chapter tests 20 surf breaks and freshwater streams on a monthly basis.

Thirteen of the Chapter's 20 sampling sites exceeded health standards, and the highest reading taken at Niumalu Beach Park was nearly 100 times the national health limit.

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Typhoon Haiyan: total destruction in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan has claimed more 2500 lives in the Philippines, with wind speeds reaching 235 mph and destroying thousands of homes.

The regions of Leyte, Tacloban, Samar, Cebu, Bohol, Panay and Mindoro have suffered the power of the natural elements. Death, devastation, and an urgent need for international aid.

More than 580,000 people had been displaced and 41,000 houses had been damaged, according to the local authorities. A total of 11 million people are believed to have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Lani's: great beach, great surf

Surfrider Foundation is urging surfers to protest against the construction of a barricade at Laniakea Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) has plans to barricade the Laniakea Support Park across from Laniakea Beach, in a misguided effort to reduce traffic.

"Though well-intended, Hawaii DOT's efforts will result in blocked parking and blocked access to one of the most popular and well-loved public beaches on Oahu's North Shore", Surfrider explains.

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