Naked beachgoers causing controversy in one Hawaiian community
In Oahu, North Shore residents are urging visitors to keep their swimsuits on.
Beach at Mokuleia, Hawaii (© KITV.com)
Even an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikini would be better than what some folks are wearing -- a whole lot of nothing -- into the waters at Mokuleia Beach.
The secluded beach on Oahu's North Shore is advertised as one of the last undeveloped stretches of the island's shoreline -- a picturesque vision where sandy beaches meet sapphire waters and seashells wash up just begging to be collected. As reported by KITV Honolulu, Mokuleia has a reputation for being a secluded spot where locals can enjoy their community; it also has a growing reputation as a gay-friendly nude beach where sunbathers are free to strip down.
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Residents aren't pleased. "We like for our family to just relax, have fun," said local William Kahapea. "To see someone just turning over, bare-naked, is kind of disturbing."
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Sunbathers at Mokuleia, Hawaii (© KITV.com)
Signs along the highway near Mokuleia stress that illegal activity -- including nudity -- could lead to an arrest and fine. But people in the community say that isn't helping, as the nude crowd gets more visible, more brazen, and more inappropriate. Recently, one man was arrested for open lewdness.
"It's kind of taking the beach away from the community," said Mike Dailey, a Mokuleia resident. "We hope something can be done to return this beach back to the community."
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Reguarding a community it is not an orginization as such but in this instance a groupe of people living in an area that is being abused by visitors from another community with an all together different view point and weather leagle are not clearly some of their actions are not . The people of this community should not have put up with this.
To johnny comment,
Well it's not civil rights when you take away my community and morals ,it's my right to maintain my community and moral standing any way I can.
Unfortunately, the majority of nudists should not be seen in the nude.......:p
Unless it is a private nudist beach ,the suits stay on if caught without about a 10,000.00 fine for the first time caught. Each time after that the fine should be doubled. There are a lot of ****s out there with no respect for the public.
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