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Waikiki surfers suffer burned boards twice in 20 months – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-18 02:03:09 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Many people lost their expensive surfboards in a fire on Sunday morning in Waikiki. For some, this is not the first time.

Honolulu Ocean Safety reported losing three rescue boards on fire. Each cost was $ 1,200.

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“I love surfing. I love my board, and now it’s gone again,” said Arlene Skillman, who lost his surfboard. Fire in the same board locker in February 2020..

“I went surfing at 6am this morning. I left before 8am, this is my second time,” Skillman added.

Steve Dulse grew up surfing in Waikiki and has been surfing since the 1950s. Now his brand new board is gone.

“Just register with the city and you’re ready to build a new board. I got a call and everything is still spinning,” he said. Dulce also lost his board in a fire last year.

“You can say,’Yeah, it’s just a board,’ but it’s a loss and you have to experience it again. I have no answer to that,” Dulse said.

The cost is high for many.

“The total loss will be about $ 4,000,” said Dulce.

But for some, it robs them of what they love: going out into the water and being with their surfing community.

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“I want to cry because this is my recreation,” said Skillman. “That was the only thing we could do during COVID, and now it’s gone again, so I can’t even keep our property safe, so I put my board here anymore Is not.”

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