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UPDATE 16/02/2008>>

According to 'MauiSurfReport.com':

The bill has been deferred. Cool... Too much opposition, too many opposing testimonies, too many good reasons not to approve it. Thanks to everyone who sent emails, who made phone calls, who went to the public hearing. In the next hours we should have a few more details by somebody who went there. Stay tuned...

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The STATE of HAWAII is proposing a bill which will kill the windsurf business and could shut down sailing from their beaches, private land or public!

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/bills/SB2091_.htm

Please copy the simple email below stating you do not agree with this bill and send it to the "Committee on Water & Land"

MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE END OF FRI 15th TO GET IN BEFORE THE HAWAII 2:45 DEADLINE!

SEND YOUR EMAIL TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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TO: COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND
DATE: Friday, February 15, 2008
TIME: 2:45 p.m. (Hawaii Time)
BILL: SB2091

To whom it may concern,

As an avid windsurfer and supporter of the windsurfing industry and community in the UK I am very disappointed to see this new bill being proposed that will destroy windsurfing not only in Hawaii, but will have a devastating effect on the international windsurfing industry.
Maui is the home of windsurfing and a central focus for the world windsurfing media and industry. Many of the worlds top brands and sailors conduct their R&D there. Unless such a bill is accompanied by rules at beaches (such as Hookipa) to prohibit swimmers and surfers from being allowed in the water during certain periods of the day when windsurfers are out then this law has the potentially devastating outcomes for the windsurfing community.
I strongly urge you to reconsider the impact of your actions.

Many thanks

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