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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #008 -- Waikiki Surf Racks Burn
October 18, 2021

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Waikiki Surf Racks Burn in Fire

Waikiki iconic surf racks burn for 2nd time in less than 2 years.

37 Honolulu firefighters battled the blaze that was set to the historic Waikiki alleyway surfboard racks. When they arrived shortly after 11 am on Sunday, HFD said their firefighters found several storage racks filled with surfboards in the Moana Hotel beach access alleyway fully engulfed with fire and smoke.

This is a tragic loss to the surfing community and all those who enjoyed walking the alley filled with hundreds of classic longboards...many old classic that can never be replaced. The fire is under investigation for whom and how it started... waikiki.html

Oahu COVID guidelines have eased

Bars on Oahu are now allowed to serve alcohol two hours longer — until midnight.

Concert venues, will be allowed at 50% capacity, or a maximum of 1,000 attendees, whichever is less...

Golf tournaments will be allowed for fully vaccinated golfers. Social gathering sizes for all other events will continue to be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Vaccines are up...COVID is down

Over 60% of Hawaii businesses require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested — and more than 84% say they have employees who have gotten vaccinated.

The Alohilani Hotel in Waikiki and Highgate’s Hawaii collection of seven hotels, are the first to mandate all 1000 employees and visiting guest must be vaccinated to visit or work at these hotels, which started on Oct 15th.

As COVID infection numbers continue to drop, larger events and concerts are expect to resume by the end of the year.

Oahu November Events

Oahu Events have started returning as visitors have this summer.

Farmers Markets were the first to return as they were deemed essential, but now some other social events are returning including Bishop Museum After Hours, Art After Dark at the Modern Museum of Art, Wildest Show at the Honolulu Zoo, Beyond Van Goug Experience, Yoga in the Park, and others.

See more November event in Oahu... oahu-events-in-november.html

Honolulu Top Ramen Spots

Ramen is a staple and well like comfort food on the Oahu. There are many different styles, flavors, and approaches to making a delicious bowl of this noodle soup. What is your favorite bowl of ramen? Check out our top 8 Honolulu ramen spots and see if it gets you hungry... honolulu-ramen.html

Honolulu Zoo's only Male Lion Dies

The Honolulu Zoo’s only male lion, Ekundu, died Monday after testing positive for the coronavirus, city officials announced this afternoon.

Ekundu, 13, came to Honolulu in 2010. He and 12-year-old female lion Moxy both showed signs of an upper respiratory illness, including some coughing earlier this month. honolulu-zoo.html

Arizona Memorial Reopened

The Arizona Memorial boat ramp has been temporarily fixed, allowing ferry service to resume to the Pearl Harbor memorial structure for daily viewings.

The Pearl Harbor Museum, located at the visitor center and features the Arizona Memorial, remained open during the time of repair.

Reservations have resumed for the ferry service to the platform. pearl-harbor.html

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