Surfboards

By Don Sweeney

An arson blaze Sunday morning wiped out racks holding 600 surfboards worth $650,000 in Honolulu, police said.
An arson blaze Sunday morning wiped out racks holding 600 surfboards worth $650,000 in Honolulu, police said. Screengrab from Hawaii News Now

An arson blaze destroyed 600 surfboards valued at more than $650,000 Sunday morning in Honolulu, authorities said.

A 48-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the fire at the Kuhio Beach Surfboard Lockers, which sent flames 30 feet into the air, KHON reported.

“It’s senseless,” Chad Williams told Hawaii News Now. “You know, some of those boards have been local’s grandparent’s boards. You know, lots of history.”

“It’s more than just a rack — it’s a community,” surfer Theresa Strange told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “It’s hard to get a spot so people tend to stay for years.”

It’s the second time in less than two years the racks have burned, KITV reported.

The blaze also damaged a nearby surf shop and a Honolulu Police Department substation, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

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