- Prominent reef systems occur off shore of the windsports ingress / egress zone and across to Popoia Island (aka, Flat Island) and the Mokulua Islands with the reef becoming more exposed during low tides.
- Please exercise caution and stay informed of local water conditions in Kailua Bay following the passage of large weather systems. Significant stormwater run-off from the inland Kawainui Watershed can occur on occasion, and enters Kailua Bay by way of the Kaelepulu and Kawainui estuaries. (Respectively, these streams are upwind and downwind of the ingress/egress zone for windsports). Overflow can lead to non-point pollution, effluent exceedance and bacterial counts that surpass the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Health (DOH) Water Quality Standards (WQS) [3, 4]. Please check the State of Hawaii, Department of Health below for the current updates.
- Also occurring in the presence of large weather systems and flooding is discharge of untreated and pretreated sewage occurring as a result of leaks and spills from the Kailua Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant (KRWWTP) operated by the City & County of Honolulu, and the Kaneohe Bay Water Reuse Facility (KBWRF). “Operational exceedance issues” outside the presence of apparent storms and flooding conditions can and does occasionally occur [3, 4, 5].
- State of Hawaii DOH Clean Water Branch
- EPA Water Quality Standards Regulations Hawaii Hyperlinks
- Environmental Health Administration, Department of Health, State of Hawaii: Kailua Waterways