First photo: Brian Jacobson of Kihei prepares to go kitesurfing Thursday afternoon at Kalepolepo Beach in Kihei. He said he was planning to troll for fish but was concerned the winds may have been too strong and push him too fast. He said he tows a lure tied to a line attached to his waist. “I ride out until something bites and hopefully, I have dinner,” he said. Jacobson said he usually catches papio. Winds were from the northeast around 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. It’s also been hot the last few days, in the 90s. Wednesday’s high was 91 degrees; it was 94 degrees on Tuesday.
Second photo: Jacobson warms up with a jump before giving fishing a try Thursday in Kihei.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Anderson “Bobo” Gallagher became the second-ever on a hydrofoil to cross the Alenuihaha Channel and the first by wing foil. Blake Hill photo
Anderson “Bobo” Gallagher crossed the Alenuihaha Channel last Thursday morning wing surfing from Upolu Point on the Big Island to Maui’s La Perousse Bay in 4 hours, 6 minutes. Amanda Beenen Cantor photo
Mayor Michael Victorino lauded Kihei Kalama Village bars and restaurants Wednesday for recently shutting down over possible exposure to a COVID-19 patron. He thanked businesses that follow state and county reopening rules and take employee and community health seriously. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Cages that housed the Pacific oysters stolen last month from Maalaea Harbor were clearly marked as toxic.
The Maui Nui Resource Council has been unable to locate the not-safe-to-eat Pacific oysters (pictured) stolen last month from cages in a pilot project to clean Maalaea Harbor. Photos courtesy of the Maui Nui Resource Council