The piers at Haleiwa harbor are in better condition that many of the state harbors. The two major problems appear to be security and lack of facilities.
The harbor sits between two heavily used parks and is wide open to both vehicular and foot traffic. Because of past problems with vandalism, graffiti, and theft, the restrooms are locked at night.
Some boaters have been on the waiting list for slips for over nine years. There is ample room for more slips in the harbor. And cheap slip fees ($2.80/ft.) contribute to some slips being occupied by non-useable boats.
(Click on any image to see a larger view. Photos were taken in April 2004.)
Cheap storage for rarely or never used vessels.
Views around the harbor. Lots of open space.
Like most boatyards in Hawaii, there is no pollution control. Everything drains into the harbor. This steel boat needs a lot of Bondo! The last two photos show how careless boaters have left buckets of oil, propane tanks, and batteries near the dumpster. The steel drums are empty and used as flotation for haulouts.
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Harbormaster: Paul Sensano
O'ahu District Supervisor: Ed Underwood (acting)
State Senator: Robert Bunda
State Representative: Michael Y. Magaoay
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