Polo Beach Update – August 2016

Regular beach users are reporting that the manager of the nearby polo field is sending employees to ask nude beach goers to cover-up as well as complaining about beach nudity to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD).

This has resulted in recent HPD visits to the beach, and citations issued to nude beach goers who refused to cover-up.

Naturists and nudists continue to responsibly enjoy the beach; however, caution is advised.  Be on the lookout for suspicious people or police approaching and be prepared to cover-up bottoms as a precaution to avoid confrontations with HPD officers and possible citations.  Top-free for both genders should not be an issue at this city and county beach park.  Practice aloha and notify other beach users if you see anything suspicious.

Several beach users are contemplating legal action to challenge the harassment of nude beach goers and to protect the rights of naturist and nudist beach users consistent with Hawaii state law.  We believe the Hawaii representative of the Naturist Action Committee has been notified of these recent developments.

Reportedly another beach goer is preparing a website to be called “Save Polo Beach”.  We will post the URL when available and keep readers of this blog informed of further developments.

DISCLAIMER:  This blogger is not an attorney.  Nothing in this informational blog should be construed as legal advice.  Readers seeking definitive legal advice should consult an attorney and the Naturist Action Committee.  Individual beach goers are responsible for their own actions.

 

 

 

Hawaii News Now Story – Naturists want Mokuleia Beach designated as clothing optional

Mahalo to the Naturist Action Committee for supporting responsible clothing optional use of Polo Beach, Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii with aloha for all.

Read more here:  http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/31383161/naturists-want-mokuleia-beach-designated-as-clothing-optional

Polo Beach Update – June 6, 2015

Aloha!

Since my last update, nothing has changed.  Naturists and nudists continue to enjoy Polo Beach. The overwhelming number of locals and visitors to this beach behave responsibly with aloha while enjoying nude sunbathing and swimming here.

Today, at approximately 3:30 PM, two uniformed Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers visited the beach. They came in two cars, a marked HPD police cruiser and a private (subsidized) vehicle with the blue light on top. They entered the beach through the public access path, turned right and walked all the way to the end of the beach and back, exited via the public access path, and drove off.

As a precaution, most beach goers covered up with shorts, bikini tops and bottoms, or towels while the officers were there, although top free is 100 percent legal here for men and women. Most people want to avoid confrontations with the police, although the Hawaii State Supreme Court upheld the right to nonsexual nudity on this beach.

The police officers didn’t appear to be looking for anyone, and no one appeared to be  questioned or detained.  They walked all the way to the “gay” end of the beach, so it’s possible someone may have complained about alleged lewd acts taking place there.

This blogger has only seen uniformed HPD officers one other time on this beach and on that occasion, they were looking for a specific individual on charges unrelated to nudity, found and arrested him, and took him away.

Most beach goers here keep bikini bottoms or shorts handy and accessible in the event something like this happens.  There was plenty of warning as people who saw the police officers approaching put on their bottoms and even tops.  If you see many people putting on their bottoms at the same time, it’s probably because a police officer was sighted.

In more pleasant news, this blogger was swimming today at Polo Beach when unexpectedly an adult Hawaiian Monk Seal swam very close to me, surfaced briefly and raised his head out of the water as if to say “hello” and then swam away. Hawaiian Monk Seals are a very endangered species.  If you see one, please do not approach it and stay at least 3 feet away.  Read more about these fascinating creatures at the link below.

http://www.monksealfoundation.org/MonkSeals/Hawaiian.aspx

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are commonly seen in the waters at Polo Beach.  Likewise, if you see one, please don’t approach it and stay at least 3 feet away.

http://wildhawaii.org/marinelife/turtles.html

Have a great summer and enjoy social nudity and naturism!