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Hawaii Surfers File Lawsuit Against State for Blocking Laniakea Beach Parking

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Several Hawaii surfers and residents are suing the state in response to the Department of Transportation’s removal of public parking at Laniakea Beach on Oahu’s North Shore. 

The DOT blocked off the sandy parking lot last week in an effort to keep traffic flowing along the two-lane highway and discourage pedestrians from crossing the street.

Hundreds of cars had used the parking area each day as tourists flocked to see turtles lounge on the sand and locals frequented the popular surf break. The pedestrians crossing to and from the parking lot often brought traffic to