DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND
For a second time in 3 years the Pipeline
will not receive a competition
permit for 2009.
APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY IN ANNOUNCING THE STATUS OF THE EVENT
WERE MAKING EFFORTS TO SALVAGE ENOUGH TIME TO RUN THE
CONTEST ON ANOTHER
CONTEST HOLDING PERIOD.
The Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic was denied a permit
from the Honolulu
City & County Parks department.
The circumstances of this permit denial have to do with a combination
First is the continuing problems the City of Honolulu Parks department
with it’s flawed conflict resolution process (this is what was the
cause of our
previous permit denial in 2007).
The second contributing process (unique to this year’s permit denial)
ad/hoc committee of surf contest directors agreeing (arranged by Randy
Rarick, contest director of the Triple Crown of Surfing) to apply for
based on a organized schedule to insure that all applicants would not
conflict with each other and all applicants would receive event dates.
In this case, several contest directors did NOT apply for the dates
agreed to, therefore creating conflicts. The Pipeline Bodysurfing
was the event that was displaced.
The process of making a voluntary and non-enforceable schedule to
conflicts was known to be a risk; due to the city of Honolulu advising
ad/hoc group that they would not recognize the unofficial schedule
to them (due to previous litigation in previous years – the city Parks
department would only respond to the submitted applications in the
shore surf contest permits process).
More information regarding this permit denial will be posted in the
future. The priority is to submit testimony to the Honolulu City
regarding potential changes to the City parks Department Permitting
and revised statutes.
Thank you for your understanding
Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic
P.O. Box 818
Haleiwa, HI 96712
CLICK Here for
Information regarding Previous (2007) Permit Denial