YES! Chalk another one up for tenacious communities dedicated to saving and preserving their waves. As reported by the Save Honolua Coalition, $20 million has been set aside in Hawai’i’s state budget to make Honolua Bay a state park. The bay, and the world-class right hand reef/point that peels along the cliffs below, is a very unique and special place for locals, tourists and surfers alike. Having seen explosive development for the last two decades, Maui’s Upper Westside can now sigh a big breath of relief and say, “We did it!” Congratulations to Elle, Wayno and the rest of the Save Honolua Coalition members as well as the thousands of people worldwide that contributed to saving one of the most beautiful and amazing places on this earth. Aloha.