Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Honolulu Weekly Magazine Polo Beach Article And Response

Below are links to two items, the top, an article titled Beach Bum Babylon by Mitchell Kuga which appeared in Honolulu Weekly magazine, and the second, my comments on the article. The discussion is about Polo Beach near Mokuleia, West Oahu, which is the clothing-optional beach for Hawaii's most populous island, Oahu, on which Honolulu is located.

Honolulu Weekly sadly is no more, and these two items are reproduced with kind permission of former publisher Laurie Carlson.

  Beach Bum Babylon

Spacer's comments

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kauai Fire Department Lifeguard Memo On Nudity

Kauai Naturists comment:

The Fire Chief correctly states topfree for females is legal. However, even after a full explanation of Hawaii statutory and state supreme court case law was provided to him, he thinks people can make valid complaints to the police for simple, non-lewd nudity on the beach. He errs when he advises his lifeguards can be offended. Like police, they cannot be the complaining party.

205 Arguments In Support Of Naturism

What Is Naturism?

"Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others, and for the environment."

International Naturist Federation

Naturist Links

The Naturist Society

Naturist Action Committee

Naturist Education Foundation

Nude Beaches Yes!

American Association For Nude Recreation

International Naturists Association

Young Naturists America

World Naked Gardening Day

International Naturist Federation

Friends Of Little Beach (Maui)

Dr. Leisure a.k.a. Dr. George Harker (Maui)

Maui Sunseeker Resort

Kalani Resort (Big Island, Hawaii)

Isle of You Naturally (Big Island, Hawaii)

Banana Patch (Big Island, Hawaii)

Hangin Loose' (Big Island, Hawaii)

South Florida Free Beaches

Treasure Coast Naturists

Bay Area Naturists

Southern California Naturist Association

Friends Of San Onofre

San Francisco Bay Guardian 2013 Nude Beaches Issue

Secret Cove Nevada

Naturist New Hampshire

Friends Of Gunnison Beach (New Jersey)

Fig Leaf Forum

Federation of Canadian Naturists

Wreck Beach (Vancouver, Canada)

Praia Do Pinho (Pine Beach), Brazil

Tambaba Beach, Brazil

Australian Naturist Federation

Free Beaches Australia

Australian Sun & Health Magazine

Free Beaches New Zealand

Naturist Beach Etiquette

* Gawking and staring at others is rude. Don't.
* Please consider leaving glass containers at home. Broken glass on the sand causes injuries.
* Take out some trash others may have left behind when you leave, and always take out your own.
* No lingering in bushes or vegetation.
* Beaches are not ashtrays.
* Do not drive on beaches.
* Respect and keep away from monk seals, sea turtles, and other wildlife.
* Use earphones or keep radio/music volume low.
* Exercise common courtesy and ask permission before taking photos of those not with you.
* Sexual behavior belongs at home. Lewd  behavior is illegal. Simple nudity is not.
* Dress before leaving the traditional clothing-optional area.

Roman Catholic Church On Nudity

"...the human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty...Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness...Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person...The human body is not in itself shameful...."

Karol Cardinal Woytyla (Pope John II) Love & Responsibility, 1981, traslation of 1960 Polish publication.

January 19, 2011 Comments By Bruce Laymon

On January 19, 2011 Kauai cattle rancher Bruce Laymon, who leases land owned by Waioli Corporation, a non-profit public charity, in Lepeuli, Kauai, Hawaii, told beachgoers they could not use the gentle, lateral access trail to Larsen's Beach which has been used forever to get to the beach. Beachgoers were told to use a steep, unmaintained county easement trail located nearby. When one of the beachgoers asked Bruce Laymon WHY he was erecting fencing, he told her to keep campers, nudes and gays away from the beach. If campers are camping on Waioli Corporation land that is tresspassing. If they are camping on the sand, they are on public property, and it is none of Bruce Laymon's business. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Department of Conservation Enforcement officers could ticket them, but neither Waioli Corporation or Bruce Laymon has jurisdiction in the matter. In fact, a homeless man camps on the sand near the main entrance to Larsen's Beach every day and has for years. To say he is erecting fencing to keep nudes and gays from using a public beach, Bruce Laymon is acting unlawfully. Gays and naturists ("nudes") have protections under statutory law and case law. Larsen's Beach is a public beach. No one can be excluded from a public place based on their sexual preference. This statement by Bruce Laymon reflects a bigoted, hateful, narrow-minded attitude. Kauai Naturists opposes this kind of ignorance.

Link To Kauai Nude Beaches Report