Ocean Fun Returns To Haleiwa Beach

Friends of Ali‘i Beach Park and Ocean Program graduates sponsor a daylong beach cleanup with ocean fun activities from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at Haleiwa Ali‘i Beach Park.

The keiki-friendly event features boogie boarding, surfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming and beach activities with the help of North Shore Lifeguard Association and graduates of its Ocean Fun program. Ocean Fun ran throughout the 1990s and taught children about ocean safety while providing a safe place for them to enjoy outdoor activities with their peers after school.

Free food, drinks and musical entertainment will be available from noon to 6 p.m.

“The purpose of this beach cleanup and family day is to gather longstanding and new community members to discuss, support and learn about the ocean recreation program that once was a cornerstone of childhood development on the North Shore,” explained organizer Kanani Oury, an Ocean Fun program graduate. “Through proper discussion and education, we hope to inspire our community to unite behind the common goal of making what once was, a possibility again — a community-centric center that reaches beyond age, gender, race and economic divisions to foster our children to become not only aware of their ocean surroundings, but inspire them to be better community members.”

For information, call 388-0389.