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2012 Floatopia Hawaii Gets Deflated, Party Moved and Police Follow

Floatopia Hawaii 2012 was expected to draw more then 1,200 folks today at Magic Island on Oahu and the cops were well aware of it this year:

The biggest spring break party in Hawaii is less than two days away and while law enforcement and city emergency officials have not officially been invited to Saturday’s rager, they are well aware of it…

Well the cops showed up in full force at Magic Island… only to be outsmarted by the “Floatopia” who moved the party to an undisclosed location.

The cops show up in full force to a party that never happened. Photo Courtesy Scott Rasak

A brief scan of the Floatopia facebook and twitter feeds shows that the new location was suppose to be at Kaimana Beach.

Well now nearly 4 hours after the huge event was supposed to happen it looks like less then 100 folks actually got out in the water.

Floatopia moved to Kaimana Beach... but that didn't stop the cops from following the party.

Hawaii News Now reported:

…This year, police, ocean safety lifeguards, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and Emergency Medical Services personnel were all at Magic Island, with police telling would-be partiers to party responsibly, and particularly not to drink on the beach.

“Part of this is part of an educational and an enforcement site,” Borges said. “We’re gonna talk to them first and let them know what the laws are. And if they don’t comply, then we’ll take appropriate enforcement action.”

Some who arrived at Magic Island were disappointed with the police presence. “Yeah, especially if they’re driving up behind you and warning you already, I mean, when you haven’t done anything,” said Krysta Seiwert-Vassallo as she scanned the empty beach…

I got the pictures for this post from the Floatopia 2012 Facebook page and as you can see… It wasn’t nothing but a “G Thang”.

The cops moved in.... BUTT, the party must go on

Discover Your Future in Aviation at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Next Saturday, March 31st, the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will host a “Discover Your Future in Aviation” day from 10am to 4pm.

If you have a youngster interested in aviation as a career or hobby, this is the place to be.

This is the third year for the aviation conference, which promises to be a day filled with hands-on workshops and seminars, a career fair, and interactive science exhibits. Participants can enter to win aviation prizes, and take photos with Rosie the Riveter and “her friends” (bring your camera).

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “It’s a really good opportunity to talk one-on-one with aviation professionals and learn more about careers in aviation and the related sciences.”

Some of the activities that guests can partake in:

  • Career fair
  • Interactive science exhibits
  • Trade show
  • Aviation demonstrations and seminars about the contributions men and women have made to aviation.

For students and anyone interested in aviation as a career, an opportunity to network and meet aviation mentors. Enter to win aviation prizes. Exhibitors are invited to participate.

Free with paid Museum admission. Special discounts for school and scout groups.

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Big Island… No Tsunami Threat

Magnitude 4.9
Location 19.872°N, 155.130°W
Depth 43.5 km (27.0 miles)
  • 1 km (1 miles) W (271°) from Honomu, HI
  • 5 km (3 miles) NNW (327°) from Pepeekeo, HI
  • 9 km (6 miles) NNW (338°) from Papaikou, HI
  • 19 km (12 miles) NNW (346°) from Hilo, HI
  • 323 km (201 miles) ESE (119°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 0.9 km (0.6 miles)
Parameters Nph= 69, Dmin=2 km, Rmss=0.12 sec, Gp=122°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Event ID hv60326516