The reef of Olowalu is a very precious area to many families. Therefore, it should stay as it is. Olowalu isn't only a popular family hangout, but it is also the home of many sea creatures.
When we were younger, my dad would take us to Olowalu almost every day. It was one of our favorite surf spots. It is still, to this day, a popular surf spot for my family. And I know that many other families could agree. Olowalu is packed with surfers, beginners or not.
Olowalu is also a reef break. This would mean that the waves are dependent on the reef. If the reef were gone, there would be no waves.
Now Olowalu is also one of Maui's two largest and most active reefs. There are sea creatures varying from your everyday fish to the manta rays you only see occasionally to black-tip sharks nursing in the reef. If we were to get rid of this mass of reef, we would also be destroying the homes of many creatures.
Would you want your home destroyed? I think that I speak for the sea creatures as well when I say, no. We shouldn't strip Maui of a popular surf spot; we shouldn't destroy the home of many living creatures. We should leave Olowalu as is, reef and all.
Kawai de Vault