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Well, that was unpleasant. A beach fight at Waimea escalated quickly.

A beach fight at Waimea Bay escalated quickly.

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We hear whispers of violence and ugly beach scenes in the lore of Oahu’s North Shore. On occasion, we’ve witnessed a heavy scene or two. Getting cracked and whatnot. But rarely does it appear so boldly, with so many people involved,  in such a ridiculously public and iconic location like Waimea Bay. On Saturday, July 5, instead of basking in a paradisiacal holiday weekend, cameras captured a massive brawl on the beach among a throng of beachgoers – all yelling, chest-pounding, fighting, and pepper-spraying – in what some have called a riot on Fourth of July weekend.

Honolulu Police told us that the discussion around this event has been blown out of proportion – that fights like these don’t occur often and are most likely a result of alcohol. The twelve officers dispatched to the scene made four arrests – three at Waimea and one later at a nearby beach, for various charges including public drinking, resisting arrest, and misdemeanor assault.

While little information has been shared with regard to the cause of this giant beach fight, the coconut wireless has been ringing off the hook. According to local Hawaiian resident and The Inertia contributor Rory Parker: “The best [rumor] I’ve heard so far is that it was a rumble between the Hell’s Angels and Da Hui, which it most certainly was not.”

More likely, he continued, “It was semi-planned on social media as some sort of stupid Waianae vs. Ewa fight.”

Unfortunately, what can mostly be chalked up to drunk behavior comparable to any other city in the U.S. is being misconstrued with racist undertones. “Like everything in Hawaii,” Parker wrote via email, “this is quickly turning into a racial debate, with ‘locals are animals’ on one side and ‘haoles always cause trouble’ on the other…Once you grow a little older, wiser, and start getting laid regularly, it’s hard to whip up any motivation to act like this.”

  • Lou Lozada

    Pretty sure there will be a few more arrests or charges after this video gets around.

  • n2wind2000

    Take your fights to the back alleys where people won’t care. Don’t ruin it for everyone else. And NO, IT’S NOT YOUR BEACH.

  • rawrizard
  • hadadat

    Da Hui and Hells Angels? Waianae vs Ewa? These scrubs look like a bunch of kooks and barneys to me.

    • Poseidon808

      Hey leave Da Hui out of this!

  • Chris Smith

    Bunch of retards

  • JaxSurfer

    And that is what I cant stand about hawaii. A bunch of kooks dudes that always want to fight and no hot chicks to be found Hawaiian kooks. Get a job losers.

  • Jeff Byrnes

    Sure, not the most impressive display of behavior but if this was on the mainland urinals would have been pushed over, cars would have been flipped and lit on fire, women and girls would have had tops pulled off (maybe even a rape or five), store fronts would have been smashed, looting would have ensued, someone might have been stabbed (maybe even shot), cops would have had to show up in riot gear with dogs, and it would have been more or less total pandemonium.

    When it comes to beach brawls and riots in the streets Hawaiian citizens are lightweights compared to their spoiled brat mainland compatriots.

    “Democracy is the tyranny of the people.”

  • cherryoh

    So shame. Real question tho, how’d the organizers get permits to throw a party at Waimea? How was this shit show allowed to happen in the first place!? Drunk idiots probably left choke rubbish too.

  • kevin11

    Stupid is as stupid does. Oahu will eventually become so crowded just trying to go anywhere to relax in peace will be impossible. You’d never find me at Waimea because I can never even find a place to park. Same thing at most beaches and parks. And if the crowds alone weren’t bad enough, you’ve got a fair share of idiots looking for a fight. The police should have dispersed the crowd and told everyone to leave. They were totally outnumbered.

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