|This is an old World War II bunker at Big Beach, at Makena State Park. |
There's plenty of graffiti on all sides. I think of graffiti as public art.
On the top, I think the Makena Underground is a music group.
On the right side is painted Makana,
probably referring to the popular singer in Hawaii,
who also created music for the Occupy Wall Street Movement,
I'm not sure who Andy Chapman is, or if it's Randy Chapman on the left.
The name does sound familiar though.
There's a big music scene on Maui, but I'm not the most knowledgeable.
I have no idea who Justice, Case or Melin are.
|This side of the bunker says "Maui Skimmers." |
That's either the name of the company or just referring to skimboarding on Maui,
which is pretty popular.
Big Beach has an annual "Save Makena" skimboard competition every summer.
Here's some pics from 2011.
There was a contest in 2012, but I haven't found any good pics of it.
The competition helps to promote awareness of the issues facing Makena,
since it's been threatened with development over the years.
Makena is one of the best undeveloped beaches on the island.
No public showers, no flushing toilets
but there is a Jaws food truck in the first parking lot.
The surf break at Big Beach is also incredibly dangerous and
I've seen people come out on stretchers.
|The bunker set in context against the beach. |
No palm trees on this beach, but lots of thorny kiawe,
which is Hawaii's version of mesquite.
|More graffiti on the back side. Not sure what any of this stuff means.|