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Sandy's, Sandy Beach Park, Wāwāmalu or Awāwamalu.

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(**UPDATE Please say where you live when you sign the Petition! Mahalo !) For Hawaiian Pidgin and English speakers, the names Sandy's and Sandy Beach Park pay respect to the vibrant contemporary local culture of beach goers. Additionally, the peretually growing number of Hawaiian language speakers use the historic names of Awāwamalu and Wāwāmalu , names which are still definitely used not only in reference to this storied place, but *at* this beach that many make part of their daily lives. The people who call this stretch of the Ka Iwi Coastline home include bodyboarders, surfers, bodysurfers, lawaiʻa (people who are fishing), Lifeguards, families, kūpuna, free divers, paddlers, Standup Paddlers, and papa heʻe nalu ( wooden Hawaiian surfboard) riders - not to mention the bussloads of international visitors who are brought to the aforementioned beach not for its political or presidential nasolgia, but for its natural splendor and positive place in Oʻahu culture. We add our names to this list as a sign of solidarity in conveying this message: This beach and its adjacent beach park have roots deep in Hawaiian culture and it has been enjoyed by wave riders for generations. If you need to name it something besides Sandys or Sandy Beach Park, you can pay respect to the ʻĀina by officially naming it Awāwamalu or Wāwāmalu.

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