Judge Curbs Surfer in Hawaii
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) _ A judge ordered a windsurfer to stay at least 100 feet away from Kahana Beach Park after he allegedly slammed into a kitesurfer in an act of ``wave rage.″
``Find another place to windsurf for the time being,″ Circuit Judge Reinette Cooper told Dane Barnhard, 54, during a bail hearing Wednesday. ``We have road rage, now I’m hearing wave rage.″
Barnhard, a retiree who lives in Maui, pleaded innocent to second-degree assault for deliberately windsurfing into a kitesurfer in December. The kitesurfer received nine stitches to his leg.
``Instead of coming to his aid, the defendant wanted to pick a fight,″ said Prosecutor Melinda Mendes.
Windsurfers use a surf board with an attached sail; kitesurfers use a board pulled by a kite that sometimes lifts them out of the water.
Barnhard was freed on supervised release and ordered to stay away from the kitesurfer and witnesses pending his March 18 trial. His lawyer, Kirsten Giroux, said he turned himself in after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.