Kahu Kordell Kekoa, front, performs a blessing at Waikiki beach in Honolulu for the start of a $2.3 million project to replenish the sand along a stretch of the shoreline, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP... more 
Kahu Kordell Kekoa, front, performs a blessing at Waikiki beach in Honolulu for the start of a $2.3 million project to replenish the sand along a stretch of the shoreline, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Audrey McAvoy
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 11:26 AM EST