was formed informally in late 1960's by George Downing and John Kelly
(and perhaps a few others) when they learned of a planned jetty to be
built in the Nanakuli area. When they got access to the actual plans,
they discovered that the jetty, as planned, would destroy a surf site.
They began organizing surfers and lobbied the State (Army Corps of Engineers???)
to re-align the jetty so as not to destroy the surf spot. They were
successful in this project.
SOS more or less went dormant until the state announced plans in the early 1970's to substantially widen Kuhio beach by importing sand. This project would have seriously affected a number of Waikiki breaks, including Canoes, Queens and Baby Queens and would have had an adverse affect of neighboring reefs.