Surf Drops, Workforce Housing, & Welcome Keoki Kerr

Surf is dropping after some super sized sets yesterday. Sky News Now caught the action from overhead. See the best rides of the day, plus how many rescues were made in the high surf. Dan Cooke will have all the latest on Sunrise. We also have a surf slideshow on

Waikiki is one of the best beaches in the world, but it's pulling a disappearing act. Ramsay Wharton will report live this morning on a sand replenishment act to bring back the beach.

A big announcement could come from President Obama today. He will reveal how the Pentagon plans to cut at least half a billion dollars from its Defense budget. That could include giving up the capability to fight two major ground wars simultaneously.

Happening today, Kamehameha Schools will hold a blessing for new workforce housing in Kakaako. Construction will begin at 680 Ala Moana Boulevard on 54 studio and 1-bedroom rental apartments. It's the first workforce rental project to be built in urban Honolulu in the last decade. The units will all be priced affordably for median-income workers.

Goodwill is holding a job fair from 9am to 3pm at its offices on Kilihau Street. There are openings in retail, administration, human resources, and contract services.

Chinatown is getting ready to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Today at 10:30, Mayor Peter Carlisle will kick off the "Month of Chinatown" at Mark's Garage.

The 11th-ranked Warrior volleyball team gets the 2012 season underway tonight at 7 pm at the Stan Sheriff Center. The men will take on UC San Diego.

Plus, we're pleased to welcome award winning reporter and all around good guy Keoki Kerr to our team. The newest Hawaii News Now member will sit down with us on Sunrise at 6:40. Maybe we can convince him to sing. When he's not breaking news stories, he's belting out songs. Glad to have him on board!

We hope you can join us this morning for Sunrise.


Tannya Joaquin