Mainly because the surf community respects both native spirituality and this quaint notion of tribal rights.
Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island.
As an acquaintance noted to me in an e-mail, "There's not much difference between the Eastern white guys who took our land for pineapple plantations in the 19th century and some Eastern white guy in the 21st century who takes our land so his wife can do yoga or something. Haoles gonna howl."
I often note both here and in preaching and lecturing that it is the natural tendency of the human race to build walls between one another. This century seems to be making that practice literal, however.