(BIVN) – Two Hilo beach parks and one highway are closed Friday, as the High Surf Advisory for the North and East facing shores of Hawaii Island continues.
Bayfront Highway, as well as Onekahakaha Beach Park and Coconut Island, are shut down due to high surf impacts and debris.
Hawaii County Civil Defense says shorelines along Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna could see surf heights up to 16 feet, today through the weekend. Highest impacts may coincide with the high tide period, which will occur at 10 p.m. tonight.
“Oceanfront residents, surfers and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf,” a Friday civil defense message stated. “You are advised to exercise caution due to the unpredictability of huge swells and dangerous surf.”
Additional closures may occur without notice. These areas will be reassessed tomorrow morning, officials say.