(Big Island Video News) KONA, Hawaii – The High Surf Warning continues for west facing shores of Hawaii Island, and will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday. Waves are expected to be in the 10 to 15 feet range. Yesterday’s list of county beach closures remains in effect.
Pounding waves damaged Kawaiahae Harbor yesterday, as well as Hapuna Beach.
Hawaii County Civil Defense message issued Friday morning:
The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the West facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect and has been extended through 6:00 pm Saturday January 24th. Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of West Hawaii. Surf heights of 10 to 15 feet are forecasted for the West facing shores of Hawaii Island. Residents along the coast and in low lying areas are advised to take necessary precautions and motorists are advised to be prepared for possible debris and ponding on coastal roadways. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution and to heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials. Due to the current and ongoing dangerous surf conditions the following beaches and parks will remain closed:
- Laaloa or Magic Sands in Kona
- Kahaluu Beach in Kona
- Kohanaiki Beach in Kona
- Old Airport Park
- Four Seasons Beach
- Hapuna Beach
- Kaunaoa (Mauna Kea Beach)
- Kapa’a Beach Park
Hawaii County Civil Defense on Jan. 23
by Big Island Video News
10 to 15 foot waves expected, as beach park closures continue.