HILO, Hawaii – The National Weather Service High Surf Advisory for the north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect, and Hawaii County Civil Defense is announcing another day of beach closures.
The following beach parks in Hilo are closed at this time until further notice:
- Onekahakaha Beach Park
- Kealoha Beach Park
- Bayfront Canoe Area
In addition, Bayfront Highway remains closed due to surf and debris.
“Surf heights of 12 to 16 feet along the north facing shores and heights of 6 to 10 feet along the east facing shores can be expected. Peak surf conditions may coincide with the high tides. The high surf advisory is expected to continue through 6:00 PM tonight. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution and to heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials. Park and Ocean Safety Personnel will be monitoring conditions and may reopen the parks when it is safe to do so. All other roadways and highways are open at this time however with the ongoing rain events forecast for Hawaii Island motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions and to anticipate traffic delays.”Hawaii County Civil Defense on Oct. 4, 2015