UPDATE (noon) – The High Surf Advisory continues, however all beach parks are now open. There are no road closures at this time, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense says.
(BIVN) – A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for north-facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island, as the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense announced closures in Keaukaha Friday morning.
Kalanianaole Avenue was closed between Koloa and Oeoe Sreet, after the high surf overnight threw debris on the roadway. Police recommended that Nene Street be used as an alternative route.
Also, Onekahakaha and Kealoha (4-mile) Beach Parks were also closed this morning. Additional roadway and beach park closures may occur at any time, civil defense says.
The National Weather Service says the current large, north-northwest swell will bring elevated surf of 10 to 15 feet through this afternoon.
Larger surf may be on the way. The National Weather Service said in a 3:56 a.m. HST discussion:
As the current north-northwest swell gradually fades during the next 24 hours, an even larger west-northwest swell is expected to arrive late tonight. This will cause surf to again reach the HSA criteria along most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands starting Saturday. This swell may be large enough to approach the High Surf Warning thresholds along some shorelines from Saturday night into Sunday. In addition, surf may reach the HSA criteria along west facing shores of the Big Island starting Saturday night. Combined seas are also forecast to reach the SCA criteria over waters exposed to this swell this weekend. Looking ahead to next week, another large northwest swell arriving early Wednesday may cause surf to reach the HSA criteria along most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands from late Wednesday through Thursday.