(BIVN) – Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense has an updated list of West Hawaiʻi beach closures, as high surf continues to impact Kona and Kohala shores on the first day of the new year.
The following beaches are closed today:
- The Wharf at Mahukona Beach Park
- Spencer Beach Park
- Kaunaʻoa Beach and Mauʻumae Beach at Mauna Kea Beach Resort
- Hapuna Beach Park
- Kua Bay
- Laʻaloa Beach Park
- Kahaluʻu Beach Park
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued a High Surf Advisory until 6 p.m. this evening, as “a large northwest swell has been gradually lowering but will continue to produce advisory level surf along most north and west facing shores today.” forecasters wrote. The previously issued High Surf Warning has been cancelled.
Surf heights will be 6 to 10 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island today.