UPDATE – (Saturday, 9 a.m.) – The High Surf Advisory for Hawaiʻi island is no longer in effect.
(BIVN) – Kahaluʻu Beach Park is closed, and a High Surf Advisory has been issued for West Hawaiʻi shores.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu says a large northwest swell is producing high surf over northern and western exposed shorelines. Surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected along west facing shores of the Big Island.
Due to the High Surf Advisory, the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense said the following notices are issued;
- Kahaluʻu Beach is closed.
- Other beaches may be closed without notice.
- Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
- Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
The High Surf Advsiory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Friday evening.