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High Surf Closes Four West Hawai’i Beaches

January 21, 2015, 11:51 AM HST
* Updated January 21, 12:01 PM
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High surf will cause four West Hawai’i beaches to close at noon on Wednesday.

The following beaches will be impacted by the closure: Laaloa Beach, also known as Magic Sands in Kona, Kahaluu Beach in Kona, Kohanaiki Beach in Kona, and Hapuna Beach Park along the Kohala Coast.

Hawai’i County Civil Defenses alerted the public to the closures after the National Weather Service issued a High Surf Warning that will impact West facing shores through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Surf heights are expected to reach heights of 15 to 20 feet for West facing shores, causing dangerous surf conditions throughout the afternoon and into Thursday.

Residents along the coastlines are advised to take necessary precautions and boat owners are advised to secure their vessels.

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Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should exercise caution and heed all advice given by Ocean Safety officials. Activities should be completed before noon Wednesday.

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