High Surf Keeps East Hawai’i Beaches, Highway Closed
The continuation of high surf on the Big Island has kept several beach areas in East Hawai’i closed since Saturday morning.
Hawai’i County Civil Defense reports that surf heights of 12 to 16 feet along north facing shores and heights of 6 to 10 feet along east facing shores has caused the closures of Onekahakaha Beach Park, Kealoha Beach Park, and the Bayfront Canoe Area.
Some of the highest surf is likely to coincide with high tide.
A high surf advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday.
Beach goers who plan to visit open beaches should use caution and heed warnings from ocean safety personnel.
Bayfront Highway also remains closed.