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VIDEO: High Surf Closures for Big Island

March 21, 2018, 7:27 AM HST
* Updated March 21, 3:34 PM
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UPDATE: March 21, 2:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for the shorelines of Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna today through tomorrow.

A High Surf Warning means there is a dangerous threat to life and property from the surf. The highest threat will coincide with the high tides at 6:30 this evening and at 5:45 tomorrow morning.

  • Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are in effect:
  • Parks and Recreation Department reports the following Hilo beach parks are closed: Hilo Bayfront Canoe Halau areas, Coconut Island, and all parks along Keaukaha shoreline from Reed’s Bay to Richardson’s including Pu’u Maile.
  • Hawaii Police Department reports Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed in both directions from Waianuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street.
  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
  • Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property.
  • Additional road and beach closures may occur without notice.

ORIGINAL: March 21, 7.27 a.m.

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The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for the shorelines of Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna today through tomorrow.

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A High Surf Warning means there is a dangerous threat to life and property from the surf.

The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 6:30 p.m. this evening and at 5:45 a.m. tomorrow.

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are in effect:

  • Hawaii Police Department reports Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed in both directions.
  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
  • Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property.
  • Road and beach closures may occur without notice.

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