VIDEO: High Surf Closures for Big Island
UPDATE: March 22, 2018, 10 a.m.
The following Hilo beach parks are open: Coconut Island and all parks along Keaukaha shoreline from Reed’s Bay to Richardson’s, including Pu‘u Maile.
Hilo Bay Front Canoe Halau Area will remain closed today.
State Department of Transportation reports Bayfront Highway in Hilo will intermittently open and close today while work crews clear debris on the roadway.
UPDATE: March 22, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for the shorelines of Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna.
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 5:45 this morning and at 7:40 this evening.
The Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation Department reports the following Hilo beach parks remain 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. Parks staff will conduct assessments of these areas this morning to determine when these parks can reopen.
The Hawai‘i Police Department reports Bayfront Highway in Hilo remains 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.
- Additional road and beach closures may occur without notice.