Watch: Wave Crashes Kona Wedding Party; High Surf Warning Still in Effect, Some Beaches Still Closed

July 18, 2022, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated July 18, 3:27 PM
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ABC News captured a wave that intruded on a wedding party in Kailua-Kona. No injuries were reported, but the cake was ruined, the outlet reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service High Surf Warning for all south facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, the National Weather Service reported Monday afternoon.

While the surf is coming down dangerous high surf conditions continue and beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers need to exercise caution as strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous are occurring.


Beaches remain Closed at Old Airport and Kohanaiki Beach in Kona due to debris clean up until further notice.


For residential and commercial structures that may have been impacted by the large surf please call Civil Defense at 808-935-0031 to report damages.

On Saturday, According to a story by Hawai’i News Now, the high surf conditions led to damage at a seaside housing development in Keauhou. The high surf sent water rushing into townhomes and a nearby parking lot. One resident also shared photos with the Honolulu news outlet of significant damage to at least one home’s foundation and of her living room, where furniture and fixtures were tossed around and the floor covered in sand.

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