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Laaloa, Kahaluu, Kohanaiki and Hapuna Beaches to close at noon today (Jan 21) due to high surf

Hapuna Beach Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hapuna Beach Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

UPDATED (11 a.m. on 1/21/2015)

Additional beach closures announced by Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Laaloa Beach (aka Magic Sands), Kahaluu Beach, Kohanaiki and Hapuna Beaches will be closed as of noon today (Jan 21) due to the anticipated dangerous surf conditions.

Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message.


Following the recommendation of Hawaii County Ocean Safety personnel, the DLNR Division of State Parks is closing the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area beach area at 12:00 pm today. Large waves are scheduled to reach this area, mid-afternoon, but wave models show a significant ground swell system thus the closure before the actual arrival of the waves. The park will remain open, and visitors will be notified of the beach closure as they enter. If the waves get too large or if crowd control becomes a problem, The Division of State Parks reserves the option of closing the entire park.

State Parks personnel are monitoring Lapakahi State Historical Park and Kekaha Kai State to determine if any action is needed in those areas.

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