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High surf advisory issued for Kona, some Hilo beach parks closed due to debris

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Friday (Oct 30).

Surf is forecast to built to 8-12 feet this evening.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

The high surf advisory for north and east Hawaii has been cancelled.

The Department of Parks and Recreation reports the following Hilo Beach Parks closed for debris clean up, for Thursday October 29th.

  • Richardsons Beach Park
  • Leleiwi Beach Park
  • Kealoha Beach Park
  • Carlsmith Beach Park
  • Onekahakaha Beach park
  • Moku Ola (Coconut Island)

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