POIPU – Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising no swimming at Poipu Beach today, due a strong and dangerous rip current as well as high surf.
Lifeguards at Poipu Beach are reporting surf heights between 4-8 feet and higher.
A High Surf Warning is in effect for all east-facing shores until 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Strong east-southwest winds will generate high surf through this evening.
Ocean Safety officials are also urging beachgoers to exercise caution and consult lifeguards before entering the ocean.
For updated information on weather advisories, visit the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/hawaii. For a detailed ocean report, please speak to a lifeguard, visit www.kauaiexplorer.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.