High surf closes Ha’ena Beach

Kaua’i County’s Ocean Safety Bureau closed Ha’ena Beach to swimmers and surfers on Friday afternoon after high surf developed off the coastline.

Surf along northwest facing shores of O’ahu and Kaua’i was expected to rise to 12 to 15 feet Friday afternoon and to continue to increase to 18 to 20 feet during the rest of the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Kaua’i County Fire Department battalion chief Dave Walker said the beach will remain closed until further notice.

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