North Shore beaches closed due to high surf

All North Shore beaches, west of the Hanalei Pavilion to Kee Beach, were closed to swimming Tuesday due to high surf conditions and strong currents. Ocean Safety officials reported wave heights of up to 12 feet in these areas.

Lifeguards remained at the beach towers throughout the day to notify beachgoers of the closure. Warning signs were also posted along the beaches.

All beaches will reopen as officials deem them safe for swimming.

For up-to-date information about ocean conditions, please speak to a county lifeguard, log onto, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.


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