Storm surge seekers wait on TS Lane

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Beach-goers enjoy the beach fronting the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa while eying the waves crashing off Makahuena Point generated by the storm surge from Hurricane Lane Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Spectators crowd the Spouting Horn Park fence in Poipu for a glimpse of the water feature Friday that was enhanced by swells from the storm surge generated by Hurricane Lane.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A crowd of spectators line the sea wall behind the closed access road gate on Kalapaki Bay Friday to catch a glimpse of waves generated by the Hurricane Lane storm surge.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A surfer loses it on a ride off the Ammonia’s break in Kalapaki Bay Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A spectator gets a photo of a large wave crashing the Nawiliwili jetty breakwater Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Higher-than-normal winds and a breaking shore break at Shipwreck Beach attract people to the area fronting the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in Poipu Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing students Wakana Nakayama, Tomoe Kinjo, Norika Teruya and Nanase Miyagi get a photo taken by Kauai Community College instructor Dr. Brian Yamamoto Friday during a trip to Kalapaki Bay.

LIHUE — Kauai Community College instructor Dr. Brian Yamamoto said Friday was just like Okinawa during the typhoon season.

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