Tropical storm warning canceled for Kauai; Olivia holds west track

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A swell generated by Tropical Storm Olivia combined with the trade winds to create large waves that hammered the South Shore, more specifically Poipu, Tuesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kauai Ocean Safety Bureau officers Justin Tabalno and Sanoe Ho‘okano cross the strong rip current at the tumbolo for an ocean patrol aboard a jetski while a Hawaiian monk seal sleeps, oblivious to the large surf pounding the Poipu Beach area, Tuesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A body boarder makes his way over a large break to the line up, Tuesday morning at Brennecke’s Beach in Poipu. The large swell is part of the waves being generated by the approach of Tropical Storm Olivia.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The photographer uses a smart phone to capture the large shore break off Poipu Beach Park, Tuesday morning. The waves are from the swell generated by Tropical Storm Olivia that is making its way to the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Beach-goers are oblivious to the large swell breaking off the Poipu Beach Park on the Brennecke’s Beach side, Tuesday morning.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A beach-goer at the Poipu Beach Park tries to capture the face of the large shore break, Tuesday. The swell is being generated by Tropical Storm Olivia as the storm makes its way towards Hawaii.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kauai Ocean Safety Bureau officers Justin Tabalno and Sanoe Ho‘okano use a jetski to patrol the waters off Poipu Beach Park while a large wave breaks off the beach fronting the Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club, Tuesday.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to declare an emergency for the state as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches.

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