Ocean Safety Officials Advising No Swimming at Kē‘ē, Hā‘ena

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at Kē‘ē and Hā‘ena beaches, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a High Surf Advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The advisory may be extended or modified as conditions develop.

Lifeguards are currently reporting waves of up to 10 feet and rising on the North Shore with very strong rip currents. Spectators are also advised to use extreme caution, as large breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

Beachgoers are urged to heed all posted warnings and advisories.

For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

For up-to-date information about ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, log onto www.kauaiexplorer.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.

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