Kauai News

County Says Avoid Water Activities on North Shore

Posted January 10, 2021, 12:59 PM HST

Ocean Safety officials advise no swimming or snorkeling at north-facing shores west of Wanini Beach for Jan. 10 due to a high surf warning and dangerous ocean conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Jan. 10.

Entering the water in these areas during the warning is very hazardous and could cause serious injury or death. Spectators are also advised to use extreme caution, as large breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

The warning may be extended or modified as conditions develop. For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hfo.

For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.