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Large Ocean Swells Anticipated in Upcoming Days

Posted October 28, 2021, 11:30 AM HST ·Updated October 28, 10:56 AM

With large ocean swells anticipated this weekend and next week, beachgoers are advised to be cautious while in the water.

“We are encouraging our beachgoers to use extra caution while on the north- and west-facing shores,” said Ocean Safety Bureau Ocean Safety Chief David Kalani Vierra. “Additionally, stay away from the rocky coastlines areas and keep a safe distance away from the high-water line.”

Beachgoers are also encouraged to visit lifeguarded beaches and speak with lifeguards about safe areas to swim in.

“For your safety, know the conditions, know your limits, and when in doubt, don’t go out,” Vierra said.

For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.