This is a High Surf and High Wind update for Thursday morning, December 7 at 8:30.

The National Weather Service reports the High Surf Warning remains in effect for North facing shores of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo through today.  A High Surf Warning means there is a high threat to life and property from the surf. The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 6 PM today and 7 AM tomorrow.

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are in effect:

  • Kalanianaole Street remains closed due to the flooding between Kolea Street and ‘Oeoe Street.
  • Department of Parks and Recreation reports Onekahakaha Beach Park, Kealoha Beach Park, and Richardson’s Ocean Park in Keaukaha, Hilo also remain closed.
  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.

This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety. Thank you. Have a safe day, this is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.


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Civil Defense Update for Thursday, December 7 at 8:30 AM: High Surf Warning for North facing shores of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo remains in effect through today. For beach and road closure information, go to