A series of south swells arriving in the islands beginning today has ocean safety officials on Maui taking extra precautions. By 11 a.m., crews had already made an estimated 30-40 personal contacts with the public at Kamaʻole Beach Park III. When in doubt, authorities advise, don’t go out.
Four deaths related to ocean entry hazards have already occurred at Kīlauea, according to information released by the HVO. “Given the recently observed disregard for these hazards, we fear that tragedy will strike again,” authorities said.
Locations that will be featured include: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Hawaiʻi Island, the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s McBryde Garden on Kauaʻi, Haleakalā National Park on Maui, and Waikīkī Beach on Oʻahu.