20-30 Foot Surf Forecast, Forces Closure of Baldwin Beach Park

November 27, 2018, 8:19 AM HST · Updated November 27, 8:19 AM
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High surf and major flooding forced the closure of Baldwin Beach Park on Monday. The park will remain closed all day today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 as dangerous surf and flooding conditions pose safety concerns in the area.

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    The National Weather Service has continued a High Surf Warning for the North and West facing shores of Molokaʻi and the North facing shores of Maui in effect until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2017.

    Forecasters say the long duration high surf event continues with “only gradual lowering today.”

    The swell will bring warning level surf of 20 to 30 feet along affected north facing shores on Molokaʻi and Maui; and 12 to 20 feet along west facing shores of Molokaʻi.

    The National Weather Service says powerful long-shore and rip currents will be present at most beaches. Inexperienced individuals are asked to remain off beaches and beachfront areas.

    Baldwin Beach Park Closure. PC: County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation

    Baldwin Beach Park Closure. PC: County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation

    Baldwin Beach Park Closure. PC: County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation

    Baldwin Beach Park Closure. PC: County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation

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