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Massive waves up to 50 feet pound Hawaiian Islands

Travel // Hawaii Amy Graff, SFGATE Jan. 11, 2023 Waves at Waimea Bay clocking in around 20 to 25 feet at 6:45 a.m. on Oahu, Hawaii, on Jan. 11, 2023. screenshot via SurflineA storm-whipped Pacific Ocean is sending monster surf to the Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday, with wave heights up to 50 feet at some beaches.  […]

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Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores
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Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With a high surf warning extended through Friday morning Honolulu Ocean Safety is urging the public to remain cautious of huge waves. While forecasts show the giant swell is slowly dropping, this message comes as extremely high surf and dangerous shoreline conditions ― with some areas seeing wave heights to 50 feet […]

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High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues
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High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues

UPDATE: THURSDAY 5:35 a.m. The National Weather Service in Honolulu this morning extended the high surf warning for most Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Friday. The warning is in effect for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai; north shores of Maui, and west shores of Hawaii island. Forecasters expect waves of […]

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Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell
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Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Several Hawaii beaches will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of what’s expected to be the largest swell of the season so far. Gates will be locked on Wednesday at Baldwin and Hookipa beach Parks in Paia on Maui. Officials will closely monitor and assess impacts from high surf throughout the day. On […]

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High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy
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High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy

Honolulu lifeguards have been busy today due to a high surf warning along the north and west shores of most isles as the largest swell of the season reaches its peak. Honolulu Ocean Safety said before 9:30 a.m., a 40-year old road worker was injured along Kamehameha Highway near “Rock Piles” when a large wave […]

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‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest called off due to poor conditions
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‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest called off due to poor conditions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational has been called off for Wednesday due to poor wind conditions at Waimea Bay, organizers said. While a massive winter swell is projected to roll in overnight, Clyde Aikau announced Tuesday that the competition would not be held as hoped. “Due to the wind conditions that […]

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Hawaii surfer seriously injured at Pipeline
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Hawaii surfer seriously injured at Pipeline

A 33-year-old man was seriously injured after he hit his head on the reef while stand-up paddle surfing at Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore today, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said. The man from Hawaii island was participating in an organized event when he hit his head on the reef after taking off on a […]

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Big waves attract surfers to Oahu’s North Shore

A surfer pauses before heading into Waimea Bay on Wednesday. Although conditions were windy with unpredictable wave heights, about 30 surfers were out to challenge the waves by mid afternoon. A surfer cuts down into wave at Waimea Bay on Wednesday. Surfers maintain and crash on a wave at Waimea Bay on Wednesday. Surf spectators […]

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‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest called off due to poor conditions
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‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest called off due to poor conditions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational has been called off for Wednesday due to poor wind conditions at Waimea Bay, organizers said. While a massive winter swell is projected to roll in overnight, Clyde Aikau announced Tuesday that the competition would not be held as hoped. “Due to the wind conditions that […]

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Adam Scott says his water time with surf legend Kelly Slater always becomes an ‘enlightening’ experience
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Adam Scott says his water time with surf legend Kelly Slater always becomes an ‘enlightening’ experience

Over the many years that Adam Scott has called Kelly Slater a friend, he’s always walked away from time spent with the surfing icon feeling inspired. Often, it’s had positive effects on his golf game. On Monday at Oahu’s North Shore, ahead of this week’s Sony Open in Honolulu, the 14-time PGA Tour winner Scott […]

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