01/21/15 – Hapuna Beach Closed At Noon Today

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in News Releases, State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
CARTY CHANG
ACTING CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release January 21, 2015     

HAPUNA BEACH CLOSED AT NOON TODAY

Following the recommendation of Hawaii County Ocean Safety personnel, the DLNR Division of State Parks is closing the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area beach area at 12:00 pm today. Large waves are scheduled to reach this area, mid-afternoon, but wave models show a significant ground swell system thus the closure before the actual arrival of the waves. The park will remain open, and visitors will be notified of the beach closure as they enter. If the waves get too large or if crowd control becomes a problem, The Division of State Parks reserves the option of closing the entire park.

State Parks personnel are monitoring Lapakahi State Historical Park and Kekaha Kai State to determine if any action is needed in those areas.

 

Dan Dennison                                
Senior Communications Manager                
Office of the Chair
Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Tel    808-587-0407
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Dan.W.Dennison@hawaii.gov