Did you read that right? High surf in Kihei? That’s right! The Maui News is reporting that we’ve had 4-8 foot waves at the Kamaole beaches in Kihei yesterday. That’s unusual – usually these Kihei beaches are pretty quiet, you may see 2 footers, but nothing bigger.
These conditions are forecast to stick around until Wednesday.
So what to do? Please be careful. Watch the waves roll in for a while before you decide to go out (always a good idea). Never turn your back to the ocean (a wave could easily cause some spinal damage if it catches you off guard). And I’d probably stick to beaches with life guards (such as the Kamaole I, II and III beaches).
Here’s a link posted by the Pacific Whale Foundation – standup paddle board SURFING near Makena!
|at the edge of Kamaole II beach in Kihei|