KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Coast Guard says it will enforce a temporary security zone in Kailua Bay waters on Friday.
According to officials, the security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of President Barack Obama and his official party.
The Coast Guard says the zone will be in effect from Dec. 23 to 8 p.m. on Jan, 7, 2012.
The security zone includes a portion of Kailua Bay starting at Kapoho Point and extending to the shoreline at Namala Place road near the Castles surf spot.
It also includes the adjacent channel near Kapoho Point, extending about 150 yards south of North Kalaheo Avenue Road Bridge.
Orange and yellow buoys will be placed in the water for visual references of the zone.
"Recognizing the zone may inconvenience residents and recreational users," LCDR Scott Whaley said. "We have coordinated closely with the local community to minimize the impact and still meet the security requirements for the President of the Unites States during his stay on Oahu."
Click HERE to view a map of the restricted zone.