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Popular Kauai beach closed due to lingering Flossie effects

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POIPU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Ocean Safety officials are alerting the public about a strong rip current that is occurring off Nukumoi Point, a rocky islet off Po'ipū Beach.

"A tombolo, or sand bar, that usually exists between the shoreline and Nukumoi Point is a popular attraction for beachgoers," stated Ocean Safety Bureau Supervisor Kalani Vierra.

"However, strong ocean conditions created by Tropical Storm Flossie have eroded the sand bar, and that erosion is causing an extremely dangerous rip current from the shoreline out to the point. As a precaution, Po'ipū lifeguards are prohibiting swimming in this area until conditions improve."

Signs have been posted at the beach to warn beachgoers of the dangerous rip current, and lifeguards will be advising swimmers to stay out of the water in this area. Swimmers are instead encouraged to swim in calmer waters fronting the Po'ipū lifeguard tower.

 

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