KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - High surf conditions and strong currents have prompted Kauai officials to close off all North Shore beaches, west of the Hanalei Pavilion to Kee Beach.
Ocean safety officials reported wave heights of up to 12 feet in those areas. Lifeguards will remain at beach towers throughout the day to notify beachgoers of the closure. Warning signs have also been posted along the beaches.
Swimmers are asked to stay at guarded beaches in Poipu and Salt Pond.
Beaches will reopen as soon as officials determine them safe enough for swimming.