HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lifeguards had a strong message for anyone thinking about venturing to North Shore beaches this weekend: Don’t.
“Our message is a little different this time. We are expecting some really big, stormy surf. We’re not encouraging people to come out,” said Ocean Safety Lt. Kerry Atwood.
“It’s definitely not going to be a day for spectating due to the unfavorable winds."
Forecasters say wave heights could hit 60 feet over the weekend, triggering significant coastal flooding. A high surf warning has been posted.
On the North Shore on Friday, crews started putting up caution tape to keep people out of areas prone to wave run-up. Lifeguards also started taking precautions to secure several towers that could be in jeopardy.
The city also asked residents and visitors to stay off North Shore roads if at all possible, keeping the area clear for emergency vehicles.
This story will be updated.