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High Surf Warning Extended For Much Of The State Until Tuesday Morning

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Story was updated at 4:21 PM Monday

A high surf warning is still in effect for much of the state's north and west facing shores until 6 AM Tuesday. Surf is expected to be between 25 to 45 feet, and eventually lowering to 18 to 24 feet later today. A high surf advisory is in effect until Tuesday at 6 AM for west facing shores of Hawai?i Island.

Yesterday, the state closed the Keawaula and Mokul??ia sections of Ka?ena Point State Park due to the high surf. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said they expected the surf to cause flooding along the state's northern and western shores.

The City and County of Honolulu has not closed any beach parks along O?ahu's north and west facing shores. But officials are advising residents and visitors to heed posted signs and to check with lifeguards of ocean conditions.

Maui County's Department of Parks and Recreation has opened a majority of beach parks today, except Baldwin and Ho?okipa beach parks. Park officials say the access road and pavilion at Baldwin are flooded, and Ocean Safety officers determined water conditions require Ho?okipa to remain closed.

Kaua?i County's Department of Parks and Recreation also did not close any parks over the weekend, and there were no reports of damage to the island's coastline.

Casey Harlow was an HPR reporter and occasionally filled in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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