Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lifeguards urge caution as new south shore swell arrives

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Surfers, like these off Kakaako Waterfront Park, flocked to the south shore today as waves in the 5- to 8-range rolled in. Even bigger waves are expected today.

BRUCE ASATO | The Honolulu Advertiser

spacer spacer

As a south swell rolls in, city lifeguards are urging beachgoers to practice caution.
As high surf continued to roll into Oahu’s south shore, city lifeguards today made seven rescues at Waikiki Beach and three at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Surf has been in the 5- to 8-foot range and another swell is expected to arrive tomorrow and last into Saturday.
“The pattern of above average southerly surf looks like it will persist through the weekend and into early next week,” emergency services spokesman Bryan Cheplic said in a statement.
Cheplic urged beachgoers to exercise caution, to consult with lifeguards before entering the water, swim with a friend and heed warning signs.