Lonely Planet Writer

Surfers rejoice as huge waves set to hit Hawaii

Maui surfer, 2007.
Surf’s up in Hawaii. Image by Courtney Nash / CC BY 2.0

With 15 to 20ft waves expected to hit West Hawaii beaches this week, experienced surfers are heading to the shores. For others, it might be a time to stay away from the beaches – forecasters predict the waves could cause serious injury and property damage. The National Weather Service and Hawaii County Civil Defense are keeping an eye on the swells and issuing warnings to residents in low-lying areas. Read more: westhawaiitoday.com