The biggest swell of the season is supposed to hit today, BIG WEDNESDAY (January 22, 2014), with surf heights expected to rise above advisory levels. Strong winds are making the conditions especially dangerous. Surf is already in the ten foot range this morning and on the rise. Wave heights are expected to top thirty feet on the outer reefs. All beaches from Kee to Anahola are closed! This is not a day for the beach. Dangerous shore breaks make even a walk on the beach dangerous.
If you must go to the beach today, please choose a south shore beach like Poipu, and check in with the lifeguards. The weather is expected to be ugly today. If you are visiting, you might want to hit the Kauai Humane Society, the Kauai Museum or take a stroll through Hanapepe town. If you are traveling without the kids, head over to Nani Moon Mead for a special wine tasting. Whatever you do, just steer clear of those North Shore Beaches