Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on North Shore, Box Jellyfish reported at Salt Pond Beach

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Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on North Shore, Box Jellyfish reported at Salt Pond Beach

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at all north-facing shores including ‘Anini Beach, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.

A High Surf Warning for north- and east-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau remains in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The warning may be extended or modified as conditions develop.

Lifeguards are currently reporting waves of up to 21 feet and rising on the North Shore with very strong rip currents. Spectators are also advised to use extreme caution, as large breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

Beachgoers are urged to heed all posted warnings and advisories.

Additionally, officials continue to advise no swimming at Salt Pond Beach due to reports of Box Jellyfish.

For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

For up-to-date information about ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, log onto www.kauaiexplorer.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.