Massive waves hit parts of Hawaii over the weekend and into Monday, with videos showing water crashing over homes, into celebrations and more.
Officials last week predicted a “historic” swell that would bring large waves to Hawaii’s south-facing shores. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources on Sunday confirmed that a 25-foot wave face was reported by the department’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement.
“The highest south shore surf in more than 25-years delivered as predicted,” the department said on Facebook.
And the waves, prompted by the remnants of Hurricane Darby, continued this week, though Darby weakened into a tropical storm and then a rainstorm, according to Accuweather.
The swell “will produce dangerous breaking waves and localized inundation of some low-lying sections of the south facing shores of all islands today,” the National Weather Service said on Monday.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Marina Pitofsky