Massive Maui Swells Evacuate Beach Wedding and Envelop Surf Club
It was a weekend of big waves in Hawaii, as Maui's south shore experienced record setting swells. Though not all was shaka brah, as wedding goers were forced from the beach and pedestrians filmed as waves crashed over top the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club.
On Saturday, Emergency Services closed roads south of the Kona airport as waves crept into usually dry beaches and camping areas. On Sunday, the swells were estimated to be between 18-24 feet with 15-20 foot waves projected for Monday.
It is unclear if there were any serious injuries as of yet, as most footage shows beach goers and dinners fleeing from knee deep waters. One of the more shocking videos appears to show the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club completely covered in the break.
What is called a Code Red 2 swell first passed through the Southern Pacific and this weekend made its assault on Hawaii, bringing perfect waves and some annoyance for people on vacation.