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City to reopen Hanauma Bay today after four-day closure

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 04:19 a.m. HST, Jan 16, 2013


Hanauma Bay will be reopened to the public this morning, after officials closed it beginning Saturday because of high surf and rip currents inside the reef, the city said.

The Department of Parks and Recreation said Tuesday that surf and currents have subsided enough for conditions to be safe. The park was closed, as it is every Tuesday, for maintenance.

Park hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter months.

Officials closed the park Saturday through Monday because waves of up to 6 feet made conditions dangerous for swimmers and snorkelers, and underwater visibility was poor, officials said.







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livinginhawaii wrote:
It is not acceptable to close any beach or public park. Signing liability waivers at the entrance facility and placing "enter at your own risk" signs would have been sufficient.
on January 15,2013 | 04:53PM
goodday wrote:
apparently you think it's acceptable to let people that never have experienced waves or rip currents in the lives in the water. I guess it's okay with you for those people to get dragged around on the reef damaging it and possibly getting dragged out to sea.
on January 15,2013 | 08:36PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Its called personal responsibility and accountability. The lack of this is what is wrong with society today. Unfortunately many think that by limiting freedom of choice this protects those that lack intelligence. Those people are going to do something stupid regardless of the restriction. There was nothing dangerous about sitting on the beach during these conditions.
on January 16,2013 | 07:20AM
kiragirl wrote:
Why couldn't the maintenance day be shifted to one of those days that were closed because of the high surf? Flexibility of scheduling should have been considered.
on January 16,2013 | 07:00AM
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