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Recent ‘king tides’ caused by a combination of factors

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 24

    Waves generated by last month’s king tides pounded on the lava and concrete walls of beach homes along Kahala Avenue near Hunakai Street.

‘King tides” is a colloquial term for the highest occurring tides. They are a type of spring tides, which have nothing to do with spring, but rather the position of the sun and moon. Read more

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