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North Shore beach erosion: 45-foot waves pound island

  • (Video: Craig T. Kojima)

    Sunset Beach vendor Ytala Chacon talks about the big waves at the North Shore during the winter season and its effects on the community.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Homes on the North Shore were menaced by 35- to 45-foot waves Monday.

  • WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Above, Keala Kennelly on Monday advanced to the finals of the 2018 JAWS Challenge after placing third in the semifinal heat 1 on Maui. The contest was later called due to high surf.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Erosion has eaten into some of the yards of homes at Sunset Beach.

Robert Schieve was reading the paper at about 6 a.m. Monday when he heard a loud crash on the beach side of his ocean-front home on the North Shore. Read more

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